Get ready to delight your eyes with something crazy at MLSU

As some wise man said, “Art is something that doesn’t need to be confined within four walls, it’ll be as great as it is allowed to fly.”

Today, too many people try to come up with a contemporary art definition but it’s quite a troublesome task. While its title is simplistic and straightforward, its modern-day meaning is not precise. Fortunately, understanding what constitutes as “contemporary” is entirely possible once when one traces the concept’s history and explores its underlying themes.

What is contemporary art?

In the most basic sense, the term contemporary art refers to art mainly, painting, sculpture, photography, installation, performance, and video art today. Though seemingly simple, the details surrounding this definition are often a bit fuzzy, as different individuals’ interpretations of “today” may widely and vividly vary.

The Department of Visual Arts is one of such esteemed institutions which is providing the students with a world-class education in the field of visual arts. The department has successfully completed its 50 years. Some of the prominent professors of Rajasthan Contemporary Art are its alumni and the department is still operating under their high-class experience.

Various open art workshops are organized where the renowned artists from all around the globe and hardworking students get a chance to showcase their talents. One such workshop is ‘Udaipur Spring’19’ which is organized by the department.

The event consisted of 2 workshops, the canvas painting workshop was organized from 24th to 28th Feb 2019 whereas 19th to 28th was the workshop for scrap sculpture workshop.

40 Canvas painting and 10 Modern Art Scrap Sculpture were made during the workshop. The sculptures and the paintings that were made during the 10-day workshop speaks for the event’s success itself. Everyone was eager to contribute their bit to create something exemplary. Regardless of gender, female students showed some exemplary skills as well.

Around 50 eminent artists from all over the globe were invited to take part in the 10-day workshop

2 International Artists, 10 National Artists and 32 to 35 alumni’s of the department participated in the event.

The Artists were:

  • Clemens Sou, Vienna
  • Katherine Karlsoon, Denmark
  • Bhupesh Kavdia, Naseem Ahmed, Dinesh Upadhyay, Sandeep Paliwal, Rokesh Kumar Singh – Udaipur
  • Alay Mistri, Arpit Biloriya, Tahir Merchant – Ahmedabad
  • Hansraj Kumawat, Jaipur
  • Gagan Bihari Dhadich, Nathdwara

Prof. Hemant Dwivedi head of the Department of Visual Arts, MLSU wishes to carry forward the legacy which has been bestowed in his hand and also plans to organize an International Camp very soon.


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Aakash Android Application Programming Workshop for Students commences at Techno NJR

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Techno India NJR Institute of Technology, Udaipur as Aakash Project Center is conducting 4 days Aakash Android Application Programming Workshop for Students (23rd – 24th Feb 2013 and 2nd -3rd Mar 2013) under National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD, Govt. of India) and in association with IIT Bombay.

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It is now well established that the quality of education can be improved considerably by proper use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), to supplement the conventional mode of education. Aakash tablets were launched by MHRD in October 2011. These are Low Cost Access cum- computing Devices. The National Mission on Education using ICT (NME-ICT) envisages that these tablets should be deployed for empowering our students and teachers.

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Through this workshop, IIT Bombay plans to train participants on android application programming for Aakash tablets with two objectives. The first is to test and enhance the effectiveness of these tablets for use in classrooms. The second is development of new open source educational applications and contents for Aakash, largely through final year Research and Development projects done by BE/MCA/ME students.

Following topics will be covered in the workshop:

  • Android Apps Programming:
  • Getting Started with Android
  • Setting up Eclipse for Android Software Development
  • Android Building Blocks
  • Layouts and UI Control.
  • Android Application Resources.
  • Introduction to Animation and Graphics.
  • Data Storage.
  • Web Application Development.
  • Publishing your Application.

Since the workshop is funded by the National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD, Government of India), there is no course fee for participation.

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 Piyush Javeria, Aakash Project Coordinator describes Aakash as an access device in which a Linux environment has been developed atop an Android operating system. Tailored compilers for C, C++, Python and Scilab are ported so that users can write and run programmes on the tablet, emphasizing its use as a full-fledged computer. Powered by a 1GHz processor and backed with a 512 MB RAM, Aakash 2 sports a 7″ capacitive screen, a USB port and micro SD card slot and promises a battery life of 3 hours for normal operations, running at core, the Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich).  He also added that 200 students of pre-final and final years of engineering have registered and are attending this workshop with great enthusiasm. They are getting chance to use Aakash tablet and deploy their own created apps on it. First day concluded with basics of Java and Android with development of simple android application development. Students can also participate in National Software Development Competition on AAKASH tablet  ( and win prizes worth Rs 1 lac.


