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Thursday 17 August 2017
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HPU introducing PG degree in Kangra Miniatures Paintings

To preserve the dying art of miniature paintings in Himachal and make the younger generation aware of the art form, Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) is starting a two-year post-graduate degree in Kangra miniature paintings from next academic session. HPU is collaborating with the Integrated Institute of Himalayan Studies (IIHS)

Earlier, IIHS had initiated a diploma course in Pahari miniature paintings in 2010 and the initial response for learning the art from had been quite good. IIHS and HPU had sent a proposal to the University Grants Commission (UGC) to provide funds for the course and it was accepted, after which the idea of post-graduate degree in miniature paintings was floated and the course was approved by the academic council in a meeting held in early April this year.

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