Department of Music

For any query regarding the admissions [2021-2022]
please contact –
# Dr.Kunal Ingle – 9325163344
# Dr.Anaya Thatte – 8424004000
# Shree Bhushan Nagdive – 9820455134
Admission 2020-21
Merit list of M.Mus.
M. Mus. in Hindusthani Classical Music Admission 2020-21
B.Mus. Audition Merit List
TT for TYB & M.MUS- music department
Exam TT format music department
Music Department TT
Sample MCQ Demo MCQ TYBMusic
Sample MCQ Diploma sample MCQ
Sample MCQ Music Education -M.Mus.Part 2
Sample MCQ Tabla question paper_TY BA Applied science
Sample of MCQs Question Bank (English)
Sample of MCQs Question Bank (Hindi)
Admission Notice and form for M.Mus. [Music]

About

The University of Mumbai is one of the oldest and first Universities founded in India in 1857 which has distinguished history of exemplary achievements in various streams of education and training and has significantly contributed towards the nation building and continues to do so.

The history of the education of performing arts of Music and Dance in Universities in India is not very old. Great musicians, musicologists, reformers who pioneered the modern trends in music performance and education from 19th century were Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar and Pandit Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande. Both these stalwarts research and restructured music education on modern scientific lines and established leading music institutions to impart training on these lines.

Independence in 1947 brought renewed awareness of our cultural traditions and subjects of Indian Culture began getting included for study at various stages of excellence in the University curricula. The study of music – its education and performance started in the University of Bombay in1969. The Music Centre was established in this year and a two year Diploma Course in Hindustani Vocal Classical Music was started. From the very beginning the effort and the emphasis of the course taught here has been on the performing excellence. With this objective in view the leading performers of different schools or traditions in vocal music called “Gharanas” have been invited on the faculty of the Music Centre to impart training and performance skills to aspiring and promising students of music. The teaching methods and pattern here are based on the age-old and time tested “Guru Shishya Parampara”.

In 1978, the Music Centre in the University of Bombay was converted into the regular Department of Music and a three-year Degree Course in vocal music – Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Vocal) was added to existing two year Diploma Course in Music H.V.C. In 1985, two year Diploma Course in Music Hindustani Instrumental Classical – Sitar and Hindustani Vocal Light were started. In 1988 two-year Diploma Course in Music Hindustani Instrumental Classical – Tabla and in 1989 two-year Post-graduate Course in Vocal Music – Master of Fine Arts (Music Vocal) were started in the Department of Music. Three Year Degree Courses (B.F.A.) in Hindustani Instrumental Classical – Sitar and Tabla were started in 1991. The Faculty in the Department of Music consists of Reader and Lecturer in Vocal Music, posts of Honorary Music Instructors on which leading and renowned performers belonging to various traditions have been appointed. Apart from this regular staff on Faculty, many renowned scholars, experts, music performers are invited as Visiting Lecturers to give lecturers, demonstrations and exhibit performance excellence and teach theory syllabus to the students of the Department.

The interdisciplinary studies like Music and Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy and Religion along with the study of music Aesthetics, Music and Education, Research Methodology have been introduced at the M.Mus. level. The aim is to broaden the perspective of the students towards the study of music in relation to other related subjects. It must be noted here that all along these courses the central focus of all attention and related studies is on developing the ability for the good performance of music. The collective endeavour of all theory and practical study topics is to enrich the thinking, understanding and physical mechanism towards better performance of music.

The objective of the music training and education imparted in the department of Music is to make the student all-round musician and performer, aware of the various concepts and issues involved, capable of the study of related subjects which develop the sunlight in music and all contributing to making a good, intelligent and impressive musician.

Facilities

Apart from the regular classes, There is a provision of musical instruments viztanpuras, Tablas, Harmonium and Sitars for the students who wish to do riyaz in the department.

The recording studio of the Department made available on hire for recordings to outside parties on commercial basis. It is made available in concessional rates to young upcoming artists.
Library
The department has its own library for students and for the teaching staff. It has collection of around 5000 books on various topics related to music and is open on weekdays from 100.00-5.00 p.m.

Alumni

Many ex-students of the Department are established in the Music industry and made the Department proud. To name a few :Smt. Uttara Kelkar, India Idol- Abhijit Sawant, Shri Satyajeet Talwalkar, Dr. Milind Malshe, Smt. Pinaz Masani, Dr.Maneesha Kulkarni, Hargun Kaur, Jazim Sharma, Smt.Vaishali Made, Dhanashri Pandit Rai, Kumar Sharma, Dr.Atindra Sarvadikar etc.

