All you need to know about admission to Chandigarh's Government College of Arts

  • Jyotsna Jalali, None
  • Updated: Jun 07, 2014 13:26 IST

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS Duration: Three years

Availability: Government College of Arts, Sector 10, Chandigarh

Number of seats: 60


The college offers 15 seats each in four streams and admission is based on an entrance test conducted by the institute. Students from any discipline with minimum 55% marks in Class 12 are eligible for the entrance exam. The test has three parts — a GK examination, still-life painting test and drawing. Of the total seats, 60% are reserved for Chandigarh students and the rest are for outstation students.


The course teaches the nitty-gritty of the art industry and aims to develop students into professionals, who can either work independently or can get attached with a company. Growth depends upon the diligence with which one approaches the course.


We teach Applied Art, Painting, Graphic print making and Sculpture Art. A lot of stress is laid on practical work as this is what helps students succeed in their professional lives. In Applied Art, students are taught poster-making, photography and illustration making; in graphic printing, the students’ visualisation power is put to the maximum use. There is also a full-fledged course on drawing and painting. Except for Applied Arts, where students can get employment with companies, for the other streams students get employed with schools and colleges. Many students also pursue a career on their own and can make a name for themselves.

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