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Photograph Credits: Shreyas Jain


Maestro-an Acting Workshop in Udaipur from 20th June

Theatre is regarded as the first step to achieve a full-fledged and a successful acting career, the aspiring actors go in for theatre not only to improve but to enhance their acting skills. It teaches them to present live performances in order to depict the experience of a real or imagined event in presence of a live audience.

The skill of theatre acting is this time being imparted by a workshop called THE MAESTRO to be organized in our Lakecity by Nadbramha to impart the more comprehensive art-process of communicating and interpreting meanings through theatre having their motto as “It’s not about name, fame, money or hobby classes but its all about ACTING” which itself describes what this workshop wishes to achieve. The workshop will be covering the following points so that our young artists can understand the art of theatre in a better way:

  • An introduction to what is acting all about?
  • Definition and origin of acting
  • Who is a actor and what are the tools of an actor in order to grasp the attention of the audience
  • Becoming a better actor through observation, imagination and relaxation
  • Teaching them about the importance of music in acting and also the backstage activities as well
  • How to have a diction and analysis of script
  • Improving their reading skills, body language and self confidence
  • Also includes the various folk styles, puppet making and manipulation
  • Effective use of costumes, properties and make-up
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The organisers will be providing highly qualified and experienced teaching faculties to their students for their best development and grooming as an actor. A brief introduction of the faculties for the aspiring students of the workshop to know them better goes like this:


Graduated from the National School of Drama, New Delhi; Mr. Pandya has conducted workshops of puppetry, song and street play workshops for school teachers, theatre workshops for children with disabilities. He has also worked in many films including the latest hit flick Vicky Donor, Hazaron Khwahishein Aisi, Dussehara and Jeet and Serials which includes Circus, India’s Most Wanted, Ehsaan, Kabhi aaye na Judaai and Kyunki Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai. He has also done voice over for Pahunchaaye Apki Awaz Ap Tak Aaj Tak, Aaj Tak Channel and have an experience of 7 years in All India Radio.


Mr. Sonwal is a Multi-dimensional and versatile personality who has worked with various legendary directors including Mr. Qayyum Ali Bohra, Mr. Rizwan Zaheer Usman and Mr. Deepak Dixit, etc. From past 5 years has directed 12 plays and all were successful and appreciated. His other productions are Dard Ek shahar Ka, Court Martial, Ajanmi Duniya, Savdhan! Hum Aatmahatya Karte hai…., Hawaalat, Rahogi Tum Vahi…!, Roti ka Jaal, Bechari Aatma and Mughlon ne saltanat baksh di.


He has been trained under India’s Best Theatre Directors Mr. Bhanu Bharti, Mr. Vagish kumar, Miss Rita Ganguly, Mr. Subba Rao and Mr. Ashok Bantiya and has got trained on make-up, lights, backstage, costumes and property.


He has directed many plays namely Tenali Ram, Fatichaar Joote, Kaya Kalp, Andher Nagari, Mahaveer ang Gaj Moti and has conducted many theatre workshops for The Study School, Kendruya Vidhyalaya, ALok School, Central Academy and Sangeet Natak Academy (Rajasthan) and has also acted in 6 films and 5 TV. Serials .


The Chanakya and Khalnayak fame Mr. Moutho will be accompanying the other faculties as a guest faculty at the workshop.

The event is designed and coordinated by The Managers, and supported by Karmashram and Ashraya. The workshop will be conducted at Pacific Campus, Chitrakut Nagar which will be starting on 20th June to 30th June, 2012; forms of the same to be submitted by 19th June. Age Limit of the Would-be actors is 14 years and above. So, all the young and talented Udaipies buckle up and get ready to start your journey of becoming a STAR.

For any sort of inquiry or procuring forms for the workshop, you can contact the following:

  • Karmashram, 1-kha-26, “Ratandeep”, opp. Digambar Jain Temple. H.M. Sec 4, Udaipur
  • The Managers, 597, Bhupalpura Math, St. Pauls School road, Udaipur
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National Workshop on Disaster Management in CTAE

Disaster management workshop in ctae udaipur

Drought & water-borne diseases in many parts of our state due to shortage & pollution of water should be tackled through disaster management policy. Special emphasis should be laid on fire control & earthquake resistance in multi-storey buildings and on the quality of roads, bridges & dams. Such were the thoughts that came up in the 5 day national workshop organized by NITTR, Chandigarh and CTAE, Udaipur.

