DELHI: The foundation stone laying ceremony for Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)’s new building for the Institute of Archaeology will be held today at Plot No. 2, Institutional Area, Knowledge Park-II, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR.
The Institute of Archaeology (IA) is an academic wing of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) under the Ministry of Culture. This institute aides academic research through its Post Graduate Diploma in Archaeology, continuing its long established reputation for distinction in this field. It also conducts professional workshops on different fields of archaeology.
The new building will add to the present building in the Red Fort premises. The Government has decided to dedicate the new building to Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay so as to commemorate the birth centenary of this great Indian leader.
The new buidling will be contrcuted in 38,000 m2 area from an existing parcel 25 acres of land. The new building is slated to have state of the art design, conference hall with a capacity of 1000 people, an archaeological museum, residential buildings, hostel facilities for both boys and girls and a cafeteria.
Musafir Namah Bureau