• Name : Sri. D.Simhachalam
  • Designation : Head of the Department
  • Email: head.finearts@andhrauniversity.edu.in
PROFILE

Fine Arts as part of the Department in Engineering campus, was started in 1976 with Sri. Y. V. Lakshmaiah as itís Head of the Department, Sri. Antyakula Paidi Raju, G.RavinderReddy, V.Ramesh, T.Sudhakar Reddy, M.Adinarayana, C. Ravi Shankar Patnaik, Srinivas Sistla a product of M.S. University, Vadodara were the other faculty members. The syllabus was the standard of M.S. University, Vadodara. It was a great privilege to work with eminent sculptor G. Ravinder Reddy, eminent artist V. Ramesh, eminent artist T. Sudhakar Reddy a visionary mentor, Art Historian and traveler M. Adianarayana, B. Maheswara Das known for water color medium and other painting mediums, Srinivas Sistla the art historian and Art critic. In 2014-2015 M.F.A. self-finance Course was introduced with semester system and also following Choice Based Credit system. MOOCS, and IPR courses were introduced in 2021-2022. Department of Fine Arts is crowned with 16 National Awards, Lalita Kala Academy, New Delhi, India 3 International Awards. Students have been participating in offline and online Art exhibitions and Art activities in State-level, National level and International level. The department is striving towards the best professional practice in Contemporary Art.

History Achievements

The Department of Fine Arts, one of the oldest department in the combined Andhra Pradesh state, was carved out a professional degree course with 10 th (SSC) as minimum qualification, offered by the Andhra University in 1976-1977. Many have contributed to its growth, Y.V. Lakshmaiaiah, Antyakula Paidiraju, did pioneering work on Fine Arts. The basic preparatory course is BFA 1 st year, other three years are with Painting, Graphics, Sculpture specializations and subsidiaries began in 1993.The 4 years BFA course started in 1994 with 10+2 (Intermediate) as minimum qualification. G. RavinderReddy, V. Ramesh, T. Sudhakar Reddy, M. Adinarayana, B. Maheswara Das, C. Ravi Shankar Patnaik, Srinivas Sistla were a product of M.S. University, Vadodara, D. Simhachalam joined in 2006 as a faculty member. Most of the students were got admission in to premium Universities in India, i.e M.S.University, Vadodara, Gujarat, Visva Bharathi University, Santhinketan, West Bengal, H.C.University, Hyderabad, Telanagana and many more.

MFA self-finance course started in 2014-2015 along with Research programme (Ph.D). Many of the students are going for masters in reputed Art colleges in the India and also created their platform in Indian Contemporary Art as well. Fine Arts department bagged 16 National awards (Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi), 3 International awards received in visual art. Most of the students settled as freelance artists, as young Contemporary artists, as Faculties in Universities, as Art faculties in colleges, Central and state government schools as well.

Programs
Programs Offered
B.F.A.
M.F.A. ( Painting /Printmaking /Sculpture Specilaizations)
Ph.D in Fine Arts

Name Designation Qualification Specialization
Sri. Sistla SrinivasAssociate ProfessorM.A.(Fine)Art History
Sri. D.SimhachalamAssistant Professor &
Head of the Department
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