Type of College

Private - Autonomous

Accreditation & Recognition

UGC, NAAC with "B+" Grade, DTE




Bangalore University, Bengaluru

About College of Fine Arts, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath (Autonomous)

College of Fine Arts, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath (Autonomous), Bengaluru Urban was established in 1964. The institution was first established as “Chitrakala Vidyalaya” by founder secretary late M.S.Nanjunda Rao.

It is one of the premier institutions established to impart & provide in the field of higher education for the deserving candidates and prove to be a milestone in the part of progress.

The college is affiliated to Bangalore University, Bengaluru and recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) & 12(B) on 26th April 1990 under Act, 1956.

It is recognized by Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Bengaluru on 10th August 1990 to offers various Diploma courses. It is re-accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with "B+" Grade - (CGPA Score 2.52 on a 4 Point Scale in 3rd Cycle) on 23rd January 2017.

The institution was upgraded into a Degree college in 1983, affiliated to the Bangalore University, Bengaluru. The post-graduate/post diploma facility was extended in 1990. It has obtained status as an autonomous institution by the UGC from the academic year 2006.

The college offers the Bachelor of Visual Arts (B.V.A) and Master of Visual Art (M.V.A). The College houses have five departments, Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Art, Art History and Applied Art.

Students have to undertake a regular course of first and second language English and Kannada (or Hindi or French or Additional English) as per the University requirement. The language of instruction is English. This autonomous institution will function under the guidance of the Governing Body, Academic Council and Board of Studies.


  • To create divergent environment of educational excellence with human values, social justice, and social commitment
  • To continuously strive to achieve greater heights towards building up a visual arts institution at the national and international levels


  • To promote holistic development of students by offering quality Education and making them self-reliant
  • To imbibe progressive and creative culture
  • To contribute to the transformation of society through teaching, learning, research, publication and extension services
  • To empower and spread the cultural relevance of visual culture as a genuine humanitarian preoccupation and experience
  • To continuously strive to achieve greater heights towards building up a visual art institution at the national and international levels


  • The college has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The college has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping and beautiful flower-beds
  • The college has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The college has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The college has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, seminar halls, common rooms, multipurpose halls & playground etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The college has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • Lockers will be provided to each student to keep their art materials within the classroom
  • Its unique feature is that the CKP complex comprises of several art galleries and museums. This showcases the local, national and international artworks in all media of expression which is a ready source of information for the students, faculty, and visiting scholars and other art lovers
  • Internet & Wi-Fi facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • Transportation facility is available for the students
  • The college has a large playground with will-equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton and so on
  • A medical facility has been available in the college for the benefit of the students
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The college also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
  • The college consists Women Cell to help female students. This cell helps and guides girls to sort out from their personal problem and avoid them from any harassment
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Visual Arts (B.V.A.) Full Time 4 Years 10+2
Master of Visual Arts (M.V.A.) Full Time 2 Years BVA/BFA
Additional Courses
Streams Duration Eligibility
Add-On Diploma Courses:    
Post Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts 2 Years BVA / 5 Years Diploma
Diploma in Animation 1 Year 10th or Equivalent
Certificate Courses:    
Certificate in Fundamentals of Visual Art 6 Months 10th or Equivalent
Certificate in Nature Study 6 Months 10th or Equivalent
Certificate in Object Study/Still Life Study 6 Months 10th or Equivalent
Certificate in Print Making 6 Months 10th or Equivalent
Certificate in Sculpture 6 Months 10th or Equivalent
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Medical Facility
  • Common Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Women Cell
  • Public Transportation





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