Alka Nagpal



Educational Qualifications

  • Ph.D./1995,Delhi University,Senia Gharaney key Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan ka Sangeet ko yogdan-ek adhyayan
  • M.Phil.(Music)/1987,Delhi University , Hindustani Instrumental Music
  • M.A. (Music)/1985,Kurukshetra University,Sitar & Theory
  • B.A.(P)/1983,Kurukshetra University,Music, History, English, Hindi

Career Profile

  • Lecturer in Banasthali Vidyapeeth

    To teach graduate and post graduate students and to supervision of M.Phil & Ph.D. students

  • Lecturer (Adhoc) in Music Department, Delhi University
  • Lecturer(Permanent) in Music Department, Delhi University
  • Reader in Music Department, Delhi University

Areas Of Specialization / Interest

Hindustani Instrumental Music

Subjects Taught

24 years.Hindustani Music, 1) Practical – B.A.(H) to M.A. (B.A. Course II, IV, IX, X) Sangeet Shiromani, Ist & IInd year M.A. Course I, V, M.Phil 2) Theory – B.A.I, II and III, M.Phil, Sangeet Shiromani IInd

Conference Participation/Presentations

  • Paper Presented in the National Seminar “Indian Classical Music: Tradition and Experimentation” in the year 2005.
  • Workshop attended in the year 2006 at Rohtak University, Rohtak

Publications Profile


Nagpal, Alka. 2006. Compositions in Ragas of similar notes in Hindustani Music. New Delhi : Sanjay Prakashan.

Nagpal, Alka. 2005. Ustad Mushtqq Ali Khan – Vyaktitva evam Krititva. New Delhi : Sanjay Prakashan .

Aggarwal, V K. 2004. Sitar and its compositions (Series-I). New Delhi: Sanjay Prakashan.

Aggarwal, V K. 2004. Sitar and its compositions (Series-2) . New Delhi: Sanjay Prakashan.

Aggarwal, V K. 1997. Indian Music Trends and Traditions. New Delhi: Indian Bibliographics Bureau.

Nagpal, Alka. 1996. Bhartiya Sangeet mein Shodh Prabandh . New Delhi: Radha Publications.

Association With Professional Bodies



Rag Rangini

Geetika Musical

Other Activities

Approved ‘A: grade Artiste: A.I.R. & D.D., Govt of India

The only sisters duet performer on sitar and sarod in the country

Top Grade Artist of A.I.R. in Light MusicUma has performed extensively all over the country and abroad, under the aegis of numerous musical organizations and educational departments.

Public Service/University Service/Consulting Activity

Convenor, Refresher Course in Music, Delhi University, Delhi in the year Dec-2006 to Jan-2007