DACRI was founded in 2009 in Hyderabad to promote historical and cultural research among the people of the Deccan. Since 2009, it has pioneered the Museums studies, conservation, protection and promotion of the cultural heritage and monumental grandeur of Deccan region.
In 2012, members of Deccan Archaeological and Cultural Research Institute (DACRI) and other archeologists and historians discovered a series of 20 megalithic burial cairn circles dating to 1000 BCE. The team also discovered a huge Satavahana site in an extent of 100 acres dateable as 1st century BCE to 2nd Century CE.
A fort of Raja Nayani Venkata Ranga Rao of Munagala Paragana (province), located at Nadigudi in Suryapet district, is now a research centre of the Deccan Archaeological and Cultural Research Institute (DACRI)