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Admission to PGDA
The mode of selection to this course is direct through advertisement. The admission notice is issued in the Employment News in the first / second week of June and the last date for receipt of application is third / fourth week of July. The scrutiny of applications and preparation of merit list is done immediately and eligible candidates are called as per the merit for written test followed by viva in the second / third week of August each year. The applicants belonging to SC/ST category are given return second class rail / bus fare by the shortest route from the place of their residence / duty to Delhi . The applicants working in Central / State Governments and Universities are required to route their applications through prescribed channels. On the basis of written and oral examination final selection of 15 candidates is made. 

The qualifications for admission are Masterís Degree in Ancient or Medieval Indian History / Archaeology / Anthropology from a recognized University or equivalent including Indian Classical languages such as Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit, Arabic or Persian or Geology with knowledge of Pleistocene age with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate, relaxable by 5% in the case of SC/ST/OBC candidates and candidates working in the Archaeological organization, Central / State Government and University Departments. †

The maximum age limit is 25 years. The upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST category candidates, and 3 years for OBC, further relaxable for in-service candidates as per service rules. 

The final admission of 15 candidates shall / take place on the 1st working day of October each year and the course commences simultaneously. 

There are 15 stipend of Rs. 1500/- each given to unattached students admitted to the course. Besides stipend, the travel expenses of pre-service students during the course of field training and study tours are born by the Institute of Archaeology , Archaeological Survey of India. 

At times, foreign students sponsored by the neighbouring countries are also admitted. Their wherewithal is being looked after by the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi , Indian Council of Cultural Relation, etc. 

There is a makeshift type of hostel within the campus available only for outstation candidates. Local student and departmental candidates are not eligible for accommodation but favoured depending on vacancy. 




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