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Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra

COLLEGE OF MUSIC & DANCE
1, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi Tel. 43503333 / 23386428 / 29 www.thekendra.com

PROSPECTUS 2012 – 2013

PADMA AWARDEES ASSOCIATED WITH THE KENDRA
Bharat Ratna RAVI SHANKAR Padma Vibhushan BIRJU MAHARAJ DHARAM VIRA Padma Bhushan AMJAD ALI KHAN DEBU CHAUDHURY KUMUDINI LAKHIA MAHESHWAR DAYAL SANTOSH SEN UMA SHARMA Padma Shree GHULAM SADIQ KHAN GUNDECHA BROS KIRAN SEGAL LEELA SAMSON MAYADHAR RAUT MUSHTAQ HUSSAIN PRATAP PAWAR PURUSHOTTAM DAS RANJANA GAUHAR RITA GANGULY SHAMBU MAHARAJ SHANTI HIRANAND SHARAFAT HUSSAIN KHAN SHOBHA DEEPAK SINGH SHOVANA NARAYAN SHUBHA MUDGAL SIDHESHWARI DEVI SUMITRA CHARAT RAM

DHINGRA 1999 SHOVANA NARAYAN 2002 KIRAN SEGAL 2003 URMILA NAGAR 2004 SASWATI SEN 2004 SHASHADHAR ACHARYA 2006 MUNNA SHUKLA 2006 GAUTAM BHATTACHARYA 2007 GEETANJALI LAL 2007 RANJANA GAUHAR 2008 AMBA SANYAL 2008 YOG SUNDAR DESAI 2009 DAKSHA SETH 2009 GEETA MAHALIK 2009 PRERANA SHRIMALI .K. PANDIT 1999 LEELA SAMSON 1999 R.K.SANGEET NATAK AKADEMI AWARDEES / FELLOWS ASSOCIATED WITH THE KENDRA 1952 MUSHTAQ HUSSAIN KHAN 1953 HAFIZ ALI KHAN 1955 SHAMBHU MAHARAJ 1957 LACCHU MAHARAJ 1959 SUNDER PRASAD 1960 UDAY SHANKAR 1960 WAHID KHAN 1962 MOHAN RAO KALLIANPURKAR 1962 RAVI SHANKAR 1964 BIRJU MAHARAJ 1964 RAHIMUDDIN KHAN DAGAR 1966 SIDDHESWARI DEVI 1970 ACHARYA BRAHASAPATI 1970 DILIP CHANDRA VEDI 1974 TAPAS SEN 1975 KRISHNA CHANDRA NAIK 1976 NARENDRA SHARMA 1977 ASAD ALI KHAN 1977 GIRIJA DEVI 1978 PURUSHOTTAM DAS 1981 ASHOK SRIVASTAVA 1982 KUMUDINI LAKHIA 1984 DURGA LAL 1985 MAYADHAR RAUT 1985 NASIR AMINUDDIN DAGAR 1987 UMA SHARMA 1989 AMJAD ALI KHAN 1989 MAYA RAO 1991 REBA VIDYARTHI 1993 BALA SAHEB POOCHWALE 1994 ATUL DESAI 1994 SULOCHANA BRAHASPATI 1996 DEBU CHAUDHARY 1996 RANI KARNA 1997 L.

who have earned laurels for themselves and for the Kendra. self discipline. We welcome you to the Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra. The students’ fraternity of the Kendra is expected to inculcate a sense of pride in and obligation to India's rich cultural heritage. the students gain immense exposure to the richness of India's performing arts. and prepares them to become responsible citizens of the global community. The faculty comprises gurus in different disciplines. The mission of the Kendra is to provide each student with education in a safe and supportive environment that promotes a thirst for knowledge and understanding. motivation and excellence in learning. as well as provide a deep grounding in one or more performing disciplines. has a long established reputation for excellence in the field of performing arts. The college. We believe an art education should foster creativity. At the Kendra. Some are alumni driven by the spirit of wanting to give back something of what they previously imbibed here. encourages them to become independent and self-reliant. 1 . independent thinking. Towards this end we hold a Students’ Festival in Nov/Dec at Kamani and Founders’ Day in Jan where selected students from each class get an opportunity to perform live on stage. It is a lively cultural centre reflecting a fusion of rich artistic traditions and contemporary insights. the learning process is seen as one that is both challenging and enjoyable.Dear Applicant. sound values. founded in 1952. With a variety of courses on offer ranging from classical vocal music to the highly stylized Chhau dance. The Kendra is an institution committed to the preservation and dissemination of traditional Indian music and dance. The Kendra assists the students in developing skills. We provide the students not only exemplary education but also a participative atmosphere to learn and perform.

