CV of Professor (Dr.) Shekhar Chandra Joshi

Dr. Shekar Joshi

Joshi (b. 1961) did Diploma in Art Masters Training (A.M.T. Lucknow Uni.), Masters in Art (M.A.), Ph. D. (Garhwal Uni) and D.Litt. (Kumaun Uni). He has an excellent academic career with gold medal in PG (Garhwal Uni) and the highest degree of D.Litt. earned in the subject.
He is the recipient of prestigious International fellowship of Korea Foundation, Seoul where he worked for six months; several Research Grants of the University Grants Commission, Department of Culture, Government of India. He attended conferences personally and presented his papers on art and culture including Tibetan and Buddhist Art from time to time in University of Cape Town; Vienna University, Austria; RMIT University, Melbourne; University of Toronto etc. He convened more than a dozen State / National / International Conferences/Seminars/ Workshops.
Dr. Joshi is both art connoisseur and a practicing artist of high stature and competence.  His paintings have been exhibited and collected in India and abroad including South Africa, France, Australia, Korea, and Canada etc. His research contribution and art have been published in national and international journals of academic repute including the newspapers and magazines. He held many solo and group shows in India and abroad including participations in LKA, AIFACS, New Delhi etc.
His published books are entitled ‘Tribal Arts’, ‘Art and Craft of Uttarakhand’, ‘Art And Communication’, ‘Importance of Art’, ‘Adhunik Chitrakala Ka Itihas’, ‘Kala ke Sidhhant avem Chitrakala ke Rang’, ‘Chitrakala avem Lokkala Vividh Ayam’,  ‘Korea ki Kala’; reviews and monographs on ‘Fantasy of Raga’, Hoard Holy and Heritage, Exhibition’s catalogues of ‘AIAA’ and UAWA etc. to his credit. He has written units on art and history for NIOS, IGNOU, New Delhi and UOU,  Uttarkhand.
Besides, he has written articles and research papers for various magazines and research journals few of which have been translated and published in Russian and other languages. He has also been performing for the radio and T.V. He was honored by ‘Award of Artistry’, ’Global ‘Outstanding Peace Activist Award’’, ‘Agnipath Kala Rattan Samman’, Uttaranchal Kala Samman, awards of ‘Mohan Upreti Lok Sanskriti Kala’ and Snehil etc.
Starting his career in education as an art teacher in Silor Mahadev (Almora), Okhal Kanda (Nainital), and Lecturer in UPSS, Sarojini Nagar (Lucknow) he also worked as Reader in Fine Arts Assam (Central) University, Silchar, Assam; and held the position of Dean, Faculty of Visual Art; Head, Department of Drawing & Painting of Kumaon University (Nainital), Proctor and Senior Programme Officer NSS of Kumaun University Soban Singh Jina Campus, Almora, Uttarakhand, India. He is an advisor, editor in many journals including IJVASC. He is also in the jury, member Expert Committee of NCTE, Expert of e- Content- Massive Open Online Courses of UGC including Peer Committee Member of NAAC, observer (UGC Net, NEET, and CBSE), advisor (NCERT), convener and experts of committees, boards and bodies in the journals, institutions, organizations and universities.
Dr. Joshi is presently working as Professor & Dean Faculty of Visual Art Kumaun University and Head (Former), Department of Drawing & Painting of Kumaon University at SSJ Campus Almora, Uttarakhand, India.
Phone: +5962-230720;  Mob: +9719332735;  e-mail: [email protected]

Our Art and State: Abode of Gods and Creativity

Dr. Shekhar Chandra Joshi

Dean Faculty of Visual Art

Kumaon University, SSJ Campus

Almora, Uttarakhand, India

Tel. + 91-05962-230720 (Res.)

Mob. 9719332735

e-mail > [email protected]

It gives me immense pleasure to be with great personalities like you attending the Camp and Seminar in the state Orissa known as the land of Beyond the Shores. I am grateful to Orissa Lalit Kala Academi Bhubneshwar for inviting me to attend the 2nd National Artists Camp and Seminar. I am delighted to present my paper entitled Our Art and State: Abode of Gods and Creativity.

The present paper highlights the art and art scenario of Uttarakhand State including the art of self expression. Before presenting it the paper will reveal the general introduction of Uttarakhand and my art. Further, it will focus on few points that should be forwarded to the central and state governments both as a suggestion for their implementation for the sake of overall development of the society and art in the field.

Let me also express my pleasure in introducing myself, I am Shekhar Chandra Joshi from the State Uttarakhand along with my fellow artist Dr. Mamta Singh from the Same state. I am working as a Reader in the Department of Drawing and Painting in Kumaon University SSJ Campus Almora. Visual Arts and Design is our sister department within the art faculty in the campus started three years back is growing as a kind of the first and foremost in the field of art education within the State.

You would believe that I am feeling great joy in participating in this camp and seminar as much as ever before, attending many camps and seminars in the past within the country and outside the country in Korea, France, Canada and Australia.

I have explored different thoughts, mediums and techniques for my painting. I would like to quote the words from Amrit Bazar Patrika, Kolkatta as written on 3rd February 1996 by Ms. Anandita Tamta about my work The imagination, of the artist, Shekhar Chandra Joshi is touched by such fights and the outcome of it, as is evident from his work (Uttarakhand ka Sangharsh). The dazzling colours of the painting makes the idea more conspicious and vivid. This oil painting was purchased by Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi.

I got an extra attention to develop a new kind of technique titled Finger Nail Painting. I could not forget the moments spent with the former President of India Dr. Abdul Kalam and others. He and others asked me very excitingly about my kind of art saying that let me/us know about it. How do you do draw and paint with finger nails? I made many paintings with finger nails including the portrait of Dr. Kalam.

I exhibited my Solo Show of fingernails paintings entitled Fantasy of Raga: The Search for Ecstasy at first in U.P. State Lalit Kala akademi in the year 1999 when I was Reader in Fine Arts in the Assam (Central) University Silchar. According to HT correspondent printed in the Hindustan Times, Lucknow on January 13, 1999 The paintings are a unique combination of symbolic, figurative, abstraction and linearity art. Billed as an experiment by Dr Shekhar Chandra Joshi with music to express his everlasting chaos of fantasy with real dreams, the exhibition of Ragamala series of paintings was inaugurated by the Lalit Kala Akademi Chairman, Professor Yogendra Nath Yogi.

According to the Times of India coverage regarding to above said exhibition said the critic, Raag and paints may sound little off beat once you speak of them held together but then but it did not do so to the prolific and gifted painter from the Kumaon- Shekhar Joshi. A man who has travelled world-wide is currently holding an exhibition of his latest series Fantasy of Raga: The Search for Ecstasy. If one has been to the Lalit Kala Academy to see his work put up for display one has to admit that indeed it is a perfect blend of colours to the rhythm of melodious music.

