Nalanda Dance Research Centre

Nalanda Nrityotsava

 

ACADEMICS
 
NALANDA NRITYA KALA MAHAVIDYALAYA COLLEGE OF CLASSICAL INDIAN DANCES AFFILIATED TO UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI.
 

The college is accredited by NAAC with B++ and recognised by University Grants Commission (India). Indian council of cultural Relations sends foreign students to pursue degrees in classical Indian dances under its scholarship scheme to Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya. From 2009-2010 the college offers a brilliant new course Post Graduate Diploma in Dance (Dance & Fitness).

 
Aims :

The chief aim of Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya is to propagateand perpetuate the magnificent tradition of Indian Classical dances in their pristine purity. Nalanda is today acknowledged nationally and internationally as one of the premier institutions for education and research in classical Indian dances and allied subjects and has academically highly qualified teachers and renowned gurus on the teaching staff. The college is housed in its own spacious premises at:

Plot A-7/1, N.S.Road No. 10, J.V.P.D. Scheme, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai 400 049, India.
 
COURCES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI :
Bachelor of Performing Arts (Dance)
Styles:
Bharata Natyam
Mohini Attam
Kathakali
 

Master of Performing Arts (Dance)

Styles:
Bharata Natyam
Mohini Attam
Kathakali
Kathak
 
Certificate in Dance (Kathak).
Diploma in Dance (Kathak).
Advance Diploma in Dance (Kathak).
Post Graduation Diploma in Dance (Dance and Fitness).
 
TEACHING METHODOLOGY
 

The practical side teaching is still being done in a traditional method; the theory is taken care of by academically trained dancers and professors. The university curriculum has added newer theoretical dimensions to the traditional practical training. The students are systematically taught the shastric sanction and basis of extant dance practice an aspect which is of utmost importance if the purity of dance practice an aspect which is of utmost importance if the purity of dance practice is to be maintained and comprehended, but which is today absent from the traditional method of training. At the post-graduate level, the students take comparative theory papers on aesthetics, world theatrical traditions etc. and gain teaching experience. They also take up topics for research/ investigation. Most importantly the students are systematically taught to choreograph items on traditional framework.

 

Over the years, Nalanda college has created an exceptionally well-  trained, highly qualified and scholarly generation of dancers who are not only proficient performers but also excellent theoreticians, analysers and teachers.

 
Bachelor of Performing Arts (Dance)
Styles:
Bharata Natyam
Mohini Attam
Kathakali
Duration : 5 years
Eligibility : Xth S.S.C. or equivalent examination (O level)
Duration : 3 years
Eligibility: XIIth  H.S.C. or equivalent examination (A Level). Additionally the student must have basic training in the relevant dance style and will have to clear an entrance test.
 
Documents to be attached for admission :
S.S.C. or equivalent examination passing Certificate and Statement of Marks/ Credits.
Two identity photographs
School leaving Certificate
 
Master of Performing Arts (Dance)
Styles:
Bharata Natyam
Mohini Attam
Kathakali
Kathak
Duration: 2 year
Eligibility:

B.P.A. (Dance) of University of Mumbai or any equivalent degree from any statutory university.

Graduation in other disciplines from statutory universities and a recognised diploma of the relevant dance style. The student must possess a high level of proficiency and has to clear a qualifying test to be administered by the college

 
Documents to be attached for admission:
Graduation passing certificate and statement of marks.
Passing certificate of the Diploma passed.
Two identity photographs.
 
Documents to be attached:
Certificate Course in Dance (Kathak).
XIIth H.S.C. or equivalent examination passing certificate.
Two identity photographs.
Diploma in Dance (Kathak) Degree certificate from a statutory university and a certificate from an institution / guru of having learnt Kathak for three years.
Two identity photographs.
Advance Diploma in Dance (Kathak) Diploma Certificate in Kathak of the University of Mumbai.
Two identity photographs.
These courses can be pursued while studying for other degrees of the university
.
 
POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN DANCE (DANCE & FITNESS)THIS IS A BRILLIANT INNOVATORY COURSE WHICH HAS BEEN INTRODUCED FOR THE FIRST TIME ANYWHERE.
 

Until very recently Dance was regarded as one of the major performing  arts in India. Earlier it was adjunct to devotional practice but from the beginning of the 20th century it transited to Proscenium stage and became a major facet of traditional entertainment.

 

With the advent of serious academics in Dance and analysis of its major limbs, Dance has acquired very wide ranging parameters. This development has resulted in Dance being perceived also as a major tool  for physical fitness and mental well being all over the world. This course envisages to channelise this trait into a serious post-graduate study.

 
Duration : 1 year

Eligibility : A Candidate for being eligible for admission must have passed or hold qualification from either of the following:

a.  A graduate in Dance from a statutory university
OR
b.

A graduate in Physio-Therapy from a statutory university with minimum three years training in dance. Relevant certificate from the teacher / institution should be produce.

OR 
c.

A graduate in Occupational Therapy from a statutory university with minimum three years training in dance. Relevant certificate from the teacher / institution should be produced.a candidate pursuing post-graduate degree course in any of the above disciplines will be permitted to pursue this course simultaneously.

OR
d.

A candidate holding a certificate in Indian Martial Arts like Kalari Payettu/ Thang-ta/ Chhau from a recognised institution and having passed 12th H.S.C or equivalent examination.

OR
e.

M.B.B.S. with minimum three years training in dance. Relevant certificate from teacher/ institution should be produced.

OR
f.

Graduate degree in Homeopathy from a statutory university with minimum three years training in dance. Relevant certificate from teacher/ institution should be produced.

OR
g. Graduate degree in Ayurveda from a statutory University with minimum three years training in dance. Relevant certificate from teacher/ institution should be produced.
   

The course includes very authentic and serious training in Yoga and Kalaripayettu the ancient martial art of Kerala. The best of experts in those fields are invited to conduct high level workshops. The course also includes the study of actual mechanics of movements which go on to make a dance style a concept which embraces the principles of kinesiology.