Music, Science and Technology find concurrence in Academics at IIT Kharagpur
The KGP Chronicle (August 19, 2020)
IIT Kharagpur Launches Academy of Classical and Folk Arts in the Spirit of NEP2020 to Inculcate the Spirit of Innovation and Inclusive Learning
On the occasion of its 70th Foundation Day, IIT Kharagpur inaugurated the Academy of Classical and Folk Arts on August 18, 2020. A first in the IIT system, the Academy aims to nurture the creative talents of the IIT Kharagpur community through an immersion in music and fine arts.
The Academy will offer regular training on music, fine arts and other performing arts, and run micro-credit courses for students. Its global outreach programs, that will include MOOCs courses and live classes, will create opportunities for a wider dissemination of the creative liberty at the heart of Indian classical music. The Academy will also pursue collaborative research in science and technology interventions in Indian classical music and other art forms that will not only help preserve India’s rich heritage but also create new teaching-learning resources. (Read More) (Watch the recorded e-Launch event)