Kudos to IIT Bhuvaneswar for including the magnificent Odissi dance in its curriculum, now why do people assume that engineers are not interested in artistic things?
My cousin was one singer! She was amazing singer and painter and an engineer ;p
Our arts really need patrons, so many are dying away because we are idiots- Madhubani, kantha stitch these need revival, hope colleges too will start doing it!
Schools will be even better.
Now, think if schools appoint these artists from villages who are good in local arts to teach kids, they will earn something and they will be able to practice their skills and improve them.
Bravo! hope the IIT Bhuvaneswar becomes the leader.