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Metal Sculpture

Temple Architecture

Stone Sculpture

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Wood Sculpture






The origin of sculpture is very ancient which is being represented by the pre Aryan Vedic culture in the Harappan and Mohanjadaro excavations. All the various body representations expressing emotional life of an individual, which is well defined in the ‘Angikabhinaya” by Bharatmuni were attempted at by the Iconographists of the same period by Viswakarma. The great treatises like Manasara, Mayamata, Samarangana Sutra dhara, Kasyapa silpasastra and others are other examples which are followed in the curriculum of the Sri Venkateswara Institute of Traditional Sculpture and Architecture, T.T.D., Tirupati.

While the Vedic wisdom has taken the manifested form in the shape of syllables, the Agama tradition has developed in to physical manifestation in the form of temples. The temple is the representation of the Hindu culture. The temple art developed so extensively that such no growth in that dimension is found any where in the world. The temples and their gate ways have influenced the mentality of Indians, which could not be done by the laws of the land and turned many persons towards a regulated social life.


( Sudha Sculpture)





To perpetuate the wisdom of ancient seers, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams started a training centre.

It also provides all the facilities for boarding and lodging during the tenure of the course, with the whole expenditure being met by the management of T.T.D., with a view to promote the Indian art and culture which is a desideratum.



T.T.D’s S.V.Institute of Traditional Sculpture and Architecture(S.V.I.T.S.A) is conducting a Diploma Course i.e. Diploma in Traditional Sculpture and Architecture (D.T.S.A) in

1. Temple Architecture 2. Stone sculpture 3. Sudai sculpture 4. Metal sculpture 5. Wood sculpture and 6. Traditional painting 7. Traditional Kalamkari Art


The course is designed to impart a sound practical knowledge in traditional sculpture, Temple architecture ,Traditional Painting and Certificate course in Traditional Kalamkari Art .The training will be given in carving of images of god and goddesses; training also includes construction of vimanams, gopurams etc. different media/ materials are utilized in sculpting like stone, cement, metal, wood , Traditional Painting and kalamkari Art.



Diploma in Traditional Sculpture and Architecture (D.T.S.A.)

This course is conducted under the Affiliation to State Board of Technical Education and Training, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad. After successful completion of the course the A.P. State Board of Technical Education will award diploma certificates. Eligibility for admission: 10th pass., Age limit: 15 – 20 years. The exemption is for candidates from Traditional artisan families who themselves posses practical experience in temple and image sculpture. Members of this group will be granted an exemption of up to but not more than two years (Candidates from the exempted group must produce a certificate from Mandal Revenue Officer stating that they belong to an artisan family). Course Duration:  4 years. At the time of admissions who got admited in this institute Rs.1 lakh will be deposited at a Nationalized bank in the name of the student. This amount along with that bank interest will be awarded to the students those who passed the course. Conditions apply.


Applications will also be issued at free of cost during the month of May/June every academic year and can be obtained either in person or by writing a requisition letter along with stamped, self addressed Envelop at the following address:
PIN :517507.

Ph:0877- 2264637 (Route map is also enclosed at the end of this Webpage)


A written test in Drawing, Mathematics and Telugu as well as viva voce examination will be conducted in July of each calendar year. Based on the marks obtained in the written test and viva voce the seat will be allotted to the Qualified candidates, following the rule of reservation of the Government of Andhra Pradesh. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION.


Fee Structure
Entire course of study is free of cost. Only at the time of admission D.T.S.A. students will have to pay Board Recognition Fee of Rs. 250-00 and Annual Examination fee Rs. 450/- per year.


Examination & Assessment
Four unit tests will be conducted during the course of each academic year and final examination at the end of each academic year. Minimum pass marks in Theory is 35%, and for Practicals is 50%.


Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams is maintaining a Production centre for preparation of stone idols. In this Production centre, the students of stone sculpture may get work on piece rate system after successful completion of their course and the students may also get employment in Endowment department, Archeological department. Many of our old students are successful in life by setting up their own workshops.


  This is a Co- Educational institute. The faculty of this Institute is well experienced and highly skilled.  Often eminent guest lecturers will address the students. Every year educational tour (free of cost) will be conducted for final year students. After successful completion of Diploma courses the students can join the course of Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Telugu University, Hyderabad. The intake of the students each Academic year, for each branch of Diploma course is 10. Teaching aids like overhead projectors, Computer lab with Auto Cadd and Library etc., are available. Certain Textbooks will be issued to students as free of cost.


Free Lodging and boarding will be provided for non-local students. Separate hostels are maintained for boys and girls.


Health care
All the students can avail medical facilities from T.T.D’S Central hospital, at free of cost.  


College Address & Route Map


PIN :517507. Office . Phone. 0877 - 2264637



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