Welcome to our College
Named after the first Prime Minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru Govt College of Fine Arts, Shimla, is the exclusive government institution in Himachal Pradesh dedicated to training the youth having immense potential for the performing and fine arts. It came into existence in June 2015 and is functioning from the premises of Rajiv Gandhi Govt College, Chaura Maidan, Shimla. However, a large campus with all facilities is currently fast under construction at Luharab, Banooti, very close to the town. Pleasant surroundings with scenic splendour amid hilly solitude and an all-encompassing campus are the main attractions of this establishment. It is an ambitious step to revive the splendour and glory of our varied art forms.
The College came into being as a dire need was felt by the government and connoisseurs of the artistic world for specific training and granting of relevant degree in these arts. A separate institution for such a training was rendered more significant since great practice and ‘riyaz’ is required in these fields for the true artist to blossom. To fulfil these requirements of a cultured society, several courses are offered in the College - Painting, Applied Arts, Sculpture, Music Vocal, Music Instrumental and Kathak Dance along with basic, compulsory courses in Hindi, English and Computers.
When the hand, the head and the heart of man come together in harmony, it is then that fine arts are created. The Institution works at all levels possible to create a conducive atmosphere for this to happen - a dedicated and experienced faculty, an effective office staff and a bunch of talented and enthusiastic students ! A combination of all these has produced specifically successful and trained groups of students who have excelled in their fields and are creating an impact not only at the State but also at the national level.
Our motto is — Flight to Infinity !
The artist harmonises all their senses to a point where they achieve a connection with society as it is and with its divinity, i.e., as it should be. Here in the College, not only are the students supported and guided to soar into their individual higher selves as they work on their talents, but also to meet the requirements of the society around them by creating an atmosphere of awareness and harmony.
Our mission at the Institution thus becomes to prepare students for a life that fulfils them internally and financially so that they do not become a burden on society. They contribute to the artistic sensibilities of all around them, creating joy, expression and awareness wherever their art takes them. The College is dedicated to the nurturing of various arts through research and creation of new work representing the past while starting to define the future of artistic traditions.