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Science Branch

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The Science Branch of the Archaeological Survey of India came into existence in 1917 with the appointment of Mr. Mohammed, an archaeologist. Sanaullah Khan on 29 June 1917 with the major duty of chemical treatment and preservation of museum-exhibits and other antiquities. A laboratory of Archaeological Chemist was established at the Indian Museum, Calcutta. Which was later shifted to Dehradun in 1921-22. With the expansion of the survey, the scope and scope of the activities of the archaeological chemist also increased rapidly, and as the problem of chemical conservation of monuments needed immediate solution, Hence the preservation of monuments soon became an important function of the science branch. To expand the activities of the Science Branch of the Archaeological Survey of India after independence, to adopt manifold protected monuments and study their deteriorating causes, along with their chemical treatment and preservation, Hence the preservation of monuments soon became an important function of the science branch. To expand the activities of the Science Branch of the Archaeological Survey of India after independence, to adopt manifold protected monuments and study their deteriorating causes, along with their chemical treatment and preservation, as well as analytical studies of materials heritage and extensive research works. Increased by leaps and bounds. To improve the status of conservation of monuments.

Treatment strategies for cultural heritage are conceived according to the following principles:

  • They should assure reversibility, that is, if technically possible, use materials that may have the opposite effect.
  • Do not interfere in the future whenever necessary.
  • Does not impede the possibility of later accessing all the evidence included in the object.
  • They must maintain authenticity, that is, allow the maximum amount of existing historical material to be maintained to ensure consistency with original design and workmanship (color, tone, texture, form, and scale).
  • Do not let new additions dominate the original fabric, but honor its archaeological potential, and test their authenticity in design, materials, workmanship or setting, and fulfill their distinctive character and components in terms of cultural landscape.

The main activities of Science Branch which are covered under Principal Education

  • 19 Centrally Protected World Heritage Monuments including 3650 centrally protected monuments about chemical treatment and protection.
  • The Museum’s Chemical Treatment and Conservation has excavated and excavated the objects to develop scientific and technological studies as well as research on the physical heritage of various conservation materials to develop appropriate conservation measures to improve our conservation status Studied the causes of deterioration with visualization. Cultural heritage and material heritage too.
  • Chemical conservation of monuments and heritage sites abroad.
  • Technical assistance to state protected monuments as well as cultural heritage built under the control of trusts in the form of deposit works.
  • To impart training on chemical conservation to the students of Post Graduate Diploma in Archeology from the Institute of Archeology, Red Fort, Delhi.
  • Organizing public awareness programs and workshops / seminars regarding scientific conservation works.

 

Science Branch Offices List

 

A – Headquarter

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Shri Ram Ji Nigam
Director (Science)
Archaeological Survey of India
Puratattva Bhawan,6th Floor
D-Block, INA
New Delhi-110023
Email:- directorscience[dot]asi[at]gov[dot]in
011-24647505 / 24647377

 

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Dr. Manoj Kumar Bhatnagar
Director (Scientific Preservation)
Archaeological Survey of India
Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute of Archaeology
Knowledge Park-II, Greater Noida
U.P.-201310
Email:- dirspgn[-]asi[at]gov[dot]in

 

B: Science Branch Offices

1 – Science Branch, Mumbai

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Dr. Rajeswari Lakshmi
Superintending Archaeological Chemist
Archaeological Survey of India
Science Branch, Mumbai
Sion Fort, Sion (East), Mumbai-400022
Email:- sci[dot]mum[-]asi[at]gov[dot]in

 

2 – Science Branch, Dehradun

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Smt. Shilpa Raturi
Superintending Archaeological Chemist
Archaeological Survey of India
Science Branch, Dehradun
29, New Cantt. Road, Dehradun-248001
Email:- scienceddn[-]asi[at]gov[dot]in
0135-2744532/ 2744966

 

