Institute of Music and Dance

The Kendra’s institute of Music & Dance founded in 1952, has a long established reputation for excellence in the field of performing arts. It is a lively cultural centre reflecting a fusion of rich artistic traditions and contemporary insights. The College offers training in major classical dance styles and music of India, namely Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Odissi and Chhau dances and Hindustani Classical Vocal and Instrumental Music. Eminent gurus of these disciplines supervise the teaching programmes to help the students excel in their subject of study. The campus is located in the heart of Delhi’s cultural hub, the Mandi House area. It nestles in the calm atmosphere of about two acres of space, surrounded by several prominent national centres of arts namely, Sangeet Natak Akademi, Lalit Kala Akademi and National School of Drama. With a large number of theatre halls, open-air performance venues, art galleries, studios, libraries and cafes the area around the college gives an excellent opportunity to its students to experience the best of culture and performing arts. The campus is within a short walking distance from the nearest metro station.

Details

DEPARTMENTS, DISCIPLINES, SUBJECTS

Music

1. DEPARTMENT OF HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL VOCAL MUSIC

The department offers two major subjects of study:

a) Hindustani Classical Vocal – Khayal

b) Hindustani Semi-Classical Vocal – Thumri, Bhajans etc.

2. DEPARTMENT OF HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

The department offers three subjects (instruments) of study:

a) Sarod

b) Sitar

c) Tabla

Dance

3. DEPARTMENT OF KATHAK DANCE

The department offers training in two styles of Kathak – Jaipur Gharana and Lucknow Gharana

4. DEPARTMENT OF BHARATANATYAM

The department offers training in the Kalakshetra style of the dance

5. DEPARTMENT OF ODISSI DANCE

The department offers training in Kelucharan Mohapatra style of the dance

6. DEPARTMENT OF CHHAU DANCE

The department offers training in the Mayurbhanj style of the dance.

7. DEPARTMENT OF DANCE DRAMA

The department imparts training in the style of dance drama evolved by the Kendra for over 65 years based on different dance forms and performance traditions of India.

Courses / Programmes of Study

The college offers a total of 10 years of study or training in a major discipline in five succeeding levels of Courses.

Vocational Programmes

1. FOUNDATION COURSE (TWO YEARS)

This two years course is meant for beginners who have no formal training in the discipline of their choice or in any allied disciplines. It is open for children above 8 years as well as adults to join.

2. CERTIFICATE COURSE (THREE YEARS)

This is the next level of our teaching, which a student joins after completion of the Foundation course. Direct entry to this Course is also allowed if an applicant has obtained Foundation level of training in the discipline elsewhere or is found to be competent enough for the entry to the course during the audition for admission.

Professional Programmes

3. DIPLOMA COURSE (TWO YEARS)

This third level of our courses is designed for more complex and higher level lessons in the main subject for preparing the students for a professional career in the art as a performer or a teacher.

4. POST-DIPLOMA COURSE (TWO YEARS)

The course is meant for higher training in the major subject together with supporting subsidiary subjects, allied to the main discipline.

5. SPECIALISATION COURSE (ONE YEAR)

In this final level of professional training, a student is required to specialize in a particular aspect of the main discipline that he / she has followed so far.

5. SPECIALISATION COURSE (ONE YEAR)

In this final level of professional training, a student is required to specialize in a particular aspect of the main discipline that he / she has followed so far.

Faculty

The college has a faculty of about 35 members comprising senior gurus along with talented young teachers and accompanying musicians in its different departments and disciplines. Senior disciples of the gurus also provide assistance from time to time in imparting training to the youngsters. Lectures, demonstrations and workshops by visiting artists and teachers further enrich the training programmes of the college.
Names of the faculty members are as follows:

Music

HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL VOCAL

MOHAMMED HAMEED KHAN is an accomplished North Indian Classical Vocalist, whose repertoire includes sufi, ghazals and folk singing. He completed the seven year postdiploma in Hindustani classical music at the Shriram Bhartiya Kala Kendra, New Delhi. He has been trained in the Kirana Gharana by his guru the late Smt. Shanti Sharma.

