About Faculty

The Faculty of Performing Arts, formerly known as college of Indian Music, Dance and Dramatics was established as “Chookrao ni Gayan Shala-Singing School for children” in February 1886 by great visionary; H. H. Late Maharaja Sir Sayajirao Gaekwad – III, with learned musician Prof. Mawlabaksh as its founder principal. It is a foremost constituent of the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara – established in 1950. It is India’s premier institution imparting training at the University level.  It houses five vibrant departments viz, Vocal music, Instrumental music (Sitar/Violin), Tabla, Dance (Kathak/Bharat Natyam) and Dramatics offering UG-PG & Doctoral programme, as also Diploma courses in the subject.

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