I had a chance to work with Orissan artist Jyoti Ranjan Panigrahi in the camp held in Mansar, Jammu & Kashmir organized by Lalit Kala Kendra New Delhi and Jammu Academy in the year 2001. I remember the waves beyond the shores raised in my mind to meet him and also see the work of Dr. Dinanath Pathy and others in 1995. I tried personally to launch Uttarakhand Artist Association with the help of other like minded artists Imtiyaz Ali Khan, Ganga Dutta, Anand, Usha, Pushpa, and Charu for conducting several art activities in the field within and outside the region, and then it was in Uttar Pradesh. I became successful registering the Association entitled Uttarakhand Artists Welfare Association in the year 1996. Besides, at present Uttaranchal Kala Parisad is working in the state starting from 2000 launched by artist and former Secretary Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi Professor B.P. Kamboj and others.

Uttarakhand, the earlier named Uttaranchal is the 27th state of Indian republic. Kumaun and Garhwal are two important region of Uttarakhand. It had a population of 8.48 million in the census of 2001. Dehradun is the capital of the State. Hindi is the principal language of business and administration. Besides, regional Hindi dialects and other indigenous languages are spoken in the state.

The rolling foothills, fertile river valleys, and snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas form the majestic landscape of Uttarakhand. Nanda Devi, one of the highest Himalayan peaks at 7,817m (25,646 ft), is located in the northeastern part of the state. Alaknanda, Bhagirathi (Ganga), Yamuna etc. are the major rivers of Uttarakhand. Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, Nainital, Mussoorie etc. are the popular places. The climate of Uttarakhand varies according to elevation.

Swami Vivekanand, Madan Mohan Malviya, Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatama Gandhi, Brooster and other luminaries have drawn inspirationfrom this beautiful state (a region, then the part of Uttar Pradesh). Uttarakand has produced many renowned personalities in different walks of life, Padamshri R. S. Bisht, Awatar Singh Panwar, C.P Joshi, J.P. Joshi, G.B. Pant, Sumitra Nandan Pant, H. N. Bahuguna, General B. C. Joshi, Padamshri Yashodhar Mathpal, Padamshri Shekhar Pathak, Padamshri K. S. Valdia, Padamshri H. C. S. Rawat, Padamshri B. D. Pandey ICS, Sundar Lal bahuguan, Jaspal Rana, Mahendra Singh Dhauni and many others.

Art is an exchange of feelings, signs, and thoughts. Inspiring joyfully it also attracts the viewer or listener for the same. It can be displayed by visual and performing depictions for its recipients. Hence it is a simple way of communication. Besides it works for a better function. It brings relaxation to our body, mind and soul and also inspires to create a new work of art.

Uttarakhand has rich artistic heritage. Chholia, Jhaura, Chancheri Chapeli, Bhagnaula etc. are major performing folk arts of Uttarakhand. These are performed during marriages, fairs, religious rituals, and other occasional ceremonies. Nanda Jat is a peculiar tradition of performing art.

Chholia is a war dance. The performers of Chholia wear unique garments having coloured steps on white based dress. The dance begins with the blowing of the Beenbaja- Musk Been or Bagpipe and sound beatings of Dhol and Damuas, in that music two people with shield and sword perform the dance. Not a single woman participates in this dance.

Jhora is a group dance performed spontaneously in a circle by men and women. Jagar, Baisi, Ramoli, Jhumelia and Ghaneli performed in dance- music are ritualistic ceremonies. Thadya and Chancheri are a free-movement dance and a kind of playful competition respectively based on love.

A dramatic performance played by two men is called Chhapeli in which one acts as a woman. Hurkiya Bol is an enchanting dance-music performed in the harvesting fields when women do the works of sowing, hoeing, and implanting especially during the Kharif corp. The dances of Uttarakhand Tribes have their own way of performing their art. Ramlila Manchan of Uttarakhand has played a vital role in establishing this art. The Ramlila of Laxmi Bhandar (Hukka Club) Almora and Jagar/Dhol Dance of Garhwal are currently very famous.

At present Uttarakhand has pride to have an evidence of prehistoric rock paintings in the state. On the bank of the Suyal River near Barechina in Almora, two painted rock shelters reveal paintings of animals, humans and also drawn with fingers in black, red and white colours. Painting including the folk arts has an important place in Indian art.

Garhwal School of Painting of Uttarakhand has played an important role in Indian art. About the middle of the 17th century A.D. Suleman Shikoh, a Mughal Prince, took refuge in Garhwal. The prince brought along with him an artist and his son who were his court painters and well versed in the Mughal style of miniature painting. After nineteen months, the prince left Garhwal but his court painters enchanted by the environment, stayed behind. These painters settled in Srinagar (currently in Pauri District of Uttarakhand), the then capital of the Panwar dynasty and introduced the Mughal style painting in Garhwal. With the passage of time, the successors of these original masters became expert painters and also developed an original style of their own. This style later on came to be known as the Garhwal School of Painting.

Maularam, Jwalaram, Tejram, Brijnath were the great masters of the Garhwal School. A rich collection of Maularams contributions are displayed in the H.N.B. Garhwal University Museum at Srinagar and Maularam Art Gallery, Srinagar. The credit goes to Bairistar Mukandilal who introduced first the importance of the paintings of Garhwal School. The masterpieces of the Garhwal School of Painting include the following:

  1. 1. Illustrations of Ramayana (1780 A.D.)
  2. 2. Illustrations of Gita Govinda
  3. 3. Celebrations of Balaramas Birthday (1780 A.D.)
  4. 4. Series of Raginies
  5. 5. Nayikaon ka Ankan
  6. 6. Paintings of Radha and Krishna
  7. 7. Kaiya Daman
  8. 8. Krishna Lifting Mountain

The main theme of the paintings is based on religious background along with the depiction of the natural beauty of the people and region. Delicate eye brows and thin nose with definite nose bridge on soft oval shaped face, sandal on forehead, beautiful women with fully developed breasts, thin waist line reflect the special features of the Garhwal School to spread a message of love in fusion of religion and romance.

Temple architecture of Uttarakhand has richness and contributes to the ocean of the great Indian architecture. It is said by Swarn Lata Mishra regarding the Indian Sun temples Among ancient Indian Sun- temples, Martanda Temple in Kashmir, Modhera Sun Temple in Gujrat and Konark in Orissa are world famous for their beautiful architecture and grandeur. Uttarakhand has a pride to have sun temples. On the top of the hill designed in its original way the biggest and most impressive sun temple is built in Katarmal near Kosi Almora in Kumaon. In Garhwal there is also a Sun Temple in Palethi, 7 km from Hindolkhal.

