Foundation Certificate in Manipuri Dance

School of Performing Arts

Program Outline

Certificate in Manipuri Dance – 2 Years (4 semesters)

Kalā Ādhār Manipuri Dance | कला आधार मणिपुरी नृत्य

Foundation Certificate program is of 2 years duration (Level I & II : 4 semesters)  that are suitable for part-time students and adult beginners

Key Features

  • Training system is an ideal blend of traditional Gurukul system of training and contemporary trends in education.
  • The program helps the learner develop a physical and conceptual understanding of movement and its expressive possibilities.
  • The curriculum facilitates introduction to the Indian Dance Heritage, history of the chosen dance form and symbols and metaphors with static and dynamic movements within a dance tradition.
  • The learner is trained to create short dance narratives, understand body dynamics and blend concepts from theory and practice during the training program.

Program Structure

  • Duration : Two Years (Level I & II), Part Time Program.
  • Pattern : Semester System (2 semesters in each level, total 4 semesters).
  • Gurukul Pattern, Gurukul ambience.
  • Dance residencies, ‘Riyaaz’ (practice) sessions.
  • Periodic workshops, symposiums.
  • International & National seminars.
  • Performance opportunities.
  • Study tours / visits to organizations of cultural importance.
  • Visiting Gurus, experts, scholars, artists.
  • Opportunities to witness many dance performances.
  • Engaging a contemplative dialogue by referring to Library with wide range of learning/reference material : books, periodicals, online journals, AV resources and archival content of MAHAGAMI.
  • Cultural & Social outreach.
  • Credit based learning.
  • Evaluation through written tests, practical, project submissions.


  • Candidate should have passed minimum class X.
  • General aptitude to learn dance.
  • Basic understanding to respond to rhythm, music and movement.

Fee Structure

  • Application fees : INR 1000, For foreign nationals & NRIs : USD 70.
  • Tuition fees : INR 15,000 Per year, For foreign nationals & NRIs : USD 250 Per Year.

Admission Procedure

  • Fill and Submit the Online Application form on the website page 
  • Applicants will be asked to appear for an Interview


  • 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]