This course is designed to address Historic Preservation and Conservation as an approach that establishes a link between past, present and future. To familiarize the students with the status of conservation movement, various agencies involved in the field of conservation worldwide and their policies. Introduction to International framework of conservation, definitions and concepts. Various guidelines for the preservation, conservation and restoration of building, and an overview of current status of conservation and preservation in India are elaborated. Students are informed about the character and issues in our heritage towns, challenges of establishing the significance and the process of impact assessment through case studies, Concept of integrating development and heritage preservation, about opportunities and community participation are highlighted along with exposure to management and presentation of heritage buildings and sites.