‘Education is not learning the facts, but the training of the mind to think’
-Albert Einstein

Going by the philosophy of legendary scientist & teacher himself we are deeply committed to a sustained effort in establishing benchmarks in every aspect of educational process.

Three decades ago Shri Vishnu Waman Thakur Charitable Trust was established in Virar by a passionate person Hon. Shri Hitendra Vishnu Thakur. The VIVA Trust aims to spread education in all branches without any discrimination and wants to empower students with tools of knowledge to face the world with courage and confidence.

The institute will not only cater to the needs of the syllabus but also focus on the overall creative and skill development of students, with adequate support of state-of-the-art facilities to ensure qualitative education which includes labs for computer executed art & photography, drawing studio, workshop, fully equipped auditorium etc. Lush green environs bring out the best in creative thinking. Cultural gatherings, sports tournaments, exhibitions, seminars and the likes find their way into our academic calendar fairly regularly.

VIVA Trust has been established to make considerable progress in the fields of education, culture, social, health and sports.

An institution that believes all students can achieve to their highest potential. The Institute of Applied Art has a positive, caring, learning environment which focuses on the Fine Art to allow students to discover their flair and strengths that one day they can give back to society.

The Institute makes every attempt to synergies this into the education process with an efficient teaching staff that ensures academic excellence.

As a Principal it is my goal to provide each student with a positive and nurturing environment.

I am justifiably proud of the fact that in a short span our Institute has grown from strength to strength in addition to a steady increase in the number of students. The Institute is approved by AICTE, recognised by the Directorate of Art (MS) & Affiliated to University of Mumbai.

In the pursuit of excellence, our efforts will always be relentless and wholehearted!

Dr. Sangita S. Patil

I/C Principal