About Department

The Faculty of Performing Arts, a unique faculty of its kind in the entire western region was formerly known as College of Indian Music, Dance and Dramatics. It was earlier established as “GAYAN SHALA” in February 1886 by the great visionary Shrimant Maharaja Sayajirao III with Khan Saheb Maulabaksh as its first Principal. Since the universities inception in April, 1949-50 the Tabla section remained under the wings of the department of Indian Classical Music (Vocal & Tabla). Its is only now after almost six and half decades that the illustrious Tabla section has acquired an independent status of a Department. The department of Tabla, nomenclature & established as a separate entity on 20th August 2014is the latest feather in the cap of the faculty of Performing Arts.

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