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Postgraduate Program in Arts


Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, offers a 2-year Postgraduate Program in Arts

The full mode program targets creative individuals who want to move into the cultural and theoretical sectors by adding a practical dimension to their existing degrees or qualifications.

The professional practice program is meant for working professionals who want to grow, develop and extend their practice by adding creative, informed and expansive dimensions.



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Eligibility for Admission into Year 1 of the Master of Arts program

Applicants should have successfully completed any one of the following:

  • 3 years Undergraduate Degree
  • National and International Universities – 4 years Undergraduate Degree
  • Design institutes with a 4 years Undergraduate Diploma in Design
  • Professional Institute - 5 years Undergraduate Degree


Eligibility for Admission into Year 2 of the Master of Arts program

  • 1 year PGDP in Art and Design or in a related field as determined by the specialization plus a 3 year degree or diploma from a recognized university or institute
    This is further to the norms published for equivalence of the PGDP with the MA (1st year) published under the CBCS by the University of Mysore (regulations in force from 2018)



Master of Arts


Admission Process

An applicant must successfully complete the Postgraduate Program admissions process as outlined in the SEAT protocol.

Selection Protocols 2019

Selection Protocols 2019

(For Foreign Nationals)

Fee Schedule 2019 - for Indian Applicants

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Published on : 14 Jan. 2019.

Fee Schedule 2019 - for International Applicants

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Published on : 02 Feb. 2019.


What are the characteristics of a Postgraduate Program, which is practice -based? (Art Practices, Design Practices and Interdisciplinary Practices in New Humanities and Design)?

Practice-based professional learning (pbpl) is understood in contrast to 'classroom-' or 'theory-based' learning. It is kindred to terms such as 'work-based learning', 'workplace' or 'work-centred' learning. Distinctive, though, are a concern for professional learning, and the preference for 'practice' rather than 'work'. While it does not disdain propositional knowledge and what is sometimes called 'theory', its prime interest is in the formation of self-renewing and effective professional practices—a distinct theoretical position in its own right. (

This unique and extremely nuanced postgraduate program at Srishti has the following characteristics

  1. Duration of 2 years or 4 semesters leading to an university accredited Master of Arts degree
  2. Has points of exit and entry that allows for the extension of the 2 years or 4 semesters to a maximum of 4 years (with drop or repeat of semesters) as per the published norms
  3. Focuses on developing and extending practice in an interdisciplinary manner, focusing on emerging fields of knowledge
  4. Provides for learner autonomy through both independent study as well as the opportunity to develop self direct inquiry within frameworks or boundaries of the published curriculum.
  5. Clear escalation to a doctoral programme of study (Click here to view)
  6. Opportunities to either practice as an independent artist, researcher, designer, curator or join research labs and studios who have  clear need of critical inquiry around practices and working culture of India or the Global South

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