Indira Kala Sangeet University was established in 1956 under the Government of Madhya Pradesh. After the creation of new state Chhattisgarh The governor of the state is the chancellor of the university as well.
In 1956 the then King and Queen of the small princely state of Khairagarh donated their palace to open a university of Music, Dance and Visual Arts. King Birendra Bahadur Singh and Queen Padmavati Devi named this university after the name of their beloved deceased daughter 'Indira Devi' who died young and was very fond of music. Khairagarh is a very peaceful place, free from the obnoxious air pollution of the metros. The noisy railway engines are off at a distance of 40 km. There is no industry nearby to disturb the tranquil environment of this small hilly countryside. This region has a hot summer between mid-April to mid-June. Besides these two months the climate is generally pleasant. One may enjoy monsoon, autumn, winter (mild winter, as temperature does not go below 60C) and spring. Khairagarh is in the central part of India. It comes under the District of Rajnandgaon of the State of Madhya Pradesh. One has to drive down 40 km. to catch a train at Rajnandgaon. Frequent trains are available to reach different destinations. Nearest airport is Mana (Raipur) that is about 110 km. drive.
The university has collection of more than 40,000 books and a good number of audiotapes, CDs and video slides of Indian masters of Painting. Listening facilities are available for the students. The university also has a collection of works of the contemporary master painters of India, folk and tribal artists of different regions. It has a mini musical-instrument gallery having a collection of classical and folk musical instruments. There is a mini archaeological museum with a collection of regional archaeological art collections and documentation. The university provides hostel facilities to both the male and female students. Accommodations are available for overseas students as well. All teaching instructions will be provided in English for the foreign students.
The university is divided into following sections:
* Department of Music
* Department of Dance
* Department of Visual Arts
* Department of Folk Music
* Department of Arts
Indira Kala Sangit Vishwavidyalay (University) (IKSVV), Khairagarh has 23 Departments listed that offer various academic courses.
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at Indira Kala Sangit Vishwavidyalay (University) (IKSVV), Khairagarh