Contact

Department of Music
2nd Floor, Sanskrutik Bhavan
Opp. North Gate of University Campus
Hans Bhugra Road,Santacruz [East], Mumbai- 400055
Email id- udmusic01@gmail.com

Working Hour

The office of the Department of Music is open all working days, working Saturdays & during vacations from 10:20 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Undergraduate Course

A Three Year Degree Course B.Mus. In Hindustani Classical Vocal / Sitar / Tabla.

Duration 3 year course
Total Number of Papers 13 papers
Number of theory papers 7 papers
Number of Practical Papers 6 papers
Total marks 1500 (500*3)
Admission Criteria (a) Academic Qualification 10 + 2 with Music as a one of the subjects followed by Audition test
OR
(b) Academic Qualification 10 + 2 along with 3 year Diploma or equivalent certificate course in Music like Madhyama Purna followed by Audition test
OR
(c) Diploma Of Classical Music from Mumbai University followed by Audition test
(Only if student has scored 70% or more at Diploma examination need not appear for audition test.)

 


Post graduate Course

A Two Year Post Graduation Course M. Mus. In Hindustani Classical Vocal.

Duration 3 year course
Total Number of Papers 12 papers
Number of theory papers 6 papers
Number of Practical Papers 6 papers
Total marks 1100 (550*2)
Admission Criteria (a) B.A. (Hons.) / B.Mus./ B.PA. in Music followed by Audition test
OR
(b) B.A./B.Com/ B.Sc or any Bachelors Degree along with Diploma like Sangit Visharad/Sangeet Prabhakar/Sangeet vid or equivalent followed by Audition test
OR
(c) B.Mus from Mumbai University followed by Audition test
(Only if student has scored 70% or more at Degree examination need not appear for audition test.)

 


Diploma Course

One year Pre Diploma Foundation Course in Hindustani Classical Vocal Music.
A Two Year Diploma Course In Hindustani Classical Vocal / Light Vocal / Sitar / Tabla.

 


Certificate Course

Six Months certificate course in – Sound Recording and Reproduction Course (SRR)
Four months certificate course in – Music Composition & Direction (MCD)

Syllabus for Post Graduation

Academic Staff

Sr.
No.
Name of the Faculty Brief Profile Details
1.

Dr. Chetna Banawat
Associate Professor
[Classical Vocal]  &  Head

1. Qualification: M.A., NET [JRF], SLET & Ph.D. Sangeet Alankar & Sangeet Nipun.
2. Specialization- Hindustani Classical Khyal Gayan [ Kirana Gharana] and Semi Classical.[Thumri, Dadra & Tappa]
3. Experience- 21 Years 6 Months
4. Core area of Research- Applied Music, Bandish and Musicology
5. Publications- 48, Books -3, Minor Research Project-01
6. National and International Award and recognition and fellowship-
• ‘A’ Grade Artist in Classical Vocal Khyal Gayan from AIR.
• ‘A’ Grade Artist in light Classical Music [Thumri, Dadra&Tappa] from AIR, New Delhi.
• Reference Impaneled artist of ICCR, New Delhi.
• Awards- ‘Surmani Award’, Master Madan award’, Dagar Award, ‘Academy Yuva Puraskar, Karma Shree Award, Manad Sur Shri Award, ‘Shastriya Sangeet Kala Ratna Samman etc.
• Scholarship in Rare Art[ Rajasthani Maand] from Ministry of culture, Govt of India, New Delhi.
• Selected for Scholarship in Classical vocal by Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Academy, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
7. Participation in policy development-
• BOS Chairperson of Department of Music, Mumbai University
• RRC Member of Department of Music, University of Mumbai
• BOS Committee Member of Department of Music, SNDT University
• Worked as a Member of BOS in Music, Banasthali University, Rajasthan
2.

Dr. Kunal  Ingle
Associate Professor
[Classical Vocal]

 

1. Qualification – M.A., Ph. D. & NET .
2. Specialization – Hindustani Classical Vocal [Rampur-Sahaswan, Gusai Kunwar Shyam Gharana]& Music Composing
3. Experience – 20 Years
4. Core area of Research – Hindustani Vocal Music, Bandish, Performing and Teaching Aspects and Emerging Trends
5. National Awards and Recognition –
• Rashtriya Sangeet Ratna Samman
• Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Sangeet Ratna International Award
• ‘A’ Grade Artist of All India Radio. New Delhi.
• Reference Impaneled artist of ICCR, New Delhi.
• Actively working from last 25 years as a President of Various Social and Cultural Organizations.
• Worked as Mentor and Coach for 15 years for Youth Festivals organized by AIU, New Delhi and Represented at the International SAARC Inter University Festivals.
6. Number of the Publication – 32, Books-01 and 3 Edited. Minor Research Project-01
Released 4 Musical albums with T-Series, SRK Music, Naad etc.
7. Participation in policy matter –
• BOS Member in Various Universities,
• RRC Member in Various Universities.
• Worked as a member of Advisory Committee to advice the Management Council on all matters pertaining to the Inter-Collegiate Cultural Competitions and other Cultural Activities.
3.

