Programme Curriculum

30 hours (4 weeks)


₹ 3,000/-

Learning Outcome

After completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:

  1. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the concept of World Heritage and its significance in preserving cultural and natural treasures of humanity.
  2. Gain a deep appreciation for the cultural and historical richness of World Heritage sites.
  3. Develop an understanding of the ecological importance of natural World Heritage sites.
  4. Examine the principles and strategies of heritage management and conservation.
  5. Recognize the cultural diversity embedded within the World Heritage sites and understand their social dimensions.

Target Learners

This course does not have strict educational prerequisites. It is open to individuals from various educational backgrounds, including high school graduates, college students, graduates, and professionals. However, it may prove to be specifically helpful to the individuals who are associated with tourism, hoteling and hospitality industries. Furthermore, it can help students who are preparing for various government competitive exams such as UPSC, State PSCs, SSC etc.

Course Overview

This micro course invites students to embark on a captivating journey through the world's most extraordinary cultural and natural sites. World Heritage sites designated by UNESCO, represent the outstanding universal value of humanity's shared heritage. This course provides a comprehensive overview of these sites, delving into their historical, cultural, and ecological significance.

Exploring World Heritage

  1. Overview of the concept of World Heritage and its significance
  2. Understanding the criteria and inscription process for World Heritage sites
  3. Introduction to the role of UNESCO and local communities in heritage preservation

  1. Exploring iconic cultural World Heritage sites from different regions
  2. Examining their historical, architectural, and artistic significance
  3. Discussing the challenges and approaches to cultural heritage conservation

  1. Discovering breathtaking natural World Heritage sites around the world
  2. Learning about their unique ecosystems, biodiversity, and conservation efforts
  3. Discussing the impacts of climate change and sustainable practices for natural heritage preservation

  1. Exploring the principles and practices of heritage management
  2. Analyzing the social, economic, and environmental impacts of tourism on World Heritage sites
  3. Discussing strategies for sustainable tourism and community engagement

Learners will learn from articles, case studies, PPTs, eLearning material, videos, practical activities, assignments, webinars as well as discussions with fellow learners and mentors.

Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those who obtain a minimum score of 50% in all quizzes.