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.

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Workshops

The Institute conducts several craft-specific workshops and training programmes to help artisans with new designs, tools, technology, techniques, raw material, etc. Most of these workshops have had global consultants coming together to work with groups of 20-50 artisans at a time.

Education & Training

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 guidence 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.

Marketing

In the past few years, Upendra Maharathi Shilp Anusandhan Sansthan has collaborated with other agencies, NGOs and organisations to provide inputs on design as well as marketing suggestions to local artisans. The institute also organizes exhibition of handicrafts for marketing purpose. The long term production and marketing channels are now being put in place.

Exhibitions

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 guidence 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.

Organization Structure

Sri. Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, Hon’ble Minister, Department of Industries, Government of Bihar
Sri Brijesh Mehrotra, IAS, Addl. chief Secretary, Department of Industries Government of Bihar
Sri Narmdeshwar Lal, IAS, Secretary Department of Industries Government of Bihar
Sri Ashok Kumar Sinha, Director, UMSAS, Department of Industries Government of Bihar
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