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Panaji, September 23, 2019

To expand the scope of art education and to initiate the students into the industry and to expose the students to art education methods in other states, Goa College of Art will be signing Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with five institutes. Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, Sir J.J Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai, Mahalasa College of Visual Art, Mangalore, Entertainment Society of Goa are  the five institutes.

The signing MOUs will be held on September 26, 2019 at the Goa College of Art premises. The MOUs will be signed by the designated Authorities of the respective institutions in the presence of Chief Minister, Dr. Pramod Sawant and other dignitaries. The MOUs will facilitate exchange of schemes and skills between students, faculty and personnel of the respective institutions.

The MOUs will further instrumental in facilitating teaching-learning exchange between the institutions and will help in further enhancing the quality of art education in the country. It will also enable the exposure of the students’ community to the industry. In turn, the industry will be benefit by getting a more skilled workforce in the field of art and art related industry namely advertising, publishing, film, theatre, painting, mural design, sculpture, portraiture, electronic and social media, environmental design, and other allied fields.

The Goa College of Art has finalized plans for further expansion by creating advanced infrastructure for subjects like film making, photography, digital media etc. the college also plans to offer Masters Degree courses  (MFA) in Painting and Applied Art in near further.

A exhibition of art work by the students and from the archives will be displayed in the central hall of Goa College of Art to showcase the work done by the students. The exhibition will be open till October 4, 2019.

Goa College of Art is the premier and the only art institute in the state of Goa that imparts art education up to the level of graduation. It was established in 1972 by Kala Academy and was subsequently taken over by Government in 1983. Presently it is under the administration of Directorate of Technical Education. The college has the approval of All India Council of Technical Education and is affiliated to Goa University.