Dr. Maneesha M. Kulkarni
Assistant Professor
[Classical Vocal]

 

1. Qualification- Ph.D., NET, MFA, B. Ed., Sangeet Visharad
2. Specialization- Hindustani Classical Vocal, Jaipur Gharana
3. Experience- 16 years
4. Core Area of Research – Hindustani Vocal Music, Gharana, Bandish, Musicology, Music Pedagogy
5. Publications- 24, Books –01, Minor research project- 02
6. National/ International recognition and fellowship-
• Graded Artist of All India Radio in Hindustani Classical Vocal Music,
• Received Pt. Bhimsen Joshi Scholarship
7. Participation in Policy Development-
• Member of RRC of Performing Folk Arts of Mumbai University
• Member of BOS in Hindustani Music of Mumbai University.
• Worked as Chairperson of Board of Studies in Hindustani Music from 2006 to 2009 & 2012- 2015
• Worked as Member of Research & Recognition Committee in the department of Music, University of Mumbai.
• Worked as Member of Board of Studies of Indian Classical Music, Goa University.
Worked as a member of Advisory Committee to advice the Management Council on all matters pertaining to the Inter Collegiate Cultural competitions and other cultural activities.
4.

Dr. Anaya Thatte
Assistant Professor
[Classical Vocal]

1. Qualification- LL.B., M.A., NET [JRF], PH.D, Sangeet Alankar, DDM (Jyotish Shastra)
2. Specialization- Hindustani Classical Vocal & Gujarati Sugam Sangeet
3. Experience- 19 years 8 months
4. Core Area of Research- Musicology and Performing aspects, Research Methodology, New Trends.
5. Number of the Publication- 35, Books- 03 Minor Research Projects- 02
6. National/ International Award and recognition and fellowship-
• Sahapedia-UNESCO International Research Fellowship
• ITC-SRA Promising Indian Musicologist Award
• Asiatic Society Fellowship for Research.
• Graded Artist of All India Radio (B High)
7. Participation in Policy Development-
• Member of BOS at Bhatkhande University, Lucknow.
• Member of BOS at S.R.T.M. Nanded.
• Academic Advisor at Chinmay Vishwa vidyalaya, Kolwan
• Worked as Member of BOS. S.N.D.T.University, Mumbai.
• Member of BOS in Hindustani Music of Mumbai University.
5.  

Dr. Mrudula Dadhe Joshi
Assistant Professor
[Classical Vocal]

1. Qualification- B.A. Psychology, M.Mus. & Ph.D.
2. Specialization- Vocal Light Music, Film Music
3. Experience- 8 Years
4. Core Area of Research- Aesthetic of Film Music
5. National/ International Award and recognition-
• Vocational Excellence Award
• kala Gourav Puraskar,
• Dr. Usha Atre Wagh Award,
• Saheer Anant Phandi Puraskar,
• KDMC Award
• Abhijaat Kala Gaurav Puraskar
• Dombiwali Bhushan Puraskar.
6. Number of the Publications-07, Book- 01
7. Participation in Policy Development-
Member of BOS Committee, Dept. of Music, Mumbai University
6.

Pt.Vibhav Nageshkar-
Tabla- Honorary Instructor

1. Specialization- Hindustani music- Tabla
2. Experience- 32 Years
3. National/ International Award and recognition-
• Akashvani Top Grade in Tabla.
• VallemamaTabla Award,1977
• TalmaniAward.Year 1978
• Tal Tapsavi Award 2017.
• Experience of Teaching Accompaniment with Renowned International fame Artist Instrumental music,and Katthak Dance. 50 Years’ Experience of Tabla Solo Performance. Tours for Programs in All over India & abroad. Tour for Programme in US.,Paris,Belgium,Swizerland,Syria,Katar,Doha,Latin America, Brazil chilie, Costarica.
7.

