The Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology is a non-residential institution founded in 1996 by the Ujwal Trust with the objective of providing art and design education in an environment of creativity to maximize the individual’s potential. Srishti’s mission is facilitated by its organizational structure – a “community of learners” comprising industry-experienced faculty and energetic students who continually explore and experiment with art and design pedagogies, aesthetics, values and innovative practices.
The Center for Public History which is part of the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology was founded to address the gap that exists between
historical research and communication of such research to a broader audience. As a part of this effort, the Centre creates through its consultancy unit ARCH@Srishti archives for institutions and enables their dissemination in many forms.
The Centre trains students in Oral History and offers courses in public history so that historical repositories can be enhanced, extended and transformed.
Since its inception, CPH has attempted to democratise history by documenting, preserving and disseminating marginalised and mainstream voices through new media technologies and print media. CPH encourages research into archiving, dissemination and the creation of historical resources through oral history. CPH integrates training, education and research into the creation of oral history and archival resources in order to create greater understanding of historical forces.