Kalaprabodhini a trust formed by eminent professionals from different fields who are interested in upgrading the education in Design.

Kolhapur, also known as ‘KALAPUR’ has created remarkable impressions in various forms of art with its rich historical and cultural heritage. At the same time due to the exposure of global lifestyle, Designers are in full demand. In tune with this scenario, we have courses in the design profession, which will offer a through professional training to the students. The successful completion of any course in Design will create a professional designer heading towards a challenging career.


The institute is located at the premises Bhalji Pendharkar Trust behind Mahavir Garden, near collector office in Kolhapur. The campus is well developed with facilities of classrooms, library, computer hall, and seminar hall with necessary sanitation facilities and playground for students in a picturesque background. It is well connected with the city bus facility and it is about 2 kilometers away from S.T. Stand and railway station in Kolhapur.


Architect Vijay Gajbar, Architect Jayant Begampure, Architect Girija Kulkarni, Architect Narhar Kulkarni & Architect Mahesh Doiphode, all leading professional architects and interior designers with an object to create a platform for continuous development in the fields of arts and applied arts joined together in the year 1999 and formed a trust named 'KALAPRABHODHINI'.

This trust started performing various activities, namely organizing workshops, seminars, interactions with the leading professionals/experts in the field of interior design, furniture design, jewelry design etc. The trust was subsequently registered trust under the provision of the Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 on the date 13th December 2002.

It was decided by the trustees to have an academic institute to cater for the continuing education of the society in the field of arts and applied arts and hence with the kind support of the Bhalji Pendharkar Trust who offered their building and beautiful premises, started a three year full time diploma course in interior designing in the year 2002. The first batch of the course has come out and all the students have been placed at various firms/institutes in the field of interior design. At the same time various short time courses were also conducted doing advanced studies in the field of jewelry design, Set Design furniture design, landscape design etc. Successfully.

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