Hyderabad: The new building of the Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication at University of Hyderabad was today inaugurated by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development Shri Kapil Sibal in the presence of Minister of State, HRD, Govt. of India D Purandeswari accompanied by the Vice Chancellor of University oof Hyderabad, Prof. Seyed E Hasnain.
The new building is a literate structure designed by the architectural firm, Shilpa Sindoor from Bangalore, under the guidance of its head and veteran architect, Sri Shankar Kanade. The complex houses a state-of-the-art in-house production studio, a campus radio station, computer labs, spacious studios for painting, graphics and sculpture, and practice halls for dance and theatre. The new building is over 4000 sq. mtrs and is built at a cost of rupees four crores.
The Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication at University of Hyderabad was established in 1988. Starting its operations from the ancestral home of the nationalist poet Sarojini Naidu located in the heart of the city, the School has now moved into its own building on the main campus in Gachibowli, Hyderabad.
This is the perhaps the only University-based unit of this kind in the country that brings communication and media, dance, theatre, and fine arts under a single canopy. A faculty team consisting of reputed scholars, established artists and performers offer post-graduate and doctoral programs in the four departments. The School has a vibrant intellectual and cultural environment, with a host of eminent theatre practitioners, contemporary painters and sculptors, and film and media professionals visiting the School regularly to conduct workshops and interact with students. The alumni of the School are well-placed in the various media industries, art galleries and studios, design agencies, dance academies, theatre companies, and academic institutions.