The state government will take necessary steps to give deemed university status to Radha Lakshmi Vilasam (RLV) College of Music and Fine Arts if the institution requests for it, said Excise Minister K Babu.
He was inaugurating the new conservatory at the institution on Friday. Noting the objection from some students unions against granting deemed university status to the institution, he said the government can act in this regard only if the unions agree with the idea.
He added that with the launching of five new modernisation projects at the college, the institution has been upgraded to international standards and has become the supreme among other arts colleges in state.
Babu said the deemed university status will help the institution grow further heights for nurturing culture and arts of Kerala. He added that the government will think about appointing an autonomous administrative board for the institution. The fully air-conditioned conservatory, which was set up to conduct lectures of the famous artists and cultural leaders across the globe for students, has been named after legendary musician Ravi Shankar.
The Minister also inaugurated the photography studio set up for the applied arts students of the college who have photography in their curriculum. The studio is named after legendary Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray. Meanwhile, Tripunithura municipal chairman R Venugopal inaugurated the new computer lab named after Kerala Varma Midukkan Thampuran, the founder of RLV College.
The computer lab give the students access to Internet so as to update the latest developments of the cultural world. Professors Vijayakumar, T N Govinan Namboothiri, K Sidharthan, C P Madhavan Namboothiri, B Sreekumar, T M Abdul Azeez, K V Pramod Kumar and RLV College Union chairman K P Manu were also present. On Thursday, K J Yesudas inaugurated the auditorium, which named after musician V Dakshinamoorty.
Abhinaya Dharpanam mirror class room in the name of dancer Rukmini Devi Arundale was inaugurated by dancer Alrmel Valli on the occasion.