Deepti Bhalla



Educational Qualifications

  • Ph.D/1987,Faculty of Music & Fine Arts,Thesis topic: Sopana Music of Kerala.
  • M.Phil/1982,Faculty of Music & Fine Arts, Music Karnatak.
  • M.A/1978-80,Faculty of Music & Fine Arts, Music Karnatak.
  • B.A.(H) Music/1975-78,Faculty of Music & Fine Arts,Music Karnatak.

Career Profile

  • 1982-85 / Asst. Secy (Perf.Arts) in Sahitya Kala Parishad, Delhi Admn.

    All activities related to classical music and dance

  • 1985 till date / Lect-Reader, Professor in Faculty of Music

    teaching karnatic classical music

Areas Of Specialization / Interest

SOPANA MUSIC OF KERALA – The regional music which includes the various rhythmic and melodic aspects in ritualistic, folk and classical music of Kerala.

Subjects Taught

27 years of teaching Karnatik classical music to Diploma, Hons, M.Phil & Ph.D

Publications Profile


Omchery, Leela. 2012. Karuna Chaivan ( collection of popular and rare songs of Irayimman Tampi. Kerala: D.C.Books ,Kottayam.

Bhalla, Deepti. 2007. Vanishing Temple Arts. Gurgaon: Shubhi.

Bhalla, Deepti & Leela Omchery. 2009. Cinkaara Kutu Paatukalum’ (Collection of Rare traditional songs of Kerala). Mudra Books.

Conference Participation/Presentations

  • Invited to participate in round table conference and discussion with Prof.Gabriele Brandsetter –(Berlin ) under the agies of Max Mueller Bhawan on 8th March.
  • Presented lecdem in the National Seminar’ Aesthetical Approach in the Musical Forms’org by Faculty of Music,University of Delhi.
  • Invited by the Indian Council For Cultural Relations( External Affairs Ministry) for LECDEM in Karnatik Music for the IFS Trainees.
  • LecDem/concert at the Kartik Fine Arts , Chennai on 4 th Jan 2012

Awards And Distinctions

  • Mini Screen Award _ Best Music programme for 1991

    Doordarshan, Kerala

  • Kerala Sangeet Natak State Award

    2007 (Kerala)

  • Sangeet Natak Akademi National Award

    2007 (Delhi)

  • Narada Gana Sabha

    2008 (Chennai)

  • Lalit Kala Vichakshana” Sangeeta Samajam

    Jan 2011, Madurai for valuable contribution in the field of Indian Music and Dance.

  • Sangeeta Kovida

    awarded by Delhi Tamil Sangam and Gayatri Fine Arts, Delhi

Association With Professional Bodies

Member fellowship committee – Ministry of HRD 2008-2012

Member Board of Adjucators – 2007 and 2008

Member Board of Evaluator – UGC – 2008

Course Committee expert, IGNOU, New Delhi.

Convenor Committee of courses, CBSE 2010

Member Board of Studies-Sri Sankaracharya University, Kerala-2009-2010

External Accessor-University of Mauritius 2010

Delhi University Representative, Governing Board , College of Art., Delhi 2010

Expert I.C.C.R empanelment, Min of External Affairs,Govt of India 2010

Course writer, Editor .IGNOU 2009.

Expert , Board of Grant of Senior Fellowship, HRD Ministry, Govt of India.

External Examiner – National School Of Drama 2012

Other Activities

ABHINAYA GAANAM- presentation of classical vocal and dance with Grant from the Ministry of Culture on 17th March 2012.

Karnatik vocal recital in the Margazhi Fest ,Lok Kala Manch, New Delhi ,on17th Dec 2012.

Karnatik Music recital at Meenakshi Kalyanam fest , Delhi .

Performance of Disciples in the Indian Horizon Fest , org by ICCR, New Delhi 0n23rd Oct 2012 Performance of Disciples at the Inaugural function of the Youth Festival org by Delhi Govt on 3rd Dec 2011

Public Service/University Service/Consulting Activity

Lecture “Indian Performing Arts’ East Asian Studies, University of Delhi

Subject Expert (Music) – National open School, NCERT

VC Nominee , Selection Board, University of Delhi

Member Expert, selection committee , Tripura University

IGNOU – Subject Expert, for selection of Professor and Associate Professor

NCERT Subject Expert


‘Salient features of Mohiniyatam’ published for KELI,National journal published by Kerala Sangeet Natak Akademi.
Article on Mohiniyattam for SWAR BHARATI, Annual Magazine on Indian Arts & Culture, Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, New Delhi.