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JSS Halbhavi School of Art, Kelgeri, Dharwad


About Us:

JSS Halbhavi School of Art, a first of its kind in Karnataka, was established way back in 1935. Late D.V. Halbhavi, a great visionary and an educationist, started this school with an aim of providing education in fine arts. Hundreds of students have graduated from this school since then.

D.V. Halbhavi was a student of the famous J.J. School of Art, Mumbai. The atmosphere of J.J. School of Arts prompted Halbhavi to establish an art school in Dharwad, with encouragement from his father Shri Veerabhadrappa Halbhavi.

The ancestors of Shri D.V. Halbhavi belong to Heralagi family, which hailed from Gote Village, in Bijapur District. The Heralagi family is known for its contribution to the Fresco Painting during Adilshahi period.

The school was established in 1935, under the Fine Arts Society, Dharwad. In the beginning the classes were held at the R.L.S. High School building. From 1936 to 1939, the classes were being held at the Karnataka Vidhyavardhak Sangh, a building which has a historical significance. In 1940, D.V. Halbhavi decided to construct a own building for the school. The building came up on Poona-Bengaluru Highway and soon became a landmark, as it was located in a central place. Art classes were conducted here regularly. Besides art classes, music and dance classes were also held in the evenings. The school was equipped with a good library; and the foreign magazines were the main attraction for the elite class of Dharwad, who used to visit the school in the evenings.

D.V. Halbhavi was very fond of literature. So, eminent literateurs like Jnanapeetha Awardees Da.Ra. Bendre, Kuvempu, Senior Journalist Patil Puttappa, Chennaveera Kanavi, N.K. Kulkarni, Panchakshari Hiremath and others used to visit the School. Dr. D.C. Pawate, the founder of Karnatak University, Dharwad, and an eminent educationist, was also very close to D.V. Halbhavi.

Since Shri Halbhavi was a good singer himself, he used to invite famous singers like Dr. Gangubai Hangal, Pandit Shri Mallikarjun Mansur and Shri Hukkeri Balappa, to his School.

Eminent artists like K. Hebbar, A.A. Almelkar, M.R. Acharkar [Art Director for Rajkapoor Films], G.S. Dandvatimath, J.S. Khanderao, V.K. Patil, B.C. Malgatti, R.B. Kumbar, K.B. Kulkarni and many others were very close to D.V. Halbhavi, and all of them used to visit the school regularly.

Most of the students who came seeking education here were poor. But D.V. Halbhavi welcomed both the rich and the poor impartially. He provided accommodation for the poor students in the school itself. Though the school was facing a financial crunch, Halbhavi never got discouraged. During those days it was very difficult to get maintenance and salary grants. However, his strong desire and commitment kept the school alive.

The students who have learnt here have earned good reputation at national and international levels. The list includes Late Somashekar Sali, Bagalkot, Ex-President of Karnatak Lalit Kala Academy, Shri M.B. Patil, K.Venkatappa Awardist Shri R.G. Raikar, Senior Artist Shri Suresh Heblikar, Director and film actor, Shri Anil Takkar, Director, B.K. Hubli, Shri Ishwar Murgod, Shri Bhimrao Murgod, Delhi, Late Shri Kalidar Pattar, Late Shri Shankar Patil and many more.

D.V. Halbhavi also had a flair for languages and writing. His book ‘My Contemporary Artists’ is in English. Interestingly it contains some coloured pictures. His travelogue titled “Visit to Ceylon” is also beautifully written. He used to edit “Art Guild”, a monthly art magazine.

Academics and Admission:

Foundation Course in Art (Painting) – (Two years)

Foundation Course:
This course consists of two years’ foundation in Visual Art.

First Year Foundation:
A. After SSLC / Equivalent exams, candidates can take admission to First Year foundation.

Second Year Foundation:
A. Candidates who have passed first year foundation in Visual Art can seek admission to second year.

B. Candidates who have passed PUC first year can seek admission to second year foundation (Bridge course).

Foundation Course in Visual Art – Two years

(Recognized by Karnataka Government and affiliated to Kannada University, Hampi)

Sl. No. Subject Code No.
1. Drawing 01
2. Design (2D) 02
3. Design (3D) 03
4. Colour - 04
5. Graphic Art - 05
6. Indian Culture & Art - 06
7. Kannada/Hindi - 07
8. English - 08

All practical subjects are compulsory. Candidates can choose any two languages.

