In considering the functions of schools of art in India, and offering suggestions regarding the broad lines upon which, in my opinion, they can successfully cope with the peculiar* problems they are intended to solve, I must premise my remarks by saying that my practical experience has been confined to the work performed by the School of Art in Bombay city and Western India.

Of course, like other officers whose time and duties are devoted to assisting the progress of the country in a special direction, I have made it my business to see as far as possible the work carried on in other schools of art, and have studied the reports, dealing with my subject, issued by the Governments ofother provinces. The knowledge I have thus gained, leads me to believe that although slight variations may occur in the local conditions elsewhere than in Bombay and Western India, the problems with which I shall deal this afternoon are fairly general throughout India.