Facebook Twitter YouTube Linkedin Instagram

M.A. in Classical Music (Carnatic and Hindustani)

Why take this course?

M.A. Music - Are you keen to introduce yourself to the rich heritage of Carnatic & Hindustani music? If yes, then you are at the right place. Jain (Deemed-to-be University) offers you the course that you are passionate about through a Master of Arts in Music (Carnatic & Hindustani). Jain (Deemed-to-be University) offers courses starting from the basic training and the course envisages a progressive movement towards higher levels of practical & theoretical knowledge to reach proficiency in Music.

What will I experience?

  • Learn the various singing styles and techniques involved in Carnatic music.
  • Understand the basics and advanced topics in music.
  • Experience the original essence of music through our experienced faculty who bring in this art inside every student.

What opportunities might it lead to?

Music is no longer the elusive career path that it used to be. In fact, the last 5 years have seen phenomenal growth in the entertainment and media sectors which invariably has led to a huge demand for music professionals; individuals who understand industry standards and can deliver to match and exceed expectations. Some of the career opportunities you can opt for:

  • Teacher
  • Playback Singer
  • Music therapist
  • Professional Singer
  • Host Shows in Television
  • Voice delivery for Jingles & Advertisements

Degree Awarded

Master of Arts

Course Commencement

June 2019


The minimum qualification required to apply is a bachelor’s degree in respective discipline from a recognized University.

Study Campus

Admissions Office

Curriculum Structure & Teaching

I Semester
  • History of Indian Music – I 
  • Composers and Compositional Forms ­ I 
  • Abhyasa Gana ­ I (Practical)
  • Samudata Kritigalu ­ I (Practical)
  • Manodharma Sangeetha – I (Practical)
  • Semester 2
  • History of Indian Music – I
  • Composers and Compositional Forms ­ I
  • Abhyasa Gana ­ I (Practical)
  • Samudata Kritigalu ­ I (Practical) Manodharma
II Semester
  • English Literature up to 1900 
  • English Literature up to 1900 & after
  • Indian Writing in English I 
  • Gender Literature Cultural Studies
III Semester
  • Sangeeta Vijnana– I
  • Musicology
  • Electives: (Practical)
    1. Vishesha Rachanegalu
    2. Compositions of Swati Tirunal
    3. Singing for Dance Items
    Manodharma Sangeetha – II (Practical)
    Raga – Tana – Pallavi – I (Practical)
IV Semester
  • Sangeeta Vijnana– I
  • Dissertation
  • Vishesha Rachanegalu (Practical)
  • Manodharma Sangeetha – IV (Practical)
    Raga – Tana – Pallavi ­ I (Practical)


Teaching and Assessment

A variety of engaging teaching methods like workshops, lectures, projects and seminars, are conducted from time to time at Jain (Deemed-to-be University). Our highly knowledgeable professors always make themselves available to students outside of the classroom, even beyond office hours and help the students to bring out the best in them.

How are you assessed?

While pursuing this course you will encounter a balance of formal examinations and varied methods of coursework assessment including:

  • Internal Tests
  • Assignments
  • Seminar Presentation
  • Class Tests
  • Preparatory Theory and Practical Examination
  • End Term Theory and Practical Examination