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Practical Demonstration & Interactive session on "PARA-REAL ABSTRACTION AND CONTEMPORANEOUS ENLIGHTENMENT" by Ramesh Kandagiri

On dated 26th May 2018; Department of Fine Arts, Graphic Era Hill University has organized a practical Demonstration & Interactive session on "PARA-REAL ABSTRACTION AND CONTEMPORANEOUS ENLIGHTENMENT" with the students of GEHU by Ramesh Kandagiri. Ramesh Kandagiri is a well known practicing artist and art educationist. He is an Assistant Professor in Department of Painting, College of Art (University of Delhi), New Delhi. Ramesh’s practicing painting is now in the collection of Graphic Era Hill University. His Demonstration & lecture concentrated on spontaneous evolution of visual work is deep dredged out from within Kandagiri’s “innermost self” and based on ‘experiential knowledge’. Accordingly the apparent chronological changes of imagery from 'representational' to 'abstract' in Ramesh’s art (from 2008-09 onwards) are also because of the internal transformation as in natural pitch with the changing circumstances. As an artist and art educationist Ramesh Kandagiri has been experimenting on practical solutions of a covert crisis of the widespread misconstruction between academic and practical knowledge of abstraction in art. In order to discover his own reason for abstraction as elevated from the convention. Ramesh wish to contribute to the world an ‘authentic expression’ through the original ‘element’ akin to his “innermost self” (consciousness) which comes from the zone of ‘stillness’ between pulse and impulse. Kandagiri, the specific demonstration & lecture; describes his exploration as “Contemplative Evolution of Abstraction through the element akin to innermost self.”  




Department of Fine Arts has organized their 1st Advisory Committee meeting on 26th of May, 2018 to focuses on the global aspects Fine arts scenario. The members of the committee represented by Mr. Vinod Bhardwaj, Ramesh Kandagiri, Kumar Jigeeshu, Swarup Adhikari. Mr. Vinod Bhardwaj is a renowned Hindi art critic and writer. Ramesh Kandagiri is well known Artist, educationist, Assistant Professor in Department of Painting, College of Art (University of Delhi), New Delhi. Kumar Jigeeshu is an Assistant Professor in Department of Applied Art, College of Art (University of Delhi), New Delhi. Swarup Adhikari is a Chief Art Director of Maverick Innovations Pvt Ltd., New Delhi.



"GEHUeGURU Quant" an android app for Quantitative Aptitude

Graphic Era Hill University has reached a new milestone towards Technology Enhanced Learning by creating "GEHUeGURU Quant" an android app for Quantitative Aptitude which consists of lessons, exercises, assignments with answers and video lectures. This app will be very useful in enhancing Quantitative Skills of the students appearing for placement activities. In the picture Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, Graphic Era Hill University seen with Mr. P. Anand (HOD, English & PDP), Ms. Shivani Pant (Training & Placement Officer), Mr. Ishteyaaq Ahmad (Development Team Mentor), Mr. Yash Verma, Mr. Adarsh Pant and Ms. Vaishali Gurung (Members of Development Team, all students of BCA VI Semester)  

The app can be downloaded from Google Play store by clicking the following link:


Film Projection & Interactive session on PROGRESSIVE ARTISTS’ GROUP by Vinod Bhardwaj

On 27TH May 2018, Department of Fine Arts, Graphic Era Hill University has organized a Talk, Interactive session and a rare Film projection on Progressive Artists’ Group (PAG) by well-known art Critic, Film Critic and Hindi Poet Mr. Vinod Bhardwaj. He has published three collections of poetry (Jalta Makan and Hoshiarpur and one combined collection of poems), one short-story collection (Chiteri) and more than ten books on art and cinema. He has also compiled and published an acclaimed encyclopedia of modern art in Hindi. His famous novel Seppuku,on dark realities of art world, has been published In English by Harper Collins. He has served on many national and international juries of art and Cinema. In 1989 he was invited as the international jury member of first Leningrad film festival(Russia).He was a jury member of National Award(Lalit Kala Akademi) and prestigious Kalidas Samman of M.P.government. In 1982 he received Sanskriti Award for excellence in creative writing from President of India. He has edited two books (Souza and Trends and Tradition)for Dhoomimal Gallery. He has directed some experimental films on artists, including one on Husain. He was the cultural journalist for Times of India group of publications for 25 years. He lives and works in Delhi.



Guest Lecture and Interactive session on “Significance of Visual Communication in Graphic Design and Advertising" by Swarup Adhikari

A very effective and wonderful interactive session by Swarup Adhikari (Chief Art Director of Maverick Innovations Pvt Ltd.) with the Students of Fine Arts Department, GEHU. He has given a lecture on "Significance of Visual Communication in Graphic Design and Advertising" through which he highlighted the importance of visuals to communicate with people through advertising and process of making conceptual advertisements for various brands and companies. He also practically demonstrated the method to communicate and convey the innovative concepts or idea with help of visual contexts in a creative manner.


An Attempt for Guinness World Record of Paper Mache Sculpture

Dehradun, 31 May: Graphic Era has set another world record. This is the third world record by the students of Graphic Era, in just a month’s time. Two B. Tech students of Graphic Era have created history by breaking Mexico’s earlier world record by making huge idols using waste paper.

Two students of B.Tech Final year, Youvraj Joshi and Yatharth Joshi of Graphic Era Hill University have made four life size idols in 33 days and have also joined them using paper mache. These idols are of father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, Iron man, Sardar Vallabhhai Patel, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Missile Man Abdul Kalam are 4.2 mtr high, 4.2 mtr wide and 2.2 mtr thick. 750 kg of waste paper and 85 ltr adhesive have been used to make these idols. The specialty of these idols is that they have been made without the support of any metallic skeleton or any other material like steal, wire, wood etc.

These idols were dedicated to the public in an event held on the Graphic Era deemed university premises today. Addressing the gathering as Chief Guest, Additional Secretary and senior IAS officer Deependra Kumar Chaudhary said that the students and faculty members of Graphic Era have already set three world and two national records. Setting another world record shows that the students of Graphic Era are not only intelligent, but also brilliant. He added that the future of the students of an institution depends not only on the type of education but also on the environment there.

President, Graphic Era Group, Dr. Kamal Ghanshala said that this is a historical moment that the students of Graphic Era are once again trying to bring laurels to their university and the state by setting a world record again. Along with cash prize Dr Ghanshala also announced sponsoring M.Tech and Ph. D. for these students. Dr Ghanshala added that idea of setting consecutive world records is associated with values that are core to the university’s vision. Director, USERC, Dr Durgesh Pant said that Graphic Era is like a laboratory where new experiments and innovations are done through out the year to set new heights of success. Vice Chancellor, Graphic Era Hill University, Dr Sanjay Jasola said that the President of Graphic Era Group is himself a teacher and has been a source of motivations to youngster. These factors contribute to the success like this one.

Residents of Almora, Youvraj and Yatharth, have made this special sculpture under the guidance of Dr. Vijay Kumar, In-charge waste paper recycling plant. The present world record of making biggest idol from paper mache is in the name of an institute in Mexico. This institute registered its name in the Guinness Book of World Record by making 3.82 mtr high, 3.46 mtr wide and 1.15 mtr thick idols, last year. Now these students of Graphic Era have challenged this record.

Documents and proofs will be sent to Guinness Book of world records office to officially register this world record. Chancellor, Graphic Era University, Dr. R C Joshi, Vice Chancellor, Dr L M S Palani, Registrar, Dr. Pankaj Rana and parents of the students who have made the idols remained present on the occasion.