ARCHANA SINGH, a disciple of Late Shanti Sharma of Kirana Gharana, obtained her Sahitya Alankar degree from Hindi Vidyapeeth, Devghar, Bihar and Post Graduate Diploma in Music from Shriram Bhartiya Kala Kendra, New Delhi.
She completed her Sangeet Alankar from Akhil Bhartiya, Gandharva Mandal, Mumbai,

Hailing from Cuttuck, SHIV PRASAD RAO was initiated into Hindustani Classical Vocal in Gwalior Parampara by his father Shri Maheshwar Rao, an awardee of Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi. He is now under the tutelage of Shri Vikas Kashalkar of Pune, learning the intricacies of Jaipur and Agra styles of Gayaki, besides Gwalior Parampara.

MANJEET SINGH was introduced to the field of Hindustani Classical Vocal Music by Prof. B.S. Bali (retired Principal of Music & Fine Arts College, Jammu). He received guidance from Late Smt. Shanti Sharma, a renowned vocalist who had been a guru at the Kendra.

DEEPAK KALRA, is a vocalist of Hindustani Music. He also specializes in different forms of devotional music of India. He has presented solo performances at various places and has recorded songs in regional languages. He has sung for Doordarshan’s serial “Saints of India” and Audio CDs ‘Gurbani’ and ‘Hu – The Zikr’ released by Mystica Music.

HINDUSTANI INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

BISWAJIT ROY CHOWDHURY – One of today’s brilliant and serious exponents of Hindustani Classical Music, Biswajit Roy Chowdhury stands out not only for his singular commitment to music, but also for his conscious combination of all that is the best in the Indian musical tradition. Initially groomed in music by his father, he learnt Sarod from Pandit Indranil Bhattacharya in Kolkata and subsequently from Ustad Amjad Ali Khan in Delhi. He thus received training in both the major schools of Sarod-playing – Maihar and Gwalior.

A commerce graduate, NIRMAL MONDAL  was born in Siliguri (North Bengal). He had the privilege of learning Tabla from renowned Gurus and Ustads of different Gharanas – initially from Shri Lalu Chaki and Shri Batuk Jee, and later from Pt. Lachhu Maharaj of Banaras Gharana and Tabla Maestro Ustad Lateef Ahmed Khan of Delhi Gharana.

Dance

KATHAK
VASWATI MISHRA
(Visiting Faculty)

Born in a family of hereditary dancers, KRISHAN MOHAN MISHRA, the eldest son of Pt. Shambhu Maharaj belongs to the illustrious Kalka Bindadin Gharana of Lucknow.

From his early childhood Krishan Mohan Mishra received training from his father and started performing at the tender age of eight along with his father. Today, he is regarded as the torch bearer of an ancient tradition and great lineage. His signature style shows a tight command over layakari and tayyari.

RAM MOHAN MAHARAJ, A Kathak exponent born in the famous Kalka Bindadin gharana, he is the younger son of the legendry maestro Pandit Sambhu Maharaj. Initiated into Kathak by his father, he was later guided by his cousin Padma Vibhushan Pt. Birju Maharaj . Being a 7th generation artist of the family, he has acquired his style, and expression from his forefathers.

Renowned for his masculine grace, footwork, tukda & paran, he is also a successful choreographer and an excellent tabla and pakhawaj player for Kathak.

DHEERENDRA TIWARI, a disciple of renowned guru of Jaipur Gharana, Pandit Rajendra Gangani, has been trained at the Kathak Kendra, National Institute of Kathak Dance, New Delhi.

Earlier, he was initiated into dance by Ruchi Sharma and Taposh Giri in Agra. He has been a recipient of scholarships from Delhi Sahitya Kala Parishad and from Kathak Kendra where he completed Diploma Honours, and studied upto postdiploma level. He has also learnt Hindustani vocal music and Yoga.

ANUKRITI VISHWAKARMA belongs to that new generation of Indian classical Kathak dancers who embrace modernity along with tradition, to enrich the art journey. She completed her formal training in the style of Lucknow gharana at Kathak Kendra, New Delhi, under the guidance of reputed Guru Pt. Jai Kishan Maharaj. She was awarded the senior scholarship by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, and is a Graded artist of Doordarshan.
ODISSI
PRIYAMBADA PATTNAIK, a talented Odissi dancer, was born in a traditional art family of Orissa. The grand-daughter of the great Odissi maestro, late Pt. Chandrashekhar Pattnaik, she received her initial training from her father, late Indra Kumar Pattnaik and later with late Guru Mahadeo Raut for 10 years.
BHARATNATYAM

JUSTIN McCARTHY (Visiting Faculty) is a dancer, musician and choreographer. He has taught Bharatanatyam at the Kendra since 1990 and has choreographed many works for the Bharatanatyam dancers of the Kendra. Apart from creating innovative performance experiences, he also engages with dance through writing, speaking and film-making.

