Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts

Chamarajendra Academy Of Visual Arts

Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts

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Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts is a visual art school in Mysore.

The Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts (CAVA), is situated in the city of Mysore, in the state of Karnataka in India. The academy is affiliated to the University of Mysore, and offers courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, graphics, applied arts, photography and photo-journalism and art history. CAVA awards degrees in Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts .

History

CAVA was originally started by the Maharaja of Mysore Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV in 1906 as the Chamarajendra Technical Institute. The foundation stone of this building, dedicated to Maharaja Chamarajendra Wodeyar, was laid by George V of the United Kingdom. It was built at a cost of Rs. 2.5 lakhs, and completed in 1913. It is an eloborately composed structure which runs along the road. It has a rectangular facade, which is composed of pedimented dormers and gables. The institute is located close to the city's railway station, on Sayyaji Rao road, which is currently a busy road with several commercial establishments.

Under Independent India, in 1981 the Karnataka state government renamed the Chamarajendra Technical Institute as CAVA. Following the suggestions of a committee headed by the prominent Russian painter, Svetoslav Roerich, CAVA was established on the lines of the J.J. School of Arts in Mumbai. University of Mysore provided affiliation for the courses offered at CAVA, while CAVA itself was under the administration of the...
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