The Institute of Archaeology functions as an Academic Wing, Archaeological Survey of India, Janpath, New Delhi headed by a Director (Archaeology). It conducts two years Post-Graduate Diploma in Archaeology course, besides, Professional Workshops in the field of Structural Conservation and Chemical Preservation, Heritage and Environment Management, Epigraphy and Numismatics, Excavation and Exploration, Museology, and Administration and Accounts.
Library: The Institute is equipped with a full fledged library, providing facility for reference and lending books to the students and staff members. Outside scholars are allowed to consult the library with prior permission of the Director of the Institute. A total number of about 11,000 books, journals and periodical are available for reference in the library, incorporating various branches of archaeology. A Conference room is also attached where seminars, lectures and workshops are arranged besides academic discussions and cultural events.