Short Term Certificate Courses

Art encompasses a wide area of studies, such as creative literature – written and oral, visual arts – architecture, sculpture, painting, graphics, performing arts- music, dance, theatre, photography and films, festivals with artistic dimension.

In an endeavour to promote IGNCA’s mandate and to attract people towards Indian art and to nurture trained manpower in related fields, IGNCA had introduced short term certificate courses in 2019 encompassing a wide gamut of courses ranging from Rock Art Appreciation, Documentary & Ethnographic Film making, Folklore & Intangible Cultural Heritage, Screenwriting etc.

These short term certificate courses are spread across a time span of three months with approx. two-hours sessions held during weekdays comprising 4 credits with a view to provide an insight and to develop interest in the concerned areas of study. A well-designed course by expert faculty of IGNCA, eminent guests from the field of art & culture as speakers and well equipped infrastructure provides a congenial atmosphere for a wholesome learning experience.

IGNCA is now accepting applications for the fourth batch of short-term Certificate Courses that will include the following nine courses starting this February 2024:

S. No. Name of the Course Division HoD/Coordinator Eligibility  Mode of Classes
1. Documentary & Ethnographic Film Making Media Centre Sh. Anurag Punetha 12th Pass/ Students Pursuing Media Courses Offline
2. Research Methodology Kalanidhi Prof. Ramesh C. Gaur Graduation in any discipline Online
3. Indian Aesthetics Kalakosa Prof. Sudhir Lall/
Dr. Mayank Shekhar
Graduation in any discipline (preferably in
Sanskrit/Hindi/English/Linguistics/Philosophy/Art History/Civilizational Studies)
4. Vastu Shastra Kalakosa Prof. Sudhir Lall/
Dr. Arvind Sharma
Graduation in any discipline or any equivalent examination from a recognized university Offline
5. Hindi language for Foreign Students Academic Unit Prof. Arun Kumar Bhardwaj


Indian nationals- Graduation in any subject
NRI/Foreign nationals– Bachelor’s degree or higher in any relevant subject
6. Art Appreciation
(New Course)
Conservation & Archives Dr. Kumar Sanjay Jha Graduation in any discipline Offline
7. Textile Tradition: The weaves of India
(New Course)
Cultural Mapping Dr. Richa Negi Graduate, Master’s in any discipline having interest in textile tradition of India, students, amateur fashion designers and enthusiasts with an interest to learn about the origins and basics of textiles Offline
8. Rock Art Appreciation
(New Course)
Adi Drishya Dr. Ramakar Pant Graduation in any discipline Offline
9. Foundation Course On Indian Visual Art Kaladarsana Prof. (Dr) Richa Kamboj 12th Pass Offline