Pun, Katuyaris, Panwars, and Chand dynasties of the region built big stone temples in different places such as Adi Badri, Kedarnath, Tungnath, Kamleshwar, Lakhamandal in the Garhwal region and Baijnath, Dwarahat, Champawat Gangolihat, Jageshwar, Nandadevi, are in Kumaon region. Some of these temples were erected with highly intricate and ornamental carving, having beautiful idols. According to Purnima Pande The salient features of this style of architecture are the lotus shaped roof, lion over the elephant which is projected over lower Shikhara normally covering the audience hall and outer walls executed either in Panch Rath or Sapta Rath pattern, giving the temple a cylindrical shape. The main temple is invariably surrounded by a couple of smaller temples, which house deities of lower hierarchy. (Dr. Purnima Pande)

The woodcarving of Uttarakhand is famous for its beautiful designs. Wooden doors and windows of houses are carved with the designs of creepers and floral forms based on lotus, pomegranates and grapes, images of Gods and Goddesses, humans, birds, animals and other sacred signs and emblems. Folk art has played a vital role in Uttarakhand. Aipan, Peeth, Patas, Dekara, Rangwali etc. are the folk arts of Uttarakhand. Almost every ceremony and festival starts with the visualization of these.

Several eminent and budding artists of this state are exploring their way of art communication world wide. Mohd. Saleem, Mukul Panwar, Pankaj Panwar, Surendra Joshi, Ekeshwar Hatwal, D. S. Rawat, Devendra Nayak, Ishan Bahuguna, Mamta Singh, Jag Mohan Bangani etc. are among them including myself too.

Apart from attracting tourists to the state with brochures and presentations, the Uttarakhand Tourism Department had hit upon a novel idea to woo prospective tourists with paintings of the picturesque hill State to organize an artist camp in the Ananda in the Himalaya at Narendra Nagar in the year 2002. Jatin Das (an eminent artist basically from Orissa), Gopi Gajwani, Sunil Das, Yusuf Arakal, Rajiv Lochan, Shamsad Husain, Harsh Vardhan, Rinni Dhumal, Amitabh Das, Apurv Desai, Subrato Kunddu, Anupam Sud, C. M. Mishra and Shekhar Chandra Joshi participated in this camp.

Another Artists Camp was organized by the Department of Culture of Uttarakhand in collaboration with NZCC Chandigarh in Parmarth Niketan at Rishikesh in the year 2006. Baldev Ghambhir, Ishwar Dayal, Rohit Kumar, Avnish Mishra, Roopam B. Duna, Rakesh Kumar, Hemant Rao, Umesh Kumar, Basant Keshav, Ram Singh, Awdhesh Mishra, Shekhar Chandra Joshi, C. M. Mishra and others attended the camp. The convener of the camp was Dr. Lalta Prasad.

Thus it shows that Uttarakhand has a unique combination of creativity including the abodes of God and the state has added to the splendor and glory of Art, a rich part of India.

Nevertheless, following points are raised in my mind to promote the art and welfare of the artists including the welfare of the society.

  1. 1. Government should release an order to all the departments that they should decorate their departments with the artifacts made by the local artists instead of printed materials. It will encourage to the art and artists automatically.
  2. 2. There are several programme funded by Ministry of Science to make science popular among the students. Unfortunately we do not have any such funding agency to make art popular among the students especially in the field of visual arts.
  3. 3. There are several funding agencies for the science scholars ready to provide the expenses to attend any national and international seminars/ conferences/ workshops. In the field of visual arts we do not have such funding agencies that provide the expenses for this purpose.
  4. 4. Indian Government including Indira Gandhi National Open University could not start distant learning courses in the field to the students of visual arts.
  5. 5. Unfortunately artists especially painters and sculptors etc. in the field of visual arts do not have the provision to seek 50% discount while they travel by rail to attend any artistic meet/ function. However this kind of facility is being provided to the sports persons.
  6. 6. Art of any state should be properly preserved and exhibited; Our state Uttarakhand does not have any Lalit Kala Academi to do this kind of work. However other state academies of the country are fulfilling this kind of work.
  7. 7. Indian Administrative Service and Public Service Commission (Lok Seva Aayog) of each state should include the theory course of visual arts for those students who have studied and passed out in the subject up to graduation and post graduation level for the several examinations like IAS and PCS.
  8. 8. Art should be compulsory up to the high school level including their states art and artists in the syllabus.
  9. 9. Americans for the Arts has developed an online toolkit to help arts organizations respond effectively in times of crisis. The Arts Funding Response and Readiness Kit provides current information, key messaging, communications and advocacy strategies, and the research you need to make the case for keeping the arts in your community. Our government should plan to bring out such information.

At last, I have in my mind that a time will come soon when our government will provide all the facilities as mentioned above to the visual artists like the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes of the country to promote them due to their having, by and large, a close affinity along with nature. It seems they were the true friends of our nature. It is our true dream to save the nature first with love and peace along with global artistic harmony on this earth. Following words in the form of a poem would appeal to you as a gist of my above paper.

I offer you beauty. You offer the same.

I offer you friendship. You offer the same.

I offer you love. You offer the same.

I offer you peace. You offer the same.

I hear your need. You hear the same.

I communicate myself. You communicate the same.

I create the art. You create the same.

Let us work for the community and its communication.


  1. 1. Anandita Tamta, Anand Bazar Patrika, Kolkatta, February 03, 1996
  2. 2. Hindustan Times, Lucknow, January 13, 1999
  3. 3. Times of India, Lucknow, January, 1999
  4. 4. Uma Prasad Thapliyal, Uttaranchal Etihasik Avem Sanskritik Aayam, B. R. Publishing Corporation Ltd., Delhi, 2005, pp- 9 & 156
  5. 5. Dr. Purnima Pande, Art Heritage of Garhwal and Kumaon Himalayas, Director Tourism (Hills), Dehradun, Year Not Printed, pp-8 & 9
  6. 6. Dr. Swarn Lata Mishra, Sun Worship In India, International Journal of Visual Arts Studies and Communication (IJVASC), Vol-1, 1998, p-49
  7. 7. Dr. Purnima Pande, Art Heritage of Garhwal and Kumaon Himalayas, Director Tourism (Hills), Dehradun, Year Not Printed, p-4

(This paper presented in the 2nd National Artists Workshop with Seminar organized by Orissa Lalit Kala Academy at Bhubneshwar ).

Dr. Shekar Joshi1. Name: Professor (Dr.) Shekhar Chandra Joshi
2. Designation: Professor and Dean FVA
3. Qualification: AMT (1980, Lucknow University), M.A. {1984, with award of first position, the degree of Ph.D. (1991, both conferred from University of Garhwal (Now HNB Garhwal University)}; & D.Litt (2011, awarded Kumaun University, Nainital and received from Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam).
4. Area of Specialization/ Research field: Drawing & Painting, Visual/ Fine Art, Raga Mala Paintings, Finger Nail Paintings, History of Art, Art Aesthetic and Culture of World Art, Folk Art, and Tribal Art
5. Awards/ Recognitions:
– ‘Kala Gaurav Samman’ (2020) by Adharshila to be awarded in Mauritius, South Africa (postponed due to COVID-19)
– Honor (regret for not attending) in the 3rd All India Contemporary Art Exhibition 2019 organised by Anand Art Mission, Haridwar Uttarakhand December 8, 2019
– Awarded in Almora Festival 2019 by Almora District Administration of Uttarakhand
– Bronze Category Certificate contribution towards building this great nation by Ministry of Finance Government of India Central Board of Direct Taxes for the year 2018-19
– Honored by ‘Award of Artistry’ in International Art Festival Jaipur, Rajasthan 2018

