Established in March 1891 in Calcutta, National Archives of India, an edifice of Lutyen’s Delhi at the intersection of Rajpath and Janpath is the sentinel of nation’s documentary heritage. It has been conducting training course in Archives Keeping since 1941.
The Institute of Archival Training was set up in National Archives of India in 1976 and was renamed as School of Archival Studies in 1980 The School was established to meet the demand of trained custodians of archival and library wealth. The school conducts theory and practical classes to train Archivists, Record Managers, Preservationists and Microphotographists. The training programme is supplemented by seminars, workshops and extension lectures by eminent Archivists, Preservationists and Microphotographists from leading institutions and universities.