School of Archival Studies National Archives of India has issued notification calling for applications from eligible candidates for the 34th Short-term Certificate course in Archives Management.
Objective of the course: This course, which is planned to be held between the 9th of February and 20th of March 2015 is aimed at making the trainees aware of acquisition, arrangement, upkeep and retrieval of records.
Eligibility: Candidates with graduation in any discipline can apply and preference will be given to candidates with humanities graduation from a recognized university.
Seat reservation: Reservation of seats for this certificate course will be on the basis of government norms for SC/ST, Physically Challenged and OBC candidates.
Age: For candidates applying privately, the upper age limit is 30 years and for sponsored candidates, the upper age limit is 50 years. Relaxation of upper age limit for reserved category candidates will be on the basis of government norms.
How to apply? Application along with copies of educational certificates duly signed by appropriate authority and DD/crossed Indian postal orders worth Rs.100 drawn in favor of the Director General of Archives, Janpath, New Delhi – 110001 should be sent to the same address for which the Draft is taken. In the case of sponsored candidates application should be submitted through appropriate hierarchy.
Course fee: A non-refundable amount of Rs.300 should be paid at the time of admission.
Last date to apply: Interested candidates should apply before the 16th of January 2015.
Other short-term courses offered by School of Archival Studies: The School of Archival Studies National Archives of India offers many short-term courses on different subjects like records management, care and conservation of books, reprography, manuscripts and archives, servicing and repair of records. Most of the short-term courses offered by the school, ranges between 4 and 8 weeks duration.
Hostel facilities: The institute does not offer any hostel facilities and candidates will have to take care of their accommodation on their own. In the case of departmental candidates, the lodging expenses are to be borne by their respective departments only.
About the school: This National Archives of India, which was established in the year 1891 in Calcutta is considered as the sentinel of documentary heritage of the country. Right from the year 1941, the school has been offering training courses of achieves keeping.
The Institute of Archival Training was in National Archives of India in the year 1976 and it got its present name called as School of Archival Studies in the year 1980. The school offers both theoretical and practical courses for microphotographists, preservationists, record managers and archivists. Professionals working in the above-mentioned positions in top universities and institutions all over the country are invited by the school for offering extension lectures to the course takers. The training program is supplemented by workshops and seminars as well.
The different courses offered by the school are meant for preparing appropriate talents for manuscript maintenance and related stuff. The main purpose behind the establishment of this school is to meet the demand of trained custodians for library and archival wealth.