National Archives of India, NAI, New Delhi
School of Archival Studies
National Archives of India, Janpath
New Delhi, Delhi
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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.
Diploma Course in Archives and Records Management (DARM) Duration: 1 Year
· M.A (History) second class with minimum 50% marks in aggregate with one optional paper in Modern Indian History (Post 1750 period.) from a recognized university. Or
· M.A. in other streams of Social Sciences i.e. Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Linguistics, etc. with minimum 50% marks from a recognized University. Or
· M.Sc. in Applied/ Physical Sciences with minimum 50% marks from a recognized University.
· Out of total 30 seats, 10 seats are reserved for Master Degree in History and 10 seats for other streams, i.e. M.A. in Social Sciences, M.Sc in Applied/ Physical Sciences etc. and 10 seats are reserved for sponsored candidates
Age: Below 30 years for private candidates and below 50 years for sponsored candidates
Selection: For 20 seats meant for Private Candidates, admission would be made through a written test followed by an interview. Admission is made purely on merit basis. For sponsored candidate there is no entrance test and they are admitted purely on the basis of sponsorship of the employer/ department and recommendation of the Selection Committee.
Scholarship: Ten scholarships of the value of Rs.1500/- p.m. are awarded purely on the basis of merit. Six Stipends of Rs.1000/- p.m. are awarded to sponsored candidates.
How to Apply:
Registration Fee: Application along with attested copies of educational qualification and registration fee of One Year Diploma Course is Rs. 100/-( Rupees one hundred only) for Indian and SAARC countries and US$ 40/- from foreign candidates (excluding SAARC countries) through crossed Indian Postal Orders/Bank Draft in favour of Administrative Officer, National Archives of India, Janpath, New Delhi-110001, be sent to the Director General of Archives, National Archives of India, Janpath, New Delhi- 110001. Sponsored candidates should apply through proper channel, as Registration fee for both private and sponsored candidates be sent to The Director General of Archives, National Archives of India, Janpath, New Delhi-110001.
Sponsored candidates should apply through proper channel
Last date of receipt of application: 14th September 2018
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