Type of College

Constituent University Department

Accreditation & Recognition





Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Baroda

About Faculty of Fine Arts - Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara

Established as a constituent department under The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara in June 1950. Faculty of Fine Arts, Vadodara is managed by University Committee.

It is one of the leading institutions in Fine Arts and attracts an appreciable number of foreign students and emphasis was laid on individuality through knowledge of Indian and Western traditions.

The department run courses under The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara and it is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) & 12(B) under Act, 1956

The department aims to prepare the students for creative and applied responsibilities in the world of art and design.

It is a co-educational state Govt. Institute aims to prepare the students for the world of art and design by providing undergraduate, postgraduate, and post diploma programs in various specializations.

The Department At A Glance:

The famous Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma was invited to the princely state of Baroda by the Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III belonging the royal Gaekwad dynasty of the Marathas in 1881.

He produced several other fine canvases during his stay. His visit is generally credited as a motivating force in the creation of The Baroda Museum under the patronage of Maharaja Sayajirao, which began construction in 1887 and was completed in 1894.

Later the Maharaja established a Science College and then converted into Fine Arts college for the student. The Baroda College, one of the oldest Centers of learning in western India, came to include the Faculty of Fine Arts.

The college has received many awards and accolades at a city, state and national level for their educational advancements also received the numbers of achievements awards in the field of sports and curricular activities under the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara.

The college became synonymous with modernist art practices and experimentation in India. The Faculty of Fine Arts went on to participate in exhibitions worldwide.

At present, the department offers 4 years of the program in Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA), 2 years of Master of Fine Arts (MFA) or Master of Visual Arts and research programs.

For the first time in independent India, a programme of study was introduced to offer UG/Diploma, PG/Post-Diploma Courses, and Research facilities.

The department has its own selection process unlike other colleges & departments under the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. The department has an online application process where prospective applicants are expected to fill in their interests and academic achievements.

Admission here has been done when seekers who have registered with the University are eligible for admissions in the college.

Such candidates should examine whether their percentage marks (Best of Four/PCB/PCM, whichever is applicable) falls within the cut- off percentage declared by the college for admission in different courses.

University examinations of different courses, examinations conducted by the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, and various other examinations are held in the college premises. Applications are open for Choice Based Credit System for the first cum first courses.

  • The department has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The department has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping, and beautiful flower-beds
  • The department has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The department has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The department has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, seminar halls, hostel, canteen, multipurpose halls, playground, & hostel etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The department 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
  • The department has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • Internet facilities may be availed for the students and teachers as per their needs
  • The Transportation facility is available for students
  • The department has a significant presence in the field of research. A number of major & minor research projects are awarded to the faculty members by the UGC and other bodies
  • The department has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports
  • 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
  • The institution has provided ICT facilities like computers, projectors, audio-visual gadgets, scanners and printers to the departments and also other aids and a huge number of availability of books for effective delivery of curriculum and for inculcating the knowledge of the subject
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The department also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
  • The department 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 Fine Arts (BFA) Full Time 4 Years 10+2
Master of Fine Arts Full Time 2 Years BFA / Qualifying Bachelor's Degree
Additional Courses
Certificate Course for In-Service Foreign/Indian Students - Museology
Post Diploma in Visual Art (Applied Arts) - Visualization and Illustration
Post Diploma in Visual Art (Sculpture) - Creative Sculpture Metal Casting Stone
Post Diploma in Visual Arts (Painting)
Post Diploma in Visual Arts (Painting) - Creative Painting, Mural
Post Diploma in Visual Art (Sculpture)
Post Diploma in Visual Art & Graphic Arts (Printmaking)
Post Diploma in Museology
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Conference Hall
  • Medical Facility
  • Counseling Centre
  • Common Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Anti Ragging
  • Women Cell
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Public Transportation
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Training





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