About Department

Department of Tabla :

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.

It is undoubtedly a new beginning but with a difference. It has to its advantage a rich legacy of 64 years of experience and blessings of several stalwarts and nostalgia of being hawed in one of the heritage buildings on the campus. A new chapter in the history books has already unfolded. The Tabla department is undoubtedly first department in entire western region.


  • Ut. Habibuddin Khan,  Prof. Sudhirkumar Saxena, Ut. Amir Hussain Khan, Ut. Ahmedjan Thirakwa, Ut. Nizamuddin Khan,
  • Pt. Nikhil Ghosh, Pt. Arvind Mulgaonkar, Pt. Sudhir Mainkar, Pt. Vibhav Nageshkar, Pt. Suresh Talwalkar, Pt. Shushil kumar Jain,     
  • Pt. Anindo Chatterjee, Pt. Amod Dandge, Pt. Yogesh Samsi, Pt. Sadanand Naimpalli, Pt. Omkar Gulwady, Ut. Akram Khan,     
  • Pt. Hashmatali Khan, Prof. Pravin Uddhav, Prof. Mukund Bhale

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