Talented students have the privilege of performing with the unit. Shobha Deepak Singh Director 2 . there are classes for children in which a child can explore a particular musical or dance style without the immediate pressure of choosing it as a career option. Apart from normal college activities. as such a limited number of scholarships are offered on merit cum means basis. a privilege which carries with it. I welcome you to the Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra and hope that you will find your stay fruitful and rewarding. the students are in close touch with the Kendra's renowned ballet unit. the advantage as well as the excitement of appearing on the best stages and working with inspiring choreographers. It has a full calendar of cultural events in which every student is encouraged to participate actively. Being selected to join the Kendra's student body is both an honour and a responsibility. Students can prepare for a performing and/or teaching career in their chosen discipline. It is hoped and expected that those who gain entrance here will be guided and inspired in their work by the artistic commitment of faculty members and other students already studying here. the Kendra is a focal point of cultural activities. With Kamani Auditorium and spacious campus grounds.The Kendra offers a diverse series of courses. Finally. audio as well as visual recordings and extensive archival material in its library. The Kendra believes that financial constraints should not be an impediment to talented students. Apart from the normal professional courses. The Kendra has a large and rare collection of books. a dance ensemble that performs extensively in India and abroad.

Hindustani Classical Vocal and Instrumental Music. Eminent gurus of these disciplines supervise the teaching programmes to help the students excel in their subject of study. Government of India. and over sixty thousand people witness it every year during the Dussehra month. This institution was later registered as Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra in 1952 under the Societies’ Registration Act XXI of 1860. ‘Jhankar’ has since grown into a regular college imparting training in music and dance. The production and presentation of Ramlila has become a notable annual event in the cultural life of the capital. This effort has expressed itself mainly in two directions: the College of Music and Dance. Chhau. and the Performing Arts Section. The Performing Arts Section is engaged in production and presentation of dance dramas all over the country and abroad. 3 . Preservation and promotion of our cultural heritage through the performing arts have been the primary objective and predominant goal of the Kendra. Odissi. New Delhi 110 001 Tel.com INTRODUCTION A premier cultural institute of the country. The College offers tuitions in most of the classical dance styles and music forms of India. 23386428/29. Copernicus Marg. It has made significant contributions in this direction.Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra COLLEGE OF MUSIC & DANCE 1. and has been recognised by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Fax: 23383568 E-mail: sbkk@thekendra. such as Kathak. Bharatanatyam. Started then as a group for the appreciation of Indian classical music and dance. Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra was initially founded as ‘Jhankar’ in 1947.: 43503333.

It nestles in the calm atmosphere of over two acres of space. dance and theatre faculties. such as Sangeet Natak Akademi. Lalit Kala Akademi and Doordarshan Kendra. Triveni Kala Sangam and Little Theatre Group. c. Other institutes include Kathak Kendra. Bhajan & Geet (c) Tabla/Sitar/Sarod (d) Kathak (e) Bharatanatyam (f) Odissi (g) Chhau – Mayurbhanj (h) Ballet The study courses comprise the following: Course a. have good opportunities to interact with music. e. the Mandi House area. which is a sister-body of the Kendra. b. including Ghazal. therefore.LOCATION Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra is located in the heart of Delhi’s cultural hub. MUSIC & DANCE APPRECIATION COURSE CERTIFICATE COURSE DIPLOMA COURSE POST-DIPLOMA COURSE PROFESSIONAL COURSE (after Post-Diploma Course) Duration 1 to 2 years 3 years 2 years 2 years 1 year onwards 4 . The Kendra is accessible by bus and metro. COURSES AND ADMISSION Subjects (a) Classical Vocal (b) Light Classical Vocal. National School of Drama. It is surrounded by several prominent national centres of cultural activities. The students. The compound also houses the premier auditorium of Delhi — the Kamani Auditorium. d.

The minimum age for admission to the Foundation Course is 8 years as on July 1. 8. Any such request / demand by any student or faculty member should be brought to the notice of the Principal immediately. All students are required to attend classes at least thrice a week in the main discipline. Mobile phones should be switched off during classes. 3. 6. students are prohibited from paying any amount towards collection of money in class. Applications for admission should be addressed to the Director. 7. Please read them carefully and mark your preferences. 5 . Students failing to satisfy the conditions of attendance are liable to be disqualified from the college. The students are required to follow dress code norms as laid down by the Kendra. Pre-recorded music is not permitted for the audition. The price of the prospectus with the admission form is Rs 300/-.Rules 1. The selection of the candidates for admission to any course is made through an audition. failing which they are liable to be confiscated for 24 hours. will be given preference. We have also introduced a Professional Training Course for PostDiploma holders. 2012. The new session of the Kendra starts on 1st July and concludes on 31st May every year unless otherwise notified. The application form has a list of positive weightage subjects. Applications in prescribed form should reach the Kendra on or before 30th June 2012. Students will be considered for Diploma Courses only after they attain the age of 13 years. Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra. 2. 5. New Delhi 110 001. Students. Copernicus Marg. 4. 1. 9. who have positive inclination to these subjects. Other than the fees.

