Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art is an Indian applied art institution based in Mumbai. It is a state government college that was created through its sister school, the Sir J. J. School of Art. The "Sir J. J." in the name stands for Sir Jamsetjee Jeejebhoy. Starting with the first dean, V. N. Adarkar, the institute has been headed over the years by various deans. Notable amongst them in recent years being H. G. Hanmante, Prof.Kamat and M. G. Rajadhyaksha.
Sir J. J. School of Art is situated on Dadabhai Naoraji Road, Mumbai. This state aided college is the sister concern of the Sir J.J. School of Applied Art. It was founded in March 1857, with the generous donations of Sir Jamshetjee Jeejeebhoy, the first baronet. After the Design and Engraving Class started, the premise was shifted to Jamshetjeeâ€™s old residence. The present buildings were built in 1879. The school faced an adverse threat at the beginning of the Second World War. After independence, the school was divided into three divisions namely- Sir J. J. School of Art, Sir J. J. College of Architecture and Sir J. J. Institute of Commercial Art. The Sir J. J. School of...
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