(Approved on 17/04/2023 File No. T-27011/2/2019-PHOTO-Part(1))
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), established in 1871, has been engaged in systematic search, document and study of ancient monuments, archaeological sites and remains through the country. Being a premier archaeological institution, ASI maintains a rich collection of photographs, as part of its institutional collection.
This collection of rare and valuable photographs of the explored and excavated archaeological remains, antiquities, ancient monuments, etc. is available to academicians who are engaged in study and research on various aspects of heritage and culture. The ASI encourages and facilitate researchers to conduct studies utilizing this rich collection from its photo archives.
The demand for access to ASI collection has been increasing over the years. This policy is for providing access to ASI collection of photos etc. as follows:-
1.1. Number of the Photographs - For Research scholars/ authors/ article writers, the photographs may be provided as per the requirement against a synopsis of the proposed work, but not more than 25 per project, per calendar year. ASI shall examine the synopsis and decide the number of photographs within the limit prescribed.
1.2. The rate of the Photographs - The following rates of Photographs would be supplied to the public/ institutions as per the rates given below-