Chitkara University students receive National Scholarship by Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi for 2022-23
Piyush Anand and Prabhjyot Singh Janjuha, final year students of Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA), Painting, have been awarded a National Scholarship by the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi for 2022-23. Founded in 1966, on the model of the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi had Dr. M. S. Randhawa as its first Chairman. Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi has been offering scholarships to budding artists and many young artists have benefitted from it. Scholarships are given in the field of visual and plastic arts in disciplines including drawing, graphics / printmaking, installation, multimedia, painting, photography and sculpture. The Akademi also holds exhibitions of local, national and international artists along with audio- video presentations, workshops, collaboration events and organises residency for budding artists.
The objectives and guidelines of the Akademi are development and dissemination; encouragement and promotion, study and research in the field of creative arts such as Painting, Sculpture, Graphics, Drawing, Photography, Installation art, Multi Media and other such forms. The Lalit Kala Akademi was inaugurated in New Delhi on August 5th, 1954, by the then Minister for Education, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. The youngest of the three Akademies founded by the Government of India, the Lalit Kala Akademi was established in pursuance of the dream of the first Prime Minister of independent India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru for a cultural and national identity.
The Art & Design career-focused programs at Chitkara University encompass four levels of training – hands, eyes, mind and social conscience. This comprehensive approach pays great dividends in the job market, where Chitkara University graduates distinguish themselves by earning top design jobs – and ample opportunities to participate in industry projects, working alongside established design practitioners to gain valuable hands-on experience.