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. The Pakhawaj, is known as the main accompanying instrument for dhrupad vocal music as well as dhrupad style performances on Rudra Veena and Surbahar. The Pakhawaj has a low, mellow tone, rich in harmonics. Like Tabla, Pakhawaj is also regarded high respect within Indian music culture. This university bearing Swami Vivekananda’s hallowed name has started, in a humble way, a Certificate course in Dhrupad Sangeet both in Vocal and Pakhawaj.

Visit Academics page for details about the courses.

Applications invited for admissions to 2023 Batch:

  1. Course duration: (a) One year for Dhrupad Sangeet (Vocal), (b) One years for Pakhawaj
  2. Class Mode: Classes will be conducted in class-room mode (in person).
  3. Class Schedule:
    1. Dhrupad Sangeet (Vocal): Every Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm
    2. Pakhawaj: Every Sunday, 10 am to 2 pm
  4. Due to logistic constraints, only male candidates (preferably in the age group 16 to 35) will be admitted.
  • Eligibility criteria:
    • Pass in 12th std. is the minimum educational qualification.
    • Sense of music and/or rhythm, eagerness to learn systematically and willingness to undergo rigorous training to become a professional artist.
  • Maximum age limit: 35 years (only male candidates).
  • Mode of selection: Through interview.

How to Apply

A. Apply Online :

  1. Online Admission Portal :
  2. New applicants have to first register on the Portal, then login and fill up the online application form.
  3. After successfully submitting the application form, pay the Course fee online from the same Portal. Link can be found under ‘Options’ next to the program name on the Dashboard.
  4. While filling up the online application-form attach the scanned copies of your passport size photo, mark-sheets and other applicable certificates/documents.
  5. Once Application-form is successfully submitted and Course-fee is paid, Receipt (also Application-summary) will be available for download from the same Portal from the ‘Dashboard‘.

B. Apply Offline :

  1. Download the application-form (Click here to download Application Form).
  2. Print the application-form, duly fill it up and submit it in person at the Reception Desk, Medha Bhavan, Belur Campus, RKMVERI (during 10 AM to 6 PM).
    • Pay the Course fee in Cash at the Reception Desk itself.
    • Please attach a xerox-copy of your 12th class (Higher Secondary) Mark-sheet.

For better acquaintance with the courses candidates are advised to talk to (by phone) Music teacher Sri Manik Lal Dey ( ) or visit our Belur Main campus (address) and interact with the music teachers.

Last date to apply: 31 December 2022

For any queries:

Manik Lal Dey : ( ).


For general queries: Call Reception Counter: Soumyadeep Roy Chowdhury :