M.Phil (Karnatak) Music Syllabus

SYLLABUS OF THE M. PHIL (KARNATAK) MUSIC PROGRAMME

(Subject to change as per semester system required under the University Guidelines)
Layout of the Course
Course - I Research Methodology 50 Marks
Course - II History and Theory of Indian Music 100 Marks
Course - III Lecture Demonstration 50 Marks
Course -IV (A) Performance Practical 50 Marks
Course - IV (B) Viva Voce 50 Marks
Internal Assessment 100 Marks
Dissertation 100 Marks

Course - I Research Methodology Max Marks 50

(Two Hours)

  1. Research, its aims and objectives, methodology, process, types, methods of data collection- Questionnaire, Schedule, Observation, Interview, Casestudy, Experimental.
  2. a. Preparing synopsis, Bibliography, Index.
  3. Preface, Introduction, Foot notes, Selection of Research Topic, Report Writing.
    1. Primary and Secondary courses for research in Indian Music.
    2. Manuscripts and Books;
    3. Inscriptions,
    4. Coins,
    5. Sculptures, Frescoes, Paintings,etc.
    6. Musical Compositions,
    7. Discs and tapes,
    8. Oral tradition.

Course - II History & Theory of Indian Music 100 Marks

1. Evaluation and interpretation of the following from ancient times to the present: Swara,Grama, Murchhana, Raga, Mela, Shruti and Gamaka, Sthaya, Nibaddha and Anibaddhagana,Tala, Instruments, Schools of music.
2. Aesthetics of Indian Music. (Hindustani/Karnatak)
3. Theory of Rasa in the context of Indian music.
4. Music and Religion.
5. Social and cultural aspects of music.
6. Appreciation and criticism of music.
7. Modern trends in Karnatak Music.
8. Philosophy of Music.
9. Applied aspects of music.
10. Teaching therapy.
11. Teaching.
12. Musical terms other than classical (folk music, regional music, opera music film music,music of the Dance Drama).
13. Psychology of music.
14. Philosophy of music.
15. Ethnomusciology.
Topic No.1 is compulsory for all. Out of the remaining topics any four will be selected.

Course-III Lecture Demonstration 50 Marks

Lecture demonstration of half an hours duration on any topic to be approved be the
M.Phil Committee.

Course-IV (A) Performance Practical 50 Marks
Performance of 45/60 minutes duration according to Kachchery Paddhati with
accompaniments: Tambura, Violin and Mridangam etc.

Course-IV (B) Viva Voce 50 Marks
Prescribed Ragas
a. 1. Dhenuka; 2. Kokilapriya; 3. Gaurimanohari; 4. Sarasangi; 5. Bhavapriya; 6. Hemavati;
7. Dharmavati; 8. Rishabhapr.iya; 9. Kalyanavasantam; 10. Vasantabhairavi; 11.
Vasantavarali; 12. Kannadagaula; 13. Saraswatimanohari; 14. Narayanagaula. b. 1.
Pushpalatika; 2. Saramati; 3. Nagaswaravali; 4. Kalavati; 5. Brindavansaranga; 6. Kapi; 7.
Behag; 8. Mand; 9. Nagagandhari; 10. Manjari; 11. Nadachintamani 12. Nalinakanti; 13.
Balahamsa; 14. Tarangini. c. 1. Mayamalavagoula: 2 Sankarabharanam: 3. Todi; 4. Kalyani;
5. Kambhoji; 6. Kharaharapriya: 7. Bhairavi. 8. Harikambhoji; 9. Husseni; 10. Devagandhari;
11. Saveri 12. Mukhari; 13. Bilahari; 14. Dhanyasi; 15. Nayaki; 16. Sourashtram; 17. Varali’;
18. Janaranjani; 19. Ranjani; .20. Sahana; 21. Salagabhairavi; 22. Athana; 23. Saraswati; 24.
Manirangu; 25. Surati.
Note: Elaborate treatment of any five ragas with tanam and Pallavi (Ragas to be selected by
teachers concerned.)

Internet Assessment: 100 Marks

Based on seminars and periodical tests.

Part-II
Dissertation 100 Marks

The Dissertation should be of about seventy pages approximately, the topic having been
approved by the M.Phil. Committee.