– Awarded “Shatabdi Gaurav Samman” in Karanprayag, Chamoli, Uttarakhand on 28 October 2018
– The ’Global ‘Outstanding Peace Activist Award’’- 2017
– Awarded ‘’Global ‘Outstanding Peace Activist Award’’ in the IBEI-YAC 7th Global Peace Award 2017
– Certificate of Appreciation (Bronze) from Ministry of Finance (Central Board of Direct Taxes)-Govt. of India 2016
– Golden Beads of Contemporary Indian Art (2016) by Wisdom Society of Creative Art (Regd.) 2016
– Award of Uttaranchal Deep – ‘Great Personage of Almora’- 2016 (Honored
on 25th September 2016)
– Awarded Research Article “Dr. Shekhar Chandra Joshi, An Indian Modern Artist” presented by Miss Lavi, M.A. Student, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 2016
– Award of ‘Agnipath Kala Rattn’, New Delhi, 2015
– Award from DPS Haridwar in the 8th All India Contemporary Art Exhibition 2014
– Award of ‘Snehil’ in New Delhi 2013
– Award of Exhibition on G.K Varma National Awards-2013 at Baroda
– Award of Shardotsava 2012, Nagar Palika, Almora
– Award of Mohan Upreti Lok Sanskriti Kala Avem Vigyan Sodh Samiti 2012
– Part of Longest Mural of the World record made in Lucknow on the occasion of Centenary celebration of Lucknow Arts College, Lucknow University 2011
– Honored in the II Artist’s Camp- 2008 at Centre for Youth and Social Development (CYSD), Bhubaneshwar, Orissa
– ‘Uttaranchal Kala Samman’ by Uttarakhand Artist Welfare Association, 2005
– ‘Soar Kalakar Samman’ by Uttarakhand Artist Welfare Association, 2004
– Commemorative Plaque of Uttarakhand Shodh Sansthan, 2003
– Award of Dissertation “A Critical Study of Dr. Shekhar Chandra Joshi as a Ragamala Artist” awarded to Ms. Naghma Ansari, MFA, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (2002)
– ‘Silver medal’ of Avantika New Delhi 2000
– ‘Man of the Year – 1999’ by American Biographical Institute Inc. 1999
– Award for International Scholarship of Korea Foundation 1992
– Award of Shardotsav Mela Chamoli, Gopeshwara 1980-81
– Kala avem Shilp Mahavidyalaya Lucknow 1980
– Uttarakhand Mountain Club 1975
6. No of Research projects
i) Completed
Sr. No.
Title of the project
Funding Agency
Year (from-to)
Study of Development and Conservation of Wooden Art and Craft of Uttarakhand
UGC New Delhi
A Critical Study of Art and Craft Traditions of the Tribes of Uttaranchal
UGC New Delhi
Folk Art of Barak Valley of Assam with special reference to Tribal Art
HRD Government of India
Korean Arts through the Ages
Korea Foundation
₩ 10,000 pm and Air Fare both way
Ragamala Paintings
UGC New Delhi
ii) On –going- Nil (proposals to be send are under preparation)
Sr. No.
Title of the project
Funding Agency
Year (from-to)
Socio Art and Psychology/ Tribal Art/ Art Awareness and Artificial Intelligences
Ministry of Culture
For 2020-2021 and on words
7. Number of Ph.D. candidate successfully completed – 10
8. Number of Ph.D. candidate currently working – 7
9. Publications:
i) Books
Sr. No
Year of Publication
Historical Fine Arts and Asian Culture An Art Craft and Skill Designing with Science and Technology, ISBN 978-93-5171-166-7
Research India Press, New Delhi
Tribal Art
ISBN: 93-82661-31-X
Almora Book Depot
Tribal Art and Craft of Uttarakhand; ISBN: 93-82661-31-X
Indo American Books, Delhi & Canada
Prof John Antonio Labadie
The Importance of Art and Its Interrelationship with Other Subjects ; ISBN: 81-85865-87-6,
Almora Book Depot, Almora
Prof John Antonio Labadie
The Importance of Art and Its Interrelationship with Other Subjects; Vol- 1 ISBN: 81-58865-20-5,
Almora Book Depot, Almora
Korea Ki Kala
Almora Book Depot, Almora
Chitrakala avem Lokkala Vividh Ayam
with ISBN-978-81-7977-339-0
Prakash Book Depot, Bara Bazar, Bareilly, U.P.
Art and Communication,
ISBN 81-7341-458-0
Indian Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi
Kala ke Sidhant evam Chitrakala ke Rang published by
Almora Book Depot Almora
partly funded by UGC, New Delhi
Adhunik Chitrakala Ka Itihas
Prakash Book Depot, Bara Bazar, Bareilly, U.P.
iii) Research Articles published in journals
1. Changing Scenario of Socio – Visuals in the Art and Culture of Uttarakhand, India International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (, ISSN:2349-5162, June 2019 Vol.6, Issue 6, pp.200-205
2. Creativity in Making Visible to Indians Skill in Visual Arts International Journal of Research in Humanities and Social Studies (IJRHSS). (30 May 2018) Volume 5, Issue 5, 2018, pp. 54-56
3. Analyzing Specific Praxes of Visual Art up to Post Modern Society Indian Scholar: An International Multidisciplinary Research e-Journal (ISSN 2350-109X) Vol.3 Issue IV July 2017
4. An Approach towards Visual Arts Today Omniscience: A Multi-disciplinary Journal. 2017; 7(1): pp. 11–13
5. Role of Art for Rural Development ARTLAND, India International Rural Cultural Centre (IRCEN ), New Delhi, Vol. no. xxvi, no. 4-6, April- July 2017, pp. 8-12
6. Role of Buddhist Art and Tibetan Influence in Uttarakhand International Buddha Education Institute by Buddha Lok Prakashan, Buddha Lok, Hapur, UP, India Annual Publication (Special edition). 2017, pp. 46-56
7. Uttarakhand ke Lok Jeevan Main Bans “Chaumasa” ISSN 2249-5479” Aadivasi Lok Kala Avem Boli Vikas Akdemi Madhya Pradesh Sanskriti Parishad, Bhopal Year 32 Issue-102, November 2016-February 2017, pp. 85-87
8. Use of Waste Material in the Creativity for Art and Society International Journal of English Language, Literature and Humanities, ISSN 2321-7065, Impact Factor-5.07 Volume IV, Issue XI, November 2016
9. Paintings of Mother in the East and West, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research Review (IJMDRR) peer reviewed and referred journal, Print ISSN: 2395-1877 On Line ISSN: 2395-1885 Impact Factor: 3.567 Volume-1, Issue-19, September 2016, pp.79-84
10. Golden Beads of Contemporary Indian Art (About Art and Artist Prof. Shekhar Chandra Joshi) (2016), ISBN – 983- 54- 1004-345-0, Wisdom Society of Creative Art (Regd.) 2nd issue, pp.201-203
11. Cultural Assimilation and Composite Forms in the Art of Uttarakhand International Journal of Visual Arts Studies and Communication (IJVASC) ISSN- 0975-1629 Silchar/ Almora, India, Vol. & No. 18, 2015, pp. 19-25
