Upendra Maharathi Shilp Anusandhan Sansthan provide various platform to the artisans of bihar for their livelihood and entrepreneurship.
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.
Upendra Maharathi Shilp Anusandhan Sansthan has two sales outlets in Bihar and soon going to open two new outlets in Patna. Artisans from all over the the Bihar, sales their handicraft product through these two outlets. Also organization has tie up with ecommerce giants like amazon, flipkart and snapdeal for providing online sales platform to the artisans of Bihar.
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.