Shimla, April 3 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh University here is starting a postgraduate course on Kangra miniature paintings to protect the dying art form, an official said here Tuesday.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has provided funds to the university's Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies to start the course from 2012-13, the institute's director S.P. Bansal told IANS.
He said the course has 35 seats and a student who is a graduate and has creativity and talent will be eligible for the course.
The state-run Himachal Handicraft and Handloom Corp is also conducting special training for artisans in the art of embroidery on the Chamba 'rumal' (handkerchief), Chamba and Kangra schools of miniature paintings, metal artefacts and leather products, mainly Chamba chappals.
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