MAHAGAMI Gurukul, MGM University is one of the premier Arts Organisations in India that is known worldwide as an important center for training, promotion, dissemination and research in the field of Traditional Arts, especially Indian Classical (Shastric) Dances like Kathak and Odissi. The institute has had over 2000 students so far. 

MAHAGAMI GURUKUL Center for Performing Arts under the MGM University has introduced Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs in Performing Arts (Gurukul Pattern) since 2019 with an aim to empower the artistically inclined, highly motivated, disciplined and creative aspirants who are interested in shaping their future as mainstream artists, arts-writers, creators, knowledgeable curators, evolved arts administrators, erudite scholars and awakened teachers. The students of MAHAGAMI are exposed to a rich experience of learning and performing at National and International Festivals and Conferences in addition to participating in many community-centric and research assignments. MAHAGAMI envisions its own Artist Facilitation Programme that can offer consultation and coordination for its students to perform, teach, curate and work as professional artists.

MAHAGAMI Gurukul Highlights 

Established | Type

1996 | Private

Official Website

https://www.mahagami.org 

Type of Programs

UG, Diploma, Certificate & Short Term Courses 

Entrance Exam

Orientation workshop and audition

Application Mode

Online /Offline

MAHAGAMI Gurukul Courses

MAHAGAMI Gurukul offers the following courses to its students at undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma and certificate levels: 

Program Name

Specializations

Eligibility

Tuition Fee

UG

Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA) in Kathak Dance – 4 years (8 semesters)

Kalā Vid Kathak | कला विद् कथक 

  • Candidate should have passed minimum class XII 
  • Past training in chosen dance for minimum 5 years in recent years

Students who are pursuing UDBHAV of MAHAGAMI GURUKUL or MADHYAMA of Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalay can also apply

INR 50,000 per year

UG

Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA) in Odissi Dance – 4 years (8 semesters)

Kalā Vid Odissi | कला विद् उडीसी

  • Candidate should have passed minimum class XII
  • Past training in chosen dance for minimum 5 years in recent years

Students who are pursuing UDBHAV of MAHAGAMI GURUKUL or MADHYAMA of Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalay can also apply

INR 50,000 per year

Diploma

Diploma in Kathak Dance – 4 years  (8 semesters)

Kalā Udayan Kathak | कला उदयन कथक  

  • Candidate should have passed minimum class XII
  • Past training in chosen dance for minimum 4 years in recent years

Students who are pursuing UDBHAV of MAHAGAMI GURUKUL or MADHYAMA of Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalay can also apply

INR 20,000 per year

Diploma

Diploma in Odissi Dance – 4 years (8 semesters)

Kalā Udayan Odissi | कला उदयन उडीसी  

  • Candidate should have passed minimum class XII
  • Past training in chosen dance for minimum 4 years in recent years

Students who are pursuing UDBHAV of MAHAGAMI GURUKUL or MADHYAMA of Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalay can also apply

INR 20,000 per year

Certificate

Foundation Certificate in Kathak Dance – 2 years (4 semesters)

Kalā Ādhār Kathak | कला आधार कथक 

  • Candidate should have passed minimum class X 
  • General aptitude to learn dance 

Basic understanding to respond to rhythm, music and movement

INR 15,000 per year

Certificate

Foundation Certificate in Odissi Dance – 2 years (4 semesters)

Kalā Ādhār Odissi | कला आधार उडीसी  

  • Candidate should have passed minimum class X 
  • General aptitude to learn dance 

Basic understanding to respond to rhythm, music and movement

INR 15,000 per year

Short Term Courses 

Certificate in Dance Appreciation (6 months: 60 hours; weekends & evenings)

Kalā Sparsh | कला स्पर्ष

  • Candidate should have passed minimum class X

A good command of writing in any one language (English/Marathi/Hindi) and communication

INR 15,000 for 6 months

Short Term Courses

Certificate in Indian Theatre Arts (3 months : 90 hrs)

  • Candidate should have passed minimum class X 

General aptitude to learn drama, music & dance

INR15,000 for 3 months

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MAHAGAMI Gurukul Admission

  • Step 1

Procure Brochure and Application Form from MAHAGAMI office or online through the website of MGM University or MAHAGAMI GURUKUL against payment of Rs ….

