The Archaeological Survey of India (A.S.I.), was established in 1861. It functions as an attached office of the Department of Culture, Ministry of Culture. Under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites And Remains Act of 1958, the Archaeological Survey of India has declared 3606 monuments upto Dec 2000 to be of National importance in the country. In the last 139 years of its existence, the A.S.I. has grown from a humble beginning to a large organisation with an organized work force at the base and the Director General at the apex. With the passage of time, its major acitivities have expanded manifold to include inter-alia
The A.S.I. is running two year postgraduate diploma course in its Institute of Archaeology where young archaeologists are imparted practical and theoretical training in the multifarious disciplines in the field of archaeology. This is the only institution in the country where extensive training in archaeology is imparted.
Name of State
No. of Monuments
|Daman (UT)& Diu||12|
|Jammu & Kashmir||69|