KR Narayanan National Institute of Visual Science & Arts
K. R. Narayanan National Institute of Visual Science & Arts is an innovative venture in professional film /audio-visual training and a research centre of international standards established by the Government of Kerala at Thekkumthala in Kottayam District.
The rapid developments in the field of visual media with its wide scope and potential, has opened up wide opportunities in the creative world. The purview of this medium has been extending to various faces of human life day by day. But, India is yet to emerge as a leader in this area, mainly due to lack of expertise and exposure to the latest developments in the technological aspects of film-making and digital arts. Providing quality training and fine tuning talented and qualified hands may be the answer to this problem. India is a country with rich, deep-rooted traditions in art and culture. With the exposure to global concepts and a deeper knowledge of the technological advances worldwide, better training methods at par with international standards needs to be developed. It is in this regard that the Government of Kerala conceived the idea of establishing a National Institute of Visual Science & Arts in the name of the late Shri. K.R. Narayanan, the former President of India.
To be a global Institute of Audio-Visual Aesthetics - a multidisciplinary centre of excellence in the fields of Visual Science and Arts. Synthesizing diverse streams of knowledge in the areas of information, entertainment, education and technology that enhance and enrich human experience and appreciation of beauty and arts, based on a philosophy of oneness and inclusiveness.
To endeavor to be the best academic and research institution, focused on innovation and creativity, unflinchingly committed to building a new generation of artists, technicians, research scholars, scientists and engineers under the broad canopy of visual science and arts and to this end, shall:
- design and deliver academic courses relevant to films, video and television production, digital arts as well as other evolving and emerging forms of performance, design and contemporary art.
- grow as an international research centre in the field of films, television, video and digital arts.
- contribute to building the highest standards of professionalism and ethics in these spheres.