200.000.00 800.200. all students need to bring along a recent passport size photograph and fill in their blood group in the I-card.00 2.00 1. 6 .00 2.500. * At the time of issue of I-cards.00 1.00 1.100.00 1.00 2.00 100.000.600.00 100.00 1.00 500.00 1.000.00 1.300.00 1.FEES AND DEPOSITS Particulars *Prospectus / application form by hand ICCR Students — Tuition Fee (per month) ICCR Students — Hostel Fee (per month) *Admission Fee (non-refundable) *Security Deposit *Examination Fee *Founder’s Day / College Festival Day *Library fund *Security Deposit for Mess (refundable) *Security Deposit for Hostel (refundable) Hostel admission fee (non refundable) Music & Dance Appreciation Course 1st year (per month) 2nd year (per month) Certificate Course 1st year (per month) 2nd year (per month) 3rd year (per month) Diploma Course 1st Year (per month) 2nd year (per month) Post-Diploma Course 1st year (per month) 2nd year (per month) Professional Course Identity Card (The card to be returned after the expiry of student’s tenure) Duplicate Identity Card Hostel Charges (per month) (local students) Mess Charges (per month) (subject to revision) Amount (Rs) 300.00 1.00 2.000.00 * The exact amount of the fees payable will be communicated to the candidate after his/her admission and placement have been finalised.00 1. * All refundable dues will be held by the Kendra for a period of one year.00 900.00 2.00 1.000.00 1.500.400.00 2.400.000.00 700.000.500.000.

3. (a) If the fee is not paid by the last day of the month of January & April. 5.will be charged and thereafter Rs 100/till end of the month. The security deposit will lapse. Each student of the college will be provided with an identity card. If a student leaves before completion of the course without sufficient reason. The card will be valid for the academic year only. a fine of Rs 50/. if asked. Students should carry this card while coming for the class and show it. Students holding scholarships from ICCR or similar organizations shall be charged tuition fees. 7. etc.30 pm on all working days. All fees are payable in advance by cash. Fees will be paid for the first six months at the time of opening of the college and thereafter quarterly by 10th January & 10th April. 2. whose name has been struck off the rolls. he/she will not be refunded his/her security deposit. and the security deposit shall be forfeited. as per the arrangements agreed between the sponsoring agency and the Kendra. For fees paid after 10th January upto 20th January and after 10th April upto 20th April.till end of the month. 6.will be imposed and thereafter Rs 100/. (b) If a student joins a second subject he / she will be charged the course fees and examination fees for the second subject. 7 . he / she shall have to pay fees on pro rata basis.. 4. the name of the student will be struck off the rolls. RE-ADMISSION A student. if not claimed within one year of the student leaving the institution. Fee deposit timings are 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5.as re-admission fee. If a new student is admitted in the middle of the term.PAYMENT OF DUES 1. will be readmitted only at the discretion of the Management and on payment of Rs 500/. Fees once paid are not refundable. For fees paid after July upto 10th August a fine of Rs 50/.

m. Applications for hostel accommodation must reach the College before 15th July. the SBKK Hostel has a Visitor’s lounge. to 7. Parents and visitors are strictly prohibited from entering the teaching area. shall be struck off the rolls. HOW TO APPLY FOR ACCOMMODATION 1. 2.m.15 p. (Class Time Table may be obtained from the Principal). The allocation of the hostel would depend on the student’s behaviour and aptitude. Students.00 p. The hostel is situated in the SBKK premises and is provided with basic amenities and furniture. Students are expected to observe strict discipline in the class. ATTENDANCE AND DISCIPLINE 1. who remain absent for ten consecutive classes without leave applications.m.00 a. such as performances / concerts / lecturedemonstrations as and when required. 4. to 1. and a Cafetaria. 3.m.15 p.CLASS TIMINGS — WORKING HOURS 10. Classes on various courses will be conducted as per the Time Table. VACATIONS The institution observes summer vacation for one month from 1st June to 30th June every year. Limited hostel accommodation is available both for male and female students.m.00 p. ACCOMMODATION AND HOSTEL FACILITIES A gracious residence with beautiful lawns of its own. Any student found indulging in any undesirable conduct will be suspended or expelled at the discretion of the Management. All classes should be vacated by 1. 6. after the evening session. 2. Students are expected to actively participate in the activities of the Kendra. after the morning session and 7. Any candidate wishing to seek hostel accommodation shall be required to fill in the prescribed license form at the time of allotment of the hostel accommodation.m.00 p. Students are required to attend at least 75% of the classes for BiAnnual and Annual examination. 8 . and 4. 5.

he/she must seek the prior permission of the Director through Principal/ Warden. a student discontinues to stay in hostel he/she will have to pay the fees for the subsidiary subject. In case. If a student leaves the hostel before the completion of one academic year. in which case. It is compulsory for hostel students to have a subsidiary subject. 4. For any outside assignments. and obtain permission in advance. 9 . The SBKK authorities may recommend eviction of a student on disciplinary grounds. 7. 6. the hostel students shall apply to the Director. 10. Hostel accommodation shall not be claimed as a matter of right. Hostel applications of only those students who attend classes six days a week will be entertained. Students will keep the rooms neat and clean at all times. Once the hostel accommodation is granted. 4. students shall strictly abide by the hostel rules of conduct and other terms and conditions. 11. The rooms will be inspected once a week. HOSTEL RULES 1. Applicants shall submit a written undertaking that they will not accept any paid job or join any study/training course other than being conducted at the Kendra/College during the period of their studentship. the concerned student would be given 48 hours to vacate the room. 2. Ordinarily. If any student seeks to leave the Hostel on valid grounds. 9. 3.3. 8. he/she will not be refunded his/her security deposit. The decision of the Management shall be final and cannot be challenged. The Mess charges should be deposited by 10th of every month with Accounts Department. only students residing outside Delhi shall be considered for hostel accommodation. Applicants shall have to attach with the hostel application a medical fitness certificate. 5.

