Course Information

Need for P.G. Diploma in Museology

In the twenty-first century, there is an increase in the number of museums managed by the government, public and private sectors. Also, the number of small museums with interesting concepts are increasing day by day in the recent past. In proportion to this development, there is a dearth of skilled human resources for the management and upkeep of these museums on one hand and conserving the specimens on the other. Only a few universities have museology courses in India. In Maharashtra, there is a need for P.G. Diploma in Museology. Keeping this in mind, a P.G. Diploma in Museology at DC PGRI, Pune is being proposed. We have two museums i.e., the Archaeology Museum and Maratha History Museum.

Key Points

  • Duration
    1 Years
  • Languages
    English and Hindi
  • Course Type
    P.G. Diploma
  • Semeters
    Semester I & II
  • Course Mode
  • Admission Closed(2023-2024 Batch)
  • Online Application (2025-2026 Batch)
  • Last Date of Admission

  • Fees : Semester I
  • Fees : Semester II

The specific aims of the course

  1. Bringing clarification among the students about the theory and practice necessary for the effective management of a museum.
  2. Providing insightful knowledge of “longstanding societal and cultural process” and structured understanding of the historicity of cultural materiality to the students, majorly for the better interpretation and curation of a museum collection.
  3. To provide an in-depth understanding of various approaches and methods involved with the identification, documentation, presentation and preservation of museum objects and specimens.
  4. To equip students with knowledge and training about the dynamic role that a museum and museum personnel play as an institutional body for community development, educational development, tourism and building national identity
  5. To encourage students to carry out the highest order of research programs of cultural or scientific value in specialist areas for the advancement of future care and to contribute to the accumulation of knowledge for widening our understanding of human history.
  6. To provide appropriate training in how to organize public-oriented events, build volunteer organizations, fundraise from external sources, and establish an institutional partnership.
  7. To provide students, at the successful completion of the course, with a qualification which will assist their professional career in the museum and galleries sector.

Rules and Regulation

  1. The One-year Programme in Museology is titled “P.G. Diploma in Museology.”
  2. Minimum eligibility for the said P.G. Diploma in Museology is Graduation in any stream from a UGC-recognized Indian and Foreign university (as per the AIU foreign equivalence list) having secured a minimum of 55% aggregate in case of General and OBC categories and 50% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories are eligible to apply.
  3. The total intake of the students for the P.G. Diploma in Museology is initially 25. Reservation of seats in this course will be as per the Government policy. The selection criterion is through an entrance test, and a personal interaction if necessary. For in-service or sponsored candidates, it will be only through interviews.
  4. The course content teaching and evaluation will be bilingual (English and Hindi).
  5. The P.G. Diploma in Museology will be conducted in the Semester mode. Semester I will have five courses/papers of four credits each (Choice Based Credit System). Semester II will have 4 papers with the exception of MUS 204 of 8 credits.
  6. An important component of this program is to develop student’s skills for museum service

How to Apply

A duly filled application form must reach the Academic Section after the announcement on the Deccan College website ( The selected candidates will receive a formal intimation letter for admission from the office

Course Coordinator
Prof. Shahida Ansari

Assessment Methods

For museum courses, the methods of assessment shall include at least three of the following:

  1. Written Test
  2. Practical Assignment
  3. Laboratory Report
  4. Seminar Presentation
  5. Group activity
  6. Field related activity
  7. Lectures
  8. Workshops
  9. Student-led group work Online work
  10. Study visits/fieldwork Feedback on all assessed work self-directed learning independent research

Course Outcome

  1. Wider knowledge and ability to critically engage themselves with major theoretical, methodological, and professional themes in contemporary museum studies as defined in the course framework.
  2. The student should be demonstrating their self and cultural awareness regarding the range of museum-related issues, and creatively and thoughtfully apply the knowledge gained from the course within specific professional and academic contexts.
  3. Demonstrate the intellectual skills appropriate to postgraduate study.
  4. Work both independently and collaboratively.
  5. Demonstrate a range of personal transferable skills including communication skills. Perform to a high professional standard to secure employment.
  6. Plan a response to research questions by formulation of aims, objectives and methodologies based on a comprehensive understanding of museum studies research. Locate, select and analyze information relevant to a research project.