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Architecture Education in India

Though on record architecture education in India has history of more than 150 years, it gained momentum only after independence.  Institutions like Madras School of Industrial Arts, Chennai (1850) Government College of Arts, Kolkata (1854) and Sir J. J. College of Arts, Mumbai (1857) were engaged in training the Indian artists, illustrators and draftsmen in reproduction of European classical art and ornamental motifs, wood cuts and linographs. In 1910 Sir J. J. College of Arts, founded by the philanthropist Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy, started diploma program on Architectural draftsmanship. In 1913, a full-fledged architecture department was set up and the Sir J. J. College of Arts became the Asia’s first architecture school. This was followed by, the schools of Arts and Architecture in princely states of Baroda, Hyderabad and Lucknow.

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