M.A. in Heritage Management
M.A. in Heritage Management

M.A. in Heritage Management from BHU

The Master of Arts in Heritage Management or M.A. in Heritage Management is a postgraduate degree that is a prerequisite for anyone who wishes to enter in the field of natural & cultural heritage historical and cultural heritage. The course is 2 years of duration, which helps to develop skills such as administrative & budgeting skills, good communication skills and team leading. M.A. in Heritage Management is a two-year course (4 semesters) which is offered by Department of History, Faculty of Social Science, Banaras Hindu University. Admission in M.A. in Heritage Management is based on the BHU-PET marks. If you are willing to pursue this bachelor degree from Banaras Hindu University, then you are at the right page. Get complete information about M.A. in Heritage Management course on this page including about the course, procedure of admission, eligibility, availability of seats and much more information. Just keep scrolling.

Admission is given to the students on the basis of BHU-PET marks. The qualifying students are required to clear a counselling round which is done only when they have passed their entrance examination.

Course Highlights

Course M.A. in Heritage Management
Duration 2 Years
Eligibility 10+2+3
Course Level Postgraduate
Course Type Regular (full-time)
Location Faculty of Social Science
Department Department of History
University Banaras Hindu University
No. of seats Min: 5 & Max: 62
Admission Procedure On the basis of BHU-PET
Course Code 714

What is M.A. in Heritage Management all about?

The Master’s Program in Heritage Management is a two-year degree program, the first of its kind in India. It emphasizes a critical understanding of heritage and a holistic management approach to the heritage sector. Areas of exploration within the curriculum include a wide range of areas spanning tangible and intangible heritage, cultural and natural heritage, historical and contemporary/living heritage, and so on, with emphasis on the management of these categories.

The program practices blended pedagogy and include lectures, seminars, discussions and groupings as well as field-learning, including immersion and practice programs and a concluding thesis.


Every year, Banaras Hindu University conducts a common entrance exam (BHU-PET) for taking admission into M.A. in Heritage Management. It is one of the most prestigious and highly ranked central universities in the country.

  • Candidate must have passed graduation (at least 10+2+3 pattern) or any equivalent exam from any recognised board/university.
  • General category candidates must score at least 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination, while OBC candidates require 45%. Meanwhile, ST and SC candidates require only 40% to be eligible.
  • Bachelor‟s Degree in any discipline under at least (10+2+3) pattern OR equivalent with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.

What are the stages covered in BHU-PET?

Before appearing for the M.A. in Heritage Management, the candidates should know all the details about the steps involved in the entrance exam. Keep the following steps in mind:

  • BHU PET Registration and Application Process
  • Procedure for filling the application form of BHU-PET
  • BHU PET Admit Card released
  • BHU PET Entrance Exam
  • BHU PET Results Announced
  • Counselling and seat allocation process of BHU PET
  • BHU PET admission process

M.A. in Heritage Management application form

For seeking admission into M.A. in Heritage Mamagement course from Banaras Hindu University, candidates need to follow the given prescribed set of procedures of BHU which starts from –

  • FILLING UP OF FORM- First and primary step to get admission is filling the form issued by BHU and available at official website in the month of January – February, every year. (bhuonline.in)
  • ENTRANCE TEST- After that entrance examination is conducted by BHU across India at different centres either online or offline (majorly online). Of which candidates can download their admit card one week prior to the scheduled date from their portal on the official website.
  • COUNSELING- Once after completion of test, counselling process starts based on the merit list of marks/ ranking that a candidate secured in the entrance test (BHU-PET).
  • Around 2-3 times students are called in respect of available seats for this process. For e.x. if a course has 10 seats, around 20- 30 candidates are called for counselling in respect of course and available seats. The call letter is uploaded on their portal.
  • At last, the final result is declared and allotment of college is made as per the preference of candidates for subjects and availability of seats.

Availability of Seats

M.A. in Heritage Management course is a postgraduate course offered by the Department of History, Banaras Hindu University.

Location Number of Seats (Min) Number of Seats (Max)
Department of History 5 62

Course fees

Rs. 20,000 per semester

Application fees

Category Amount (in Rs.)
SC/ST/PwD 300
Others 600

M.A. in Heritage Management Exam Pattern

It should be noted that the M.A. in Heritage Management exam is conducted in online mode. Candidates can select the preferred mode while filling the BHU-PET application form.

BHU-UET (M.A. in Heritage Management)


Exam mode

Offline or Online

Test level

10+2+3 or equivalent

Total marks


No. of questions


Type of questions



2 hours

Career Prospects

  • Career paths within the sector are extremely diverse. You can start at a significantly lower level, but with a few years of experience in safer positions with more responsibility.
  • If you have lived with a particular heritage attraction for many years, chances are you will be given the opportunity to influence your job description, either by developing personal strengths or areas of professional interest.
  • Larger national organizations have the scope to broaden your experience and gain promotion internally, perhaps in the role of an area or asset manager. You can work towards obtaining an MA Associateship, which demonstrates the ability developed over many years and the commitment to continue professional development (CPD).
  • Within heritage management, it is possible to move between related areas such as events, marketing and PR, outreach, visitor services or education. Alternatively, you can apply skills developed in an affiliate field, such as writing bids and applying for funding to develop a career in the field of independent heritage or museums.

Skills required

You will need to show proof of the following:

  • Ability to deal effectively with a range of people
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Genuine interest and understanding of the heritage sector, as well as awareness of the current political agenda concerned
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Administrative and budgeting skills
  • Digital Media and IT Skills
  • Commercial awareness and customer service skills
  • A zest for learning
  • Ability to use your initiative and work well in a team
  • Experience of partnership and collaborative work
  • Flexibility and creativity
  • Time management skills
  • Project management skills
  • leadership ability.

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  1. Can I apply for PhD after this course? If yes then in what subjects I’ll be
    eligible for because in the UGC net list I can’t find it mentioned under any subject. Please guide me.

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