Art Forms developed only for aesthetics is known as fine arts and hence differs from applied arts because the latter serves some sort of practical function. The original forms of fine arts were poetry, painting, music, architecture and sculpture and later on film, conceptual art, printmaking and photography joined in. Nowadays there is a greater inclination towards learning of fine arts in the school and college level because fine arts develops sense of aesthetics and passion for various art forms. Here is a list of the best colleges of fine arts in India that offer top-notch programs in world-class environments. These institutes also carry out world-class research for advancement of various art forms.