Mamallapuram, the erstwhile capital of the Pallava dynasty, is famous for its beautiful stone sculptures, which display the skill of the artisans and sculptors of that time. The Government College of Architecture and Sculpture, established in the 1950s has played a major role in the flourishing of traditional art. The institute has been preparing sculptors and architects for decades. The institute teaches different Tamil styles of sculpture belonging to the Chola, Pallava, Pandya and Nayak period and also offers a Masters degree programme. Tourists visiting Mamallapuram are allowed to visit the institute campus and try their hands at the traditional art. Visiting the mega sculptural studio and interacting with talented students makes for an enriching experience for art lovers. The college is situated on the East Coast Road and can be easily reached from all parts of the city.

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