The eligibility for extension of the hostel facilities depends. In case of illness. 2. Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival and Ballet Festival. Students are encouraged to make optimum use of the library. The first is the bi-annual (mid-term) examination and the second. Founder’s Day. Do not take musical instruments out of the class-room. The ornaments and costumes are all made at the Kendra and students are encouraged to participate in their making and learn in the process.LIBRARY The Kendra houses a large library of rare and contemporary books in Hindi and English on music. among other things. 10 . It serves light refreshments and meals. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS 1. Extra marks are allotted to hostellers for participation in Kendra’s activities. Park your vehicle in the allotted place. The Kendra expects the students to participate actively in all functions. EXAMINATIONS Examinations for all subjects are held twice during the academic session. 4. The Kendra reserves the right to disallow any student to appear in the examination on grounds of indiscipline or gross violation of rules or shortage of attendance. applications must be supported by a medical certificate from a Registered Medical Practitioner. the annual (end-term) examination. Holi Festival. These include Krishna. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES The Kendra organises a wide range of cultural activities throughout the year. Music & Dance Festival of SBKK at Kamani. Eatables/drinks are prohibited in the class-room. religion and associated subjects. CAFÉ The Kendra has a canteen which caters to the resident students as well as outsiders. 3. Ram. The library is also equipped with a large and valuable collection of audio and video CDs. Apply for leave in advance and get it sanctioned from your Teacher and Principal. philosophy. on the students’ participation in above-mentioned activities.

THE KENDRA FACULTY Ballet / Chhau Dance SHASHIDHARAN NAIR Bharatanatyam JUSTIN McCARTHY SUDHA JAGANNATH Kathak MUNNA SHUKLA RAMMOHAN MISRA PRERANA SHRIMALI RAKSHA SINGH DAVID SWATI SINHA Odissi PRIYAMBADA PATTNAIK Sitar / Sarod BISWAJIT ROY CHOWDHURY Classical Vocal GUNDECHA BROTHERS JYOTIKA DAYAL MANJEET SINGH SONIA ROY Light Classical Vocal CHARANJIT SONI Tabla VIRENDRA MALVIYA 11 .

He won a scholarship at the age of 9 that gave him the privilege of training under the great master of Kathakali — Kavungal Shankaran Kutty Paniker for a decade at the Rajah’s High School. Delhi.THE FACULTY BALLET / CHHAU DANCE SHASHIDHARAN NAIR. Gwalior and Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra. Kozhikode. began his artistic journey with Kathakali in his village Edakkalathur in Kerala. and a choreographer of repute. 12 . He has been associated with Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra for over two decades — as a dancer from 1982 to 1984. He learnt Mayurbhanj Chhau from the great master. a brilliant performer of Kathakali and Mayurbhanj Chhau. as a trainer from 1987 to 1990 and as a choreographer since 1990. where he trained under Kalamandalam Padmanabhan Nair. Guru Krishna Chandra Naik at Rangasri Ballet Troupe.

He has been honoured with Pt. SUDHA JAGANNATH began her training in Bharatanatyam at the Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra in 1987 under the guidance of Leela Samson (1987-90) and later under Justin McCarthy. At present she is assisting Justin McCarthy in conducting Bharatanatyam classes at the Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra. and with Subbarayan Pillai in Madras before spending a decade with Leela Samson at the Kendra. in solo. He joined the Kendra as a teacher in 1988. as well as with leading professional groups.Jasraj Cross-Cultural Understanding Award (2010). He has created and choreographed many solo. duet and ensemble pieces which have met with critical acclaim. 13 . He has imparted training to students from all over the world. She has performed extensively in India and abroad.DANCE: BHARATANATYAM DANCE: BHARATANATYAM JUSTIN McCARTHY studied Bharatanatyam at the Way of the Dance School in California.

and Gems of India Award. he was guided by Pt. Sahitya Kala Parishad Samman (2003). and a nephew of the illustrious Birju Maharaj. RAMMOHAN MISRA. Arch of Excellence Award. a classical dance form of North India. Guru Munna Shukla was at the Kathak Kendra from 1976 to 2006. He has the style and expression acquired from his father. His works reveal a rare combination of technical competence and creativity. He has been honoured with UPSN Akademi Award (1988). who taught him the exact style of Kathak and abhinaya. and later from Birju Maharaj under the National Scholarship Scheme offered by the Ministry of Culture. and has trained several artistes. He is the grandson of the great Kathak Maestro. Sarangdeo Award by Sur Singar Samsad. and various other styles from the ancestors in his family. late Achan Maharaj. He has been awarded the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award 2006. late Sunder Lal Shukla. His initiation in Kathak dance was under his father at the age of six.DANCE: KATHAK DANCE: KATHAK MUNNA SHUKLA has been gifted with talent and rare-deep insight into the finer nuances of Kathak. Bombay (1989). He has worked with the students of Film and TV Institute of India. and Saraswati Music College Samman (2011). Outstanding National Citizen Award. He has performed in several prestigious programmes in all major states of India. 14 . Birju Maharaj. is the son of late legendary Padma Shree Pt. He received his initial training in Kathak from his father. he is the tradition-bearer of this gharana. After Birju Maharaj. He is widely travelled and has been performing all over the world since 1979. Sambhu Maharaj. Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (2006). After his father. born in the prestigious family of Kathak of KalkaBindadin Gharana. Rammohan Misra is the seventh generation of this family.

