1999-2000: Post Doctoral Degree from Goldsmiths College, University of London, under the Aegis of the Charles Wallace Fellowship, through the British Council
1996: Awarded a PhD in Art History, Panjab University. Thesis on A Study of Ardhanarisvara in Indian Art, with special reference of Indian Sculpture
1983: M.A. History of Art, Panjab University
1981: M.A. History, Bombay University
1976: B.A. Economics (Hons.) Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University
1972: St. Mary’s Convent School, Kanpur, ICS

Dr Pande is a recipient of the Charles Wallace Award in 1999-2000.
In December 2006, she was awarded the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres – Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, bequeathed by the French government, to recognize significant contributions in the fields of art and literature. In 2009, she went on to receive the Australian Asia Council Special Award and also awarded L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards 2015 under Design and Arts. She has been awarded the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi honours with Amrita Sher-Gil Samman in recognition of the distinguished contribution to art.

2017-till present: Curator at the Buddhist Theme Park, Sanchi. An initiative for the Government of Madhya Pradesh done by Dronah.
2017-till present: Curator of the Government Museum of Bikaner in Bikaner, Rajasthan.
2016-till present: Project Coordinator for Tangible and Intangible Resources at the South Central Zone Cultural Centre
2015-till present: Curator at the Kanha Museum of Life and Art, Madhya Pradesh
2015-till present: Artistic Director of India Habitat Centre’s Photosphere Festival
2015-2016: Part of the advisory team for the Partition Museum Project
2000-till present: Consultant and Art Adviser and Curator; India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2009-till present: Visiting Faculty, D J Academy of Design, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
2001-2009: Visiting Faculty, Delhi College of Art, University of Delhi
2002-2003: Visiting Faculty, School of Convergence, New Delhi
2000-2003: Chairperson, Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, Punjab
1996-2000: Reader, the Department of Fine Arts, Panjab University, Chandigarh
1998-2000: Director, Museum of Fine Arts, Panjab University, Chandigarh
1995-1998: Chairperson, Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, (State Academy of Academy of Fine Art, Chandigarh) Punjab
1994-1996: Lecturer, the Department of Fine Arts, Panjab University, Chandigarh
1985-1994: Lecturer, History, Government College for Girls, Panjab University, Chandigarh
1979-1981: Newscaster and Reporter, Doordarshan, Mumbai
1977-1983: Announcer and Freelance Producer of Human interest programmes for All India Radio


Understanding the need of a museum with a collection that can inspire dialogue and spark curiosity among the audience, Dr Alka Pande has curated collection, from diverse aesthetic and cultural origins, at the leading and emerging museums in India and abroad.

2017: Curator at the Buddhist Theme Park and Gallery, Sanchi: An initiative for the Government of Madhya Pradesh executed by Dronah
2017: Curator of the Renovated Gallery at Government Museum of Bikaner in Bikaner, Rajasthan.
2015: Curator at the Kanha Museum of Life and Indigenous Art, Kanha, Madhya Pradesh
2014: Curator of the Sculpture Gallery ‘Divine Gesture’ at the Udaipur City Palace Museum
2010-2011: Curated ‘India Awakens, Under the Banyan Tree’, an exhibition of artworks created by Indian Artists at Essl Museum, Vienna