Bachelor of Performing Arts-Kathak

School of Performing Arts

Program Outline

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

Kalā Vid Kathak | कला विद् कथक

BPA programs are of 4 years duration that are ideal for full-time students and those seeking to make Performing Arts their future career. In addition to theory and practical in the chosen dance form, many Generic courses like Indology, Ancient History; Elective courses like music, vadya, theatre; Ability Enhancement courses like languages, yoga; are taught to the learners.

Program Structure

  • Duration : Four Years, Full Time Program
  • Pattern : Semester System (2 semesters in each level, total 8 semesters)
  • Choice-based credit system
  • Gurukul Pattern, Gurukul ambience
  • Dance residencies, intense ‘Riyaaz’ (practice) sessions with live music
  • Rigorous dane training, theory classes, creative assignments
  • Generic courses like Indology, Ancient History, symbolism, iconography, archeology, etc.
  • Elective courses like music, vadya, theatre arts, visual arts, photography, arts writing
  • Ability Enhancement courses like languages (Sanskrit, English, Braj, Avadhi, Oriya, Marathi, Hindi), yoga, wellness & nutrition, light design, music editing, etc.
  • Skills like pottery, sculpture, weaving, painting, costume design,etc.
  • Periodic workshops, symposiums
  • International & National seminars
  • Performance opportunities in India & abroad
  • Collaborative projects with institutions/Universities in India & abroad
  • Study tours / visits to organizations of cultural importance
  • Visiting Gurus, experts, scholars, artists
  • Opportunities to witness many dance performances
  • Cultural & Social outreach
  • Evaluation through written tests, practical, project submissions, performance assessment


Candidate should have passed minimum class XII with minimum 50%  and 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 or equivalent can apply.

Fee Structure

  • Application fees : INR 1000, For foreign nationals & NRIs : USD 70.
  • Tuition fees : INR 50,000 Per year, For foreign nationals & NRIs : USD 700 Per Year.

Admission Procedure

  • Fill and Submit the Online Application form on the website page
  • Applicants should appear and qualify in the Entrance Test (CET)
  • Second round of selection will be through Dance Audition
  • Applicants should be able to give short demonstration of Nritta (Taal paksh) and one Vandana or any narrative dance passage (Nritya)


  • Entrance Test related information will be posted on the University website
  • To know more about Mahagami, please visit the website 
  • For further queries, please drop an email to [email protected]