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mission to students in the various courses offered here.

Every year we receive hundreds of applications from young aspirants for a


pear for an interview. The interview - board will judge the aptitude of each applicant and would consider previous training if any
arance and histrionic taste are the criteria for selection. For vocalists and percussionists, sense of rhythm, voice-culture and prev
ion is thirteen. Each student is allowed to choose only one art-discipline for intensive training. Together with theoretical and pra
A. Degree in Performing Arts. Kalamandalam introduced High School education for its students in 1990. The new system harmon
s started in 2007. Initially, Kathakali, Kutiyattam and Mohiniyattam were the faculties in which post-graduate courses came in t
Mohiniyattam, Kathakali Chenda, Karnatic Music and Mridangam is strictly based on merit. Kalamandalam offers M.phil and P

the modern pedagogy. Classes start in the kalaries at 4.30 in the morning and continue till evening. All the students stay within t
re is informal, warm and exemplary.

g, the current pedagogy aims at imparting theoretical knowledge of art forms too for inculcating a spirit of inquiry among them. K

have so far are mostly eulogies / hagiography on artists by their admirers. Scientific evaluation and aesthetic interpretations are r
ss Communication, Womens studies and documentary film-productions are being incorporated as part of the doctoral programs

ng the spirit of enlightenment of the new age.

rning there is an interval for a few hours. At 9.A.M., the kalaries start again. The training goes on till noon. In the late afternoon,
aracter-enactment and so on. In the vocal- music kalari, the teacher will initially give training to the student in the basic-lessons o
s (Syllables) and progress to strokes and fingerings in different rhythmic-scales and tempos. In the ultimate stage of training, t
rumental) of the art-form concerned are integrated in one kalari. The Kathakali make-up class is most intriguing. Here one can w
m where actors lie down for facial make-up.

massage and post-massage exercises. The students smear oil on their face, body and limbs. Afterwards they lie down on the floo
the Martial Arts Tradition along with other aspects of physical training. This makes the body and limbs of the actors supple for

The syllabi of the degree courses in different performing arts have been revised with the help of the newly reconstituted Board
eachers and students.
ivate registration can be had from the prospectus published by Kalamandalam. To facilitate advanced study and research on the
research are classical theater, modern theater, dance, music and other fine arts. Practising artists, scholars and connoisseurs are e
etails regarding eligibility, admission procedures, evaluation, awarding of degrees and other essential rules and regulations relate

ious center of learning is soon to receive a fresh impetus as the hours of training get increased in due course. Steps have been tak
introduced as a regular feature of training. Stage-performances of promising students for gaining expertise will get prominence i
erforming arts at Kalamandalam every year. Some of them combine applied- training and research. The Indian Council for Cultu
theater, music, dance, Indian History, Aesthetics, Epics, Puranas and so on Kalamandalam library is distinguished in many respe
The monumental book on Kathakali named Kathakali Complex by Dr. Philip Zarrilli is the outcome of his research held at Kalam
nd was guided in this research program by the senior teachers of the institution in the early 1990s. Dr. Marlene Pitkow from the
. Justine Lemos of the University of Riverside, California and Ms. Sarah Sohn had their research of Mohiniyattam and the make
n the 1980s, recently got her doctorate in performance-studies.

in the traditional performing arts of Kerala.

SLC examination are eligible for admission to the Plus Two Course.
on.

ses have to stay in the hostels concerned. The food is strictly vegetarian. All the students have to follow the rules and regulation

e upper-income limit to apply for stipend is Rs.1 lakh. The stipend is usually awarded initially for a period of one year. The con
d or withdrawn. The newly admitted students who are in need of stipend have to apply for the same in the first week of June eve

servation applicable to SC/ST/OEC students. All those students who come under the cast categories recognized by the Governm

) or through M.O. for Rs.40/- (Rs. Forty). For SC/ST students, the application fee is Rs.6/- when received directly from the offic
is to be remitted. Those applications failing to comply with the prescribed norms and submitted after the deadline will not be co

nced in the newspapers/radio. For details on admission procedures etc, the applicant may contact 04884-262418 or 262562.

he interviews.
Chancellor

he decision of the Sub-Committee in this regard will be final.

cribing the minimum standards and procedures for the award of M.Phil and Ph.D. degrees, shall be called the Kerala Kalamand
Kalamandalam Deemed University in the subject areas of Classical Arts, Theatre Studies, Performance Studies, Literary Studie

ated M.Phil- Ph.D. and the Direct Ph.D. Programmes.

