Art program at Shristi Institute of Art sees a dip in enrolment

The dip in enrolment is being attributed a general lack of awareness towards art.

Sromona Bhattacharya

Photographs being displayed at 'Letter To The Future' in Shristi

Bangalore, November 21, 2017:The Experimental Art Programme, which started three years ago at Shristi Institute of Art, Design and Technology has seen a dip in enrolment due to lack of awareness says Ksenia Pukhalskaya, International Office Coordinator. Even though the number of students overall is growing, it's less in number when compared to other streams, said Kesnia.

Shristi Institute of Art, Design and Technology is holding a three-day long art conclave called Letters To The Future in collaboration with Cumulus — a global association to serve art education—seeking to strengthen international collaboration, said Sonalee Mandke, a faculty member at the Institute.

Anushri Ghode, a first year Human Centred Design (HCD) said even though it's her first time at the event, she's been learning a lot from the different conferences that have been taking place.
She added that the learnings from the conclave are to be implemented in an organic manner with the students.

She said this conclave is facilitating her to think differently and solve problems when it comes to sustainable use of not just resources and lead a sustainable lifestyle.

Debosmita, a 4th year student said since Shristi is hosting a lot of academicians coming from outside, there are greater chances of exposure. She is excited for the event since an event along these lines is taking place for the first time.
As a part of Cumulus, Shristi has collaborated with academicians and artists from over 40 countries in order to showcase their work at Shristi and also bridge the gap between the west and India.

The  fourth year students at the college have also visited Nagar, a village in Himachal Pradesh to team up with local artists there as a part of their "Towards creative collaboration" programme, said Jai Phansalkar, a contributor to the students’ exhibit.


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