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Debi Prasad Roy Chowdhury who joined as its vice-principal in 1928 became its first Indian principal in the following year util his position was taken over in by 1957 K.C.S. Paniker.
In 1966, Former principal K.C.S. Paniker, his students and some artists of this institution in 1966 founded near Chennai what was known as the Cholamandal Artists' Village, a typical model rural village as one would see in the interior parts of India. Today it is still considered as one of the '10 biggest art moments' in India.
Courses leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees (Faculty of Engineering) in painting, sculpture, visual communication, commercial arts, textile design, graphic arts and ceramics. It offers postgraduate programs in painting, visual communication, textile designs and ceramics. In 2009, it started offering a course leading to the master's degree in Fine Arts in sculpture.
01. This institution was dear to the heart of English architect Rober Chisholm who artistically designed several buildings in Chennai that are a testimony to his ingenuity in the area of building deign.
02. The year 1855 saw the new course Photography introduced by Hunter and in the following year founding of the Photographic Society of Madras with Walter Elliot, who rescued the Amaravathi panels.
03. Upon Hunter's retirement in 1868, his successor Chisholm introduced Metal Working Department and working with aluminum in India. He encouraged art work and artifacts
03. This building, like many heritage s are poorly maintained and in a state of neglect. Further, lack of facilities and infrastructure is a major complaint now,