Top 10 Fine Arts Colleges In India 2018

By Sashikanth

The growing trend in the garment and fashion industries and home and interior furnishing has created a huge demand for fine arts graduates. As a course, fine arts opens a window to umpteen number of careers in advertising, motion pictures, magazines and printing houses, etc.

India is home to a large number of fine arts colleges, which attract a large number of students to this discipline. Fine arts is one of the widest disciplines; students can specialise in a wide variety of subjects which in turn rewards them with lucrative career options.

Top 10 Fine Arts Colleges In India 2018


Fine arts is usually considered to be a visual art form; however, fine arts can be anything from painting, sculpture, architecture, music, poetry, theatre, dance, film, photography, conceptual art and printmaking.

Graduates passing out from fine arts colleges can join various fields for their career growth. Some lucrative options are art studios, advertising companies and publishing houses. Most fine arts students are self-employed, which enables them to work on various projects. People in this career with outstanding talent receive very high commissions for their work.

Also Read: What is Fine Arts Degree? Scope and Career opportunities

According to India Today rankings 2018, we have prepared a list of best fine arts colleges in India.

Top 10 Fine Arts Colleges In India 2018

S NoName of the College  
Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU 
College of Art, University of Delhi 
Faculty of Fine Arts, Jamia Millia Islamia 
Sir JJ Institute of Applied Art 
Kala Bhavana (Institute of Fine Arts), Visva Bharati 
Department of Fine Arts, Kurukshetra University 
Stella Maris College 
Bharati Kala Mahavidyalaya (College of Fine Arts) 
Department of Fine Arts (Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith) 
L.S. Raheja School of Art 

1. Faculty Of Visual Arts, BHU, Varanasi

The Faculty of Visual Arts at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is not only leading but is also the most popular fine arts centre in the country. The four-year bachelor's of fine arts (BFA) course from this university is popular across the country. This is a UGC-recognised institute.

2. College Of Art, University Of Delhi, New Delhi

The College of Art was established in 1942 with a mission to provide advanced training in visual, creative and applied arts. It offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in fine arts. The College of Art is affiliated to the University of Delhi.

3. Faculty Of Fine Arts, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

The Faculty of Fine Arts was established in 1951 at Jamia Millia Islamia, which is a central university. It offers courses in fields such as applied art, sculpture, art education, graphic art, painting, appreciation and history.

4. Sir JJ Institute Of Applied Art, Mumbai

The institute was established in 1935 and earned an independent status in 1961. The institute is affiliated to the University of Mumbai and is recognised by the AICTE. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in fine arts.

5. Kala Bhavana (Institute Of Fine Arts), Visva Bharati, Birbhum

This Kala Bhavana is a well-known centre for visual arts practise and research in the country. It offers a range of courses in visual arts along with an extensive focus on culture.

6. Department Of Fine Arts, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra

One amongst the prestigious universities in India, Kurukshetra University was established in 1956 as a residential university. A range of visual arts and applied arts courses are offered in the university under the Department of Fine Arts.

7. Stella Maris College, Chennai

The institute, which was started in a small building in 1947, has a large campus and became autonomous in 1987. It offers over 13 undergraduate and 12 postgraduate courses. The college is affiliated to the University of Madras.

8. Bharati Kala Mahavidyalaya (College Of Fine Arts), Pune

The College of Fine Arts under the Bharati Vidyapeeth was established in the year 2000 with an aim to provide education in various art faculties. The four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts in applied art is famous in this college and eligibility to pursue this course is a 10+2 certificate.

9. Department Of Fine Arts (Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith), Varanasi

The Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith University was inaugurated by the father of the nation in 1921 during the independence movement. The fine arts department was established only in 1983. It offers a range of courses that include Indian painting, Indian sculpture, tribal and folk arts.

10. L.S. Raheja School Of Art, Mumbai

The L.S. Raheja School of Art was formerly known as Bandra School of Art and was founded in 1953. The art school located in Mumbai offers foundation diploma courses in applied art, drawing and painting.

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