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National Archives of India, NAI, New Delhi

National Archives of India, NAI, New Delhi
School of Archival Studies
National Archives of India, Janpath
New Delhi, Delhi
Phone-No: 23388557
Fax: 23384127
Email: Website:

About College:

The genesis of the National Archives of India may be traced back to the year 1860 when Sandeman, the Civil Auditor, in his report stressed the need of relieving the offices of congestion by destruction of the papers of routine nature and transfer of all valuable records to a ‘Grand Central Archive’. However, things took a concrete shape in 1889, when Professor G.W. Forrest of Elphinstone College, Bombay was entrusted the job of examining the records of the Foreign Department of the Government of India. Earlier, he had earned reputation as an Archivist for his work in the Bombay Records Office. In his report, he made a strong plea for transferring all records of the administration of East India Company to a Central Repository. As a result, Imperial Records Department (IRD) came into existence on 11 March 1891 which was located in Imperial Secretariat Building at Calcutta (Kolkata). Professor G.W Forrest was made its Officer in Charge. His main task was to examine, transfer, arrange and catalogue records of all the Departments and to organise a Central Library in place of various Departmental Libraries. After G.W. Forrest, the work at Imperial Records Department (IRD) progressed well under S.C. Hill (1900), C.R. Wilson (1902), N.L. Hallward (1904), E. Denison Ross (1905), A.F. Scholfield (1915), R.A. Blaker (1919), J.M. Mitra (1920) and Rai Bahadur A.F.M. Abdul Ali (1922-1938) who were scholars as well as Records Keepers in their own right.

Course Name:

Short term certificate course in Care and Conservation of Books, Mss. and Archives” 79th


Second class Graduate from a recognized university, preferably in science.

Reservation: Seats are reserved for private candidates of SC /ST / OBC /persons with disability as per Government norms

Age: Below 30 years for private candidates Below 50 years for sponsored candidates

Duration: 4th November 2019 to 20th December 2019

Course Fee: Rs.300/- (Rupees three hundred) only, non- refundable, to be paid at the time of admission.

How to Apply:

Application Fee: Rs.100/- through Indian Postal Order or DD/Bankers Cheque payable to the Director General of Archives, National Archives of India at New Delhi

Application in the prescribed proforma along with attested copies of certificates of educational qualification, age and caste and application fee be sent to The Director General of Archives, National Archives of India, Janpath, New Delhi-110001. Applicants employed in Central & State Govt. and PSU’s should apply through proper channel.

Application form can be downloaded from our web site.

Closing Date:

Last date of receipt of application: 11th October, 2019


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