SNDT Women's University (Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University)

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Department of Music, Churchgate


Department of Music at S.N.D.T. Women’s University views itself amongst the few departments in the Indian universities system, where a serious student can remain in continuous contact with the same Faculty (guru(s) from senior secondary (i.e.class XI) up to the M.A. degree level, and beyond up to the Ph.D. degree. Department has an envious tradition of attracting good faculty and extremely good and motivated students.

However, the department today yearns for modern infrastructure and technology assisted environs to let the student explore their full potential as budding performing artists in an unhindered manner, while they study at the university.

Department initiated the organization of National Seminars in Music in 2003. During last five years National Seminars in Music on Contemporary topics of research in Music at Indian Universities (in 2006).

Rare compositions and rare Ragas in Hindustani Classical Music and their relevance for contemporaryteaching at Post Graduate level in Indian Universities (in 2009). Each of the first three national seminars have been attended by about 100 teachers, researchers and eminent artists invited from all over India.

Courses Offered

=> Doctor Of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Music
=> Master Of Arts (M.A.)

Research & Development / Topic

Research Projects

A project titled ‘A study of enrichment of Khayal Gayal tradition of Hindustani Classical Music by prominent modern composers (since Indian Independence), Completed on behalf of Dept. of Culture, GOI, New Delhi. Two cassettes containing self-renderings of ‘Forth-three compositions of twenty-three Vagyakars’ sent to New Delhi in 1998. PI: Dr. Neera Grover.


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