3 – Science Branch, Indore

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Shri Dinesh Kumar Verma
Superintending Archaeological Chemist
Archaeological Survey of India
Science Branch, Indore
‘A’ Wing 1st Floor, C.G.O. Complex
A.B. Road, Indore-452001
Email:- sacindore[dot]asi[at]gov[dot]in
0731-2495417/ 2497417

 

4 – Science Branch, Agra

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Shri Mangay Ram
Superintending Archaeological Chemist
Archaeological Survey of India
Science Branch, Agra
B-Block, 3rd Floor
63/4, Kendralaya, Sanjay Place, Agra- 282002
Email:- sciagr[dot]asi[at]gov[dot]in
0562-2850216/ 2971188

 

5 – Science Branch, Bhubaneswar

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Dr. Ranjana Pushkar
Superintending Archaeological Chemist
Archaeological Survey of India
Science Branch, Bhubaneswar
PuratattvaBhavan, 2nd Floor
Samantarapur, Bhubaneswar-751002
Email:- sciencebbsr[dot]asi[at]gov[dot]in
0674-2340295/ 2342991

 

6 – Science Branch, Mysore

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Shri V. Chandrapandian
Superintending Archaeological Chemist
Archaeological Survey of India
Science Branch, Mysore
Puratattva Bhawan, 2nd Floor,
4th Main, Hebbal 2nd Stage, Mysuru-570017
Email:- sciencemysore[dot]asi[at]gov[dot]in
0821-2303781

 

7 – Science Branch, Thrissur

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Dr. Sujith M.P
Dy. Superintending Archaeological Chemist
Archaeological Survey of India
Science Branch, Thrissur
Puratatva Bhavan, FF 19(a)
KSHB Flats, Pullazhy, Thrissur – 680012
Email:- sci[dot]trshr[-]asi[at]gov[dot]in

0487-2991559

 

8 – Science Branch, Aurangabad

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Shri Deepak Anand Gupta
Dy. Superintending Archaeological Chemist
Archaeological Survey of India
Science Branch, Aurangabad
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Campus
Aurangabad-431004
Email:- science[dot]aur[dot]asi[at]gov[dot]in
0240-2400059

 

9 – Science Branch, Hyderabad

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Shri Kotayya Vinjamuri
Dy. Superintending Archaeological Chemist
Archaeological Survey of India
Science Branch, Hyderabad
Room No. 803, 8th Floor, CGO Tower
Kavadiguda, Secunderabad-500080
Email:- scihyd[dot]asi[at]gov[dot]in
040-27534151/ 27531291

 

10 – Science Branch, Dharwad

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Shri Mohamed Sameer C.P
Dy. Superintending Archaeological Chemist
Archaeological Survey of India
Science Branch, Dharwad
Behind Kannada SahityaBavan
Near R.N. Shetty Stadium
Dharwad-580008
sci.dharwad-asi@gov.in
Email:- sci[dot]dharwad[-]asi[at]gov[dot]in
0836-2002725

 

11 – Science Branch, Kolkata

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Shri Vijay Prasad Gupta
Dy. Superintending Archaeological Chemist
Archaeological Survey of India
Science Branch, Kolkata
C.G.O Complex(4th Floor), Block-DF
Sector- I, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700064
Email:- sci[dot]kolkata[-]asi[at]gov[dot]in
033-23210135

 

12 – Science Branch, Chennai

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Shri K. Manivannan
Dy. Superintending Archaeological Chemist
Archaeological Survey of India
Science Branch, Chennai
Fort St. George, Chennai-600009
Email:- sciencechennai[dot]asi[at]gov[dot]in
044-25671712/ 25672308

 

13 – Science Branch, Chandigarh

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Smt. Mamta Pangtey
Dy. Superintending Archaeological Chemist
Archaeological Survey of India
Science Branch, Chandigarh
KendriyaSadan, Ground Floor, Room No.-24
Sector: 9-A, Chandigarh-160009
Email:- scicha[dot]asi[at]gov[dot]in
0172-2741622/ 2741672

