Sri Annai Kamakshi Music and Fine Arts College is an initiative of Sri Annai Kamakshi Kalaikudam, a prestigious name in art education. It is a unique, multi-dimensional, multi-faculty, premier, co-educational College of South India. It consummates the great vision of its founder, Chennai-based artist S. Venkatachapathy, M.F.A, (Achalam) whose work since 1993 has been exhibited worldwide and received encomiums everywhere. The college offers wide range of courses and programmes from under graduate courses – B.F.A and B.A to pre-degree Diploma and Certificate courses as per Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University’s prescribed syllabus in Painting, Visual Communication, Bharathanatyam, Carnatic vocal and more.  

Approved by the Government of Tamil Nadu, it is the first private College of Fine Arts in the southern region of the country. The hallmark of the courses conducted by Sri Annai Kamakshi Music and Fine Arts College is their open-ended, creative and flexible approach, leading to a new system of art education. The college has flowered within a short time into a haven for artists and musicians stimulating experimentation, exploration and exciting collaborations and partnerships. 

Sri Annai Kamakshi Music and Fine Arts College Highlights

Established 2015
Type Private
Approval Govt of Tamil Nadu
Affiliated To Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University
Courses Offered BA, Diploma
Selection Criteria Merit Based
Application Online
Official Website

Sri Annai Kamakshi Music and Fine Arts College Courses

The institute offers a number of programs across various departments of Fine Arts at UG and diploma level. Respective specializations and eligibility criteria are as tabulated below:

Course  Specialization Eligibility
BA Veena Candidate should have cleared 10+2
BFA Painting Candidate should have cleared 10+2
Visual Communication
Art Education

Note: The institute also offers a 1-year off-campus diploma course 

Application Process

  • Step 1: The candidate can go through the college prospectus to get started and to know more about Sri Annai Kamakshi Music and Fine Arts College.
  • Step 2: Check if you meet the eligibility criteria for admission.
  • Step 3: Download your Application form
  • Step 4: Applications can be submitted via email to

Documents Required

  • Admission form duly filled (Form Available in Person at the College Premises)
  • 3 Pass Port-Size Photographs
  • 10th and 12th Standard Certificate for Graduation Course
  • Transfer Certificate and Conduct Certificate for Graduation Course
  • 10th Standard Certificate for Certificate Courses (College)

Sri Annai Kamakshi Music and Fine Arts College also offers a scholarship scheme of 100% tuition fee waiver to students who are wards of farmers, police personnel, army personnel, corporation workers, and health workers/medical personnel.  Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can avail the scholarship by informing the institute’s concerned authorities. 

Sri Annai Kamakshi Music and Fine Arts College Facilities

The college provides students with several facilities to facilitate better learning. The various provisions that can be accessed by students are as listed below:

  • Library: The institute has a well-stocked library with curriculum-related textbooks for all courses. There are a sufficient number of books, magazines and journals on art, dance and music apart from the computers with wireless internet.
  • Art Gallery: Achalam Art Gallery a single-room gallery, attached to the institute. It encourages students, upcoming, and senior artists to showcase their worth through events, workshops, performances etc. 
  • Stationery Shop: The institute has its own stationery shop that provides various art materials for the convenience of the students and faculty