She has received National Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture. started learning at a very young age under the guidance of Smt. She has also presented a fusion of Kathak. R A K S H A S I N G H D AV I D . She has performed at various festivals. from Khairagarh University under the tutelage of Prof. She has choreographed for the opening ceremony of the Youth Festival in Hyderabad in 2005. and has given lecture demonstrations for Spic-Macay. As an empanelled artist with the ICCR. Dhruv’ and ‘Pakhi’. she is taking advance training under the guidance of Kathak Maestro Pt. Soorya Festival. a promising Kathak dancer.DANCE: KATHAK DANCE: KATHAK SWATI SINHA started learning Kathak at the tender age of seven under Guru Rajendra Gangani at the Kathak Kendra. she is also an A-grade artist with Doordarshan. where she completed her diploma. She is also ‘Prabhakar’ in Classical Vocal and Junior Diploma holder in Light Classical Vocal. Birju Maharaj for the past four years. She received scholarships from t h e Ministry of Human Resource Development in 1998. California.A. After her post-graduation. and also in a TV serial. she underwent training at Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra under the guidance of Guru Shikha Khare. Thereafter. ‘Bharat Ke Sant Kavi’ on DD Bharti. and Nritya Pratibha. Presently. Bharatnatyam and Mohiniattam in San Diego. Swami Haridas Sangeet Samaroh. At present. Swati has conducted Kathak workshops in Delhi and Beijing. She has also written articles for various magazines and books. Swati Sinha is teaching at Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra. Sharmila Chatterjee. Swati has performed in several dance festivals such as the Konark Festival. She has done many choreographic works such as ‘Yamuna Beech Shyam Chavi’. Kathak Mahotsava. 15 . Rama Das. and World Dance Day in Patiala in 2006. as well as a duet with Flamenco artist Bettina Castano. she has performed abroad. and has also been awarded Nritya Ratna Samman by the Society for Action through Music (SAM). she pursued her M.

Prerana Shrimali has endeavoured to expand the Kathak repertoire by choreographing new and highly acclaimed compositions based on poetry – ancient. medieval. innovativeness and imagination.DANCE: KATHAK DANCE: ODISSI PRERANA SHRIMALI. Priyambada has performed all over India and abroad. she ranks among the most illustrious and reputed classical dancers of India today. Bangalore. Prerana has featured in all the major dance festivals in India. with her grace. . Chandrashekhar Pattnaik. 16 P R I YA M B A D A PAT T N A I K . late Indra Kumar Pattnaik and later with late Guru Mahadeo Raut for 10 years. She is the recipient of the Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Akademi Award 1993 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award 2009. she received her initial training from her father. late Pt. was born in a traditional art family of Orissa. and modern. She has been teaching Kathak in Delhi for many years and is currently engaged in writing and researching on ‘Kathak and Abstraction’ for which she got Senior Fellowship from Government of India. She was also trained for seven years at Nrityagram. a senior dancer of Jaipur Gharana of Kathak received her training in dance from Guru Shri Kundanlal Gangani. a talented Odissi dancer. Having mastered the grammar and the complexities of the Jaipur style. Priyambada moved to Bhubaneswar in 1993 to receive advance training from Guru Gandhadhar Pradhan and Guru Bichitrananda Swain. Equally competent in nritta and abhinaya. both in India and abroad. The grand-daughter of the great Odissi maestro. She has also worked as the repertory chief of Kathak Kendra Delhi for two years. Widely travelled.

Some of the many awards the Gundecha Brothers have received include the Sanskriti Award. Bhopal. Rajat Kamal. Umakant and Ramakant Gundecha are one of India’s leading exponents of the Dhrupad style of music. He thus has the benefit of being trained under distinguished teachers in both the major schools of Sarod-playing. Japan. He had his first lessons in Sitar and Sarod from his father as a child. Many of his students have bagged national scholarships. 17 . GUNDECHA BROTHERS.INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: SAROD/SITAR MUSIC: CLASSICAL VOCAL BISWAJEET ROY CHOUDHARY is an accomplished Sarod player and an excellent teacher. Kabir. The Gundecha Brothers have sung great Hindi poetry by Tulsidas. and Padma Shree in 2012. They have also performed over radio and television in India and abroad. and moved to Calcutta in 1974 to learn under Pandit Indranil Bhattacharya. and appeared on the television as well. Nirala in Dhrupad style. a scholarship to study under Ustad Amjad Ali Khan brought Biswajeet to Delhi. They learned the Dhrupad vocal art under the renowned Dhrupad vocalist Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar and also under Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar at Dhrupad Kendra. National Film Award for Best Music Direction. Mallikarjun Mansur from 1980 till 1992. both were initiated into music by their parents. Biswajeet has performed at various music festival and concerts all over India. Egypt. They are among the most active performers of Dhrupad in India and abroad. a pupil of Ustad Allaudin Khan. broadcast regularly from All India Radio. including Europe. Bangladesh. Born in Ujjain in Central India. Kumar Gandharva Award. UAE and Hong Kong. In 1978. They have also performed at several music festivals abroad. Australia. He had the privilege of being trained under the legendary vocalist. He now lives in Delhi where he has been teaching both the Sitar and the Sarod at the Kendra since 1992. They have several cassettes and CDs to their credit. Pt. Dagar Gharana Award. Padmakar. Singapore. USA. Over the years.

