The Department of Aesthetic Education shoulders the responsibility of academic quality of 07 subjects: Art(s), Oriental music, Dancing, Drama and Theater(s), Western music, Carnatic music and Bharatha Nattayam. Curriculum of Aesthetic Education that places more emphasis on the hands-on experiences and values contribute to the development of balanced personality of the students. Department of Aesthetic Education also provides a learning space and a space for critical evaluation of historical artifacts that support the development of practical skills and creative skills. In addition, the tri- lingual working culture of this Department is a better platform to enhance national and religious reconciliation. Aesthetic Education, which is at the forefront of the new educational reforms, is also embarking on a journey that is determined to achieve 21st century skills. Artistic Perception, Creative Expression, Historical & cultural Context, Aesthetic Appreciation and Connection-Relationship-Appreciations have been identified as the five main concepts to fulfil this purpose. Aesthetic curriculum of grade 6-13 is designed to achieve 21st century skills through these concepts.
Director, Department of Aesthetic Education