About Staff Artist

 Faculty of Music and Fine Arts, University of Delhi, conceptual foundation was laid by Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao, the famous economist and former Education Minister, who was also the Vice Chancellor of this university at the time of its inception. With the aid of an endowment fund from Sir Shankar Lal Foundation, the Department of Music, University of Delhi, was instituted in the year 1960. Translating the concept into reality was commenced by the pioneers Prof. R.L.Roy, Shri C.S. Pant, Shri Pran Nath, Prof. V.V. Sadagopan, Smt.Ambujam, Shri Debu Chaudhuri and Shri V.K.Aggarwal, along with staff artistes Shri Chhamma Khan, Shri Faqir Chand and Shri Ram Swaroop and many more.

           Started ‘with a modest batch of twelve students of Hindustani and Karnatak Music, both Vocal and Instrumental (Hindustani Music), the department was initially situated at the Barracks at the back side of  Miranda House. Since then, it has expanded to over four hundred and fifty students at its current location at Mall Road. During this period, the two main disciplines of music in India, viz, Hindustani and Karnatak, have grown parallel to each other in this department. With the passage of time, other courses were introduced, andat present, the Faculty offers B.A. (Hons.), M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Sangeet Shiromani (Diploma Course), OneYear Certificate Course and short-term courses.

           Admission in the Department of Music, University of Delhi, is a truly unique experience for the students. This is because on one hand, the students pursue their concurrent courses and qualifying subjects in the college where they secure their admission. On the other hand, the students also learn classical music from a different institute, and hence a new environment in the form of the Department of Music. Thus, the students can enjoy the twin experiences of studying in a regular college, as also learning music from a traditional institute.