Central India School of Fine Art (CISFA) provides advanced facilities for teaching-learning as well as ample exhibition space for an art gallery.
Studios are where design students study and nurture their creativity. Fully equipped material workshops at Central India School Of Fine Arts allow students to have conceptual and physical space to investigate and experiment with material, tools, processes, and ideas. Practical techniques are regarded as an integral part of the problem- solving process that students need to exercise through hands-on workshop activities. The workshop facilities provide students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the skills required to attain mastery in their field.
Computer labs at Central India School of Fine Arts are built to accommodate high end graphics and development. The College provides a well equipped Computer lab for students to carry out their course work and assignments as well as their own experiments. This lab will have a wide range of design related software with Wi-Fi Internet connectivity inspiring the students to achieve their highest potentials in originality, innovation and creativity.
The computer laboratory was redesigned in a unique sitting pattern to facilitate imparting of instructions as well as have freedom of movement between desks for the instructor to assist students individually. All the apparatus and PCs are upgraded to meet the requirements of changing technology and the University syllabus.
The laboratory is used by the students who take up BFA and MFA courses specially students studying applied arts and photography courses.
In our College photography department committed to the practice and understanding of how these disciplines transmit meaning within contemporary culture. We strive to provide students with strong mentoring in the pursuit of their expressive inquiry, maturity of vision, and professional development as artists. Photography lab is computerized and provide good atmosphere for creative work.
Recognizing both the portability of images and the various modes through which they are created, Photography maintains a broad and responsive curriculum, encouraging students to question and expand the boundaries of their practice. We offer Photography as specialization in Masters and selective subject in bachelors that encompass digital photography, video, studio work, hybrid digital/analog methods, performance, installation, interactivity, and emergent image-forming technologies. Our training of thematic and experiential course ground technical work within contemporary art discourse and the relevant issues of our present.
Department of Photography is well equipped plays and we encourage our students for experimental and innovative works. Group discussion, team projects are planned for certain assignment, Student get to learn and explore different medium and styles of photography. We assign outdoor assignments for application of students learning process.
Library well-equipped and efficiently maintained Library with computerized user-friendly functions as an invaluable aid to every aspiring scholar. The Library stock a large range of books including excellent collection of magazines and periodicals. The library presently boasts of an impressive amount of books, ebooks new books are added to the library through the course of each academic year.
Our library aims to empower the teaching mission and intellectual, creative culture of the Central India School of Fine Arts (CISFA ) community through availability of an organized collection of information, as well as instruction in its access, relevance and evaluation. It seeks to nurture the budding scholars to inculcate confidence in dealing with increasing amount of information in an ever- changing world of art and culture.
The mission of the college library is to enrich and advance learning and discovery by providing access to a broad range of resources for education, research and creative work to ensure the rich interchange of ideas in the pursuit of knowledge.
The library is providing various services such as reference service, circulation service, question bank, Library has open access to book shelves. The orientation programme is conducted at the commencement of new academic session every year.
Our library is contributing to the College academic mission of becoming a world class Learning Resource Centre. The collection of the Library is rich and diverse, especially in terms of the breadth and depth of coverage. The library has a good collection of Books on , Graphic Design, Typography, calligraphy, photography, illustration, logo –symbols, drawing, advertising, Indian Sculpture, western sculpture, sculpture history, ceramics, pottery, metal casting, architecture, Indian painting, western painting, portraits, autobiography, biography of artist, Philosophy, aesthetics, Sanskrit, history of art , Advertising theory etc with good collection of reference books.
The library has committed itself to provide the best possible core collection. Its collection development policy is formulated keeping in view of the College and its department’s strategic plan in mind. It is linked very closely to the general and specific requirements of the college with the information needs of the user specially our students.
Creative studying has a way of stirring up one’s appetite. When the craving for something delectable takes over, the Cafe comes to one’s rescue, offering great food at affordable prices. The Café doesn’t disappoint in terms of the sheer diversity or quality of the food, drinks and beverages.The cafeteria serves fresh,hygienic and nutritious food ina relaxedand friendly environment. It is a favourite hang-out place with students.Just some things on the menu are favourites snacks of students, also the daily specials to look forward to. The great menu along with the congeniality of the Café staff has helped the Café earn the status of a food haven for students.
Central India School of Fine Art (CISFA) does not provide the Residential Accommodation and Transportation Facility. Needy students are requested to contact the Central India School Of Fine Arts Office for the proper information about Boys/Girls Hostels in Nagpur and reliable private transportation. Hostel facility will be provided at subsidized charges for rural or economically backward students by social organization.
