Theatre, fine arts, music: Co-curricular quota admissions to Ambedkar University from Friday


Students who have excelled in co-curricular activities (CCA) such as sports, theatre, fine arts, debating, creative writing, music or dance may find a special place at Ambedkar University, Delhi (AUD).

The university offers a few supernumerary (extra) seats for those who have great skill in these activities. The applications to these categories will open on Friday.

The online and offline applications to all undergraduate programmes at AUD will close on Friday, after which the students who have already applied can choose these CCA categories.

Applicants can download the CCA application from the website and submit a hard copy of the completed forms with relevant certificates of achievements and portfolio (if any) to the Dean of student services, AUD, by July 1.

Officials confirmed that admissions under this category will be open only to candidates who have already applied to AUD and whose names are not present in the first and second lists of the course/s they have opted for.

The first cut-off list is expected on July 5. The second cut-off list is expected to be released on July 10. Auditions for these seats will begin on July 11.

Candidates applying to the PG programmes under CCA should obtain the minimum eligibility scores in the written test and interview to be considered for admission.

For both PG and UG applicants, a weightage of 30% will be given for interviews conducted by the CCA/sports panel and the remaining 70% will be accredited to the trial result.

Public relations officer Anshu Singh said, “CCA seats are supernumerary. The BA (Honours) programme in Economics, English, Psychology and Social Sciences and Humanities have two seats in each programme under the CCA/sports category. The BA (Honours) programme in History, Mathematics and Sociology have one seat in each programme under the CCA/sports category as these programmes are offered only at the Kashmere Gate campus.”

MA programmes except performance studies, film studies, visual art and literary art have one seat per programme under the CCA/sports category, she said.

These provisions are, however, not available for students of the School of Vocational Studies, School of Culture and Creative Expressions and the School of Business, Public Policy & Social Entrepreneurship.



Google Arts and Culture Team Launches Virtual Exhibition to Showcase 3,000 Years of Fashion

Google Arts and Culture Team Launches Virtual Exhibition to Showcase 3,000 Years of Fashion

Project We wear culture is in collaboration with 183 cultural institutes
The project will showcase 3,000 years of the world’s fashion and style
It can be accessed via website & Google Arts and Culture app
Technology giant Google’s Arts and Culture arm on Thursday launched a new virtual exhibition project that will showcase 3,000 years of the world’s fashion and style, the company said in a statement.

The project ‘We wear culture’ is in collaboration with 183 renowned cultural institutions from around the world, including India, and will let people explore the history of clothes dating as early as 3,000 years ago from the ancient Silk Road, to the courtly fashion of Versailles, to the unmatched elegance of the Indian saree.

“We invite everyone to browse the exhibition on their phones or laptops and learn about the stories behind what you wear,” said Director of Google Arts and Culture Amit Sood in a statement.

“You might be surprised to find out that your saree, jeans or the black dress in your wardrobe have a century-old story. What you wear is true culture and more often than not a piece of art,” Sood added.
The online project includes collections from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) and varied weaves from across India, from Gharchola to Patola to Temple to Ikat sarees, as it traces the story and importance of Indian textiles from ancient sculptures, the company said.

It also showcases designs from north-eastern India including the weaves of tribes such as the Nagas, Meitis and the traditional attire from Meghalaya called ‘Dhara’ or ‘Nara’ worn by the Khasi women.

The project also includes icons and trendsetters like Alexander McQueen, Cristobal Balenciaga, Audrey Hepburn, Christian Dior, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Yves Saint Laurent, Manolo Blahnik, Gianni Versace, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Balmain, Miyake Issey among others.

Fashion and textiles enthusiasts can explore over 400 online exhibitions and stories sharing a total of 50,000 photos, videos and other documents on world fashion, on the project’s website and through the Google Arts and Culture app on iOS and Android.

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Google Revamps Arts & Culture App; Adds Cardboard VR Support and Art Recognizer

Google Revamps Arts & Culture App; Adds Cardboard VR Support and Art Recognizer


  • Google adds Cardboard support to Arts & Culture app
  • Select museums will be able to support ‘art recognition’ feature
  • The update is coming to both Android and iOS

Art seems to be the flavour of the season as following the popularity wave of photo-filter app Prisma, Google has decided to give a fresh round of updates to its Arts & Culture app that will allow you to experience artworks around the world and appreciate their intricacy while sitting in your living room.

With the new revamp of its Art & Culture app and website, Google has provided Cardboard support to the app and made it much easier to browse through the artworks on mobile devices, while being immersed in a virtual reality. The app allows users to filter searches by artist, colour, museum, art styles, and more – a vast improvement over the original app that was essentially a Chrome wrapper over the Google Cultural Institute website.

The search giant has also added a feature called ‘Art Recognizer’ that would allow you to get information about a particular artwork just by pointing your phone’s camera towards the artwork. However, this feature is only available for selective list of museums that includes Washington DC’s National Gallery of Art and London’s Dulwich Picture Gallery.


The update will be coming to both Android and iOS.

In a separate press statement for India, Duncan Osborn, Product Manager, Google Cultural Institute, said, “We are sure people want to see some of the artworks in real life too-and the Google Arts & Culture app is here to help. The app helps art lovers take a walk through these famous museums and artefacts from world over offering them a rich immersive experience.”

The company also announced that a virtual tour is now possible of New Delhi’s Sanskriti Museum, which is said to be home to one of the largest collections of Indian art and crafts.

The Cardboard support will make the app much more immersive and can prove to be extremely beneficial for students of art who cannot afford to physically go to each and every museum that is available on this app.

In January this year, Google Cultural Institute, the company’s ambitious effort to bring artwork from around the world to the Web, added Mumbai’s oldest museum Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum to its digital collection.

Last month, The Verge reported that the company has been able to drastically increase the number of artworks that it scanned in super-high-resolution gigapixel images thanks to a new camera called Art Camera.

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Can a machine Write a Sonnet that is as suitable as a Human’s? we’re about to discover Turing assessments in creative Arts

Can a Machine Write a Sonnet That Is as Good as a Human's? We're About to Find Out

Dartmouth college
since it become devised in 1950, the Turing test – named for Alan Turing, hero of “The Imitation recreation” – has been the usual manner of assessing artificial intelligence: Machines are judged on how nicely theyshowcase shrewd conduct, normally in communication or sportplaying, that to a human listener or observer might be indistinguishable from that of a real person.
ultimate summer, professors at Dartmouth university proposed an imaginitive version: the Turingassessments in innovative Arts, tough participants to publish algorithms which could generate human-fine artwork.

in particular,” Dan Rockmore (a professor of math and laptop science) and Michael Casey (a professor ofsong and computer technological know-how) write in an essay that discusses the task, “we ask if machines are able to producing sonnets, brief memories, or dance song that is indistinguishable from human-generated works, although possibly not yet so superior as Shakespeare, O. Henry or Daft Punk.”

The competition has three parts: DigiLit, where the take a look at is creating a new Yorker-stage shortstory; PoetiX, in which the product should be a 14-line sonnet in iambic pentameter; and AlgoRhythms,where the computer has to create a 15-minute dance set. In all cases, the software may be given a “seed” – a verbal photograph within the literary contest and a unmarried track of music for the dance. Organizers will blend the entries in with human-generated work. A panel of literary judges could be asked to parent out which poems and stories had been written by way of machines; for the song, the judges can be dancecollege students. A winner is any computer entry that fools the judges into wondering its writer was alive.

The consequences could be announced may also 18 at Dartmouth’s digital Arts Exposition.

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