Faculty

There is something very special about the Faculty at the Academy. In the early days of the Academy, it was decided that formal educational qualification need not be the most serious consideration for being appointed as member of faculty at the Academy. At least one batch of students was trained by Shri Mansignh Rathwa, who has never attended a school, but a tremendous painter of Pithora, and Dr. Bhagwandas Patel, a highly accomplished folklore scholar—forming a single team for conducting classes for Museuology students. Similarly, Mrs. Eileen Coates, an artist from Ireland, and Ms. Alice Tilche, a fresh graduate from London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, formed a team to teach the same group of students. Young journalists and expert film makers have come together to teach the students of Media Studies.

Often, the ratio between students and teachers can be One to One, or at times more than one teacher for a single student.

World famous personalities such as Dr. B. D Sharma, Rajmohan Gandhi, Mahashweta Devi, Justice M N Venkatachaliah have lectured to students, sitting on the rock under the famous Mahuda Treee at the Academy, and lectured students ranging from 7 to 30 in age.

The Academy strives towards creating a condition of informality in its teaching environment.