Madhya Pradesh (MP) known as “THE HEART OF INDIA” is a state in Central India and got this name due to its geographical location. It is the second largest state of our country and its capital is Bhopal. The state is rich in mineral resources, and has the largest reserves of diamond and copper in India. More than 30% of its area is under forest cover.
Tourism industry here has seen considerable growth. The state has topped the National Tourism Awards in 2010-11.The Narmada is the longest river in Madhya Pradesh. Khajuraho Group of Monuments (1986) including Devi Jagadambi temple, Rewa, Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989) and the Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (2003) are declared the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. This declaration itself says all about the recognition and status of MP’s art and culture around the world.
Arts has different meanings to different people. Sometimes it serves as expression of feelings, other times may be for livelihood or to follow the tradition of forefathers. In Madhya Pradesh arts and crafts are equally famous and varied as its wildlife.Those artistic pieces of crafts work include woven cotton or silk sarees, fabrics with block prints, stuffed toys, floor coverings, bamboo work, cane work, jute work, woodcraft, iron craft, stone craft, metal craft, terracotta, zari work, folk paintings, ornaments, dolls and paper mache.
Arts as an educational stream in Madhya Pradesh include subjects like Hindi, English, Public Administration, Politics, Economics, Library Science, Creative Writing, Fine Arts, Archaeology, History, Languages, Philosophy, Geography And Geology, Political Science, Psychology, Future Development Studies, Education, Sociology etc. The colleges provide under-graduate, post-graduate and doctoral programme and degrees are Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and PhD.
On the basis of media reports, a rank-wise list of top arts colleges in Madhya Pradesh is prepared. The parameters that are taken into consideration are- Factual Rank, Perceptual Rank, Placements, Infrastructure, Student Care, Reputation and Academic Input.
TOP ARTS COLLEGES IN MADHYA PRADESH:
|1||Indore Christian College||Indore|
|2||D.A.V.V Mateshwari Sugnidevi-Girls College||Indore|
|3||Govt. Maharani Laxmi Bai Girls PG College||Indore|
|4||Arihant Institute of Paramedical Science||Indore|
|5||Islamia Karimia College||Indore|
|6||Bhopal Institute Of Social Sciences||Bhopal|
|7||Dharmapuram Adinam Arts College||Damoh|
|8||Government Indira Gandhi Home Science College||Shahdol|
|9||Govt. Arts & Commerce College||Sagar|
|10||Government Arts & Commerce College||Bhopal|