SI No. Subject Code No.
1. Drawing - 01
2. Creative painting - 02
3. Portrait painting - 03
4. Optional subjects - 04
(Any two)
A) Computer
B) Mural
C) Graphic Art
5. Indian Constitution - 05
Environmental Science - 5A
6. Art History - 06
(Indian & Western)
7. Kannada - 07
8. English - 08
9. Hindi - 09

BVA Degree course (Painting)

Course Details:
BVA is a three year degree course, after two years of Foundation Course in Visual Art or one year Foundation in Visual Art (Bridge course) after one year PUC.
Duration: Three Years

BVA – First year – Painting:
Eligibility for Admission:
A. Candidates who have completed two years’ Foundation Course in Visual Arts, recognized by any University or DMC course, which is equivalent, are eligible to take admission to BVA First year.

B. Candidates who have passed one year Bridge course (second year foundation in Visual Art) after PUC First year are eligible for admission.

2. BVA Second year – painting
A. Candidates who have completed First year BVA/BFA in painting, which is recognized by any University and equivalent are eligible.

B. Candidates those who have failed in four subjects of BVA First year are eligible for BVA Second year.
(This is applicable only to students who are studying in Kannada University, Hampi)

3. BVA – Third year – Painting
A. Candidates who have passed second year BVA/BFA from any recognized University are eligible for admission to BVA third year.

B. Candidates who have completed Art Masters Diploma or Diploma in Painting are eligible to take admission to BVA Third year (Bridge Course).

C. Candidates who have failed in four subjects in BVA second year are eligible to get admission. (This is applicable only to students who are studying in Kannada University, Hampi)

Medium of Instruction:

A. Medium of Instruction is only in Kannada. However, examination papers can be written in other languages by mentioning it in the Examination Form.

B. Exemption of languages for deaf and dumb candidates. Instead of languages practical subjects will be taught to them.

Conditions of Admission:

For any class, admission is valid for only one year. Interested candidates who seek admission for next class should fill in fresh application.

Documents to be enclosed with application to First Year Foundation:

1. Photocopy of marks card of SSLC / Equivalent Exam.
2. Photocopy copy of provisional marks card of SSLC/Equivalent Exam.
3. Photocopy of Caste / Income Certificates. (if necessary)
4. Original Transfer Certificates and two photocopies (if necessary)
5. 6 copies of passport sized photographs (self) to be enclosed in a separate envelope.
6. Migration Certificate, if the candidate is from other state. (if necessary)

Documents to be enclosed with application to Second Year Foundation:

1. Photocopy of marks card of SSLC / Equivalent Exam.
2. Photocopy of provisional marks card of SSLC/Equivalent Exam.
3. Photocopy of Caste /Income Certificates. (if applicable)
4. Photocopy of Marks cards of First Year Foundation in Visual Art/DTC/ PUC Ist year.
5. Original Transfer Certificates and Two Xerox copies (if necessary)
6. 6 copies of passport sized photographs (self) to be enclosed in a separate envelope.
7. Migration Certificate, if the candidate is from other state (if necessary).

Documents to be enclosed with application form to BVA First year:

1. Photocopy of marks card of SSLC/Equivalent Exam.
2. Original Transfer Certificates and Two photocopies (if necessary).
3. Photocopy of Caste/Income Certificates (if necessary).
4. Photocopy of Marks Card of Art Foundation Second Year/DMC.
5. 6 copies of passport sized photographs (self) to be enclosed in a separate envelope.
6. Migration Certificate, if the candidate is from other state (if necessary).