 
14 – Science Branch, Lucknow

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Shri Madhu Sudan Uniyal
Dy. Superintending Archaeological Chemist
Archaeological Survey of India
Science Branch, Lucknow
Bellie Guard Cottages Premises
Golaganj, Lucknow-226018
Email:- sci[dot]lucknow[-]asi[at]gov[dot]in
0522-2971271

 
15 – Conservation Research Laboratory, Ajanta

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Dr. S. Vinodh Kumar
Dy. Superintending Archaeological Chemist
Archaeological Survey of India
Conservation Research Laboratory, Ajanta Caves
Dr. BabasahebAmbedkarMarathwada University Campus
Aurangabad-431004
Email:- sciaja[dot]asi[at]gov[dot]in
0240-2371771

 

16 – Science Branch, Delhi

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Shri C. Soban Dinesh
Dy. Superintending Archaeological Chemist
Archaeological Survey of India
Science Branch, Delhi
6th Floor, Puratatva Bhawan
Block-D, INA, New Delhi-110023
Email:- sciencedelhi[dot]asi[at]gov[dot]in
011-20818878/ 20818879

 

17 – Science Branch, Guwahati

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Shri Sugriwa
Dy. Superintending Archaeological Chemist (I/c)
Archaeological Survey of India
Science Branch, Guwahati
5th Floor, West End Block, Housefed Complex
Beltola-Basistha Road, Guwahati – 781006
Email:- sci[dot]guw[-]asi[at]gov[dot]in
0361-2220030

 

18 – Science Branch, Patna

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Shri Ajay Kumar Pandey
Dy. Superintending Archaeological Chemist (I/c)
Archaeological Survey of India
Science Branch, Patna
703, Fraser Road Chowk
Patna-800001
Email:- scipat[dot]asi[at]gov[dot]in
0612-2213164/ 2213194

 

19 – Science Branch, Vadodara

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Shri Asheesh Kumar Jain
Dy. Superintending Archaeological Chemist(I/c)
Archaeological Survey of India
Science Branch, Vadodara
4th Floor, Puratatva Bhawan
Mandvi, Vadodara-390006
Email:- sciencevadodara[dot]asi[at]gov[dot]in
0265-2413055

 
20 – Air Pollution & Stone Conservation Laboratory, Agra

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Dr. Vimal Kumar
Dy. Superintending Archaeological Chemist (I/c)
Archaeological Survey of India
Air Pollution & Stone Conservation Laboratory
Agra Fort, Agra-282001
Email:- dysacapl[dot]asi[at]gov[dot]in
0562-2254105

 
21 – Science Branch, Srinagar

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Shri Dinesh Kumar
Dy. Superintending Archaeological Chemist
Archaeological Survey of India
Science Branch, Srinagar
141-A/D, Green Belt Park
Gandhi Nagar, Jammu-180004
Email:- sci[dot]sringr[-]asi[at]gov[dot]in

 
22 – Science Branch, Raipur

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Shri Pradeep Kumar Mohapatra
Dy. Superintending Archaeological Chemist
Archaeological Survey of India
Science Branch, Raipur
GovindSarang Complex, First Floor
New Rajendra Nagar, Raipur-492006
Email:- sci[dot]raipur[-]asi[at]gov[dot]in
0771-2993390

 

23 – Science Branch, Sarnath

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Shri Anand Vikram Singh Chauhan
Dy. Superintending Archaeological Chemist
Archaeological Survey of India
Science Branch, Sarnath
Varanasi-221007
Email:- sci[dot]sarnath[-]asi[at]gov[dot]in
0542-2989972

 

24 – Science Branch, Jaipur

Name & DesignationPhone No.
Shri Ravindra Pachar
Dy. Superintending Archaeological Chemist (I/c)
Archaeological Survey of India
Science Branch, Jaipur
70/130-132, Patel Marg
Mansarovar, Jaipur-302020
Email:- scijai[dot]asi[at]gov[dot]in
0141-2784347/ 2399177

 

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