12. Himalaya ki Viratata ko Darshate Nikolas Roric ke Chitra, Himprabh, Gobind Ballabh Pant Himalayan Paryavaran Avem Vikas Sansthan, Kosi Katarmal, Almora Issue 8, 2015: pp. 3-5
13. Kumauni Janjatiyon ke Mratak Sanskar, Chaumasa, Issue-95 by Aadivasi Lok Kala Boli Vikas Akademi (Madhya Pradesh Sanskriti Parishad), Bhopal
14. Development and Conservation of Wooden Art and Craft of Uttarakhand International Journal of Visual Arts Studies and Communication (IJVASC) ISSN- 0975-1629 Silchar/ Almora, IndiaVol. & No. 17, 2014, pp. 01-14
15. Uttarakhand ki Kasht avem Shilp Kala, Himprabha Issue 6, Gobind Ballabh Pant Himalayan Paryavaran avem Vikas Sansthan, Kosi Katarmal, Almora, 2013, pp. 81-86
16. Our Art and State: Abode of Gods and Creativity, SACH Bulletin No. 1, March 15, 2013, pp. 1-3
17. Kumauni Chitrakala ki Parampara, Madhyotari Kala Sangam, Uttar Madhya Kshetra Sanskratik Kendra Ministry of Culture Govt. of India New Delhi, Sharad Ritu Ank 2011, pp. 21-23
18. Uttarakhand ke Kala Shikhar: R. S. Y., Kala Dirgha, Lucknow April 2010, Volume-10, No-20, pp. 94-96
19. Art and Craft of Uttarakhand Tribes International Journal of Visual
Arts Studies and Communication (IJVASC) ISSN- 0975-1629 Silchar/ Almora, India Vol. & No. 12, 2009, pp. 01-12
20. Uttarakhand Ka Samkalin Kala-Paridrasya, Samkalin Kala – 34, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 2008, pp. 56-59
21. Mughal Ragamala Chitra, Research Journal of Vast & Vision Udaipur Rajasthan, Issue-II (2004-05), pp. 21-23
22. Uttaranchal ki Kala main Kauwa, International Journal of Visual & Performing Art, Lalit Kala Sansthan Agra, Dr.B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra, Vol-I (2004), p-7
23. Kumauni Lok Kala ke Muladhar Tatva, Souvenir Basundhara, Tarun Himalaya, Tivari, Shivlok, Hardwar, 2004, pp. 60-61
24. Chitrakala Main Meri Sadhana bhi Ujagar Hori Hai, “K” Kala Sampada avem Vaichariki, New Delhi, Issue 2:10, May-June 2004, p-27
25. Assamese Art, International Journal of Visual Arts Studies and Communication (IJVASC) ISSN- 0975-1629 Silchar/ Almora, IndiaVol. & No. 4 & 5, 2001-2002, pp. 33-43
26. The Role of groups in Modern Indian Art, Journal of Historical, Philosophical, and cultural Studies, Magnitogorsk State University, Russia XI (2001), pp. 490-494
27. Kangara Chitrakala: Aek Parichay, Somasi, Himachal Kala Sanskriti Bhasa Akademi Shimla, No 95-96 (2000), pp. 51-54
28. Tiger in Korean Art with special reference to Painting of Minwha, International Journal of Visual Arts Studies and Communication, No. 02 & 03 (1999-2000), pp. 32-36
29. Information Technology in Visual Arts and Communication, International Journal of Visual Arts Studies and Communication, No. 2&3 (1999-2000), pp. 54-71
30. Symbolism and Geometry in Indian Art, Chinha, Vol-XXI (1999), pp. 8-9
31. What is Art of Our Time? Journal of Assam University, Silchar, Assam,
Volume III (1), January (1998), pp. 110-114
32. Art of Rabindranath, Korean – Indian Culture Tagore Society of Korea Vol-13 (1997), pp. 215-217
33. Modern Art and Artist of South Korea, Aakriti, Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi, September 1995, pp. 3-5
34. Many Articles on Visual Art and Culture published in several newspapers & magazines namely- Navnit, Suman Saurabh, Dandikanthi, Eastern Panorama, The Assam Tribune, Momentum, Amar Ujala, Akriti, Sodhak, Uttarayan, Sanubandh, Saptparna Katyuri Mansarovar, Enemic India, Purvasi, Basundhara, Uttar Pradesh, Pahar, Sahitya and Sanskriti, RangYatra, Dainik Jagaran, Navbharat Times, Uttar Ujala, Kuber Times, Korean Indian Culture, The Frontier Sun, Aajadi ka Ahsas Sarita, Himalaya Darpan, Rastriya Sahara etc.
iii) Papers presented in Conferences/Seminars
Sr. No
Title of the Paper
Title of the Conference/ Seminar
‘Bhartiya Sanskriti Mian Kala’; including facilitation of award ‘Kala Gaurav Samman’ to presenter
“Antarrashtritya Hindi Sammelan”
& Exhibition of paintings at Mauritius
Postponed due to COVID-19 as scheduled for March 18 to 20, 2020
“Changing Scenario of Socio – Visuals in the Art and Culture of Uttarakhand, India”
presented in absentia in International Conference on ‘The Future of Storytelling-Global & Multidisciplinary Emergence (ICFST-2019)
March 14 & 15th, 2019
Attended and Displayed Finger Nails Paintings on Paper
“15th Anniversary Conference the World of Work and the Power of Politics including Music, Poetry and Exhibition” at University of Cape
September 4 & 5, 2017
Town , Cape Town, South Africa
Attended and presented Cultural Assimilation and Composite Forms in the Art of Uttarakhand
Indian Art History Congress at National Museum, New Delhi
November 11- 13, 2014
Attended and presented – Uttarakhand ki Lok Kala: Janjatiya Kala ke Vishesh Sandharbh Main
Pratham Uttarakhand Lok Bhasha Sammelan organized by Uttarakhand Bhasha Sansathan
April 16-18, 2011
Attended and Presented paper ‘Tibetan and Buddhist Art in Uttarakhand, Indo-Asia’
European Association for South Asian Archaeology and Art “EASAA Conference” at Vienna University, Austria
July 04-09, 2010
Attended and worked/ presented finger nails paintings
“The Body of Desire Symposium” at University Of Toronto, Canada
November 6-7, 2009
Presented paper ‘Philosophy of Indian Art with special Reference to Uttarakhand’ including Solo Show of Paintings
“IAPL Conference (Local Arts and Global Knowledge)”
Attended and at RMIT University Melbourne, Australia
June 30 to July 06, 2008
Attended and presented paper ‘Color: An important Elementary in the Visual Arts of Uttaranchal India’ & Paintings Solo Show
IRIS Conference at
Institute National Polytechnic DE Lorraine, Nancy France
November 09-10, 2005
iv) Articles/ review articles published in books/journals:
Sr. No
Title of Paper
Title of the Book/ Journal
Year of Publication
Page No
Depiction of Bulls as Bull’s Eye in the Fine Art and Marketing
ISBN 978-93-81130-48-3,
Yash Publication, Delhi
pp.- 9-12
Fundamentals of Arts of (Paintings) Block- History of Art
IGNOU, New Delhi
Kumauni Chitrakala ki Parampara
Lokkala Navneet (Hindi Original) First Edition
