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About Centre for Performing Arts

 Gurukul patterns means students at the centre continue to learn their art with eminent Gurus in the field of Music and Dance. While studying for the graduate and post-graduate courses. They divide their time between Guru's residence and on the campus. The student have to complete contain credits as per the syllabus with the Guru's and Guru's pass on the grades after completion their practical course to the university at the end of every term. All the theory classes riyaz Guru-in-residence programmes, workshops are conducted on the campus and contribute in the teaching beside accepting the students as shishya (disciples) many important national and international performing artists like: Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra (Odissi), Guru Birju Maharaj (Kathak), Guru Leela Samson (Bharatnatyam),Guru Babanrao Haladankar(vocal), Tal-Yogi-Suresh Tlawalkar(Tabla),Guru-Ajay Pohankar (vocal), Guru Ashok D. Ramade(Musicologist), Dr. Veena Sahastrabudhe, Dr. Vishal Kashalk (Playwright), Rtan Tiyam (theatre), Richard Scheckner (theatre) U.S., Vijay Tendulkar (playwrist),Rohini Bhate(Kathak),Dr. Sucheta Chapekar (bharatnatyam) visit the centre for counducting workshops, Seminars, Lecture/Demostrations or just to intract with the students in the picturesque surrounding of the centre.

As Mentioned the centre is one of the non-aided, self-supporting Departments of the University of Pune. It is needless to say that the centre has very limited resources and hence operates under financial constraints. Every student irrespective of the category has to pay the fees these are not easy market oriented employment generating course but they are of professional nature. Students after their graduation get themselves engaged in to their professions of classical Music, Dance, Theatre, Television and Films. Some of the students have joined administration in the ministry of I & B, Govt. of India Delhi. Many students opt for teaching in Music and Dance at schools and colleges. Many dance students earn by opening their own dance institutions. They also can apply for fellowships for higher training to Dept. of culture, Govt. of India. Many students in the past received fellowships from ministry of HRD, Delhi. Most of the theatre students have joined Professional Marathi Theatre in Mumbai, Television Channels, Films and they prefer ti work as freelance artists. Dance students are also settling in Europe and theatre students also pursue their study abroad to complete MFA from Universities abroad. Some enrol for Ph.D.


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