NMIHACM MA Admission 2019 – National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology (NMIHACM) released the notification for admission to the M.A. (History of Art/Conservation/ Museology) for the academic year 2019-2020. National Museum Institute is the main conducting body for admission in M.A (History of Art, Conservation, Museology). The complete details of NMIHACM MA Admission 2019 such as application form, eligibility criteria, and other necessary details are given below.

Latest: Application form for admission to M.A. (History of Art, Conservation, Museology) 2019 has released, scroll down to check the same.

NMIHACM MA Admission 2019 – National Museum Institute

National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology (NMIHACM) is a Deemed to be University under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, located in the National Museum, New Delhi. The Institute offers specialized courses in (a) History of Art (b) Conservation (c) Museology, leading to the award of M.A. in concerned disciplines. Candidates are advised to mark the below-mentioned dates for the admission & submission of the application form. Below a schedule for the NMIHACM MA Admission 2019 is given below.

Events Date & Time
Last date for receipt/submission of filled application forms 16 Jul 2019 (Tues) up to 5 PM
Date of Written test and Interview
M. A. (History of Art) to be announced…
M. A. (Conservation) to be announced…
M.A. (Museology) to be announced…

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are advised to check their eligibility before applying for the M.A (History of Art, Conservation, Museology). There are separate eligibility details for each one course which as given below.

M.A. (History of Art): A Graduate Degree holder from an Indian University recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) with minimum 50% marks.

Preferred candidates: Candidates with a background in Social Science, Liberal Arts or Fine Arts.

M. A. (Conservation): A Graduate Degree from an Indian University recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) with minimum 50% marks in any one of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology or Visual/Fine Arts or Architecture, Engineering and Technology. (OR)

A graduate degree from a recognized university in any of the following subjects: History, Geography, Anthropology, Archaeology or related disciplines with minimum 50% marks and 10+2/Senior secondary/ Intermediate level education in Science stream.

M.A. (Museology): A Graduate Degree from an Indian University recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) with minimum 50% marks. The degree can be in any of the disciplines under Arts, Humanities, Social Science & Science with a minimum of 50% marks.

Preferred candidates: Candidates with Background who have a PG Diploma in subjects related to History of Art and Museum studies.

Who are Desirable/Preferred candidates?

NIM will give preference to such candidates who have a knowledge of one Classical/Foreign language such as Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Persian, Arabic, Greek, Latin, German, French, Italian other than mother tongue, then it will be considered as an additional qualification of the candidates to pursue M.A. courses.

Application Form

The National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology (NMIHACM) started accepting offline Application forms for M.A (History of Art, Conservation, Museology) for 2019-2020 academic session. Interested candidates can be download from for offline mode from the direct link given below as per the schedule. Fill and submit the application form before the deadline/last date which is 16 July 2019 (Tuesday) till 5 PM. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying. Application forms must be filled before the due date and application fee must be paid in order to get yourself registered successfully.

Application Form: Click here to download the NMI M.A 2019 Application Form.

Application form for admission in M.A should be submitted by the candidates with self‐attested copies of documents such as age proof and educational qualifications. The duly filled application form must be submitted/sent to Assistant Registrar, National Museum Institute, 1st floor, National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi – 110011 positively by the last date. The Applications received after the last date will not be considered for further process.

Syllabus of NMIHACM MA Written Entrance Examination

Candidates seeking admission in M.A. (History of Art), M.A. (Conservation) and M.A. (Museology) course will undergo a written test in the respective subject. Candidates need to follow the prescribed syllabus as given below in order to appear the written entrance examination for the following M.A courses.

M.A- History of Art:

  • The Indus Valley Civilization: Art and Architecture.
  • Early Indian Art during the period of the Mauryas, Shungas, Satavahanas, Kushanas, Guptas, Vakatakas: Stupa and early temple, architecture, sculpture, and other painting related traditions.
  • Medieval art under the major dynasties such as Western Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Pallavas, Cholas, Hoysalas, Pratiharas, Parmaras, Chandellas and Pala-Senas: Temple traditions: Nagara, Dravida, and Vesara.
  • High Medieval art and architecture of the Sultanate and Mughal periods, Miniature paintings: Mughal and Rajasthani schools.
  • Modern and Contemporary Indian Art: major art movements and other artists.


  • General knowledge about cultural heritage and art.
  • Knowledge of basic sciences.
  • Observation skills and Manual dexterity of the applicant is required.
  • A candidate must ensure that he/she holds good writing skills.


  • Candidates must have a basic understanding of a museum’s role in society.
  • General knowledge of various museums.
  • The social, cultural and educational role of a museum.
  • Awareness of Indian culture and heritage.
  • Basic understanding of Museology as a discipline as different from other related fields.
  • The candidate should be able to justify one’s reason for opting for the course.


National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology (NMIHACM) will release Result of the Test & Interview. Candidates will be able to check the result through the direct link that will be updated in this page, as soon as the NMIHACM releases the result after conducting the entrance exam & interview for NMIHACM M.A 2019.

Shortlisted Candidates

List of Shortlisted Candidates for Written Test and Interview will be updated on this page, as soon as the official website of NMI announces the list of shortlisted candidates on its official website. Which can also be checked through the direct link that will be provided below.

NMIHACM M.A 2019-2020 Official Admission Notice: Download here.

Official Website: nmi.gov.in

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