Rashtriya Pustak Nyas (National Book Trust, India), New Delhi
pp.- 179-183
Introductory Orientation of Visual Arts
Drama and Art in Education
Uttarakhand Open University Haldwani Uttarakhand
Role of Tribes to Strengthen the Ecological Balance”
Environment The Saviour of Mankind (ISBN 978-81-8435-0)
Adhyayan Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi
pp. 126-137
Glimpses of Women in Indian Art
Indian Women Volume – I
Indian Publishers Distributors, New Delhi
pp. 225-230
Almora ke Nandadevi Mandir ke Mandovar main Utkrin Ardhcitra Alankaran
Yug Yugin Uttaranchal Indian Women
Indian Publisher, New Delhi
pp. 38-43
Vishwa Yudhon ka Kala avem Kalakaron par Prabhaav
Indian Publisher, New Delhi
pp. 67-75
Kumauni Kala avem Sanskriti main Prakritik Rang ek Sarvekshan
Ethno Botany of Kumaun Himalaya
Scientific Publisher, Jodhpur
pp. 439-447
10. Conference Seminar Organised
Sr. No.
Status of organiser
Title of the Seminar
Year and Dates
International Conference on Historical Fine Arts and Asian Culture partly funded by ICHR New Delhi and KU, Nainital
November 19-20, 2017
National Conference on Tribal Art funded by ICSSR New Delhi, ICHR New Delhi and KU Nainital
October 04-06, 2015
Course Director
Orientation Course for Art Teachers of U.P. and Uttarakhand organized by Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti
May 02-07, 2015
International Seminar on Importance of Art and Its Relationship with other Subjects
October 06-07, 2013
International Workshop on Illustration and Photography
September 06, 2013
Head Organizing Committee
National Seminar on Role of Art :Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
November 21-24, 2011
workshop on Art Education in Fine Art at JNV Champawat Uttarakhand
UAWA Conference on Conceptual Art and Environment, at Campus Almora
May 20, 2005
All India Visual Arts Seminar at Haldwani
August 08-11, 2004
All India Visual Arts Workshop at Pithoragarh
The Art of Maula Ram, Seminar by Uttarakhand Shodh Sansthan at Rudrapur
April 12-14, 2003
Seminar on Visual Arts of Uttaranchal at Pithoragarh
May 04 – 08, 2003
All India Annual Art Exhibition at D.S.B. Campus Nainital
December 18 -23, 2003
National Artist Camp at G.B. Pant Museum
September 20-21, 1996
11. Sessions chaired in Conferences/Seminar
Sr. No
Title of the Seminar
Organised by
Years and date
One Day Online Webinar on “Corona Virus And Its Impact on Society, Art and Culture” (Participated only)
On Line by D.A.V. (P.G.) College, Dehradun and NRJHSS
May 17, 2020
Webinar Online Teaching- Learning and Online Assessment Demo (Participated only)
On Line organized by InPods Ed-tech
April 24, 2020
Indian Culture and Its Global Influence/ Also Presented paper titled “Influence of Buddhists Art and Culture in Abroad”
Department of History, KU, SSJ Campus Almora
March 30-31, 2019
Attended as Resource Person in a UCOST Sponsored One Day
In collaboration MHRD, Govt. of
September 28, 2019
National Seminar on ‘National Education Policy: Various Aspects & Perspectives’
India initiative held at MKP (PG) College, Dehradun
Chaired a Session of National Conference “Almora Janpad ka Etihas, Samaj avem Sanskriti ”
SSJ Campus, Almora
July 30, 2019
Chaired the Concluding Session of International Seminar on Indian Culture and its Global Influence
SSJ Campus, Almora
March 31, 2019
Paper presented and Chaired the session in National Conference on Conference on ‘Tribal Art’
Visual Art Faculty, KU, SSJ Campus Almora
October 04-06, 2015
Chaired Lecture Series on Environmental Issues in Himalaya-2014
KU, SSJ Campus Almora
April 26-27, 2014
IInd Day Parallel Session on “Folk Literature and Art” of the National Seminar on “Himalayee Samaj, Sanskriti avam Paryavaran”
Uttarakhand History and Culture Parisad
March 21-22, 2014
National Seminar on “The Evolution of Modern & Contemporary Indian Art”
Department of Fine Arts, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
February 08-09, 2014
the Sixth Session entitled “Visual Arts and Technology”
School of Performing and
January 30, 2014
of the National Seminar on “Emerging Trends and New Perspectives in the Teaching and Learning Practice in Performing and Visual Arts”
Visual Arts, IGNOU, New Delhi;
12/15Academic/Administrative positions held
Sr. No.
Chairman/Member/ Secretary
Year and dates
Dean Faculty of Visual Art
Kumaun University Nainital
09-11-2017 to at present (2020)
& 12-11-2011 to 13-11-2014
Flying Squad Examination Kumaun University
2019 – 2020
Department of Drawing & Painting, Kumaun University Nainital
01-10-2016 to 30-09-2019
30-9-2010 to 31-9-2013
Campus Dean
Faculty of Visual Art Kumaun University SSJ Campus Almora
21-7-2015 to – 2016
Campus Head
Department of Drawing & Painting K U SSJ Campus Almora
1-10-2013 to
Programme Officer
National Service Scheme (NSS) Kumaun University
2000 to 2003
2005 to 2008
In charge / Senior Programme Officer
National Service
Scheme (NSS)
2010 to 2011
In charge Guest House SSJ Campus Almora
Kumaun University SSJ Campus Almora
2005 to 2010
In charge
Flying Squad Examinations for Kumaun University S. S. J. Campus, Almora
2009 to 2010
Kumaun University S.S. J. Campus, Almora
2006 to 2008
Assistant Dean Student Welfare (ADSW)
Kumaun University, DSB Campus Nainital
2005 to 2006
In charge Campus Head
Drawing and Painting Department, D.S.B. Campus, Nainital
2003 to 2004
Reader in Fine Arts
Assam (Central) University, Silchar
30-12-1996 to
Assistant Proctor
Kumaun University S. S. J. Campus, Almora
1994 to 1997
Research Degree Committee (RDC) Ruhelkhand University
2020, 2019, 2016
EC Member
Executive Council Kumaun University
2019, 2020, 2013 &
2006- 2007
Observer UGC NET Exam
8 July 2018
Peer Committee Member
National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), at MS University
Expert / Member
Research Advisory Committee, Department of
(2019, 2015)
Fine Arts, Tripura (Central) University
Board of Studies and Research Degree Committee of Drawing & Painting, Kumaun University
(2016 to 2019, 2010 to 2013, 2005 to 2008 & 1994 to 1997)
Faculty Board of the Faculty of Visual Arts (FVA) Kumaun University
