Panjab University, Chandigarh

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Department of Arts History & Visual Arts


The Department of Art History and Visual Arts in this University was established in 1962 and offers a post-graduate course (Semester System) and a Ph.D. programme in History of Art. Over the years it has emerged as an important centre of study and research in the region. This subject is offered only in a few universities in India and this department has made a significant mark by the way of academic contribution in terms of research and collaborative work. It is an excellent center for post-graduate studies and research with several facilities and resources that are available for the students and researchers to take benefit of. The departmental library and archival facilities such as, an image library, research journals and rare books on related subjects, are excellent and adjacent to the study area. The Master.s in History of Art is a programme structured to have international appeal as the course covers the history of art of Egypt, Middle East, Europe, America, South East Asia and Far East in addition to the history of Indian art and architecture. Because of this the department attracts students from different parts of the world.

Courses Offered :

=> Doctor of Philosphy in Fine Arts - 3 years
=> M.A. in History of Art - 2 years

Eligibility For Doctor of Philosphy in Fine Arts :

=> Entrance Test at Panjab University level/UGC NET cleared 2. Interview at departmental levelFee structure: As per University rules.

Eligibility For M.A. in History of Art :

=> A person who who has passed one of the following examinations shall be eligible:(1) B.A. (Pass) examination with 45 per cent marks in any of the following subjects:(a) Art (b) Music (c) Psychology (d) Philosophy (e) Sociology (f) Sanskrit(g) History (h) English (i) Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology (j) Home Science (k) any one of the Modern Indian Languages/Classical languages (2) B.A. (Pass)/B.Sc. (Home Science) examination in second division with at least 50 per cent marks in the aggregate.(3) B.F.A./Bachelor of Architecture examination with at least 45 per cent marks in the aggregate(4) Master's examination in any subject.Provided he/she qualifies in an aptitude test conducted by the Department of Art History and Visual Arts as per guidelines laid down by the concerned Board of Control.Criteria for admission will be as follows: (i) Aptitude Test - 40%, (ii) Academic Weightage - 60%

Department of Arts History & Visual Arts
Panjab University
Sector 14
Chandigarh, U.T. - 160014

Telephone: +91 172 2534190,4194

E-mail: [email protected]


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