SUDHA JAGANNATH commenced her training in Bharatanatyam in childhood under Smt. Swarna Saraswati and later under Guru Govindarajan. She continued her training at the Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, primarily under Shri Justin McCarthy for over a decade. Sudha Jagannath has taught at the Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra for over a decade too.

SUHAIL BHAN, a Doordarshan Graded artist studied Bharatnatyam at Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra under the guidance of Gurus Justin McCarthy and Sudha Jagannathan. He proved himself to be a natural dancer from the very beginning. He combines grace and strength in a distinctive way that is both lyrical and dynamic.

CHHAU & DANCE DRAMA
SHASHIDHARAN NAIR
(Visiting Faculty)

Admission

Admission Procedure, Rules and Regulations

1. The Academic Year of the College commences on the first working day of the month of July every year. The process of admission will start threemonths prior to the date.

2. Application for admission has to be made by filling up the Application Form attached with the college Prospectus (Price INR 300). The Application Form can also be downloaded from the website. The duly completed application form together with a copy of the required documents such as proof of age and residence, certificates of past education and training etc., should be sent by post or by hand addressed to the Director, Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, 1, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi – 110 001. These can also be sent by email at sbkk@thekendra.com. The last date for submission of the application for admission will be notified every year.

3. Minimum age for admission to the Foundation Course in the college is 8 years.

4. Selection for admission to the college is made on the basis of an audition and personal interview held at the college campus. Applicants are required to present themselves before the selection committee comprising of the faculty members of the concerned department.

5. The list of selected applicants will be put up on the notice board and website of the college. They are required to pay the Admission Fee, Annual Charges and applicable Tuition Fee before the start of the session.

6. Selection of International Students is made on the basis of videos and CDs submitted by them. Interview over Skype or telephone may also be held.International students seeking direct admission will follow detailed guidelines and rules to be announced later.

7. A separate application for hostel accommodation is required to be filled up in the Hostel Application Form prescribed for the purpose. Ordinarily, only students residing outside Delhi shall be considered for hostel accommodation. Residents will be subject to the Hostel Rules.

Fees & Deposits

The rates of fees and deposits for the Academic Year 2019-20 as approved by the college management are as follows:

Particulars

Amount INR

A.

APPLICATION

i)

Prospectus-cum-Application Form (By Hand only) or Application Fee

300

B.

REGISTRATION AND ADMISSION (New Students)

i)

ii)

Application Fee

Security Deposit (Refundable)

2000

2500

C.

ANNUAL CHARGES (Payable at Admission by New Students and before 31 July by Continuing Students)

i)

ii)

iii)

iv)

Library Fee

Examination Fee

Founder’s Day Fee/Students’ Activity Fee

Identity Card Fee

500

500

1500

200

D.

TUITION FEE (Payable every quarter)

Particulars

Amount INR (per month)

Amount INR (per quarter)

FOUNDATION COURSE (2 Years)

I Year

II Year

2300

2300

6900

6900

CERTIFICATE COURSE (3 Years)

I Year

II Year

III Year

2800

3100

3400

8400

9300

10200

DIPLOMA COURSE (2 Years)

I Year

II Year

3800

4100

11400

12300

POST-DIPLOMA COURSE (2 Years)

I Year

II Year

4500

5000

13500

15000

SPECIALISATION COURSE (1 Year)

I Year

6000

18000

Particulars

Amount INR

E.

RESIDENCE

i)

ii)

iii)

iv)

v)

One time Admission Fee

Security Deposit for Hostel (Refundable)

Security Deposit for Mess (Refundable)

Accommodation Charges per month (including electricity & Water)

Mess Charges per month (Subject to Revision)

2500

2500

2500

4000

4000

F.

FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS SPONSORED BY INDIAN COUNCIL FOR CULTURAL RELATIONS (ICCR)

1.

2.

3.

i)

ii)

iii)

iv)

4.

5.