MANJEET SINGH was introduced to the field of Hindustani Classical Vocal Music by Prof. Bali (retired Principal of Music & Fine Arts College. He received guidance from Late Smt. He has also received the Swar Mani Award from Mumbai and the S a d b h a w n a Aw a r d f r o m t h e Government of J&K. Shanti Sharma. 18 . Shanti Sharma at the Shri Ram Bharatiya Kala Kendra in New Delhi. Jyotika Dayal had her first performance abroad in Europe and Mauritius in 1995-1996.MUSIC: CLASSICAL VOCAL MUSIC: CLASSICAL VOCAL JYOTIKA DAYAL was born in 1967 in Benares. He has been honoured twice by the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir for his contribution to the field of Hindustani classical vocal music.S. where she plays an important part not only as a singer but also as a composer and choreographer. Government of India. Since 1998. she has completed her Post Diploma in the field of Hindustani Classical Vocal Music under the able guidance of Pandit Amarnath and Smt. Jammu). An accomplished artist. a renowned vocalist who had been a guru at the Kendra. she has been a member of the Music Ensemble of Benares. He has also been a recipient of a National Scholarship from the Department of Culture. B. She was a recipient of the Senior Scholarship from Ministry of Human Resource and Development. Government of India.

Alap Ghar (Dagar Gharana) from Rudra Veenakar Pt.MUSIC: CLASSICAL VOCAL MUSIC: VOCAL (LIGHT CLASSICAL) SONIA ROY. ‘A’ grade artist of All India Radio. She has been teaching Hindustani Classical Vocal in Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra since 2004. She received training in Dhrupad. 19 . Calcutta. She has been a teacher at the Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra for over ten years. A talented vocalist.) Sangit Praveen from Prayag Sangeet Samiti. She has given performances all over India and is an ‘A’ grade artist with All India Radio and Doordarshan. CHARANJIT SONI completed her (M. Calcutta) and achieved blessings of Pt. Shanti Hiranand for over seven years. Late Smt. Shanti Sharma of Kirana-Indore Gharana.A. Anjoli Chakraborty (professor at Rabindra Bharati University. She has given performances in various cities in India and several countries in Europe. started learning Hidustani Classical Music in her early childhood and got consistent training for 11 years from Dr. Ajoy Chakraborty (Patiala gharana) in Shruti Nandan. Allahabad. she has trained in light classical vocal music from Smt. She also learnt from the renowned classical artiste. Asit Kumar Banerjee.

Information and Broadcasting Ministry) was born in Allahabad and started learning and playing tabla after being inspired by his elder brother. he also acknowledges all the great Pakhawaj players whom he met and worked with as they have shaped certain aspects of his tabla playing which is completely unique and spiritual. Majoring in the Farukhabad style of tabla playing. later he found tutelage under Shri J. N. 20 . Shri R. K. Shri V. he learnt under Shri M. G. Chobe who himself was a gandha bandh shagirdh of the late Ustad Ahmadjaan Thirakwa and.INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: TABLA VIRENDRA MALVIYA (ex Senior Tabla Artist. He became a gandha bandh shagirdh of Shri Someshwar Bhat (Kathak). Godbole. Malviya. Malviya is a modest human being who still practises regularly. finally.

Annual Calendar of Events 2012-2013 OPENING OF COLLEGE AUDITIONS FOR NEW ADMISSIONS KRISHNA a dance-drama based on the life of Lord Krishna RAM a dance-drama based on the life of Lord Ram PRESENTATION OF SUMITRA CHARAT RAM AWARD STUDENTS’ FESTIVAL HALF-YEARLY EXAMINATIONS FOUNDERS’ DAY / BASANT PANCHAMI 1st July First week of July First / Second week of August October / November (inauguration on the first day of Navratra) 17 November 21 December End December January SHRIRAM SHANKARLAL MUSIC FESTIVAL February HOLI FESTIVAL SUMMER BALLET FESTIVAL ANNUAL EXAMINATIONS SUMMER BREAK March May End May 1 – 30 June 21 .

