Patliputra Industrial Area, Patna - 800 013. Bihar. Tel: 0612 2262482

Upendra Maharathi Shilp Anusandhan Sansthan



Established in 1956
by the Department of Industries, Government of Bihar.

Upendra Maharathi Shilp Anusandhan Sansthan is aimed to preserve, research and promote the various forms of Bihari handicrafts. The institute is continuously working on growth and development of crafts sector and craftsmen in an integrated manner by generating requisite knowledge, training programme and workshops for upgradation of relevant skills. The Institute conducts product development, research and training activities and also attempts to safeguard the languishing crafts of the state.



Spread in about six acre land, the institute is well planned
in terms of physical infrastructure and operational activities.
There are workshops, studios, museum, library, etc. in the campus itself.

The Museum


The museum of Upendra Maharathi Shilp Anusandhan Sansthan showcases an awesome and permanent collection of arts and crafts of Bihar. People can see a huge collection of handicrafts in this museum like stone and wood carvings, Madhubani paintings, papier mache art, tikuli art, bamboo work, brass and bell metal products and many more. Museum is unique in the sense that apart from showcasing some of the most fascinating collections of traditional craft items it also provides an opportunity to craftsmen to visit here and participate in creativity workshops.

Education & Training Centre


Upendra Maharathi Shilp Anusandhan Sansthan runs training program of six months duration throughout the year in 10 various forms of art and craft. Students get trained under the guidance of skilled craftsmen. They also learn entrepreneurial skills, promotional activities connected with their traditional arts and crafts. These craftsmen come from various parts of India. Hostel facility is available for outstation students.






The Institute’s library provides access to a unique collection of diverse resources that support curricular and research activities at UMSAS. The primary focus of the collection is art & craft of Bihar. It is open to the public as a reference library.