Welcome to The Indian College of Arts & Draftsmanship
Manmathanath Chakravarty, the famous photographer laid the foundation of ‘The Indian School of Art’ at 240A, Bowbazar Street, Calcutta with just three students in the year 1893, At that time Henry Hover Locke, a student of South Kensington, who had taken over the charge of art education officially, introduced a new syllabus which aimed to make experts on copying, practical drawing and industrial drawings.
Under such method of teaching, students, at the outset, were not allowed to draw what they saw in the visual world, they would have to draw from copy books, printed materials, antiques, models and last of all from nature. Lot of altercations, of course, had ensured for and against such a system.
Teacher In Charge Speech
I Debashis Mitra hereby take the opportunity to welcome the new students for session 2016 – 2017. Our college is an 123 years old institution and has left its mark in stream of Fine Arts in India. A member of eminent artists who have excelled in their respective medium have been students of this institution. The college imparts art education in different streams of Fine Arts viz. Painting, Applied Art, Sculpture and Graphics etc. The institution currently has more than 450 students and more than 30 teachers. I am also happy to announce that students have been selected in campusing by MNCS like Cognizant and TCS. So summing up I hope that students will upkeep the heritage this institution.