(2018 to 2020
2011 to 2014)
Member of Academic Council
Kumaun University
(2016 to 2019, 2010 to 2013 & 2006 to 2007)
Member Institutional Advisory Board (IAB)/ Departmental Advisory Board (DAB) National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi
(2017 to 2020)
Nominated Member
Selection for the Award of Fellowship by Department of Culture Uttarakhand Government
Research Degree Committee of Drawing and Painting, Jiwaji University Gwalior MP
(2017, 2015
& 2014)
Observer JEE Main 2017
CBSE Noida
2 April 2017
e-Content – Massive Open Online Courses (Nominated
by the Chairman UGC, New Delhi)
RDC Agra University
NEET –I National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (UG)-II
July 24, 2016 & May 01, 2016;
Confidential work IIT Kanpur
June 24, 2016
Member/ Expert
Confidential Workshop at CBSE New Delhi
July 2016
School Board of School of Performing and Visual Arts (SOPVA) IGNOU New Nelhi
Re-test of All India Pre-Dental Entrance Test,
03 May 2015
July 25, 2015
Member of Sub Committee
Preparation of Draft Regulation, Norms & Standards for Diploma leading to award of Visual Arts by National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) New Delhi
2014 & 2015
Expert Member in Confidential Workshop
& 2014
Expert Member in Confidential Workshop
U-SET Cell, KU Nainital
Research Degree Committee of Drawing & Painting, Jiwaji University, Gwalior,
School Board of Rabindra Nath Tagore School of Creative Arts and Communication Studies of Assam University Silchar,
2011 to (for two years)
Board of Studies of Fine Art Faculty of Rajasthan University, Jaipur,
Confidential work UPSC Allahabad UP
Confidential work UKPSC Haridwar
2017 & 2018
In Selection Committee of Lectures/ Teachers in Uttarakhand Government
2006, 2012- 13
Confidential work of UPSC Allahabad UP
2009 & 2012
Board of Studies of Art Faculty HNBGU Srinagar, Garhwal
Board of UP Secondary Education, Lucknow,
Board of Studies of Art Faculty H.N.B. Garhwal University Srinagar
Board of School of Humanities Assam University, Silchar,
Executive Council (EC Member) of Kumaun University,
13/16 Membership to professional Organisation/Associations:
Sr. No.
Name of the Association/Organizations
Status of the membership
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), School of Performing & Visual Arts (2019)
Content Editor for Self Learning Material (Theory) OVA-020
SPETRUM 2017 ‘Retro’ at Birla Institute of Applied Sciences Bhimtal, Nainital (23rd April to 25th April)
21st All India Inter DPS Children’s Art Competition-2015- (July 02, 2016)
Selection Committee for appointment of Teachers
Chairman/ Member
Uttarakhand Artist Welfare Association, 2010-2015
STM Journals 2014- 15
Editor / Expert
National Research Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (ISSN:2321-8282) 2013-at present
CHIKITUSHI’s Ist state U.P. State Art Exhibition 2010
Jury Member
IPSC Cultural Festival by L.K. Singhania Education Centre Gotan Rajasthan, 7-9 November 2006
Board of the Journal of Indian Visual Art Agra, 2004
National Art Journal-Vanchha Kanpur, 2002-2003
American Biographical Institute, 1999
ISPC Cultural Festival 2006 at LK Singhania Education Centre Gotan Rajasthan, November 7-9, 2006
Jury Member
Professor S.B.L. Saxena, Research Foundation, 2012
Felicitation Committee
Bombay Art Society, Mumbai
Life Member
Indian Society of Oriental Art Kolkata
Life Member
Uttarakhand Artist Welfare Association
Founder Life Member
Uttaranchal Kala Parishad
Joint Secretary
14/17 Any other Information:
Resource Person/ Lecturer/ Demonstration:
• As a Resource Person delivered a Keynote Address in a UCOST sponsored One Day National Education Policy: Various Aspects & Perspectives (MHRD, Govt. of India initiative) 28th September, 2019 at MKP (PG) College, Dehradun.
• Lectured / Discussion (Kala-Samwad) (under a series of Fine Art Films &Lectures) in the College of Arts and Crafts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Lucknow University on 23 January 2018
• Lecture delivered on Folk Art and Innovative in the Refresher Course held at UGC-HRDC, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla on 21 June 2017
• Resource Person and Course Director for the ‘Orientation Course for Art Teachers of UP and Uttarakhand Navodaya Vidyalayas’ at NavodayVidylaya Nainital, 02-07 May 2015
• Resource Person in the International Seminar on 21st Century Women at the Zenith of Glory at Kumaun University Bhimtal Campus, 12 June 2014
• Expert in the Panel Discussion of the National Seminar on “Emerging Trends and New Perspective in the Teaching and Learning Practice in the Teaching and Learning Practice in Performing and Visual Arts” organized by School of Performing and Visual Arts, IGNOU, New Delhi; 30th January 2014
Participation/ Held Exhibitions / (Solo Show):
• All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi (2018)
• Institute National Polytechnic DE Lorraine, Nancy, France (2005)
• Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow (1999)
• Rampur, Nainital, Gopeshwar, Dehradun, Almora (1979 – 1992)
Invited / Participation in Exhibitions (Group Show):
• Exhibition of Finger Nails Paintings at Mauritius 18-20 March 2020 (Postponed due to COVID-19) 2020
• 3rd All India Contemporary Art Exhibition 2019 organised by Anand Art Mission Haridwar
• Painting “Sadhu and Kumbh” selected and exhibited in the National Exhibition on Kumbh Mela, Prayagraj- 2019 – Akhil Bhartiya Kala Pardarshini organized by UP State Lalit Kala Akademi Lucknow Feb 2019
• Paintings exhibited in International Art Festivals Jaipur at Ravindra Rang Manch Jaipur on 22-24 October 2018
• All India Art Exhibition in Artizen Art Gallery, New Delhi by Wisdom Society of Creative Arts, Delhi 13-15 January 2018
• Invited to exhibit and participated in Exhibition “Vividhta Mein Ekta” at Samanvai Art Gallery, MI Road, Jaipur 13 Aug. to 26 Aug. 2017
• Participated in exhibition at University of Cape Town (2017)
• First All India Painting Exhibition 2016 at Hotel Jaypee Residency Manor, Barlowganj, Mussoorie, April 10-May 22, 2016
• Art Exhibition at Ranikhet
