Archaeologist | Regional Director North, ASI
Being Regional Director, North, and Competent Authority Delhi at the Archaeological Survey of India, Dr. Manjul holds an M.A. in Ancient Indian History, Culture, and Archaeology from Delhi University, and a Ph.D. from Magadh University, Bodhgaya. With a PG Diploma in Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology, she’s a distinguished archaeologist recognized for groundbreaking work. Her excavations, including Binjor in Rajasthan, Barnawa, and Sinauli in Bagpat, UP (termed the ‘Discovery of the Century’), highlight her outstanding contributions. As Deputy SA of the Patna circle and SA of the Excavation Branch Patna, she conducted noteworthy excavations at Vaishali, Manner, Raja Vishal Ka Garh, and Kolhua in Bihar. Dr. Manjul has played a crucial role in conserving and preserving centrally protected monuments in North-Eastern states, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh, including World Heritage sites. Her role in the nomination of monuments like Nalanda, Rani Ki Vav, Chandigarh, and several sites to UNESCO World Heritage attests to her significant impact. She has served in various capacities, including SA of the Excavation Branch in Delhi, contributing to multiple archaeological museums’ development and overseeing the building survey project in Varanasi. With over two dozen research papers, four excavation reports, and numerous booklets, Dr. Arvin Manjul remains an influential figure in Indian archaeology, bridging the past with meticulous scholarship.