Sir JJ School of Art

History & Legacy

Established in 1857, Sir JJ School of Art has pioneered Art, Architecture and Design education and practice in India. It was named after Sir Jamshedjee Jeejeebhoy, the first Baronet from India, who had generously donated Rupee 100,000 for its establishment. The campus boasts nine acres of space and has been recognised by the government of India as a heritage campus. Since then, all the schools at JJ have established a proven track record of setting domain-specific standards for the past 160 years. Located in the prime location of South Mumbai, all three schools of JJ rest at the single heritage campus, recognized worldwide as the Sir JJ Art Campus.

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Becoming De Novo

9.0 Institution deemed to be University under the de novo category.

9.0 An institution seeking a declaration as an institution deemed to be a university under this category, shall provide evidence of being devoted to unique and emerging areas of knowledge not being pursued by conventional/existing institutions - particularly in specific areas of study and research and preferably, sponsored by the Government of a State/UT or the Central Government regarded as, important for strategic needs of the country or for the preservation of our cultural heritage, so determined by a well laid-out process of wide consultation with the eminent peers of the academic community. For this purpose, the applicant institution shall give detailed syllabi of the courses and research programmes conducted by it in the emerging areas of knowledge.
- University Grants Commission (Institutions Deemed to Be Universities) Regulations, 2010

Prof. Arvind P. Jamkhedkar
Hon'ble Chancellor
Prof. Arvind P. Jamkhedkar
Prof. Rajanish K. Kamat
Hon'ble Vice Chancellor
Prof. Rajanish K. Kamat
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Shashikant S. Kakade
Registrar
Shashikant S. Kakade