Mamallapuram occupies a prominent place in the history of sculpture. It is a museum for showcasing Indian rock architecture. It has bas-relief. monoliths and cave temples in one place.
The Government College of Architecture and Sculpture was established in Mamallapuram in 1957. Four-Year Degree Courses are offered in this College from 2000-2001. B.Tech in Traditional Architecture, B.F.A in Traditional Sculpture and B.F.A in Traditional Drawing and Painting are offered. Considering the Development of this Institute a Computer Centre, a separate building for Library, a sculpture part, a mega sculptural studio for sculptors and a school for tourists enjoyment are established.