Ajay Kumar

Assistant Professor

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Educational Qualifications

  • Ph.D./2007,Delhi University,Faculty of Music & Fine Arts, D.U.
  • M.A/1973,Faculty of Music , Indraprastha College
  • M. Mus./2002,Faculty of Performing Arts, B.H.U

Career Profile

  • 2008-12 /Tabla Instructor in Faculty of Music & Fine Arts

    Tabla short term and Advance course

Areas Of Specialization / Interest

Practical aspect of Percussion Music aesthetically composition presentation, sound culture and techniques for various types of percussion instrument.

Subjects Taught

Percussion Music: Tabla/ Pakhawaj in B.A.(H),Short term, Advance course

Conference Participation/Presentations

  • National Tabla/Music workshop 2004-2013
  • International Performances “Thai percussion Instrument and Tabla in International Seminar Organized by Music and Fine Arts Department, Srinkharinwirot University, Sukhumbit, Bangkok from 4th to 5th February 2008.
  • Tabla workshop and Lecture Demonstration & Performance , Thailand 2004-08. 2013
  • Got 1st Prize in East Zone Inter University Youth Festival in 1997.
  • Got 1st Prize in Suturnaliya Inter University Youth Festival at I.S.M. Dhanbad in 1998.
  • In 1998 performed Tabla Solo in National Youth Festival at Punjab University Chandighar.
  • Won many prizes in musical competitions in many part of the Country.
  • Performed Tabla recital for making a Documentary Film on Indian classical music ‘Raga’ Conducted by the German Delegacy in the year 2000.
  • Performed in Solo and accompaniments at many prestigious Festival Rajgir,Baudh and Kosi MahotsavaBihar,MondaiFestival,Orisa,Varanasi,Delhi,Katni, Sagar and orther Cities.
  • Ajay regularly appears to T.V and Radio Programs.
  • Performed Tabla solo recital in Hariballabha Sangeet Mahasabha Jalandhar and vasantotsav music concert, Varanasi.
  • Awarded junior research fellowship in 2008 by Culture department Government of India.
  • Represented Indian Drums group in Bangkok from 7th to 10th April 2013 at International Drum Festival, Thailand.

Publications Profile

The Gharanas of Tabla, Vageeswari, Vol.XXII, 2009, Pg. 72-77, ISSN No. 0975-7872

Percussion Instruments of North India, Vageeswari, Vol.XXIII, 2010-11, Pg. 124-127, ISSN No. 0975-7872

Etmology of Tabla, Vageeswari, Vol.XXIV, 2011-12, Pg. 124-127, ISSN No. 0975-7872

Pandit Anokhe lal Mishra : A Resplendent Planet in the Cosmos of Hindustani Classical Music,Vageeswari, Vol.XXIV, 2012-13, Pg. 112-120, ISSN No. 0975-7872


Dr. Kumar, Ajay. 2010. Pakhawaj ki Utpatti, Vikash evamVaadan Shaile. New Delhi: Kanishka publishers & Distributors.

Dr. Kumar, Ajay. 2011. Banaras Gharane ke Prawartka Pandti Ram Shaye Ji ki Tabla Vadan Parmpra, New Delhi: Kanishka publishers & Distributors.

Awards And Distinctions

  • Bharat Sanskriti Yuva Ratna Samman
  • Pandit Onkarnath Thakur Award
  • Teacher Award
  • Sangeet Kala Ratna Samman
  • Yuva Purshkar

Research Projects (Major Grants/Research Collaboration)

Junior Reseacrh Fellowship by Culture Department, Government of India, Delhi.