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Directorate of Archives and Archaeology,
Ourem Road,
Mala, Panaji


Chapel of St. Xavier
Chapel of St. Xavier

In the area of the extinct College of St. Paul, stands the small traditional Chapel of St. Francis Xavier.



The Unit is headed by Archivist (Publication) and is mainly engaged with the research work of selecting documents, transcribing old Portuguese documents, finding aids and reference media.

Two issues of the research journal 'Purabhilekh-Puratatva' (Archives-Archaeology) are published every year. It covers research articles on Indo-Portuguese history, historical churches & temples of Goa, Archaeological topics, historical records (Portuguese & Modi). It also touches upon Portuguese, British, French and Dutch colonialism. The copies are available for sale at the Directorate of Archives & Archaeology.

Archives Week is organized every year by holding an exhibition of old Portuguese and Modi documents, throwing light on various aspects of history-politics, social life etc. A cyclostyled booklet is published giving summaries in English of the old Portuguese & Modi documents which are exhibited.

An annual local history seminar is jointly organized by the Directorate of Archives & Archaeology and the Department of History, Goa University.