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Amity School of Fine Arts

Amity School of Fine Arts was established in September, 2004 under the aegis of Amity University. The Amity Education Group is India’s leading Education Group with campuses spread over 1,200 acres, which includes nine world-class universities in Delhi NCR, Lucknow, Jaipur, Gwalior, Mumbai, Raipur, Ranchi, Patna and Kolkata; 25 schools; over 150 top-ranked institutions; 15 global business schools pan India and 12 International campuses spread across UK, USA, China, UAE, Singapore, Romania, Amsterdam, South Africa, and Mauritius. The Group has over 1,50,000 students pursuing over 300 programmes.

Honorary Professors

Prof. Jyoti Nagpal

MA French Literature – Boston College
Professor (Hony.) Amity School of Fine Arts
Adviser, Amity Art Foundation

Art Work

Educated in USA, France and India, Jyoti completed her graduate studies in Romance Languages majoring in French Literature, Culture and Civilization from Boston College, Massachusetts.

Being a keen student of French language, literature and culture, Jyoti taught French for more than twenty years in Chandigarh, Kashmir and Delhi, before she finally took up painting as a full time activity.

Widely travelled in Europe, North America, Africa, South East Asia & the Middle East, Jyoti has keenly observed the richness and diversity of nature, and found in these the inspiration for much of her work.

Jyoti was introduced to the 'art world' by His Excellency K. R. Narayanan, the President of India and the contemporary artist, architect and sculptor of international fame Padma Vibhushan Satish Gujral.

Inspired by the nineteenth and twentieth century impressionists, Jyoti chose the medium of oil painting as an art form and mastered the difficult technique of 'wet on wet' to express her fascination with nature. In this endeavour, Jyoti has brilliantly broken away from the conventional rules and restrictions of traditional oil painting while, at the same time remaining faithful to nature. For her, "A painting, like a poem, is the expression of an idea in a condensed form. It offers a different interpretation to different individuals and is a unique experience for the artist and the viewer alike."

Jyoti, which means light, is truly an 'artist of light'. She infuses her work with brilliance so that the canvas seems to glow from within. Light bounces off her canvas to create different moods. Seen in varying intensity of light, the mood of each painting changes magically from diffused & mysterious twilight to sparkling daylight.

Prof. (Dr.) Pradeep Joshi

Ph. D. (I.I.T. Delhi), Fellow (F.I.T. New York), M.B.A, B.Text.
Director General, Amity Directotrate of Applied Arts / Fine Arts /
Performing Arts / Visual Arts


Prof. (Dr.) Pradeep Joshi is Ph. D. from Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T), Delhi(2005) and fellow & alumni of Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T), New York, USA (Fall 1996 batch ) with specialization in Fashion Buying & Merchandising. He has done Retail Masters Class' 2000 (The Retail Executive Program) from Retail Management Institute, Santa Clara University (USA). He is also B. Text. (Textile Technology), an MBA (Marketing & Finance) and has attended Management Development Programmes from various IIM’s in India.

Prior to joining Amity University U.P., Dr. Joshi was Director (Economic & Consultancy) with Apparel Export Promotion Council (sponsored by Ministry of Textiles, Govt.of India). He also has rich experience of more than 11 years in academics & academic administration at National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Delhi, India (Ministry of Textiles, Govt.of India). He was Head (MDP/EDP), NIFT from 2004-06. Dr. Joshi was Chairperson of Department of Fashion Management Studies at NIFT from 2002-2004.

Dr. Joshi has more than 26 years of rich experience in areas of academic administration in university setup, setting up of fashion management institute besides teaching, research and consultancy in the areas of Textiles & fashion management, marketing research, marketing strategy, global fashion & apparel industry and manpower training for retail chains. He has been associated as a consultant with leading apparel & fashion brands and retail organizations.

Dr. Pradeep Joshi has Authored a book titled “Apparel & Textile Exports: strategies for WTO Era” published in 2006. He has also contributed in various international and national journals of repute besides presenting papers in international conferences. Besides it, he was Editor of “Apparel fortnightly (A leading trade publication of AEPC for apparel industry with prime motive of dissemination of trade related information) from Jan’07 to June’08.

Eminent Visitors at AFSA

Mr. Shakti Burman

Eminent artist Mr Shakti Burman at Amity University Campus

Lifetime Achievement Award

Amity Lifetime Achievement
Award conferred upon
Mr. Satish Gujral for Arts

Amity Lifetime Achievement Award conferred to
Dr. Sonal Mansingh for Performing Arts by Dr Ashok K Chauhan, Founder President, Amity Education Group

Amity Lifetime Achievement Award conferred to
Mr. Suneet Varma for Fashion by Dr Ashok K Chauhan, Founder President, Amity Education Group

Inauguration of Kreativ

Eminent Visitors

Dr Ashok K Chauhan, Founder President, Amity Education Group; Dr. Mrs Amita Chauhan, Chairperson, Amity International Schools; and Mr Anand Chauhan felicitating Padamshree Ram V Sutar

Dr Ashok K Chauhan, Founder President, Amity Education Group and Dr. Mrs Amita Chauhan, Chairperson, Amity International Schools; felicitating Mr Sanjay Bhattacharya

Dr Ashok K Chauhan, Founder President, Amity Education Group presenting Amity Mementos to Mr Jiten Thukral & Mr Sumir Tagra

Eminent artist Mr Paresh Maity addressing the gathering

Programmes in Arts

The Amity University fosters an environment of ‘learning by doing’ in Fine Arts courses running in different campuses. The faculty motivates students to inquire, reflect and take part in robust discourses to enhance creativity and expressions. ASFA offers a 4-year full-time Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, Visual Communication, Animation; 2-year full time Master of Fine Arts in Applied Arts, Visual Communication and Painting and Doctoral Programmes in Fine Arts. The academic programmes are at par with international standards for Fine Arts. The courses offer students experiential learning with an inclination towards Fine and Visual Arts and Appreciation.

Students' Work

ASFA organises various activities like seminars and talk shows to provide an opportunity to students to interact with industry experts, renowned artists and professionals. It regularly invites acclaimed artists to share experiences, best practices to help students Enhancing thought process as well as interpersonal and creative skills. Students regularly exhibit their art work in the campuses as well as in public spaces.