The University offers Majors in Hindustani Vocal, Bansuri & Violin, and Tabla in the Gurukula mode. These courses would enable students to specialise and develop expertise in the chosen performing art. Extensive practical training is offered in these art-forms to help students gain broader insight, strong techniques and evolved performance skills.
A wide range of Minors are also offered, on allied and inter-disciplinary subjects to supplement their skill-sets. The programme also offers enough flexibility to choose diverse courses while securing their need to specialise in the arts. Thus it provides enough opportunities to help them discover their innate passion, seed it, nurture it and grow it over time. In this manner, the programme is primarily meant to fulfil long standing needs of the potential artist community and they also truly open up a new dimension for performing arts in the higher education space in the country.
Acharya – Hindustani Vocal
Acharya – Hindustani Violin
Acharya – Hindustani Bansuri
Acharya – Tabla
This is an Integrated Masters programme, wherein the student plans for a 5-year stay, earning a dual degree. Students need to earn 160 credits at the end of five years. If a student opts for early exit at the end of 3 years, he gains a Bachelor’s Degree (Shastri) earning 100 credits. There are multiple categories of courses on offer and each student needs to take a set of courses to make up for the required credit for the award of the degree.
• Indian Knowledge Systems I & II
• Raaga Sadhana – exploring the world of melody
• Akshar Sadhana – practise techniques in tabla
• Taal Sadhana – understanding rhythm
• Theory – applied theory and musicology spanning ancient to contemporary period with inputs for creativity
• Common vocal and tabla classes for all programmes
The Integrated MA programme offers a variety of Minor subjects to choose from. These subjects open the doors to knowledge outside of the core subject, while enhancing students’ proficiency in related subjects. With this background, students would be more equipped to handle life situations with their worldly wisdom.Students need to take five minors out of a basket of course offerings. In the sixth semester students have the option to take up Dissertation in lieu of a minor course. While students are free to choose any combination minor courses out of the courses on offer, if they choose three courses from the same stream, it will be announced in their transcript.
Minors at a glance:
Arts Production – Poetry & Composition, Music Direction, Arrangement, Sound recording, Sound Engineering, Archiving, Library, Instrument making & Maintenance, Stage Management, Stage Lighting, Costume Designing, etc.
Individual & Universe – Philosophy, Yoga, etc.
Literature & Aesthetics – Sanskrit Literature, Poetic Literature, Dance, Drama, Painting, Sculpting, Culture Conservation, Carnatic music, Folk music/dance, Light music, Exposure to World music/dance, Music & Maths, Voice Culture, etc.
Arts Promotion – Journalism, Media, Social Media, Digital Media, Public Relations, Ethics & Professionalism, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Music/Dance Tourism, Culture Tourism, Event Management, Tour Management of Artists
• Language (Sanskrit & English)
• Communication (Written, Presentation and Oral)
• Computing (Contemporary, Business)
• Business, Government & Society
• Learning from Leaders
A representative semester-wise plan for the first 6 semesters of the Integrated Masters’ Programme (Gurukula Mode)
|Semester 1||Credits||Semester 2||Credits||Semester 3||Credits|
|Swara Sadhana 1||4||Swara Sadhana 2||4||Swara Sadhana 3||4|
|Common Rhythm/ Vocals 1||1||Common Rhythm/ Vocals 2||1||Common Rhythm/ Vocals 3||1|
|Music Practicals 1||5||Music Practicals 2||5||Music Practicals 3||5|
|Music Theory 1||1||Music Theory 2||1||Music Theory 3||1|
|Sanskrit 1||2||English 1||2||Sanskrit 2||2|
|Sanskrit Lab 1||1||English Lab 1||1||Sanskrit Lab 2||1|
|Indian Knowledge Systems 1||3||Indian Knowledge Systems 2||3||Minor 1||3|
|Applied Yoga||*NE||Learning from Leaders (Once in 2 wks)||*NE|
|Semester 4||Credits||Semester 5||Credits||Semester 6||Credits|
|Swara Sadhana 4||4||Swara Sadhana 5||4||Swara Sadhana 6||4|
|Common Rhythm / Vocals 4||1||Common Rhythm / Vocals 5||1||Common Rhythm / Vocals 6||1|
|Music Practicals 4||5||Music Practicals 5||5||Music Practicals 6||5|
|Music Theory 4||1||Music Theory 5||1||Music Theory 6||1|
|English 2||2||Minor 3||3||Minor 4||3|
|English Lab 2||1||Computing||1||Minor 5 / Dissertation||3|
|Seva (meet once in 3 weeks)||*NE|
|*NE – Not Evaluated||Total Credits for 3 years||100|