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About Us

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), under the Ministry of Culture, is the premier organization for the archaeological researches and protection of the cultural heritage of the nation. Maintenance of ancient monuments and archaeological sites and remains of national importance is the prime concern of the ASI. Besides it regulate all archaeological activities in the country as per the provisions of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958. It also regulates Antiquities and Art Treasure Act, 1972.
For the maintenance of ancient monuments and archaeological sites and remains of national importance the entire country is divided into 30 Circles. The organization has a large work force of trained archaeologists, conservators, epigraphist, architects and scientists for conducting archaeological research projects through its Circles, Museums, Excavation Branches, Prehistory Branch, Epigraphy Branches, Science Branch, Horticulture Branch, Building Survey Project, Temple Survey Projects and Underwater Archaeology Wing.

ASI is a large organization with an organized work force in the field and the Director General at the apex.

Its major activities inter-alia are as under:

 

  • Conducting archaeological explorations and excavations;
  • Maintenance, conservation and preservation of protected monuments and archaeological sites and remains of national importance.
  • Chemical preservation of monuments and antiquarian remains;
  • Architectural survey of monuments; Epigraphical and numismatic studies;  
  • Setting up and re-organization of Site Museums;
  •  Training in Archaeology;
  • Bringing out archaeological publications;
  • Archaeological expeditions outside India ;
  • Horticulture operation in and around ancient monuments and sites;

Implementation and regulation of - The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958, Amendment & Validation Act 2010 and Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972.