Government College of Art, Chandigarh was established in 1875, during the reign of the British. John Lockwood Kipling was the founder Principal of this premier Institution. Among the members of teaching faculty who served the institution. The partition in 1947 saw India divided into Hindustan and Pakistan. The Mayo School of Art was left in Pakistan (now known as National College of Art, Lahore), The Government of Punjab was pleased to accord the administrative approval for setting of a School of Art, Shimla (Punjab) on the pattern of Mayo School of Art.
The college is an institution for advance training in Visual Arts (creative and applied) leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree of the Panjab University. The objective of teaching programme and training in the college is to achieve overall refinement of the students perception not confined to the skill of the profession alone but also to create the right kind of intellect, as well as cultivation so as to arrive at a level of composite creativity and thought.
It is an education that integrates academics with the relevant work exposure. Teaching throughout the course is based on an inter-disciplinary approach which in addition to classroom learning through lectures, slides shows, talks, discussions, assignments comprehensive tests etc. entails numerous site visits and on the spot studies. This combination of work and their classroom training to practical situations encourages academic achievement and expansion of knowledge and skill and develop their vision with aesthetic approach.
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|Name||:||Government College of Art, Chandigarh|
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