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Nalanda Dance Research Centre, Mumbai

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About Nalanda Dance Research Centre, Mumbai

Nalanda Dance Research Centre was established in the year 1967 and recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. It is affiliated to the University of Mumbai providing formal academic education and accredited by NAAC with 'A' grade. It is the only dance institution in the country to be awarded this prestigious honor. It offers four courses i.e. Diploma in Dance, Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) and Ph.D. (Dance).

The institute organizes many workshops, seminar and programs to enhance student's creativity and knowledge. The faculty of institute is highly qualified, dedicated and experience in their field of education. It has all necessary facilities like library, performance space, spacious auditorium etc. It is a premier institution enjoying a unique position in the world of dance and education. The main aim of institute is to enhance the art cultural in India through dance.

Academics :-

Mumbai University Affiliated Courses

Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya (College) Affiliated to the University of Mumbai.

NAAC accredited B ++ 

Degrees Offered :- 

Bachelor of Performing Arts (Dance) B.P.A. (Dance) 5 years course

Master of Performing Arts (Dance) M.P.A. (Dance) 2 year course after B.P.A. Ph.D. in Dance. 


i) Bharata Natyam 
ii) Mohini Attam 
iii) Kathak 

The practical side of teaching is still being done in a traditional method; the theory is taken care of by academically trained dancers and professors. The university curriculum has added newer theoretical dimensions to the traditional practical training. The students are systematically taught the shastric sanctio and basis of extant dance practice – an aspect which is of utmost importance if the purity of dance practice is to be maintained and comprehended, but which is today absent from the traditional method of training. At the post-graduate level, the students take comparative theory papers on aesthetics, world theatrical etc. and gain teaching experience. They also take up topics for research /investigation. Most importantly the students are systematically taught to choreograph items on traditional framework.

Over the years, Nalanda college has created an exceptionally well trained, highly qualified and scholarly generation of dancers who are not only proficient performers but also excellent theoreticians, analysers and teachers. Due to the thorough grounding that they receive in both practical and theoretical aspects of classical dancing as also in the technique of teaching the Nalanda students are highly regarded as teachers also.Since 1975 every year Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya students have been winning the National Scholarship for classical dancing given by the Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India. 

One of the most revolutionary contribution of Nalanda has been the introduction of the Post Graduate Diploma in Dance (Dance and Fitness) of one year of the University of Mumbai. 

Parangata (Advance) Diploma In Bharata Natyam 

Duration : 2 Years (Part-time)
Courses Content : Practicals and Theory
Practicals : Actual attendance at Nalanda
Theory : By Correspondence 

Diploma In Nrityashastra

(Dance Theory For All Styles)
Duration : 2 Years
Course Content : Theory
Theory : By Correspondence

For more details about admission please contact :-

Tel. 91-22-2625 5103
Fax. 91-22-2624 5008
Email : [email protected]

The Institute has a well equipped spacious Auditorium and Cafeteria for students. 

Placement :-

The institute offers placement assistance to the students for seeking best job in the industry. Along with that, the college also provide training and career guidance services to shape the career of students by developing their personalities. The institute organizes various programs for enhancing the skills of the students and make them prepare for upcoming challenges.



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