6.

i)

ii)

iii)

Application Fee

Founder’s Day Fee / Students’ Activity Fee

Examination Fee

Library Fee

Annual Charges:

Admission Fee

Identity Card Fee

Tuition Fee per month

Tuition Fee for Second Subject (optional) per month

Residence Charges:

One time admission fee

Accomodation Charges per month (including electricity & water)

Mess Charges per month (Subject to Revision)

3000

2000

4500

2500

4500

3500

5000

200

1500

500

500

4000

G.

FEE AND DEPOSITS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS SEEKING DIRECT ADMISSION ON SELF-FINANCE BASIS
will be same as in F above. The following additional payment will have to be made:

i)

ii)

iii)

iv)

Application Processing Fee

Security Deposit (Refundable)

Security Deposit (Refundable) for Hostel (Where applicable )

Security Deposit (Refundable) for Mess (Where applicable )

1000

5000

5000

5000

PAYMENT SCHEDULE AND RULES

    1. All fees are payable in advance only by cash or Demand Draft in favour of “Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra” in the Accounts Office  of the Kendra. Payment can also be made through NEFT  direct into the bank account of the institution. Details in this regard may be obtained from our Accounts Office.
    2. In case of new admissions, fees and deposits including Admission Fee, Annual Charges, Security Deposit and Tuition Fee for the first three months will be payable at the time of admission . To secure their seats in the respective courses, candidates are advised to pay the due amount soon after the list of selected applicants is announced and before the last day of payment as notified from year to year .
    3. Old students who are continuing their training mid-course are required to pay their dues including Annual Charges and Tuition Fee for the first three months latest by the 31st of July.
    4. All students shall pay Tuition Fee quarterly for the remaining three quarters of the academic year before the 15th of the first month of the quarter, i.e. by 15 October, 15 January, and 15 April. A late fine of Rupees 100 will be charged if payment is delayed up to the end of the month. Thereafter, the fine for delayed payment will be Rupees 500 up to the end of the next month. Thereafter, the student’s name will be struck off the rolls and his/her security deposit will be forfeited. If such a student wishes to continue he/she will have to seek readmission with a fine of Rupees 1000.
    5. Fees and dues will be accepted in the Accounts office of the institute  between 10.30 am to 1.00 pm and 2 pm to 5.00 pm on working days only.
    6. If a student joins a second subject, the tuition fee of the second subject will be charge
    7. If a new student is admitted in the middle of the term, fees will be charged on pro rata basis.
    8. In case of loss of or damage to a student’s I-Card , a fee of Rs 200 will be charged for issuing a duplicate card.
    9. Fees once paid are not refundable.
    10. If a student leaves before completion of the course without sufficient reason,  ]the security deposit will not be refunded.
    11. All refundable dues will be held by the Kendra for a period of one year.

International Students

International students are welcome to the College of ShriramBharatiya Kala Kendra for learning Indian Classical Music and Dance. In fact, several foreign nationals have received training here since 1950s and have continued their passionate engagement with Indian music and dance wherever they chose to settle down. Normally, and mostly, the international students joining the college are sponsored by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), an organization of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. The scholarships awarded by the ICCR are given in pursuance of the cultural exchange agreements signed by the Government of India with the governments of other countries or in accordance with other relevant schemes and programmes of the ICCR. Those interested may contact ICCR and / or the Indian Embassy in their respective countries. The college may directly admit international students in limited number subject to the applicant being found suitable for the course and upon fulfillment of all rules of the Government of India in this regard, including obtaining a valid student visa

Facilities and Resources

Twelve large and mid-sized classrooms
Two Halls for workshops, chamber performances, seminars etc.
Library of Hindi & English publications on music, dance, theatre and associated subjects
Audio – Visual facility
Open Air Theatre
Lawn and garden spaces for experimental presentations and activities
Café for Students and Visitors
Kamani Auditorium, one of the most prestigious and sought after theatre halls of New Delhi
In-house tailor for dance costumes
A large number of musical instruments for students training

Residence

1. The campus on Copernicus Road, New Delhi has a limited hostel facility in shared rooms separately for male and female students. The rooms are equipped with basic amenities, furniture etc. The residence block of four floors includes guest rooms for visiting artists and accommodation for the hostel warden and female staff. Mess facility includes Indian meals, breakfast and tea.
2. Subject to availability, accommodation in the residence can be availed by Indian as well as foreign students.
3. Private rented accommodation is also available in residential colonies within 10 Kms. from the college, to be hired directly by those interested.
4. For making an application for accommodation in the Residence, please see terms & conditions

