Visakhapatnam, Apr 6 UNI | 4 months ago

The Andhra University (AU) is committed to diversify its academic activities to promote music, dance and culture and encourage creative talent among the people of all walks of life, G S N Raju, AU Vice-Chancellor, said here today.

Addressing a press conference, Mr Raju announced launching of new certificate and diploma courses in 'Sound Recording and Editing', Fundamentals of Western Music 'Key Board', 'Guitar', 'Light Music', and ' Devotional Songs' in music, and under dance programs diploma in 'Annamacharya Sankeerthanas', and 'Nritya Pravesika'.

He said the seats in M A Music course had been increased from 10 to 20 in view of the growing demand for the course.

He said M A in Kuchipudi Dance was being organised in the Department of Music and Dance.

The two programmes of Music and Dance were combined and a new department named 'Department of Music and Dance' was started with A Anuradha as Head of the Department.

Except for M A programmes, for diplomas and certificates in Music and Dance, the minimum qualification is fixed at 7th Class.

Mr Raju said the university would strengthen the department of Music and Dance to promote music, dance and culture.

He said the Andhra University was the first university in the South started Certificate Courses in Western Music such as Sound Recording and Editing, Fundamentals of Western Music in Key Board and Guitar.

(Posted on 06-04-2014)