  • Step 2

Fill all details and furnish supporting documents as desired. It is mandatory to provide correct email address and mobile number in the space provided in the Application form.

  • Step 3

Selection Process

  • 1st Orientation workshop and audition : 2nd week of April 2020
  • 2nd Orientation workshop and audition : 1st week of May 2020
  • 3rd Orientation workshop and audition : 3rd week of May 2020

Written Test will also be conducted for candidates seeking Admission in Degree/Diploma programmes. For short-term & certificate programmes, only interview will be conducted. List of selected students will be displayed in Mahagami office or uploaded on website within one week of the selection process.

  • Step 4

Admission: The selected learner should fulfill all Admission related formalities at earliest by furnishing all documents required and paying the fee.

MAHAGAMI Gurukul Faculty

The MAHAGAMI Gurukul has a highly qualified and experience faculty of esteemed individuals. The faculty at the institute consists of the Dean, Contributing Gurus, Mentors, Experts and Advisers. Members of the faculty are renowned and highly respected in their disciplines and are always willing to share their knowledge with their students. 

All members of the faculty have obtained considerable expertise through years of experience in their respective fields. All faculty members at the institute are highly cooperative towards students and always encourage effective education by introducing new and innovative methods of teaching and learning. The faculty members make sure that they are available to students for clarification and solving doubts even outside of the lessons. 

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MAHAGAMI Gurukul Facilities

MAHAGAMI Gurukul offers the following facilities to students: 

  • SADHANALAYA: Learning Spaces

MAHAGAMI campus has aesthetically designed cottages and spaces for learning various art forms linked through asymmetrical pathways amidst large trees evoking the concept of Gurukul spaces. 'Sadhanalaya' (learning spaces) for Kathak, Odissi, Vocal music and instruments are aesthetically designed and equipped with large mirrors, audio-visual system and instruments. There are 5 dance studios: DIV, NABHASVAAN, SARAS, AJA, MAHI; a music room: ANAHATA; and Instruments rooms: PRASPANDA

  • LIBRARY

A library with a collection of more than 1000 books on a variety of topics related to dance, music, mythology, heritage, philosophy, literature, etc and a good collection of audio and video recordings of great artists is available for students. Library is also equipped with Digital projector to share digitally developed learning material and archival recordings.

  • LECTURE ROOMS

Lecture rooms are equipped with Boards, Projection system, Microphone, music system etc to facilitate instructional sessions on Performings arts as well as conduct Digitally developed or Online Tutorials.

  •  'Parnakuti' – the Dining cottage is used by students to have their meals. It has a kitchen with all modern amenities which can be used by the inmates.
  • PERFORMANCE SPACES 

In keeping with the spirit of presenting Indian art forms, there are two spaces for performances within the MAHAGAMI campus- 'Dyāvāprithivi', the open-air stage (seating capacity – 350 ) and 'Sharńgadēva Sadan', indoor air-conditioned hall (seating capacity – 250).

  • VYOMAASAD: YOGA Hall

A well-ventilated spacious hall that accommodates around 25-30 students at a time for regular Yoga and fitness classe

  • ACCOMMODATION 

MAHAGAMI campus has comfortable rooms for stay of students, guests and visiting artists. Cottage-rooms with attached bathrooms, geysers, air-coolers / air-conditioners are located within the campus. Dormitory and Gurukul accommodation is also available for students. Food is delivered to the inmates as per requirement, while there are also canteens and eateries throughout the day and night for all in MGM campus

  • SECURITY

MAHAGAMI Campus has round the clock security guards, CCTV coverage, Intercom connections in all zones of the campus.

  • MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

First Aid book, On-call doctors are arranged at MAHAGAMI for all students, staff and guests. In addition, it is adjacent to MGM Hospital which has round the clock medical facilities. There is also a facility for Ayurvedic and Naturopathic treatment.

  • KRITI-KON

An outlet store 'KRITI-KON' in MAHAGAMI caters to the aesthetic and artistic needs of students and art-lovers. With a good collection of books, music, videos, khaki outfits, stationery in khadi and recycled paper; it also displays few choicest artifacts in brassware, pottery, paintings, etc.

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