Welcome Message of Discipline Head
Welcome to Drawing and Painting Discipline, Institute of Fine Arts the beauty of Khulna University, where excellence is celebrated. We are committed to excellence in education and service to provide our students with the knowledge, skills and the support they need. Drawing and Painting Discipline is a great place to explore fields of study and creativity. We are pleased to welcome you to the Drawing and Painting Discipline as students, as participants in executive education programs. I believe you’ll be impressed by what this discipline has achieved so far and as confident as I am about it’s potential to accomplish great things about the future.
Chaitannaya Kumar Mallick
Head (in charge)
Drawing and Painting Discipline
Fact & History of the Discipline
The Institute of Fine Arts, Khulna University was born on the 22 March, 2009 through the incorporation of Khulna Art College in the body of Khulna University. It has the legacy of a century old art education in this sub-continent. In 1904, on the bank of river Bhairab, in a tiny village called Maheshwarpasha, the journey started as ‘Maheshwarpasha School of Arts’. Internationally renowned artist Shashi Bhushan Paul was the founder of this school. It is historically significant that this institution was the very first art school in the then Bengal. Noticeable, the Maheshwarpasha School of Fine Arts emphasized to the Drawing and painting lesson only. Shilpacharya Zinul Abedin, Qumrul Hasan, S.M. Sultan and other many renowned painters visited the school frequently. With the passage of time Shashi Bhushan Paul’s Art School was turned into “Khulna Art College” and now it is the Institute of Fine Arts, Khulna University. From the 2009-2010 session Institute of Fine Arts has started its four year Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors) program. There are three disciplines in this Institute namely: Drawing and Painting, Print Making and Sculpture. There are 60 seats including 2 reserved seats.
Mission of the Discipline
With the century old legacy, our vision is to be platform of academic excellence in art education in Bangladesh with a profound commitment to produce a new generation of artists prepared to work for a better world. With this vision our Institute mainly Drawing and Painting offers a stimulating learning environment that promotes creativity, imagination and inquiry reflecting upon the unique art and cultural heritage of this region.