Central India School of Fine Arts has many spacious, well lit classrooms. Large windows and big corridors allow for good ventilation. There is special room with projectors for enabling the use of audio-visual mediums of teaching. Classrooms are equipped with black or white boards.
The Auditorium serves as a space for encouraging creativity and fostering communication, talks by guest speakers, inter-college competitions, seminars and important functions including the annual College day, Independence Day, Inauguration of exhibitions and Teachers Day are held here . The auditorium can seat about 300 people and has a very advanced light and sound system. It is equipped with a large stage, comfortable seating, carpeting, air-conditioners, and podium. There are also digital video projectors, for screening films.
Our Conference room has twelve seats and large table for special meets and press conferences. It is equipped with projector for presentations.
We conduct student council meets, NSS meets, monthly meetings in our well lit conference room.
Central India School of Fine Arts, Nagpur is located in very green area. The college garden with assorted plants, flowers and tree provide the ideal environment for creative learning, every studentis encouraged to plant and nurture a tree. Many different types of trees have been planted in and around the campus area. Every year we plant more trees in our premises under NSS projects. The beautiful and serene garden with Monumental sculpture is installed and maintained. The college premises is used for landscapes study, drawing of plants, birds, flowers and other natural elements by our Students. As we enter in premises beautiful rows of trees welcomes you. It is home to many birds, squirrels and butterflies. We believe in harmony with nature. Our college premises has peaceful environment for providing perfect atmosphere of fine art education. Sprinklers are used for watering the plants.The wide stretches of the back lawns are especially inviting in the winter, when the sun glistens on the moist grass.
Our College Art Gallery is established in honour of Dr. Anand Coomaraswamy. It is situated on first floor of our building. With ample space and light we practice the culture of displaying the artworks of our students and staff regularly. We encourage our students by exhibiting their Painting, Sculpture, Murals, Installations, Prints, Photographs and other artworks done by them. We try to inculcate the practice of critique, appreciation, keen observation and art experiments.
Dr. Anand Coomarswamy is legendary man pioneer historian of Indian art and foremost interpreter of Indian culture to the West. He was born on 22nd August 1877 in Colombo, Ceylon Presently known as Sri Lanka. A vigilant intellectual, he also established an art historical outline for the study of the evolution of Indian art. He was concerned with investigating the religious and philosophical beliefs that determine the origin and evolution of a particular artistic style and with the meaning of a work of art within a traditional customs. In 1910–11 Dr. Anand Kentish Coomaraswamy was placed in charge of the art section of the great United Provinces Exhibition in Allahabad, India. He enhanced the museum’s Indian collections. Later, when the Dennison W. Ross Collection was donated to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, he was appointed the museum’s fellow for research in Indian, Persian, and Muslim art. He held that post until his death. He left this world with his beautiful legency and numerous works on 9th September 1947.
Our has prestigious collection of drawings late Shri.Dattatrey Ganesh Godse in permanent gallery dedicated to it. Born in Vadoda on 3rd July 1914 he spent his childhood in Adasa,Nagpur district later shifting to Nagpur for education. After 1937 he shifted to Mumbai and settled down after 1937. He took art lessons under guidance of great master artist Shri Haldankar.
Dattatrey sir worked in Times of India under German Artist Mr. Langhmer.He has experience of working in Dept. Of Publication of Central Govt. Of India later established his own studio. He designed book covers and illustrations for Dhawle, popular, Mauj and many other publications.
He shifted to Baroda and joined as H.O.D of Dept. Of Applied Art in faculty of fine Arts Baroda University and worked there up to 1974. He came back to Mumbai after 1974 and concentrated in the fields of Dramatics. He created more than 100 drama set designs and installations. Sir was honoured with Rashtrapati Padakfor stage design of Mumbai Sahitya Sangh’s drama, ‘Bhaubandaki’. He presented translated marathidrama format based on Bhasa’s drama ‘PRATIBHA’ as’DHADILARAM TINE KA VANI’. He had famous creations as Art director, writer, script writer in Marathifilm industry. He had also produced a Marathi Film’Rajiyacha Putra Aparadhi Dekhila’. He had vast writings through many magazines and periodicals. Sir is author of 7 well known Marathi books Pot 1963,Shaktisausthav 1972, Gatimani,Lokghati 1979, Mataval 1961, Samande Talash 1982 and Urjayan 1985. He left this world in 1992 leaving behind his beautiful art works for us.
We appreciate this precious collection which is popular among students, art lovers and visitors.