From the Principal’s Desk
A great Greek philosopher said ‘what gymnastics is to body, music is to soul’. Music has the extraordinary tendency to transcend the ordinariness of this mundane universe and illuminate the beautiful world within us with a sheer depth of aesthetics. Music enables the human soul to decipher the hidden meaning of beauty in unexpressed terms. In order to realize these objectives, the Department of Music and Fine Arts has made tremendous progress in the field of multidisciplinary research, training and extension activities that brought laurels to the department and personal growth to students. Over the years, the department has immensely engaged in the production and transmission of creative skills among hundreds of professional artists. The department endeavors to keep up pace with the ever-increasing challenges of meeting global standards by innovative and creative academic interventions. Not only has the department increased collaboration with the reputed national institutions but has also actively engaged with industry and civil society groups in order to harness the potential of its students and faculty. The department’s motto is to bring together eminent artists and researchers working in diverse fields of knowledge.
Furthermore, we have the distinction of introducing the breathtaking and serene art of Santoor – first of its kind in the entire world –by starting an independent Department of Santoor in the larger Department of Music and Fine Arts. The department imparts education and training in the field of Indian Classical Music and Sufiana Moseeqi to the admirers of the enthralling art in accordance with the curricular objectives designed by the UGC for its 4-Year Degree Course. In the face of intimidating waves of globalization and dominant arts, my team assiduously attempts to restore, preserve and promote the rich heritage of our traditional and indigenous arts through community engagement and original research. The unflinching efforts of the faculty and staff have brought discernible changes in the overall teaching-learning outcomes and have inter alia boosted the employability potential of pass-out students. The steady professional and academic growth of the department sends out a sense of optimism and faith in its rich and sustainable future.
Prof. Mohammad Hussain
Prof. Mohammad Hussain