Dada Lakhmi Chand State University of Performing & Visual Arts, Rohtak came into existence
on August 5, 2014 through Haryana Act No. 24 of 2014 by integrating four Government
Technical Institutions, namely State Institute of Fine Arts (SIFA), State Institute of Design (SID),
State Institute of Film & Television (SIFT) and State Institute of Urban Planning & Architecture
This University has been conceived to facilitate and promote studies and research in emerging
areas of higher education with focus on new frontiers of Design, Fine Arts, Film and Television
and Urban Planning and Architecture to achieve excellence in these and connected fields.
The campus is spread over 36 acre of land, beautifully designed with a healthy, verdant
campus. It is centrally located in the state of Haryana at a distance of about 70 Kms from the
national capital, 90 Kms from IGI Airport and 220 Kms from Chandigarh, and is well-connected
with the road and railway network. With magnificent buildings and state-of-art infrastructure, it
has spacious seminar halls, laboratories, workshops and studios, well-equipped with latest
machinery and equipments. Central facilities like Auditorium, Seminar Halls, Central Library, etc.
are also available for academics and extra-curricular activities. A girls’ hostel with a capacity to
accommodate 170 students is available in the campus. Housing facility for both faculty and nonteaching staff are almost complete.
Presently, there are four Faculties in which 14 Under Graduate Degree level programmes are
being run; four in the Faculty of Fine Arts, four in the Faculty of Design, five in the Faculty of
Film & Television and Bachelor of Architecture programme in Faculty of Urban Planning and
Architecture. Besides, four Post-Graduate programmes are going to start in each faculty from
the session 2019-2020. These new course are: Master in Fashion Design, Master of Applied
Arts, Master in Mass Communication (Media Production) and Master of Planning (Urban &
The State Govt. has also decided to setup a Regional Centre of the University at Village
Aterna, Distt- Sonepat in which various courses of Humanities and Social Sciences, including
Cultural and Folk Media Studies will also be introduced in the near future.