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Junior Diploma
Senior Diploma


Course Description: The North Indian classical dance, Kathak, is characterized by fast rhythmic footwork in complex time cycles. Movements include numerous pirouettes executed at different speeds and ending in statuesque poses. The interpretative portion derives its content from Hindu mythology and is also greatly influenced by Mughal period. Lucknow, Benares and Jaipur are recognized as the three schools where all aspects of this art were nurtured and refined.
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Qualification : The students should be able to converse in any one of the following languages viz. English, Kannada or Hindi. The minimum age is seven years. Equal emphasis will be given for Practical and Theory. Exams will be conducted at the end of each year and at the end of the 3rd year. Successful students will be awarded a JUNIOR DIPLOMA in the subject on the basis of the following criteria:
  • Minimum marks for passing is 50 per cent.
  • Students obtaining between 60 and 69 per cent will be placed in SECOND CLASS.
  • Candidates obtaining 70 per cent and above will be placed in FIRST CLASS.
  • Duration of Junior diploma is THREE YEARS and duration of Senior diploma is TWO YEARS after obtaining the Junior diploma. At the end of the five years the successful students will receive a Diploma Certificate from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore. Theory will comprise of both oral and written exams and it is imperative that candidates qualify successfully in both. (Students below ten years of age exempt from the written theory exam.)
    Dress Code: There is a dress code for all students White Chudidar and Kurta with green Odni for Bharatanatyam students. White Chudidar and Kurta with Maroon Odni for Kathak students. White for all others
    General Instructions: Students learning instrumental music shall have their own instruments of their respective faculty for practicing at home. Students of Indian classical dance shall buy ghungroo.
    Exams: Exams at the end of the academic year for each faculty are optional. They will be two hour each for practical and theory in each course.
    Profile of Sri. H.N. Suresh, Director, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore