It is well known that Swami Vivekananda was very fond of Dhrupad music and wanted that our young men learn this form of classical music to develop a higher focus, sense of harmony with our higher nature at the microcosmic and macrocosmic levels, deep contemplative mood for self-elevation, etc. This University bearing his hallowed name has decided to start, in a humble way, a Certificate course in Dhrupad (Vocal) from the current academic year. Due to logistic constraints, only male candidates will be admitted for the present.
Duration of the course: ONE YEAR
The course is open for male candidates only.
Pass in 10th is the minimum educational qualification.
Background in music is not compulsory. The only requirements are: musical sense and eagerness to learn Dhrupad systematically.
There is an age limit of 30 years. Candidates crossing this age limit may be considered on special consideration after interview.
Through a vocal test and an interview.
Last date for submission of completed application forms: 30 December 2016
Vocal test and interview will be conducted individually on convenient dates. If selected, the candidate may get admission on the same day.
Classes will begin from 12 January 2017 (Thursday) at 9 am.
The classes will be held on Sundays. It includes vocal (practical), Pakhawaj (instrumental-basics) and theory classes. The schedule of the classes is as follows:
9 am–11 am (Vocal-practical),
12 noon–1.0 pm (Theory),
2 pm–3 pm (Pakhawaj–practical),
3 pm–6 pm (Vocal-practical).
Application forms and Admit Card can either be downloaded from the links given at the bottom on this page or collected from the University’s admission office at Belur (just outside the Belur Math main gate). Please read the instructions printed in the application form carefully.
All the relevant information of the application must be duly filled and submitted along with a fee of Rs.300/-. It can be either a demand draft for Rs 300/- made in favour of ‘Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University’ payable at Belur Math, Howrah, (preferably UBI or SBI) or by cash. Completed application forms can be submitted in any of the following ways as given below.
Send the completed application form with the demand draft to the following address. The mail should reach us on/before the above-mentioned last date Please write on the top left of the envelope “Dhrupad Music”
Department of Music
Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University
PO Belur Math
Howrah, West Bengal 711202
Submit the completed form in person with the demand draft or cash to the University’s admission office at Belur by hand on/before the above-mentioned last date:
Admission and course fee: Rs. 5000/- to be paid at the time of admission.
Sri Manik Lal Dey (Music Instructor) Mobile phone: 094338 29295/76878 40311