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Typology Bachelor
Location Kottayam
  • Bachelor
  • Kottayam


Where and when

Starts Location
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Priyadarshini Hills P.O., 686560, Kerala, India
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Starts On request
Priyadarshini Hills P.O., 686560, Kerala, India
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Course programme


The Mahatma Gandhi University offers B. A.MUSIC (VIOLIN) course to its students. The course structure is designed in keeping with the competencies required to excel today. The Brief Structure for it is as follows:

1. Saptaswaras

a. Sarali varisas

b. Janta varisas

c. Dhattu varisas.

2. Saptha Thala Alankaras in Three degrees of speed.

3. Trikala varisas amd chathurkala varisas.

4. Triswara Prastharam.

5. Mandra sthayi, Madhyasthayi and Tarasthayi varisas

6. Geetam in the ragas:-Malahari & Mohanam

1. Ability to play preliminary svara exercises

a. Sarali varisas

b. Janta varisas

c. Madhyasthayi varisas

1. Distinctive features of Indian music

2. Cultural,Intellectual,Emotional,Spiritual values of music

3. Technical terms and their explanations.

a. Nadam

b. Sruti

c. Svaram - Svara nomenclature

d. Sthayi

e. Graha

f. Nyasa

g. Amsa

h. Tala -Sapta talas and their angas, shadangas.

4. Life sketch and contributions of the following vaggeyakaras

a. Purandaradasa and

b.Trinity (Thyagaraja,Muthuswamy Dikshitar,Syama Sastri

1. Playing Sudhamadhyama ragas in poorvanga utharanga combination based on ragas Thodi, Mayamalavagowla, Kharaharapriya and Sankarabharanam


Utharanga= Thodi, Kharaharapriya and Sankarabharanam


Utharanga= Mayamalavagowla, Kharahapriya and Sankarabharanam


Utharanga=Thodi, mayamalavagowla and Sankarabharanam


Utharanga=Mayamalagowla, thodi and Kharaharapriya

3. Jathiswaram

4. Swarajathi.

5. Trisvara & chatursvara prastarams in two degrees of speed in prati madhyma ragas.

6. Adi thala varnam in Mohana raga.

7. One simple composition of Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshithar and Swathithirunal.

1. Sapta tala alankaras in the following ragas in two degrees of speeds.

a. Mayamalavaguala


c Pantuvarali

d. Hamsadwani

2.Any One Simple Gita in the following ragas

a.Mohanam or

b. Malahari

1. Musical Instruments and their classification in general (in detail)

2. Detailed knowledge of the notation used in South Indian Music

3. Principal seats of Music



4. Folk music - out line knowledge of folk music in general, their characteristics, and its varieties

5. Ability to write in notation

a.Sapta tala alankaras

b. Geetams (as prescribed in practical paper)

1.The characteristic features of a Janaka Mela

a. Scheme of 72 melas

b. Application of Kadapayadi formula

c. Application of Bhutasankhya

2. Explanation of the technical terms - Vadi, Samvadi, Vivadi and Anuvadi

3. Raga classification in detail

a. Janaka-Janya

b. Upanga-Bhashanga

c. Varjya-Vakra

d. Nishadantya, Dhaivatantya and Panchamantya

e. Ghana, Naya, Desya

f. Karnataka, desya

g. Sudha, Chayalaga, Sankeerna

h. Classification based on Kampita svaras

i. Mitra ragas

j Ganakala niyama

4. The scheme of 35 talas, 175 talas and Chapu talas

5. Raga lakshana in detail of the following ragas

a. Mohanam

b. Hamsadhvani

c. Sankarabharanam

Mahatma Gandhi University, always in the forefront of the higher education sector of Kerala, is now restructuring the study Programmes.The revised structure and content of these courses intend to attain new heights and horizons of knowledge emerging in the various phases of life. This new and meaningful changes gives emphasis on student choice and self-learning. Choice based credit semester system is the main feature of the new system. This new system will provide ample space for qualitative transformation from the existing system.

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