Shri Bhushan Nagdive
Adjunct Faculty

1. Qualification- M.A. & NET in Music
2. Specialization- Indian Classical Music., Light Music & Western Music
3. Experience- 25 Years
4. Number of the Publications-03
5. International recognition-
– Performed in China at Beijing and Wuhan under Indochina Cultural Exchange Program.
6. Participation in Policy Development-
• Worked as a Chair person of BOS in Music dept. University of Mumbai.
Served for 7 years as Head of Music Department, Mumbai University.
8.

Shri Narendra Kothambikar Honorary Instructor
[Classical Vocal]

 

1. Qualifications – B.F.A, M. Mus.& Sangeet Parangat
2. Specialization- Hindustani Classical Music
3. Experience- 25 Years
4. National awards & recognition-
• Scholarship awarded by Sajan Milap Music Foundation
• First prize in Vile Parle music circle competition.
• Released Bhakti Sangeet Album, ‘Dasdarshnasm’ in Kannad.
Received Govt. of India assignments to impart music education to youth, under Yuvak Biradari of Goa, Delhi,Gwalior, Jaipur Nagpur, Bangalore,Padharpur, Navsari & Manmad
9.

Dr. Atindra Sarvadikar
Assistant Professor
[Full Time] [Classical Vocal]

1. Qualification- B.Sc, M.Mus.& Ph.D, NET, Sangeet Alankar
2. Specialization- Hindustani Classical Vocal [Kirana Gharana]
3. Experience- 3 Years
4. Core Area of Research- KiranaGharana, Changing trends in Gharanas
5. National/ International Award and recognition-
• Scholarship from Ministry of culture, Govt of India.
• Scholarship from Dadar Matunga Cultural Center Mumbai.
• Swarbhaskar Pt. Bhimsen Joshi scholarship.
• Scholarship along with “Sensational young talent & outstanding young artist award.
• Baba Allauddin Khan SmritiSamman.
• Kala Sadhana Puraskar & Nanda Kartrutva Gaurav Puraskar
• Padmashree Dr.D.R.Bendre award,
• Innovation Popular Award.
• Graded artist of All India Radio in Hindustani classical vocal music.
6. Number of the Publications- 14, Book -01
10

Shri. Sweekar S. Katti
Assistant Professor
[Full time] [Instrumental Sitar]

 

1. Qualification- M.A.(Sitar),NET-JRF
2. Specialization- Hindustani Classical Instrument- Sitar
3. Experience- 2 Years Teaching experience
4. Core Area of Research- Indian Music- Sitar
5. National/ International Award and recognition and fellowship-
• Winner of Vedic Heritage by Sangeet Martand Pt.Jasraj held in New York (National Level).
• Received National Scholarship for Sitar from Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India.
• Fellowship from UGC in 2015
6. Number of the Publication- 04
11

Shri Prashant D. Rajvardhan
Assistant Professor
[Full time] [Classical Vocal]

1. Qualification- M. Mus.,NET, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Diploma in Light Music, Certification Course in Event Management.
2. Specialization- Hindustani Classical Vocal and Light music
3. Experience- 2 Years
Number of the Publication- 02

Honorary and Adjunct Faculty-

Sr.No. Name of the Faculty Designation and Specialization
1. Pt.Vibhav Nageshkar Honorary Instructor – Tabla
2. Pt. Achyut Dattatrey Thakur Honorary Instructor -Light Music
3. Shri.Manohar Kunte Visiting Faculty- Sound Engineer[Studio]
4. Shri Bhushan Nagdive Adjunct Faculty- Hindustani Music
5. Shri Narendra Kothambikar Honorary Instructor-Indian  Classical Vocal

 

 


Non-Teaching Staff

Srl.No. Name of the Staff Member Designation
    1. Shri. Abhay Datar Music Assistant Tabla
2. Smt. Smita Barve Music Assistant (General)
3. Shri. Nitin Pawar Music Assistant Tabla
4. Smt. Versha Kitke Music Assistant Tabla
    5. Shri. Mandar Rupji Music Assistant Harmonium
6. Shri. Nishad Karalgikar Music Assistant Tabla
7. Shri. Yogesh Bhandare Studio Technician
8. Shri. Nitin Chaddha Music Assistant (Studio)
9. Shri. Pramod Patil Sr. Typist Clerk
10. Shri. Krishna Pol Office Staff
11. Shri. Atmaram Bachim Office Staff
12. Smt. NetraNerurkar Typist Clerk
13. Shri. Ashok Desai Typist Clerk
14. Shri. Atish Kadam Typist Clerk
15. Shri. Ajay Tupsoundarya Hamal cum Sweeper
16. Shri. NiteshMhatre Hamal cum Peon

Ph.D. course was instituted in the Department in the last academic year that is 2006 – 07.