A person who studies past human cultures by identification and excavation of historical sites is termed as an archaeologist. An archaeologist has to work on maintaining documents and preserving the antiques for the future generation. The main element of archaeology is the brief study and analysis of things and extracting the evidences from the past. A PG degree in archaeology can be obtained only after the completion of a graduate degree in sociology, history and anthropology. If you love to be a part of history, then this profession suits you the most. Numbers of job opportunities are also available.
The eligibility to become an archaeologist includes a basic qualification in 10+2 examination. The age limit here doesn’t matter. This is the most ancient professions in India. People who love to be a part of history can opt for this profession.
Clearing your graduation with 55% marks with history as one of the subjects is the initial eligibility to become an archaeologist. You can also have a diploma of 1 year and a 2 year PG in the same field will also be very helpful. Post graduation degree of 2 years in the archaeology stream will be also very helpful. There are some colleges and universities that conduct entrance tests and written examinations based on the course or syllabus. A PHd in the same profession will also be very helpful. The colleges and universities provide placement strategies that will be beneficial for the students and various candidates. Internship strategies will also be very helpful.
The key responsibility of an archaeologist is to analyse and find evidences on the past stories.
The starting salary of an archaeologist varies from Rs 20,000-25,000 Rs. This further goes on increasing with the increase in the increase in position and experience. The salary further goes on increasing till Rs 8 lakhs per annum.