Heritage sites are invaluable resources for understanding and experiencing cultural significance of any place. Preservation of tangible and intangible heritage resources needs understanding of the context as well as scientific approach to unravel the significance and subsequent mapping of multilayered information. Moreover, to integrate cultural resources for creating development opportunities for a place and community, properly laid out planning policies, development guidelines, effective management strategies, and impact assessment are needed.
IIT Kharagpur has undertaken the initiative to help equip professionals and researchers in the field of planning and management of cultural sites to develop theoretical knowledge together with analytical and practical skills for the implementation of strategies for conservation in heritage sites and precincts. The Institute has designed a short-term course on “Planning and Management of Cultural Heritage Sites.” E