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Mission

Learn to create your future in this modern age. This is our mission statement—and our answer to how art and design impact our global society. Part call-to-action. Part promise. The college's academic and co-curricular programs prepare students from diverse backgrounds to participate in the creative economy as artists, designers, and educators, and to engage in the well-being of their society. As a leading college in visual art and design education, the college influences contemporary culture through the creative accomplishments of its students, alumni, faculty and staff.

Vision

We make a model for art and design education in this century. Shri Ram college’s visionary approach to art and design education is based on the College’s conservatory-like approach to teaching and learning; a desire for rich, intercultural and transdisciplinary dialogue; and a mandate to provide students innovative learning and making spaces.

Strategic Plan

We undertook our planning to Create Art with a keen eye on the opportunities created by the bold initiatives we launched in the last years. We have new programs in place, extraordinary new facilities and the strength and willingness to assess our progress honestly and to ask some tough and critically important questions about our future. The overarching driver of this plan is the question of value—how we create value for our students in the process of realizing our mission. In doing so, Create Art organize our thinking around issues of student success, educational innovation, and strategic infrastructure.

1. Student Success

As our programs continue to expand at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, student demographics are shifting and new needs are emerging. Within this context, Shri Ram College is dedicated to supporting students and helping them thrive in the classroom and beyond. Key aspects of this initiative include diversity, a “whole student” approach and post-graduation support.

2. Educational Innovation

Shri Ram College values our history of rigor, mentorship, and professionalism that has made us a standard bearer in the field of art and design. As we face ongoing challenges in higher education, we strive to continue to lead by expanding our pedagogical perspectives, cultivating our faculty, increasing access to our community and innovating art and design curricula that remain adaptive to the needs of our students first.

3. Strategic Infrastructure

Shri Ram College’s vibrant community, pedagogy, and dual-campus system demand a state-of-the-art infrastructure of accessible facilities (actual and virtual), processes and staff. In tandem with our significant campus expansion, we must identify and build crucial infrastructural competencies and capabilities. These will ensure that the College functions efficiently, supports nimble innovation and invests wisely.