Documents to be enclosed with application form to BVA Second year:

1. Photocopy of marks card of SSLC / Equivalent Exam.
2. Original Transfer Certificates and Two photocopies (if necessary)
3. Photocopy of Caste / Income Certificates. (if necessary)
4. Photocopy of Marks Card of BVA / BFA I year Exam.
5. 6 copies of passport sized photographs (self) to be enclosed in a separate envelope.
6. Migration Certificate, if the candidate is from other state (if necessary)

Documents to be enclosed with application form to BVA Third year:

1. Photocopy of Marks Card of SSLC / Equivalent Exam.
2. Original Transfer Certificates and two photocopies (if necessary)
3. Photocopy of Caste / Income Certificates (if necessary)
4. Photocopy of Marks Card of BVA / BFA I year Exam.
5. 6 copies of passport sized photographs (self) to be enclosed in a separate envelope.
6. Migration Certificate, if the candidate is from other state (if necessary)

Instructions

1. Admission is temporary.  In case the candidate is found violating discipline in college his/her admission will be cancelled.
2. Fees once paid are not refundable.

Scholarships and Concessions

Candidates who are desirous of taking scholarships have to fill the prescribed forms according to the information by the institution.
SC and ST candidates are expected to give the original and photocopies of caste certificates.

Scholarships

  1. Student’s Scholarship from Karnatak Lalit Kala Academy.
  2. SC and ST Scholarship.

Awards given by our Institution

1. Award instituted in the name of Dr. M.V. Minajigi – for student who has scored highest marks in Diploma/BVA.

2. Dr. Nitin Chandra Hattikal Award – for brilliant student from rural background

3. Smt. Padminidevi Almelkar Award
- for student who has scored highest marks in the final year

4. Smt. Padminidevi Almelkar Award
- for girl student who has scored highest marks in the final year

5. Dr. Parvati Halbhavi Award – (instituted in the name of Late Tara Pawar, ex – principal of JSS Halbhavi School of Art).

6. Prof. Kiran Shinde Award- for Meritorious Boy Student of the year.

Faculty:

Name: Dr. Renuka Markande
Qualification:

  1. 1991 – M.A. from Karnatak University
  2. 1993 – First Class in B.F.A (Painting), M.M.K.College of Visual Arts, Gulbarga.
  3. 2006 – Distinction in M.V.A. (Painting) Kannada University, Hampi.
  4. 2007 – Asia/Pacific – Who’s Who Volume VIIth – Bio-data included.
  5. 2012 – PhD in ‘Paintings of Vaishnavaite tradition in Karnataka’.

Name: Balasaheb M. Patil
Qualification:

  1. 1988 – Art Master Diploma- J.S.S. Halabhavi School of Art, Dharawad
  2. 2001 – U.G.C. Sponsored Refresher Course in Fine Arts
    Organized by Kannada University, Hampi.
  3. 2002 – First Class in B.F.A. (Painting), Govt. College of Fine Arts, Dharwad.
  4. 2006 – First Class in M.V.A (Painting), Kannada University, Hampi
  5. 2007 – Distinction in M.phil (Painting) Kannada University Hampi.
  6. 2013 – Excellent in PhD in “Paintings of Veerashaiva Tradition in Karnataka” Kannada University, Hampi.

Name: Channappagowda G. Patil
Qualification:

  1. Arts Master Diploma-Govt. Fine Arts School, Dharwad
  2. BFA – Karnatak University, Dharwad
  3. MFA(Painting) Mysore open University

Name: Shashidhar M. Lohar
Qualification:

  1. Art Master Diploma at Halbhavi School of Dharwad.
  2. Diploma in Drawing and Painting at KEN School of Art, Bangalore.
  3. MFA(Painting) Mysore open University.

Name: N. N. Chinnannavar
Qualification:

  1. 1990 A.M at Govt. College of Fine Art Dharwad.
  2. 1992 G.D at Govt. College of Fine Art Dharwad.
  3. 2001 B.F.A Govt. College of Fine Art Dharwad.
  4. 2010 M.V.A in Kannada University Hampi

Name: Amit S Hiremath
Qualification:

  1. BFA – Karnatak University, Dharwad.

Contact Us:

Administrative Officer
JSS Mahavidyapeetha
Dharwad Branch, Dharwad
Telephone: (0836) 2442415

Dr. Renuka Markande
Principal
JSS Halbhavi School of Art
Telephone: (O) (0836) 2774574
Email: jsshalbhavischoolofart@gmail.com

Dharwad Jilla Utsav 2014

School Campus:

Award Function

School Activities

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s visit to our campus