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Institute of Visual and Performing Arts, [IVPA] Aligarh - Hostels and Facilities

Institute of Visual and Performing Arts, [IVPA] Aligarh Infrastructure Details

At MU, we believe that the quality of campus upkeep reflects the quality of education and development provided to students. As a result, no effort is spared in ensuring that the scrawling 70 acres MU campus is kept clean, green and becoming of our lofty educational standards.

Department Of Visual Art

  • Fine Art Centre' Art Gallery with the Capacity to exhibit about 100 paintings and 50 Sculptures at a time. 

  • Two rooms (one study & one painting room) for painting department with enough easels and colour facilities. 

  • Individual separate desk with enough space for each student. 

  • Huge computer lab with modern software facilities for the students of Advertising Design and visual communication. 

  • Modern Print Making machines installed in the Print-Making Dept with equipped lab also which is the unique feature of I.V.P.A. 

  • Modern facilities and machines for Sculpture Department. 

  • Facilities for Textile and fashion Designing. 

  • Hard working & experienced faculty members, Instructors & Lab. Assistants.

Department Of Performing Art

  • A museum with the collections of traditional & modern musical instruments (under construction). 

  • Modern equipments are used in the musical presentation. 

  • Separate rooms for training of individual as well as group of students. 

  • Training facilities for the students to achieve the goal of becoming an International level performer. 

  • Theatre Hall for the students of Theatre & Dance department with 200 people capacity 

  • Facilities to arrange National & International level conference / Seminar / Workshop / Symposium etc. in visual & Art field.


The MU Central Library is a spacious, modern facility which stacks over 25,000 books and subscriptions to about 100 journals and periodicals. The library subscribes to national & business dailies along with news & business magazines. It has a rich collection of research and industrial reports. A separate section stacks multiple copies of all the relevant textbooks.

The library has a large study hall facility that enables students to access resources until the late hours of the night. It also has a dedicated computer lab facility, where students and faculty access several online e-journals and e-books.


The beautifully constructed students hostel at MU houses nearly 500 students, with a much greater capacity. It offers single, double and triple-sharing rooms at varying rates, as per choice and availability. Located right next to the University sports facilities, the hostel is a picture of action and festivity on most days. There are fully sequestered, secluded residential areas for boys and girls. The hostel has its own housekeeping staff, with an uninterrupted supply of regular water and purified drinking water. It has round-the-clock security, with a team of wardens (both male and female) and the proctor staying within the hostel premises.

The hostel has separate gym facilities for girls and boys, as well as a common set of TT tables for recreation purposes. It is equipped with a dedicated Television Room and lounge. It is also fully wifi-enabled. One floor of the hostel consists exclusively of amenities, including a basic grocery shop, a saloon, a well-equipped dispensary with doctors constantly available and laundry facilities.

One of the most remarkable features of the hostel is its Open-Air Theatre. It is the venue for several formal and informal hostel functions, a key to keeping campus life brimming with energy.

Mess Facility

The Sumangalam hostel has a spacious mess with high-quality Jain food served over 4 meals every day with special lunch and dinner timings for Jain students. In addition, milk is served at 10 pm everyday.

Tea and coffee are available at all times during the day, upto 1 am. The mess menu is highly varied, and is altered periodically in consultation with the students. Based on a coupon system, day scholars and other campus residents may also eat at the mess as they desire.

The MU Cafeteria

In addition to the mess and hostel canteen, MU has a central cafeteria, with ample indoors and outdoors seating space. Most of the day, the cafeteria is chock-a-block with patrons looking to grab a delicious snack, a refreshing cup of coffee or a cold drink to beat the heat. A favorite hangout for all students, the cafeteria serves a wide variety of snacks made in the Jain tradition.

In the late evenings, the cafeteria transforms into a restaurant, acting as an alternate eating place for those desiring a change from the regular mess food. A variety of sumptuous multi-cuisine dinner items are served, all prepared in the "Vegetarian Snacks". You will find several groups of students and staff engaged in deep conversation, enjoying a tasty, affordable meal under the clear night sky.

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