Vasant Shinde

Vasant Shinde

Vasant Shinde
Department of Archeology
Deccan College Deemed University, Maharashtra, India


Prof. Shinde has been teaching the Post-Graduate course in Archaeology since 1982. In addition to being a Recognized Post-Graduate teacher and Research guide at Deccan College, Deemed University, University of Poona and Solapur University and EotvosLorand University of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, he has been also conducting teaching for the Post-Graduate Diploma course at the Institute of Archaeology, Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi, since 1991. In addition to his teaching activities, Prof. Shinde has also supervised a vast number of M.A. and Ph.D. research students. At present, 46 M.A. /PGD/M.Phil. students and 29 Ph.D. students have completed their research under his supervision, with several more currently receiving guidance or co-guidance from him. He has also provided guidance to no less than 15 Visiting Scholars from foreign countries. Shinde has been a pioneer in archaeological research since the last 35 years, specialising in the Protohistory of South Asia as well as Field Archaeology.He has completed 16 major research projects, generating over Rs. 2 crore in research funds from both National and International agencies, in the process of which he has collaborated with scholars and institutes from around the world, from Institutes such as the Universities of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in the United States of America to Cambridge and Oxford Universities in the United Kingdom, to the International Research Center for Japanese Studies and Research Institute for Humanities and Nature (both in Kyoto, Japan), Seoul National University College of Medicine, South Korea.

Research Interest

Protohistoric Archaeology