The Center for Archaeology, Heritage and Museum Studies (CAHMS) provides a mechanism to share knowledge and distribute it across universities and institutions in Delhi and the NCR, whereby undergraduate and graduate students can learn archaeological methods through field schools, workshops, and conferences. The Center brings together students of the humanities as well as the natural and social sciences. Archaeological methods are extremely sophisticated and are constantly evolving and, ideally, students need to be introduced to new technologies and ideas at the undergraduate level that they can develop when they pursue further research. Curatorial skills and training in heritage ethnographies are provided to students in immersive exercises. One of the main aims of the Center is to promote research in archaeology, heritage and museum studies.
The Center for Archaeology, Heritage and Museum Studies at the Shiv Nadar University aims to bring together scholars from a number of universities and institutions in India and outside to collaborate in research and provide training and skills for archaeological methods, as well as exposure to related aspects, such as museum displays, curation, content generation, and heritage studies. The Center has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Penn Museum at the University of Pennsylvania. Other universities and institutions in India and outside that have informally committed to be part of the network are Stanford University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Pompeu Fabra Universitat, McGill University, Hartwick College, Jahangirnagar University, and the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development.