» Instrumental Music
Course Description: Arguably the most popular of all Indian musical instruments thanks to the efforts of the legendary Indian musician Pandit Ravi Shankar. This is a beautiful instrument used both for solo performances and accompaniment. The beautiful sound this instrument produces when its strings are plucked by a master has made it a major influence in the field of Indian classical music.
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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 Bharathanatyam 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.
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