The closing ceremony was held on Friday in the CTAE auditorium under the presidency of Dean Mr. N.S. Rathore, who kept his views over the utilization of renewable energy sources.

Dr. Changani, Dr. Suneja (RTU); Amit Goyal(NITTR); & Dr. Ravi Sharma(H.O.D. Civil Engg dept, CTAE ) also gave their opinions on proper civil designs & water treatments, highway networking & ecological disasters along with Dr. Swami & Dr, Chaudhary from MNIT and Mr. Anil Mehta (Vidhya Bhawan).
The programme was managed by Dr. Ravi Sharma & Trilok Gupta.

In the end, Jitendra Parihar of J.K. Lakshmi Cement told about the importance of cement quality in public as well as private constructions. Many engineers and faculty members of various engineering colleges took part in the workshop. In the end, students were informed about the reform programmes started by Seva Mandir in Delwara.

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ISTE Workshop by IIT-B to impart knowledge about Free and Open Source tools

IITB - 2 week ISTE Workshop

An important initiative has been taken by IIT Bombay, to work with Engineering Colleges in the country, to enhance the teaching skills of faculty colleagues in core Engineering and Science subjects. This initiative has now become a part of the National Mission on Education through ICT, supported by MHRD.

With a motive to augment the use of Free and Open Source Tools for teaching and computational needs and make the teaching skills of faculty serving in Core Engineering and Science Subjects take a turn for the better; IIT Bombay has started a free two week ISTE workshop from 5th of this month under the National Mission on Education through ICT, MHRD, and Govt. of India.

Seminar a Techno India NJR

Organized under the Distance Learning Programme, theworkshop will be exclusively conducted in the coordinating remote centers across the country with the interaction revolving around the topic “Software Development Techniques for Teachers of Engineering and Science Institutes”. There will be live lectures through AVIEW mechanism on Internet in the centers selected for the same. The workshop will be conducted across five weekends (5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 November 2011, and 3-4 December 2011) so that the interested participants can gain access to the workshop conveniently even during the semester.

“This workshop is aimed at enhancing the teaching skills of our faculty colleagues in core Engineering and Science Subjects and will benefit the faculty who want to use Open Source Tools for teaching and computational needs. Free and Open Source Software is need of hour as source code is available for study, modification and redistribution. Government of India is laying lot of emphasis on it.” 

-Piyush Javeria

Remote Center Coordinator and Workshop Coordinator


The workshop will benefit faculty colleagues, teaching in engineering and science institutes, who wish to use open source software tools for all their computational and teaching needs, thereby improving the quality of instruction and learning in their colleges / institutes.

With as much as 60 participants registered from all parts of Rajasthan, Techno India NJR Institute of Technology from Udaipur is also selected as a remote centre for this workshop. The workshop will be transmitted live through internet to various coordinating remote centers across the country. Because of this, various faculties that are providing their services in the city will come hand in hand with the Free and Open Tools that have become the need of the hour in the field of teaching, ultimately improvising their teaching skills.

IITB Conducted Seminar

IITB Conducted Seminar

IITB Conducted Seminar


Experiments and Explorations: A Workshop on Theatre

Experiments and Explorations” was a 5 day theatre workshop at Shikshantar with one guiding theme: “The audience”. We explored different means of audience participation, and discussed the many ways in which the theatre can interact with its public. The workshop consisted of exercises, games and creation techniques- looking at the links between theatre with the visual arts, music, dance and street performances. The objective was not only to explore the art form of the theatre, but to try and understand how it might be able to play a part in social and political commentary.

The workshop resulted in a small performance on the street outside Shikshantar. Working with the theme of “Nature”, the participants reflected on the changes that are taking place in our environment – the causes, the effects and the possible solutions.

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By UdaipurBlog Guest Author – Nandita Dinesh



About the Author

Nandita DineshNandita Dinesh is from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu and has an M.A. in Performance Studies from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. A recipient of the Watson Fellowship, Nandita pursued a project entitled “All the world is a stage: Using theatre to address conflict”; and as such, traveled to Guatemala, Northern Ireland and Rwanda understanding the role that theatre played during/ after the conflict in question. She has coordinated community theatre related efforts in India, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Northern Ireland, the United States, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Mexico.