MA in Archaeology and Buddhist Archaeological Sites

MA in Archaeology and Buddhist Archaeological Sites

2 years

Archaeology is a scientific study of material remains of man’s past and reconstruction of the history and civilization on the basis of the artifacts recovered through excavations. Archaeological exploration and excavation are the fundamental components of field archaeology. The archaeologists also authenticate the validity and chronology of the objects thus recovered and involved in the interpretation of the cultural sequence of the artifacts. They are also responsible for publicizing the findings of the antiquities in order to promote them for posterity and carry on conservation and preservation measures for safeguarding the archaeological sites and artifacts. Realizing the pressing need for the study of archaeology in the present context of the country LBU is introducing an MA in Archaeology and Buddhist

Archaeological Sites course, the first of its kind in Nepal that aims to produce professional and competent archaeologists who can undertake archaeological investigations.


The broad objective of MA in Archaeology and Buddhist Archaeological Sites is to produce skilled human resources in the field of archaeology who can undertake an archaeological investigation. The specific objectives of the course of study are as

  1. To impart students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills in archaeological exploration, excavation, exhibition, publication, conservation, and preservation.
  2. To equip students with working knowledge on Prehistory, Palaeography, Epigraphy, Numismatics, Art, Architecture, Archaeological Heritage, and Cultural Heritage with a special reference to Buddhist culture as applicable.


The students having Bachelor’s degree in any subject from any recognized university are eligible for admission in MA in Archaeology and Buddhist Archaeological Sites.

Curricular Structure

Paper Code No Subject Credit
1 ACH511 Cultural History of Nepal 3 48 100
2 BUD250 Basics of Buddhism 3 48 100
3 ACH512 Epigraphy 3 48 100
4 ACH513 Palaeography 3 48 100
5 ACH514 Archaeology (Theory) 3 48 100
6 ACH521 Applied Science in Archaeology 3 48 100
7 ACH522 Field Archaeology 3 48 100
8 ACH523 Archaeological Conservation and
3 48 100
9 ACH524 Prehistory 3 48 100
10 ACH525 Buddhist Archaeological Sites of South Asia 3 48 100
11 ACH531 Nepalese Art and Iconography 3 48 100
12 ACH532 Architecture of Nepal 3 48 100
13 ACH533 Archaeological Heritage Management 3 48 100
14 ACH534 Numismatics 3 48 100
15 RES535 Research Methodology 3 48 100
16 ACH541 Archaeological investigations in
Lumbini and Kapilavastu
3 48 100
17 ACH542 Himalayan Heritage 3 48 100
18 ACH543 Introduction to Museology 3 48 100
19 RES610 Thesis / Guided Project 6   100
    Total     1900