The Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute of Archaeology is the Administrative and Academic campus of the A.S.I. It comes under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture. It has been built on a 25-acre plot, which also has the distinction of being the first plot to be seen as one enters Greater Noida after the Taj expressway entrance loop.
The project houses large museum of archaeology and attendant facilities like archival sections, restoration laboratories, cafeterias, etc. An Auditorium of 900 capacity with an independent entrance, a library for researchers and officials, amini-convention Centre for events and discussions of up to 300 persons and the Offices of Directorate General of ASI as well as Academic and Training facilities for ASI officials. The total built-up area of phase 1 is 5.6 lakh square feet.
The campus also has a residential district with staff quarters for type 1,2,3, 4 as well as a residence for the Director-General. It has a guest house cum hostel facility for visiting dignitaries as well as ASI officials undergoing academic program training.
CAMPUS MASTER PLANNING
This twenty-five-acre campus is square in geometry and we have used the ancient principles of Vastu Shastra to create a master plan. The results are remarkable. The whole site was divided into nine squares — essentially three rows of three squares, each being roughly 100 m by 100 m.