Dilip Chandra Vedi Ustad Moinuddin Khan Dagar Ustad Aminuddin Khan Dagar Smt.Some eminent teachers on the faculty of the Kendra over the years HINDUSTANI VOCAL MUSIC Ustad Mushtaq Hussain Khan Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan Prof. Aloka Panikar BHARATANATYAM Ms Leela Samson Ms Deepanjali Bedi CHHAU Guru Krishna Chandra Naik Olek Niranjan Bisoi JJ Sai Babu YOGA Shri Subba Rao 22 . Debabrata Chowdhury RUDRA VEENA Ustad Asad Ali Khan PAKHAWAJ Guru Purushottam Das Shri Bhagwat Upreti TABLA Ustad Inam Ali Khan Ustad Habibuddin Khan Ustad Bundu Khan Ustad Munnu Khan Ustad Hasmat Ali Khan Akram Khan VOCAL MUSIC (LIGHT CLASSICAL) Shanti Hiranand Indu Prakash DANCE KATHAK Shri Shambhu Maharaj Shri Sunder Prasad Shri Birju Maharaj Lachhu Maharaj Shri Kundan Lal Shri Devi Lal Shri Durga Lal Shri Bansi Lal Smt. Siddheswari Devi Ustad Ishtiaq Hussain Khan Ustad Munnawar Ali Khan Smt. Vaswati Misra Shri Ram Mohan Misra ODISSI Guru Mayadhar Raut Smt. Naina Devi Pandit Amarnath Shanti Sharma SAROD Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan Ustad Amjad Ali Khan SITAR Ustad Wahid Khan Prof.

S. Bali Ghulam Sadiq Khan Ghulam Siraj Khan Ghulam Taqui Khan Irene Roy Choudhury Laxman Bhatt Tailang Nimai Chandra Boral Roma Rani Bhattacharya Shanti Sharma Sulochana Yajurvedi Urmil Shankar Bhargava SITAR/SAROD/VIOLIN/ PAKHAWAJ Bhagwat Upreti (Pakhawaj) Biswajit Roy Chowdhury (Sarod) Dinesh Prabhakar (Violin) Firdaus Khan (Sarod) Ghulam Dastagir Khan (Sitar) Matloob Khan (Sitar) Ram Lakhan (Pakhawaj) Rehmat Ali Khan (Sarod) Tej Prakash Tulsi (Pakhawaj) 23 .Some eminent past students trained at the Kendra KATHAK Bela Arnab Bharati Gupta Chitra Rao Devi Lal Durga Lal Harish Rawat Kamal Kirtikar Keshav Kothari Krishna Kumar Krishna Mohan Kumudini Lakhia Maya Rao Munna Shukla Prabha Marathe Pradeep Shankar Pratap Pawar Ram Mohan Misra Rashmi Vajpeyi Rina Singha Surendra Kaur Tirath Ajmani Uma Dogra Uma Sharma Urmila Nagar Usha Sharma Vishnu Priya Pawar ODISSI Aloka Panikar Kiran Sehgal Ranjana Gauhar Geeta Mahalik CHHAU Bharat Sharma Madhuri Bhatia Bhushan Lakhandri Harish Rawat Daksha Seth Sharon Lowen BHARATANATYAM Justin McCarthy Deepanjali Bedi Parul Pandeya Radhica Laukaran VOCAL MUSIC B.

Nambudiri Music: Barun Gupta URVASHI 1974 Creative Dance Choreography: Krishnan Nambudiri Music: Barun Gupta RAMCHARITMANAS 1974 Kathak Choreography: Uma Sharma Music: Jyotindra Moitra & Barun Gupta KATHAK SEQUENCES 1974 Kathak Choreography: Uma Sharma Music: Barun Gupta GLIMPSES FROM LORD KRISHNA’S LIFE 1975 Creative Dance Choreography: Guru Gopinath Music: Barun Gupta DHARTI-KA-VIVAH 1975 Creative Dance Choreography: Durga Lal Music: Barun Gupta KENOPANISHAD 1975 Creative Dance Choreography: K. Shekharan Music: Barun Gupta SURDAS 1976 Kathak Choreography: Uma Sharma Music: Pt Shiv Prashad & Barun Gupta 24 . TAJ-KI-KAHANI 1968 Kathak Choreography: Krishna Kumar Music: Ustad Amjad Ali Khan SITAYAN 1969 Creative Dance Choreography: Krishnan Nambudiri Music: Barun Gupta MEERA BAI 1970 Creative Dance Choreography: Krishnan Nambudiri Music: Sushil Das Gupta GEET GOVIND 1971 Odissi Choreography: Mayadhar Raut Music: Barun Gupta MEGHDOOT 1973 Creative Dance Choreography: K. Shekharan Music: Barun Gupta MAHABIR 1976 Creative Dance Choreography: K. KRISHNAYAN 1966 Kathak Choreography: Birju Maharaj Music: Dagar Bros. KUMAR SAMBHAV 1958 Kathak Choreography: Birju Maharaj Music: Dagar Bros. DALIA 1961 Kathak Choreography: Birju Maharaj Music: Satish Bhatia SHAN-E-OUDH Kathak Choreography: Birju Maharaj Music: Dagar Bros. Shekharan Music: Barun Gupta AZADI-KE-ORE 1973 Creative Dance Choreography: K.Dance-dramas produced by the Kendra 1957-2012 RAMLILA 1957 Creative Dance Choreography: Narendra Sharma Music: Jyotindra Moitra & Sushil Das Gupta KATHAK-KI-KAHANI 1957 Kathak Choreography: Shambhu Maharaj MALTI MAHADEV 1958 Kathak Choreography: Lacchu Maharaj & Birju Maharaj Music: Dagar Bros. GITOPADESH 1965 Kathak Choreography: Birju Maharaj Music: Dagar Bros.