hall be issued in the month of October/November every year. The prescribed application form for admission shall be issued from
Deemed University. The application shall be accompanied by the receipt of remittance of the entrance examination fee prescribe

with not less than 55% Marks/B+ Grade of this University or equivalent Degree of any other Indian or Foreign University recog
who are awaiting results of their qualifying examinations can also apply, but they shall produce their P.G. Marklists and Provis
excemption to Direct Ph.D.

will include a written aptitude test and an interview conducted by the Research Committee of the University. UGC-JRF holders, t
rming Arts and Cultural Studies are exempted from the written test. There shall be a rank list prepared for both disciplines put to
remaining 25 marks are for the Interview. The questions for the written test shall be prepared by an expert nominated by the Vi
r study and research at Kerala Kalamandalam. The candidates who secure a minimum of 50% marks in the written test alone sha
ategories the vacancies shall be filled up as per rules. The reservation policy adopted by the State Goverment/ UGC for the admi

be eight. The maximum number of candidates that can be admitted directly to Ph.D. in a year shall not exceed ten. However, the

ubmitted within three months from the date of admission. In the case of Foreign Universities and other institutions that do not is
atic cancellation of their admission.

. The subsequent installments of annual fee and library fee for the integrated M.Phil-PhD programme shall be remitted within 15
/She may be readmitted within the next 15 days on payment of all dues together with a re-admission fee of Rs.150/- provided th

emesters. After successful completion of the M.Phil Degree Course with minimum B+ Grade, the students can continue the Integ
me Ph.D. Course is two years. The maximum period permissible for submission of the Ph.D. thesis shall be four years from the d

3 courses of the I Semester. 50% of the evaluation shall come from the continuous evaluation (internal assessment) conducted b
of the first 3 courses of the Ist Semester shall be both internal and external. The candidates shall submit the applications for exam
ester shall be permitted to continue for the II Semester. A student has to present two seminar paper and submit written papers to
rvision of a Supervising teacher recognised by the University. They shall submit three copies of the Dissertation within one mon

- point scale as given below:

rage (CGPA) with a 7-point scale given below:

obtained as well as the Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA), which is the weighted average of the Grade Point obtained by him
rned. The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for the whole programme will be calculated in the same way, which will al

Examiners consisting of one external examiner chosen from a panel of five external examiners submitted by the respective super
or after the submission of the Dissertation by the candidate. After evaluation of the Dissertation there shall be a Viva-voce exami
ver the grades awarded on the dissertation and the grades given for the Viva-voce examination in respect of all the candidates to
within 15 days from the date of receipt of the grades from the Head of the Department.

re chance with the next immediate batch to improve their results of their end-semester examinations. Internal assessment grades

e Department.
shall be allowed to go forward and register for Ph.D. Those candidates who intend to continue for Ph.D. Programme shall subm
he study (c) the importance and relevance of the Investigation (d) a review of the earlier works in the area of the proposed resear
olar has to submit a consent letter of the Supervising Teacher along with the Synopsis.
candidates.
ot at any point of time exceed 8 (eight). For calculating the number of vacancies under a Supervising teacher, the date of submiss

ising teacher to the Registrar through the Director of the Research Centre/ Department on the last working day of the month alon

e Department.
r attendance in the concerned Department.
on in the prescribed format to the Director.
roof should be submitted to the Director. The performance should, preferably, be with reputed masters in the fileld, from whom

d as per requirement. Before entering into duty leave they should submit application for such leave mentioning the specific purp
o the Director as and when they join the Department after duty leave.

ch they have to submit application in the prescribed format supported by a valid certificate from a Goverment Medical Officer/
ssion of thesis. A certificate of attendance from the Head of the Department should be attached with the application for submissi
on as per rules has to be obtained from the Vice-Chancellor. Application for condonation is to be submitted to the Registrar thro
d reasonable, grant two months special leave for a fulltime Research Scholar. This special leave shall be granted only twice duri
aternity leave.
r assignments for pursuing studies abroad on topics that are closely related to their areas of research. For this, application with su

teachers. The Vice Chancellor can, in consultation with the Academic Council, invite outstanding scholars and senior Universit

be permitted provided that the Guide under whom the candidate has originally registered gives a No Objection Certificate and

w research guide, the candidate shall continue his / her research.

ecommended by the guide. Request for a major change in Topic/ Title should be approved by the research commitee after intervi

ding research experience. Dean/ Head of the Research Department/Research Co-Ordinator shall be the Chairman of the Research
ssion to M.Phil-PhD Programme (2) conducting the interview for the Direct Ph.D. Programme (3) assessing of the proposals and

ogress of the research work of each Research Scholar. Such monitoring shall be done at the end of every year. Annual approval
amme submitted by the candidate at the end of every year.
he consent of the Research Committee. No change in the topic and title will be permitted after the completion of four semesters o

nce letter/communication from a referred journal before he/she is allowed to submit the thesis. The details of the publication sha

ation on the thesis in the University. This shall be open to all faculty members and research students whose feedback and comme

e Supervising teacher in consultation with the Dean/ Head of the Research Department. At least 7 days notice along with a 10- p
corded and signed by the Supervising Teacher and the Dean/ Head of the Department.

