The wait for one of the first courses in heritage management in the country is set to get longer as the launch of Ahmedabad Universitys ambitious postgraduate programme in Heritage Management will now be pushed to the next year.
The course is among the new initiatives of AU Centre for Heritage Management (CHM) that would promote conservation and management of cultural assets based on participatory research in heritage practices and by offering training and degree programmes.
CHM has been established in collaboration with the University of Valladolid,Spain. Through this programme,the university has plans to offer a Masters programme to promote talent that will provide leadership to professionals of public and private sectors that promote and conserve heritage.
We had a couple of dates in mind this year (to launch the programme),but the structuring of a course like this will push it to the next year as this is unique. We are yet to decide if the courses duration will be of one-and-a-half-year or two years; we are yet to chalk out the structure and get the members of the advisory board in place, said CHM director Debashish Nayak.
As part of laying the groundwork for the course,the centre is currently hosting a three-day international symposium on heritage management, he added.