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Music Department: SSJ Campus, Almora

In Kumaun University, the music Department was established in 1973. The Indian classical music vocal & Instrumental classes in under graduate stage are operative right from the establishment of the department. From 2004 the Post graduate classes in vocal and instrumental were started in D.S.B. Campus Nainital. In 2014 three students were enrolled for Ph.D. Course in D.S.B. Campus Nainital. The undergraduate classes in music (vocal) were started in S.S.J. Campus Almora from 2001 and Post graduate classes in music (vocal) were started from 2010 under semester system. The research work is also in progress in S.S.J. Campus from 2014 and in all eight (08) scholars are registered for Ph.D. work. A total of seven (07) students of S.S.J. Campus Almora have qualified in U-Set examination and four (4) student have qualified in Net examination. A total of three (3) students of S.S.J. Campus Almora have qualified in J.R.F. & R.G.N.F. many students are selected in government jobs as a music teacher. The teachers of the department are working hard for the development of the department. The students are regularly participating in the regional youth festivals and also in different cultural activities organized in campus and elsewhere. Many of them have been duly rewarded in these activities. The students of the department are given a proper training in practical as well as in theory.


Head of Department

Name : Dr. Vandana Joshi

Phone : 9927160566

Email : vanadanajoshi2008@gmail.com


Music Department: DSB Campus, Nainital

In the D.S.B. Campus of Kumaun University, Nainital the “Music Department” was established in the year 1973. The Under-Graduate classes for Vocal & Instrumental Music (Percussion & Non-Percussion) are operating since the establishment of the Department in the D.S.B. Campus. From the year 2004, Post-Graduate classes in Vocal & Instrumental Music (Percussion) commenced in the in the Department of Music, D.S.B. Campus, Nainital. “Sitar” as a subject (at the Under-Graduate level) was re-introduced in the D.S.B. Campus in the year 2013 after a long gap of 14 years. In the year 2015, the Deptt. Of Music, D.S.B. Campus was successful in introducing “Sitar” at the Post-Graduate level as well. In the year 2014 three students were enrolled for Ph.D. Course in the D.S.B. Campus, Nainital. Under the Cell for Ethnomusicography & Film Making (CEFM) a “One Year Diploma Course in Music Appreciation” was introduced in the Department of Music in the Academic Session 2016-17. The Theme of the Diploma Course for the Session 2016-17 was “Indian Classical Music & Folk Culture of Uttarakhand”. The students of the Department of Music, D.S.B. Campus have excelled academically & professionally. Musical Concerts are organized in the Department at regular intervals in order to promote Indian Classical Music & also for the betterment of students. The students of the Department of Music, D.S.B. Campus are regular participants in Youth Festivals & various other cultural events.


Head of Department

Name : Dr. Ravi Joshi

Phone : 9927332773

Email : ravijoshimusic@gmail.com


Faculty Members of SSJ Campus, Almora
S.No Name Designation Specialization Email Phone Photograph Academic Profile
1 Dr. Vandana Joshi Assistant Professor & Campus Head Hindustani Music (Vocal) vandanajoshi2008@gmail.com 9927160566 Dr. Vandana Joshi View Profile
2 Dr. Sabiha Naz Assistant Professor Music (Vocal) sabiha_naz2010@rediffmail.com 9412952536 Dr. Sabiha Naz View Profile

Faculty Members of DSB Campus, Nainital
S.No Name Designation Specialization Email Phone Photograph Academic Profile
1 Sh. Ravi Joshi Assistant Professor & Head Hindustani Vocal Music ravijoshimusic@gmail.com 9927332773 Sh. Ravi Joshi View Profile
2 Ashok Kumar Arya Assistant professor Hindustani Percussion (Tabla) kumarashok93@gmail.com 9410579437 Ashok Kumar Arya View Profile
3 Gagandeep Hothi Assistant Professor Hindustani Classical Music (Sitar) gaganhothi@gmail.com 9412840085 Gagandeep Hothi View Profile