assisted by Vaswati Mishra Music: Pt Shiv Prashad & Jwala Prashad Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh CHAITRA PARV 1986 Chhau Mayurbhanj Choreography: Krishna Chandra Naik. Shekharan Music: Barun Gupta JAGDEV 1977 Chhau Mayurbhanj Choreography: Krishna Chandra Naik Music: Barun Gupta KONARK 1978 Chhau Mayurbhanj Choreography: Krishna Chandra Naik Music: Barun Gupta Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh KATHAK SEQUENCES 1978 Kathak Choreography: Munna Shukla Music: Ishtiaq Hussain Khan & Barun Gupta KALING VIJAY 1979 Chhau Mayurbhanj Choreography: Krishna Chandra Naik Music: Barun Gupta Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh KHAJURAHO 1980 Chhau Mayurbhanj Choreography: Krishna Chandra Naik Music: Barun Gupta Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh SHAN-E-MUGHAL 1981 Kathak Choreography: Munna Shukla Music: Ustad Amjad Ali Khan YAYATI 1982 Chhau Mayurbhanj Choreography: Krishna Chandra Naik Music: Sushil Das Gupta Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh BAHUBALI 1982 Creative Dance Choreography: K. Shekharan Music: B.KRISHNAVATAR 1977 Creative Dance Choreography: K. Leela Samson & Ram Mohan Mishra Music: Partha Das Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh TIRUPURANTAK 1991 Chhau Choreography: Shashidharan Nair Music: Biswajeet Roy Choudhury Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh CHAKRAVYUHA 1993 Choreography: Shashidharan Nair Music: Barun Gupta Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh PARIKRAMA 1994 Choreography: Shashidharan Nair Music: Shubha Mudgal Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh 25 . Rekha Sharma & Olek Niranjan Bisoi Music: Partha Das Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh KAMAYANI 1987 Kathak Choreography: Kumudini Lakhia Music: Atul Desai Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh BUDDHA 1988 Music: Partha Das Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh MAHADEV 1989 Kathak Choreography: Vaswati Mishra Music: Barun Gupta Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh HARI 1990 Chhau Mayurbhanj. Gupta & Partha Das Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh ANARKALI 1985 Kathak Choreography: Uma Sharma. Bharatnatyam & Kathak Choreography: Olek Niranjan Bisoi. Gupta & Partha Das Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh KARNA 1984 Chhau Mayurbhanj Choreography: Krishna Chandra Naik & Bhushan Lakhandri Music: B. Shekharan Music: Barun Gupta MASKS 1983 Creative Dance Choreography: Bhushan Lakhandri Music: Atul Desai Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh SHAKUNTALA 1983 Creative Dance Choreography: K. assisted by Madan Solanki.K.K.

MEERA 1995 Choreography: Shashidharan Nair Music: Shubha Mudgal Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh KRISHNA-KATHA 1996 Choreography: Shashidharan Nair Music: Shubha Mudgal Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh THE FARCE OF DRUNKEN SPORT AND THE SAINT COURTESAN 1999 Bharatnatyam Choreography: Justin McCarthy KIMAPI 2000 Bharatnatyam Choreography: Justin McCarthy KARNA – A Life of Euphoric Sacrifices 2001 Chhau Mayurbhanj Choreography: Shashidharan Nair Music: B. Gupta Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh THE MYSTIC BRIDE AND THE SACRED WITCH 2002 Choreography: Justin McCarthy MEERA 2002 Choreography: Shashidharan Nair Music: Shubha Mudgal Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh BHARATANATYAM ENSEMBLE WORKS: 2003 Choreography: Justin McCarthy KHAJURAHO 2003 Choreography: Guru Krishna Chandra Naik Music: Barun Gupta Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh DANCE OF SHIVA 2003 Choreography: Shashidharan Nair Music: Biswajit Roy Chowdhury Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh MAARGAM (Bharatanatyam) 2004 Choreography: Justin McCarthy KALIDASA’S RAGHUVAMSHAM AND ABHIGYANASHAKUNTALAM (Bharatanatyam) 2005 Choreography: Justin McCarthy KSHETRAYYA (Bharatanatyam) 2006 Choreography: Justin McCarthy SHREE DURGA 2007 Choreography: Shashidharan Nair Music: Shanti Sharma Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh ABHIMANYU 2010 Choreography: Shashidharan Nair Music: Barun Gupta Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh KAMAYANI 2011 Choreography: Shobha Deepak Singh Music: Atul Desai Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh KUMAR SAMBHAVA 2012 Choreography: Bhushan Lakandri Music: Barun Gupta Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh Presentations at Bindaadin Jayanti GHAN GHATA Choreography: Baswati Misra ALAAPINI Choreography: Baswati Misra ANTAR HITATWAM Choreography: Baswati Misra JEEWAN SOPAN Choreography: Baswati Misra PURUSHARTH Choreography: Baswati Misra ACHARYA BRAHASPATI Choreography: Baswati Misra AAKAR Choreography: Baswati Misra DUI PAKHI Choreography: Baswati Misra BANDISH Choreography: Baswati Misra CHHAND O GATI Choreography: Pandit Durga Lal NIRVANA Choreography: Shobha Deepak Singh 26 .K.