eriod of 2 years and a maximum of 4 years from the date of Ph.D. registration. An extension for a period of one year may be gra

ervising teacher to the Registrar/Controller of Examinations two months prior to the submission of the original thesis. The final s

e Department.
part of any other work for the award of any other degree, diploma, associate-snip, fellowship, title or recognition.
h work carried out by the candidate

ts to the Registrar/Controller of Examinations without delay.

evaluation of the thesis. The thesis submitted shall be sent to them for evaluation without The supervising teacher shall furnish to
s of service) from academic institutions or research institutions. In the case of thesis written in Malayalam only three names of ex

onths from the date of submission of the thesis.


beforeinvited scholars and well known academics.
, NilaCampus and Supervising Teacher.
on Wing shall intimate the Chairman about the receipt of the same and in consultation with the Chairman, Research Co-Ordinat
nd the supervising teacher shall be the Convener of Open-Viva.
m various University/College/Department to attend the open defense. Along with the invitation, the invitees shall be provided a
days prior to the open defense and the matter shall be displayed on the Notice Board. An Attendance Register having the names
ned shall be forwarded to the Registrar for the consideration of Board of Examiners. The Chairman of the Board has the right to

in the procedures to them.


e members of the Board shall ask questions to the research scholar. The scholar will answer them first. Subsequently the particip
nity to clarify the position. The entire procedure of open viva shall be developed into an academic discussion.
iners shall prepare a report on the open defense and it shall be forwarded along with the Minites of the session through the Regis

ard of Ph.D Degree, the same shall be communicated to the candidate. The candidate shall submit the revised thesis after an inte
inal panel submitted by the supervising teacher. If the fourth expert does not recommend the award of Ph.D degree, the thesis sh
the permission of the University..

ect Ph.D. programme. Direct Ph.D. can be either Full-time or Part-time. Teachers working in Universities, affiliated Colleges or
oining the M Phil, but who possess aptitude for research and a Masters Degree in the subject concerned or in related/ allied subj
rogrammes in Performing Arts or Cultural Studies. (SC/ST candidates need a minimum of 50% marks only or B grade in their M
ures and parameters of the entrance examination for Direct Ph.D. shall be the same as those for the integrated M Phil-Ph.D. UGC
subjects relating to performing arts and cultural studies are exempted from the written test. The candidates who secure a minimu
research proposal of the candidate. Availability of approved guides, their willingness to guide on a specific research proposal, va
roposals or non-availability of research supervisors. Candidates who have qualified for the JRF can, on the recommendation of t
certificates and other documents, a written research proposal on the subject the candidate proposes to work on. Teachers workin
Ph.D. Course work.Duration of the Ph.D. (Direct admission) Degree Course for Scholars with M.Phil Degree (with minimum B

dergo a course work for a period of one Semester in the begining itself. The course work shall be organised by the University eit

r M Phil Ist Semester. Those who fail to obtain B+Grade/ 55% marks in the course work shall not be allowed to continue researc
lapse. M.Phil students who have secured a minimum cumulative Grade of B+ at the Ist Semester examinations as well as for th
egister for direct Ph.D. These candidates shall submit application to this effect within one month after the publication of results
g teacher. These candidates are exempted from the compulsory course work of six months duration and therefore they are permi
ration. Extension of one year may be granted by the Vice-Chancellor in deserving cases. All regulations pertaining to the M.Phi

ail casual leave for 10 days and leave on medical ground for 10 days. Application for medical leave should be accompanied by a
e course work in the first year, the scholar should have minimum fifteen days compulsary attendance in the Department. In the s
application for submission of thesis.
ising Teacher to the Registrar through the Head/ Director of the Department, on the last working day of the month.

ail casual leave for 10 days and leave on medical ground for 10 days. Application for medical leave should be accompanied by a
e course work in the first year, the scholar should have minimum fifteen days compulsary attendance in the Department. In the s
application for submission of thesis.

into effect, all the earlier rules and regulations pertaining to M Phil and Ph.D. shall be treated as cancelled. However, candidate
long with the degree, the Ph.D. degree awarded under these regulations shall carry a Provisional certificate stating that the Degr

issue appropriate orders to remove the difficulty.


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Deemed University for Art and Culture Email: info@kalamandalam.org
Cheruthuruthy 679 531 via Thrissur, Kerala, India
Telephone: 91+ 4884 262418, 262562, Fax: 91- 4884
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