This curriculum is designed keeping in mind the skills a bansuri player needs to possess to flourish in the music industry. Skills such as the ability to play from the murchana of different swaras, notation writing, creating harmonies, learning to accompany different music forms etc. The course will equip the students with advanced alankars based on the Merukhand and Chord-System as well.
Indian classical music is essentially called Raga Sangeet. This course is designed to develop a student as a performing artist in Bansuri (Maihar Gharana style). Various ragas will be taught as per the repertoire of Gharana, specialising in each aspect (anga) of its development, such as, aalap, jod-jhala, bandish ki badhat, taan, laykari etc. It also consists of training of ragas, which require technically advanced skills to be rendered on the bansuri and ragas suited for light classical forms such as thumri, bhajan, dhun etc.
Music theory will give an in-depth idea of concepts and terminologies in classical music. It consists of courses such as Gandharva Veda, research methodology, interdisciplinary studies, music education, cultural musicology etc. It gives a firm foundation for competitive exams like NET. Applied Theory focuses on writing notations and laykaris to perfect the practical skills which are required in the field.
As human beings march in their journey towards progress, through newer developments, they need to be guided by a core set of ideals and principles of living. In today’s context, these paradigms of living stem from recent ideas originating from the western world. While we have been making progress, there is also a wide-spread understanding that for every new solution and idea that we discover, more and more challenges and problems arise out of them. This potentially raises the need to look for alternative paradigms for the emerging world order. Indic Knowledge Systems (IKS) can potentially offer ideas for developing these. Knowledge of IKS is the first step in this process. Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth addresses this requirement through a foundation course.
IKS constitutes a vast majority of literature spanning across multiple perspectives. This includes ideas on fundamental premises related to one’s living as laid out in the Vedas, components of knowledge that help us develop a correct understanding of the Vedic literature, Puraṇas, Darsaṇas, Smṛtis, Upa Vedas and many more. This is typically referred to as Caturdasa-vidyasthanam.
Aimed at diversifying the knowledge of students, electives such as Introduction to Carnatic Music, Music Production and Arrangement, Music Education etc. may be offered to empower students with a wholistic approach to music
A student should complete all the core and foundational courses, along with the chosen minor course(s). In the last semester, students will be required to give a public performance as part of the Mega Project.