The Centre of Excellence for Art & Culture (recognized as a Partner Institution by the National Skill Development Council, Govt. of India) has embarked on an aspirational plan of exploring opportunities in the field of arts.
Cultural Scholarships are offered to outstanding students in Performing Arts (Bharata Natyam, Vocal & Instrumental Music, Drama, and Oratory) and Fine Arts (Art & Craft) in order to motivate them.
Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam
Sri. Abhaya Srisrimal Jain
Dr. Rajshri Sripathy
(Head i/c,), Dept of Music,
University of Madras
Dr. Chithra Madhavan
Historian & Author
Dr. Rajshree Vasudevan
COE-A&C- Cultural Scholarship Interns
Shift – 1
- Maalavikaa.K , I B.Com CS
- Janani.K.S I B.Com Gen
- Nandhini Priyadharshini A S K I B.Com Gen
- Ankgitha.A I BCA
- Devyani.G I B.Com A&F
- Sathyapriya.G , I B.Com A&F
Shift – 2
- SaiShruthi.P , I BA Eng
Shift – 1
- Anandaa Padmaja.S-,II B.Sc Viscom
- Mausmi.K.T, II B.Com Gen
- Mithunaa.M , II B.Sc Viscom
- Mansi.V ,I B.Com Gen
- Preetha J ,I B.Com Gen
- Jyothika.M ,I B.Com Gen
- Hema Sree.K, I B.Com Gen
- Kavitha D, I B.Sc Comp science
- Dikshita. R ,I B.Sc Comp science
- Sudarshana.S I B.Com A&F
Shift – 2
- Saraswati.S , II B.Com A&F
- Archana , II B.Com A&F
- Aarthi ,II B.Com A&F
- Thara R, I B.Com Gen
- Swetha D, I B.Com Gen
- Sowmiya.J , I B.Com Gen
Collaborative Contacts – National Level
Collaborative Contacts – State Level
The Centre of Excellence for Art & Culture at Shri Shankarlal Sundarbai Shasun Jain College for Women in partnership with NSDC & MESC, Govt of India was launched by Filmmaker, Producer Shri Subhash Ghai,Chairman MESC & Padma Bhushan Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam. The NSDC was represented by Mr Mohit Soni, COO, MESC & Mr Saradhi Krishna, Vice President, Academics & QA,MESC.
Lecture Series in Culture Studies
A unique Lecture Series in Culture Studies (LSCS) on a wide range of topics was organized with expert resource persons, benefitting innumerable students.
Tribute To Tradition Series
To celebrate auspicious and festive days of special significance in our tradition, Tribute to Tradition Series (TTTS) was successfully organized on:
The aim is to increase the awareness of the students about well-known national personalities & events. This will help them to inculcate the positive values they exemplify.
To promote the mental health of the students, physical fitness, stress control and general wellbeing, a series of webinars were organized.
To kindle the creativity of students and public, for experiential learning from experts, to instill self-confidence,to enhance the skill and for thorough understanding of the art form, skill based workshops are organized. This training & expertise helps them become entrepreneurs & generate future income.
To gain knowledge, practice & appreciation of traditional & modern art & cultural forms
To have a value addition to their personal identities
COE-A&C of Shri Shankarlal Sundarbai Shasun Jain College for Women is the first to win the Grant for the production of new dance-dramas by Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Mandram. 50 students performed in the dance drama ‘Kudumba Vilakku’,Tamil poet Bharathidasan.
The Centre of Excellence, Art & Culture in Collaboration with Bharata Ilango Foundation for Asian Culture (BIFAC), conducted a unique virtual National Symposium ‘Kala Samanvaya 2020′ on December 11, 12 & 13, 2020. It was specially curated by Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, (Padma Bhushan Awardee), Managing Trustee, BIFAC.
Three stalwarts Satavadhani Dr R. Ganesh, Dr R. Nagaswamy, (Padma Bhushan Awardee) & Dr S. Krishnaswamy (Padma Shri Awardee) gave illuminating talks on different aspects of art, showcasing the commonalities between the traditions of North & South India, between the Marga (Classical) & Desi (Regional) and the impact of Bharateeya traditions on the entire South East Asia.
The Valedictory Address was by Shri Ashish Khokar, Editor, Dancer & Curator, MKDC, IGNCA Delhi who effectively summed up the proceedings of the 3 days.
A two-day International Conference on ‘Mythology: In Literature and Culture’(Western and Indian Approaches) was organised by the Centre of Excellence-Art and Culture with the Department of B.A English on 24th and 25th February, 2021 through online mode.
It included a series of lectures by experts in the field followed by paper presentations by Faculty members, PG students and research scholars from various educational institutions across India. The Day 1 eminent speakers on the Western approach of the topic were Dr. S. Armstrong Head, Dept of English, University of Madras, Dr. E. Raja Rao, Visiting Professor, Dept of English, Central University of Odisha and Ms. Cauvery Madhavan, Author, Ireland. The emphasis on Day 2 was on the Indian approach and the experts were Ms. Usha Narayan, Author, Chennai, Dr. D.K. Hari and Dr. Hema Hari, Founders, Bharat Gyan. The Valedictory address was given by Dr. Jeffery D.Long, Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania, USA. The deliberations of the conference enabled the participants and scholars to understand the influence of myth on language, literature and culture in everyday life.
The Young researchers Forum
‘The Young Researchers Forum’, (TYRF) a platform for research presentations in collaboration with Nrithyodaya–The Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA), Mumbai was inaugurated by Padma Bhushan Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam & Padma Shri Sekhar Sen ji, Former Chairman, Sangeet Natak Akademi & successfully completed an impressive 18 sessions. It introduces two scholars per month, each session featuring one junior researcher presenting the article and one expert adding input to it.
Collaborative Projects were organized with
Inter School Cultural Fest - Shasun Shruthi
Inter school cultural fest–Shasun Shruthi provides a performance platform to school students to exhibit their talents in Shasun College’s events. Music & Dance Competitions received an overwhelming response from school students from India and abroad.
International Online Dance Competition
Collaborating with Sangamam Global Academy, the Center of Excellence (Art and Culture) conducted an International Online Dance Competition with more than 1500 participants.
Mentoring Services help COE-A&C Interns hone their artistic skills and to mentor others. They trained the teachers & students of various schools for their cultural celebrations.
COE-A&C music students did therapeutic service for the cancer patients of Adyar Cancer Institute & Rajiv Gandhi General Hospital, Chennai through their Music Therapy with the help of AMF Foundation, Chennai.
Field Trips to institutions & sites like BIFAC, Kalakshetra Foundation, Dakshinachitra & C.P. were organised. The Art Centre offers rich cultural experience to students.
COE-A&C students gave Public Performances in various places which provided a platform to enhance their talents.
Dance students of Centre of Excellence- Art & Culture showcase their talents in various internal college events such as
The Emotional & Visual Power of dance is used for Marketing in