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Kalai Kaviri College of Fine Arts, Trichy
Offers MFA / BFA or Diploma in Bharatanatyam
Off-campus Program

Incredible opening for all Bharatanatyam lovers! Age, no bar!
Get a University Degree - MFA / BFA or Diploma in Bharatanatyam, through Off-campus Program, without attending college !

The Bharathidasan University in collaboration with
Kalai Kaviri College of Fine Arts, Tiruchirappalli, India
gives this enviable opportunity
The Off-campus Degree Program in Bharatanatyam!

Also opportunity for college students to get a bonus (concurrent) degree

The most attractive feature is that one can undergo the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Courses and get the university degree in this Gurukula art Bharatanatyam from wherever they are, in India or abroad, without attending college!

Bharatanatyam performers, directors of dance academies, dance teachers, those employed in any full-time jobs, school teachers, heads of departments in colleges, Ph.D. holders in other disciplines, doctors, engineers, IT professionals, students undergoing degree courses in other disciplines in the regular colleges, housewives, etc. undergo university Diploma, B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts) and M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts) degree courses in Bharatanatyam, through this Off-campus Program. Vyjayanthimala from Madurai doing her II year MFA is 56 years old!

At present, there are 226 students studying through Kalai Kaviri Off-campus Degree Program.

Among the 587 students who were admitted to these courses during the past 6 years, 207 students were from Tamilnadu, 177 students were from Pondicherry, 65 students were from Karnataka, 10 students were from Maharashtra, 72 students were from Sri Lanka, 9 students were from Europe and 6 students were from USA and Canada. So far, 91 Diploma students in the five batches, 31 BFA students in the three batches, and 98 MFA students in the four batches, have graduated.

Students from the states of India like Tamilnadu, Pondicherry, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, New Delhi and from countries like Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Oman, Dubai, Germany, United Kingdom, Denmark, Canada and United States of America avail this opportunity.

The exhaustive Study Materials given in CDs (Audio and Video) and printed books, the meticulous and efficient teaching in the Contact Classes, the assignments, seminars and dissertation work that are given to the students, mark the high standard of this program which has earned great appreciation. It has the flexibility of the Distance Education mode and the rigours of the Regular Course.

There are Coordinating Study Centres in Tiruchirappalli, Chennai, Coimbatore, Pondicherry, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kozhikode, Thrissur, Nilambur and Mumbai in India, and in Sri Lanka (Colombo and Jaffna), Oman (Muscat), Denmark, United Kingdom (Bradford), United States of America (Connecticut) and Canada (Toronto), for conducting Contact Classes and Examinations according to the choice of the students.

Reputed Cultural centers and Art centers in India, Sri Lanka, USA, Dubai, UAE, Mumbai and other countries seek to be recognized as coordinating centers for Kalai Kaviri Off-campus Degree Program and are ready with candidates in bulk for admission.

Attractive eligibility options to join the Diploma, BFA and MFA degree courses in Bharatanatyam, through this Program.

Special considerations offered by this program, show the concern that the Bharathidasan University and Kalai Kaviri College of Fine Arts have for recognizing the talented and proficient art-lovers with authentic university degrees:

A graduate in any other discipline with proficiency in full Maargam (practical and theory) in Bharatanatyam, (but does not have a Diploma in Bharathanatyam from any university or Government institution), can take a ‘Special Eligibility Test’ both in theory and practicals, conducted by the Kalai Kaviri Off-campus Degree program, and pass in the same and join MFA directly in the same academic year.

• BFA and MFA courses in Bharatanatyam can be done concurrently or simultaneously by students undergoing other UG or PG degree courses in other disciplines in the regular colleges.

• Even those who do not have a Plus Two, but have passed 10th Standard, if they have a Diploma in Bharatanatyam according to the specifications of the university or if they have 10 years’ experience in teaching Bharatanatyam, can join BFA.

• Those with a pass in Plus Two and working as dance teachers with 10 years of teaching experience in Bharatanatyam, can join the 2nd year of the 3-year BFA degree course as Lateral Entry.

Late Rev. Msgr. SM George, the Founder and the First Director of this Kalai Kaviri Off-campus Degree Program, and the Founder of Kalai Kaviri Cultural Undertakings, was a visionary and pioneer, who revolutionized the concept of promoting the fine art forms by popularizing them beyond all barriers. It was his selfless and untiring efforts that made this unique Off-campus Degree Program, possible and successful.

Rev. Fr. L Anthuvan, the present Director, under his able guidance, upholds the vision of Kalai Kaviri and the Off-campus Degree Program in Bharatanatyam.

Kalai Kaviri, through her committed Cultural services for the past 33 years, has grown from offering merely Part Time Courses to the status of a College of Fine Arts offering Ph.D Program in Bharatanatyam, a rare academic height and the first of its kind in the entire southern region. In the course of her cultural journey, Kalai Kaviri College of Fine Arts, has built up professional standard, faculty, infrastructure etc. to meet the requirements of remarkable academic levels. Acclaimed as ‘the Best Cultural Institution for the year 2000’ and aided by the Government of Tamilnadu, affiliated to the Bharathidasan University, accredited with “A” Grade by NAAC, Kalai Kaviri College of Fine Arts started in 1996, belongs to the Catholic Diocese of Tiruchirappalli, India. This college has proved instrumental in the social transformation of making the socially and economically underprivileged groups to master these prestigious art forms and attain better social and economic status, which makes them inclusive and brings them into the main stream of society.

Address for Communication:
The Director
Off-campus Degree Program
Kalai Kaviri College of Fine Arts
18-Benwells Road,
Tiruchirappalli 620 001, India

Office: (91-431) - 2401010 / +91-98945-50033
Fax: (91-431) - 2461515

Coordinator: +91-94435-31412
For enquiries in Mumbai: +91-98195-87030
For enquiries in Bangalore: +91-94498-14031
For enquiries in Kerala: (91-484)-2603981

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