B.A.(Hons.) Music

Course Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor Degree with Honours in

  1. Hindustani Music-Vocal/Instrumental (Sitar/Sarod/Guitar/Violin/Santoor)
  2. Karnatak Music-Vocal/Instrumental (Veena/ Violin)
  3. Hindustani Music - Percussion (Tabla/Pakhawaj)
The following minimum qualifications are required:

Candidates seeking admission to the Bachelor degree with Honours in Hindustani Music- Vocal/ Instrumental (Sitar/Sarod/Guitar/Violin/Santoor) or Karnatak Music – Vocal/ Instrumental (Veena/ Violin) or Percussion Music(Tabla/Pakhawaj) course must have passed any one of the following examinations with 45% or more marks in the aggregate with Music as one of the subjects:

Senior School Certificate Examination (12-year Course) of the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.

Or

Indian School Certificate Examination (12-year Course) of the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi

Or

Any other examination recognized as equivalent to the Senior School Certificate Examination (12- year Course) of the Central Board of Secondary Education. New Delhi

Or

Pre-University Examination (2-year Course) of an Indian University/board recognized by the University of Delhi.

Note

Note: The candidate must have an aggregate of 45% marks in best of four subjects in the qualifying examination including Music.




2. Candidates who have not opted Music as one of the subjects in any of the aforementioned last qualifying Examinations (12th class) and desirous of seeking admission to B.A. (Hons.) in any stream of Hindustani Music or Karnatak Music, must have a minimum aggregate of 45% marks apart from either of the following qualifications –

  1. Must have learnt Music for not less than three years from a recognised institution.

  2. Or

  3. Must have learnt Music for not less than three years from a well-known Guru.

Such candidates will be required to submit a certificate issued by the institution/Guru, as the case may be, to this effect. Such certificates must be on the proper letterhead of the institution/Guru mentioning all the relevant details, such as name, address, contact no., email id and professional qualifications.

Certificates issued on a plain paper will not be accepted under any circumstances.

3. The list of institutions for grant of recognition in connection with the eligibility clause for admission to B.A. (Hons.) in Hindustani Music – Vocal / Instrumental / Percussion are:

  1. Indira Kala Sangeet Vishvavidyalaya
  2. Bhatkhande Sangeet Vidyapeeth
  3. Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal
  4. Prayag Sangeet Samiti
  5. Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan
  6. Bhartiya Kala Kendra, New Delhi
  7. Sangeet Bharati, New Delhi
  8. Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi
  9. Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh

List of institutions for grant of recognition in connection with the eligibility clause for admission to Bachelor Degree with Honours in Karnatak Music/Sangeet Shiromani Diploma Course in Karnatak Music are:

  1. Diploma certificate from Music Academy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  2. Certificate course in Music by Technical Board, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.
  3. Certificate of Higher/Lower Grade in Music, Govt. of Karnataka.
  4. Raga Sampoorna Certificate course in Music by Bhartiya Seva Sangh, Palghat, Kerala.
Selection procedure/Admission process:

The following will be the procedure for selection, and admission thereafter –

  1. All the eligible candidates (decided after the screening of their degrees, mark sheets, certificates and other documents) will have to compulsorily appear for a Practical Entrance Test (audition) at the Department of Music, University of Delhi only, as per the schedule of admissions announced beforehand. A merit list will be prepared on the basis of the performance of the candidates at the Entrance Test, details of which will be notified on the Notice Board of the Department. Thereafter, admissions will be done in the order of merit, subject to the availability of seats.
  2. Note: Admissions will be made strictly on the basis of merit of the performance in the Practical Entrance Test and the candidate’s aptitude in the concerned subject.

  3. Admissions for reserved categories (SC, ST, OBC etc.) in any stream of Hindustani or Karnatak music, will be strictly done based on the relevant provisions and guidelines of the University of Delhi in force at the time of the Entrance Tests and Admissions.
  4. Admissions for foreign nationals will be done as per the guidelines of the University of Delhi in force at the time of the Admissions. It is, however, essential, that the candidate must send his/her video performance in a CD/DVD along with the application form.

General Instructions regarding the Practical Entrance Test:

  1. All candidates must bring their original documents (degrees, marksheets etc.) for verification, failing which, they will be denied entry inside the Department campus.
  2. The Department of Music will provide instruments to the candidates for the audition. Candidates of Hindustani Vocal and Karnatak Vocal music must not bring their Tanpura along, as the same will be provided by the Department.
  3. The candidates appearing in the instrumental/percussion category, may bring their own instruments, even though the Department will provide them. The candidates will be responsible for the safety of their own instruments. The Department cannot be held responsible for the loss/damage to the candidate’s own instrument.
  4. The Department will provide Tabla, Mridangam and Sarangi accompaniment for all the candidates of Hindustani Vocal/Instrumental music, Karnatak music and Hindustani Percussion music respectively. Under no circumstances will outside accompanists be allowed to enter the Department campus.
  5. Only the candidates will be allowed to enter the Department campus. Parents, relatives and friends will be strictly denied entry inside. However, Differently-abled candidates (VH only) may be accompanied inside by only one person.
  6. Each candidate will be given a maximum of 5-7 minutes to perform. For more details, the candidate must refer to the Syllabus for the Practical Entrance Test in the websitesmentioned below.
  7. Candidates appearing for the Practical Entrance Tests in Hindustani vocal music or Karnatak vocal music, will have to give their Practical Entrance Test with only the Tanpura and Tabla as accompanying instruments. Under no circumstance will Harmonium be allowed as an accompanying instrument during the Auditions.
  8. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification from the Practical Entrance Test.

  • University of Delhi – www.du.ac.in
  • Department of Music, University of Delhi – www.music.du.ac.in.

NOTE: In view of situations created by Covid-19, applicants are advised to monitor the University website – www.du.ac.in for updates regarding Practical Admission Entrance Test procedures and/or schedule as the case may be.

CATEGORY/ COURSE B.A. (Hons.) HINDUSTANI MUSIC B.A. (Hons.) KARNATAK MUSIC B.A. (Hons.) PERCUSSION MUSIC Total
GEN (UR) 38 6 13 57
OBC (27%) 19^ + 4* = 23 5^ + 1* =6 7^ + 3* = 10 31^+ 8*=39
SC (15%) 12^ + 2* = 14 2^ + 1* = 3 3^ + 1* = 4 17^+ 4*=21
ST (7.5%) 6^ + 0* = 6 1^+ 1* = 2 2^ + 1* = 3 9^+ 2*=11
EWS 9 2 4 15
TOTAL SEATS 90 19 34 143

Total seats: 143 [114 seats (as of 2018-19) + 29 seats (25% of 114, further intake under EWS)]

Note:

  • * Denotes seats as per 2018-19
  • * Denotes seats added under EWS
  • The seats across all the streams of Hindustani music, Karnatak music, Percussion Music are inter-changeable. The seats are however, not interchangeable across the various categories.
  • Seats for UR, OBC, SC, ST and EWS may change subject to the relevant guidelines of the University of Delhi in force at the time of the Entrance Tests and Admissions
  • Supernumerary seats for Differently-abled persons (Persons with Disabilities or PwD), Children/Widows of the eligible Armed Forces Personnel, and other such categories, will be as per the relevant guidelines of the University of Delhi in force at the time of the Entrance Tests and Admissions

B.A. (Hons.) Hindustani Music

B.A. (Hons.) Karnatak Music

B.A. (Hons.) Percussion Music