Introduction of Department
The Department of Drawing & Painting of H.N.B.Garhwal Central University, Birla Campus Srinagar came into existence in 1980. Since then this department is working to shape the creative talent and enhance the aesthetic taste of the young generation of this region.
To increase the level of visual literacy and bring forth the creative potential of the students the department of Drawing & Painting offers graduate and post-graduate level courses in the subject. This follows Pre-Ph.D and Ph.D. programmes for advance study and research work. Well designed syllabus fully cover the theory and practical parts of the subject. The course contains are focused on the study of the fundamentals, concepts, theories, criticism etc. related with the history and philosophy of art to learn the various techniques, mediums and methods. The students are exposed to traditional methods of painting, old masters works and modern trends to more with the present time latest technological developments in the field of art are also shared with the students.
Apart from classroom teaching, students are involved in debates, discussions, presentation etc. throughout the session. Workshops, competition etc. are the regular studio activities. State and national level painting exhibition are also organized annually with the full participation of the students.
The level of placement opportunities in the subject is very high. At present not less than 80% of the students with master’s degree in the subject are employed. To seek more opportunities the department propose to start applied courses such as computer graphics, textile design, photography, screen printing, art education etc.