From Dean's Desk

From Dean's Desk:

The Faculty of Performing Arts, is the foremost constituent of the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara-Gujarat, NAAC accredited 'A' grade autonomous university in the western region of the country. We offer various programs ranging from certificate courses, diplomas, UG, PG and Ph.D in FIVE vibrant departments viz. Indian Classical Music-Vocal, Instrumental music (Sitar/Violin), Tabla, Dance and Dramatics. The potential training is towards developing and fostering both creative and intuitive abilities in the student thereby attaining a systematic understanding of the art and science of Performing Arts and its aesthetic application and to enable them to respond to changing times of contemporary society.

Being a nationally accredited university of higher education, we offer programs in the realm of Performing Arts in an interdisciplinary environment that inspires, inculcates and propels the next generation of responsible citizens inclined towards creative state of mind- the zesty and zealous class of unparalleled performers, educators, researchers and connoisseurs of art.

In accordance to 'Aitareya Brahmana' man makes art to cultivate and culture his self 'Atmanam Sanskrute'. With this being the purpose of art as understood in ancient times, we provide groundwork for students to develop meaningful lives and careers through various idioms of art. Studying at the Faculty of Performing Arts remains a unique and enlightening experience for the stakeholders. The training in the age old 'Guru Shishya Parampara' (Teacher-Student Tradition), blended with modern day institutionalized education, helps the student become a better human and a performer with an active imagination, succinct creativity and flawless spontaneity.

We enjoy the status of a unique ‘Centre of Performing Arts’ in India, engaged in its mission of cultural dynamism of Indian classical Arts in the rapidly evolving global economy and cultural paradigms.

Dr. Rajesh Gopalrao Kelkar
Faculty of Journalism and Communication
The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda