Institute of Music & Fine Arts was established in the year 1965 under the auspices of J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages to provide opportunities to talented youth of the valley to develop their faculties to become Painters, Sculptors, Graphic Designers and Musicians under a five year Degree Course in each discipline.

After showing commendable progress the Institute was affiliated to Kashmir University in 1974, and regular courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music, under Kashmir University, were started in 1975. In 1980 first batch was awarded with the degrees of BFA & BMUS.

The Institute was temporarily affiliated to the University of Kashmir in 1979, and permanently affiliated in 1994, and performed as the constituent college.

Since then the Institute has been showing steady progress and students passing out from the Institute have established themselves as accomplished artists in their respective fields.


To cultivate creative and critical thinking, artistic expression, aesthetic awareness, cultural exposure, community engagement and succeed as Learners and skilled professionals.