Prof. (Ms.). Ammankili Murugathas
PhD (UoJ), MA( by research) (UoJ), PGDip (Education)(UoJ), BAHons (Tamil) (UoJ)
Professor in Tamil (by merit)
Department of Languages
Faculty of Arts & Culture
Eastern University, Sri Lanka
ART REPRESENTS, REFLECTS AND RECREATES
An Aesthetic Institute of a Higher Education Institution is a place where artistic and academic qualities are being groomed for the benefit and sustainability of all communities the world over.
Practicing the art and experiencing and understanding aesthetics is not apolitical and eternal as normally and popularly believed. Each and every art practice and aesthetic experience is clearly and strongly rooted in a politics of its own.
Mastering and performing or displaying the art and exploring its social and political context and significance is an indivisible part of educational empowerment particularly in the Higher Education Institution.
A Higher Education Institution provides a space not only for mastering the art but also for maneuvering it for application purposes too. Mastering an art is not only for mere performance or exhibition or display but also for making differences not only in its spheres but also in a wider spectrum of the world.
Artists are the people who are well rooted in the ground and feel, imagine, think and create in order to initiate dialogue among people. This, in turn, will hopefully be for the purpose of a positive world where all the living species on earth live happily and prosperously.
Swamy Vipulananda Institute of Aesthetic Studies is a space for grooming undergraduates as social figures who will function as facilitators of societies and contribute to social welfare and betterment.
In order to achieve this purpose, the Institute connects undergraduates with artists, academics, artisans, art entrepreneurs, social organizations, communities and other institutions and accommodates participatory, community-based and performance oriented learning and mastering environments.