Performance, Activities, Opportunities

1. Regular Baithak and chamber performances for students in- house
2. Participation in sponsored shows outside
3. Participation as apprentice dancers in Kendra’s Dance Drama Repertory
4. Senior students are permitted to participate in their Guru’s private performances
5. Annual Founder’s Day Programme – Performance by students of all departments
6. Festival of Music & Dance by outstanding students and ex-students of the Kendra
7. Opportunities to learn and experience associated crafts and skills – ornament and costume making, stage work & backstage support, light and sound designing, compering, programme presentation, auditorium management, designing of brochure and programme literature etc.

Ex-Faculty and Alumni

SOME EMINENT TEACHERS ON THE FACULTY OF THE KENDRA OVER THE YEARS

HINDUSTANI VOCAL MUSIC

Amarnath

Aminuddin Khan Dagar

Dilip Chandra Vedi

Ishtiaq Hussain Khan

L. K. Pandit

Moinuddin Khan Dagar

Munnawar Ali Khan

Mushtaq Hussain Khan

Naina Devi

Shanti Sharma

Siddheswari Devi

Vilayat Hussain Khan

VOCAL MUSIC (LIGHT CLASSICAL)

Indu Prakash

Shanti Hiranand

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

SAROD

Amjad Ali Khan

Hafiz Ali Khan

SITAR

Debabrata Chowdhury

Wahid Khan

RUDRA VEENA

Asad Ali Khan

PAKHAWAJ

Bhagwat Upreti

Purushottam Das

TABLA

Akram Khan

Bundu Khan

Habibuddin Khan

Hasmat Ali Khan

Inam Ali Khan

Munnu Khan

Virendra Malviya

DANCE

KATHAK

Bansi Lal

Birju Maharaj

Devi Lal

Durga Lal

Kundan Lal

Lachhu Maharaj

Prerna Shrimali

Shambhu Maharaj

Sunder Prasad

Vaswati Misra

Nandini Singh

ODISSI

Aloka Panikar

Mayadhar Raut

BHARATANATYAM

Deepanjali Bedi

Leela Samson

Sudha Jagannath

CHHAU

Krishna Chandra Naik

Olek Niranjan Bisoi

JJ Sai Babu

YOGA

Subba Rao

SOME EMINENT PAST STUDENTS TRAINED AT THE KENDRA

KATHAK

Bela Arnab

Bharati Gupta

Chitra Rao

Devi Lal

Durga Lal

Harish Rawat

Kamal Kirtikar

Keshav Kothari

Krishna Kumar

Krishna Mohan

Kumudini Lakhia

Maya Rao

Munna Shukla

Prabha Marathe

Pradeep Shankar

Pratap Pawar

Ram Mohan Misra

Rashmi Vajpeyi

Rina Singha

Surendra Kaur

Tirath Ajmani

Uma Dogra

Uma Sharma

Urmila Nagar

Usha Sharma

Vishnu Priya Pawar

ODISSI

Aloka Panikar

Geeta Mahalik

Kiran Sehgal

Ranjana Gauhar

CHHAU

Bharat Sharma

Bhushan Lakhandri

Daksha Seth

Harish Rawat

Madhuri Bhatia

Sharon Lowen

BHARATANATYAM

Deepanjali Bedi

Justin McCarthy

Parul Pandeya

Radhica Laukaran

VOCAL MUSIC

B.S. Bali

Ghulam Sadiq Khan

Ghulam Siraj Khan

Ghulam Taqui Khan

Irene Roy Choudhury

Laxman Bhatt Tailang

Nimai Chandra Boral

Roma Rani Bhattacharya

Shanti Sharma

Sulochana Yajurvedi

Urmil Shankar Bhargava

SITAR/SAROD/VIOLIN/ PAKHAWAJ

Bhagwat Upreti (Pakhawaj)

Biswajit Roy Chowdhury (Sarod)

Dinesh Prabhakar (Violin)

Firdaus Khan (Sarod)

Ghulam Dastagir Khan (Sitar)

Matloob Khan (Sitar)

Ram Lakhan (Pakhawaj)

Rehmat Ali Khan (Sarod)

Tej Prakash Tulsi (Pakhawaj)