• National Art Exhibition at KU SSJ Campus Almora 2016
• National Art Exhibition, Pune, Maharashtra by Snehil & Snehil Kala Dirgha Pune, 07 January 2016
• International Painting Exhibition at Bhimtal June 2014, Mussoorie 24 March 2015
• All India Art Exhibition at MKP (PG) College, Dehradun 12-14 February 2015,
• 8th All India Contemporary Art Exhibition by DPS Ranipur Haridwar, 2014
• International Art Exhibition at Rishikesh February-March 2014,
• All India Art Exhibition “Fusion” by Himprasth at Dehradun, 24th February-10th March 2014,
• Exhibition in Rajbhawan Dehradun by Snehil 2014,
• Exhibition on G.K Varma National Awards-2013 at Baroda,
• Glimpses of Uttarakhand-2013 at Almora,
• National Travel Exhibition organized by Snehil 2013
• National Exhibition at HNB Garhwal University Srinagar March 2013
• International Art Exhibition by Himprasth at Dron Hotel Dehradun 5-7 January, 2013
• Manthan Travel Exhibition at New Delhi, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Mumbai 2012
• Saptam Exhibition at Aks Art Gallery, Andheri Mumbai 2012
• Exhibitions of – Centenary of Lucknow Art College-2011,
• Expression’11, India Habitat Centre New Delhi May 2011,
• Maa Ganga Mobile National Art Exhibition by Snehil June 2010- 2011,
• National Exhibition by Gorakhpur University at Amrita Gallery, Gorakhpur 14 Feb to 1 May, 2009
• 8th State Annual Exhibition of Uttaranchal Kala Parishad 2009
• Art Exhibition at JNV Champawat, Uttaranchal October 10, 2008
• 7th State Annual Exhibition of Uttaranchal Kala Parishad 2008
• 6th Uttarakhand State Art Exhibition at Press Club Dehradun 2007
• Online Art exhibition at Millais Gallery, Southampton Solent University by Copad Arts London 2006
• 5th Northern Art Exhibition at Rabindra Bhawan New Delhi by Camlin Art 2005
• Exhibition by Uttarakhand Artists Welfare Association 1995-2005
• Exhibition by Kumaun Mahotsava Almora 2000
• Uttarakhand Shodh Sansthan Rudrapur April 12-14, 2003
• Exhibition by Avantika at Muzaffarpur, Gwalior, Chandigarh, Amritsar, 2000
• Exhibition by All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi, 2002 & 2003
• Exhibition at Assam University, Silchar, Assam 1998
• Exhibition at Museum of Punjabi University Patiala March 14-20, 1997
• Exhibition at Kala Mela at New Delhi by Lalit Kala Akademi 1997
• Exhibition at Lalit Kala Akademi New Delhi by NZMCC Allahabad 11-17 October 1996
• Exhibition at Uttaranchal Kala Parishad, Press Club, Dehradun, 2001-2006
• Exhibition at Lalit Kala Kendra Lucknow & Museum of Punjabi University Patiala 1996
• Exhibition in Kala Mela at Victoria Memorial Kolkata by Lalit Kala Akademi 1996
• Exhibitions at Lalit Kala Akademies of Uttar Pradesh, Goa, New Delhi Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, and, Orissa, 1989-2004
Invited / Participation in Art / Painting Camps/ Workshops
• Participated in Painting workshop cum Exhibition at World Integrity Centre (WIC) Rajpur Road, Dehradun organised by USDMA & DMMC Government of Uttarakhand on 12 & 13 October 2019
• Artist Workshop/Exhibition organized by Working Artist Association for Skilled India (WASSI) at Narendra Hotel Bageshwar, 13-14 May 2017
• National Painters Camp at Kotabagh, Nainital organized by UAWA and Empowerment, New Delhi, 19-21 March 2014
• International Workshop on Illustration and Photography at SSJ Campus Almora 6 September, 2013
• Mahakumbh Artist Camp-2013 in the camp of Ganga Mahasabha, Allahabad 6-10 February, 2013
• National Artist Camp organized by Lalit Kala Akademi New Delhi, in Shillong 2012
• National Workshop / Exhibition at Kumaun University -2011,
• Painters Camp National Workshop on Right to Education Almora 2010
• IInd Artist Camp with Seminar-2008 by Orissa Lalit Kala Akademi, Department of Tourism and culture, at Centre for Youth and Social Development (CYSD) Orissa Bhubaneshwar 26-30 December, 2008
• Vaigyanik Tatha Takniki Shabdavli workshop by Vaigyanik Tatha Takniki Shabdavli Ayog HRD Ministry at Kumaun University SSJ Campus Almora, June 25-26, 2007
• Painters Camp at Parmarth Niketan Rishikesh by North Zone Cultural Centre Chandigarh, 22-27 December 2006
• Regional Painting Camp at Lalit Kala Akademi Regional Centre Garhi, New Delhi, 04-10 March 2006
• Pathya Pustakon ke Kalatmak Paksh workshop at Rajya Shekshik Anusandhan avem Prashikkshan Parisad Uttaranchal, Narendranadar, Garhwal, July 28-29, 2005
• Painting Camp at Mansor by Lalit Kala Akademi & Jammu & Kashmir Akademi, Jammu 08-14, March 2004
• Artist Camp at Haldwani by Uttarakhand Artist Welfare Association 2004
• Artist Camp at Nainital by Kumaun University Nainital & Uttarakhand Artist Welfare Association, 2004
• Artist Camp at Pithoragarh by Uttarakhand Artist Welfare Association 04-08 May, 2003
• Workshop on Conservation of Oil Paintings by National Research Laboratory for Conservation of Cultural Property Lucknow November 17-21, 2003
• Painting Workshop of Refresher Course at Udaipur M L Sukhadia University 2003
• Painting Workshop of Refresher Course at Jamia Millia Islamia University New Delhi, 2003
• National Painters Camp at Ananda in the Himalaya Narendranagar by Government of Uttarakhand 08-13 September, 2002
• Prashasnik Hindi, Manviki Tatha Paryavaran Vigyan workshop by Vaiyanik Tatha Takniki Shabdawali Ayog HRD Ministry at Kumaun University S.S.J. Campus Almora, May 01-03, 2002
• Young Artist Camp at All India Fine Arts and Craft Society New Delhi 13-16 March, 2002
• Artist Camp at Dehradun by Uttaranchal Kala Parishad, 2001
• The Status of Landslides in North East India and Natural Disaster Management Workshop at Silchar May 13-14, 1997
• National Artist Camp at Almora by Uttarakhand Artist Association, 1996
• Camp of NSS Lucknow University at Malihabad December 15-24, 1980
• Camp of NSS Lucknow University at Kakori, Lucknow 26 Feb to March 07, 1979
Air Broadcast: Several Radio talks on Art and Culture Broadcast through Akashwani Kendras Lucknow, Almora & Silchar Assam (1989 – 2019)
Television Telecast : Interviewed along with art work by Lucknow Doordarshan Kendra, Delhi Doordarshan, Aaj Tak; Etv & Jain Tv (1996 – 2018)
Shekhar Chandra Joshi