Institute of Fine Arts (IFA) is proud to have established the first private institute in Chandigarh. Institute which has come up in 2004, was borne out of the need of the students of this region to express their creativity and provide them with the canvas to etch their potential. As there were only limited options available in this region IFA, the brain child of Mr. Balbinder Basson the director of the institute having 35 years experience and is topper of 1979 batch was initially imparting training to students to groom them as professionals in the field of Fine Arts, Applied Arts, Graphic Designing, Animation, Advertising, Packaging, Printing & Photography through short term courses. Out of these courses and through interaction with the masses there was a need and growing demand for Fine Arts and Graphic course. Hence IFA with the unstinting effort of its Directors and faculty finally started MFA, BFA, BA Fine Arts, MA Fine Arts and Short Terms and Hobby Courses.
IFA offers a period of specialized study to its students in the subject of their choice, besides regular study, creative criticisms and talks by the members of the teaching faculty, by distinguished contemporary artist are also arranged. Outdoor education comprising visits to museums, Art exhibitions, printing units, Newspapers, Scenic spots etc. is a part of the curriculum