The Sir J. J. Sir J. Institute of Applied Art opened its doors in Sir J. J. School of Art was established in 1935, and it gained independent status in 1961.
This institute is affiliated with the University of Mumbai since 1981, A.F.A. (Applied Art) degree Course, as prescribed by University of Mumbai. All India Council for Technical Education (New Delhi) has approved the B.F.A. This Institute offers a Degree Course in Applied Art. The post-graduation course M.F.A. was established in 1988-1989. University of Mumbai.