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Javadekar to inaugurate new campus for National Museum Institute in Noida on Wednesday

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Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar will inaugurate the new campus of the National Museum Institute at Sector 62 in the Institutional Area in Noida near here tomorrow.
 
The National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology (NMI) is one of the leading centres in the country for training and research in the field of art and cultural heritage. It imparts higher education leading to Master of Arts and PhD in the field of History of Art, Conservation and Museology.
 
The institute is a registered Society (Deemed to be University) under the Societies Registration Act 1860, fully funded by the Ministry of Culture.
 
It was formed and registered on January 27, 1989, and was accorded the status of ‘Deemed to be University’ on April 28, 1989, under the UGC Act 3 of 1956. The degree programs, MA, PhD as well as short-term courses commenced in 1990.
 
As approved by the Academic Council and its highest body, the Society of which the Chairman is the Minister of Culture, four new courses -- Archaeology;  Palaeography, Epigraphy & Numismatics; Structural Conservation and Cultural & Heritage Management,  are expected to be started soon.
 
In addition to these regular courses, short-term courses of five-months duration, Art Appreciation and Bhartiya Kalanidhi (Hindi),  which are very popular, are also conducted by the institute to disseminate knowledge about the country’s tangible and intangible heritage.
 
Right from the beginning, the National Museum Institute has been working from the first floor of the National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi.  For its independent campus, a land of approximately 12000 sq. m was allotted in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
 
In view of the requirement of different segments of the complex, a total budget of  Rs 90.40 crore (including 10% escalation charges) was approved by the Standing Finance Committee, Ministry of Culture and the project work was allotted to CPWD.
 
The foundation stone was laid by on January 31, 2015, by Minister of State for Culture Dr Mahesh Sharma, who is also the Chancellor of the Institute.  After preparing the drawings/ layouts of the building structures and getting clearances from different agencies involved and approval from the NMI, the construction work began in April 2017.
 
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