Admissions 2024-25


  • Admission forms for the following subjects will be available online from 10am on 29th April 2024 to 5pm on 3rd May 2024, on Gandharva Mahavidyalaya’s website (

          a) Hindustani Music

i) Vocal

ii) Instrumental (Sitar, Flute, Tabla and Harmonium)

          b) Indian Classical Dances: Odissi, Kathak

Admission Age (as on 1st May 2024):

Hindustani Vocal Music:

Children’s class (Age: 11 to 15 years)

Girls’ classes (Age: 15 years and above)

Boys’ classes (Age: 15 years and above)

Instrumental Music: 

Flute, Sitar, Tabla, Harmonium (Age: 11 years and above)

Odissi and Kathak Dance (Age: 11 years and above)

  • Please note that the admission form fees (non-refundable) should be paid at the time of audition. Unpaid forms will be considered invalid.
  • One can select class timings and audition timings while filling the form online. No changes in class or audition timings will be entertained once the form has been filled. Therefore, please read all the options carefully before filling the form.
  • Do not fill the form multiple times for the same candidate. Repeat forms will be considered invalid.
  • No Bharatanatyam admissions will be held this year.
  • Number of forms and seats are limited, and forms will be available on first-come-first-served basis. After filling the forms online, auditions will be held offline at Gandharva Mahavidyalaya from 6th May to 10th May 2024 (audition slot must be selected while filling the online form). Admissions will be granted on the basis of the audition results. The decision of the Vidyalaya will be final; kindly accept it gracefully.
  • A class-wise list of selected candidates will be shared on the Vidyalaya website on 13th May 2024, 10am. It is the responsibility of the candidates to check the list and make the necessary payments by the due date (check Fee Structure).
  • Selected candidates are required to pay the admission fees in cash only, at the Vidyalaya office from 13th May to 21st May 2024, 10am to 2pm, and 3pm to 7pm, and their first Quarterly Tuition & Instrument Fees from 24th June to 29th June, 2024, 10am to 2pm. Please note that the selected students who fail to pay their admission and tuition fees by the due date will lose their seats. 
  • Classes for new admissions will begin from 1st July 2024.
  • All classes will be held offline. 
  • Please note that the admission process is subject to change.


  • Please carry a print-out of your duly filled admission form.
  • Music candidates: Please prepare a short 1-minute song (classical / semi-classical / film / devotional / folk) for the audition.
  • Dance candidates: Please prepare a short 2-minute dance sequence with music (classical / semi-classical / film/ devotional / folk) for the audition. Please bring your own music and playback device.
  • Instrumental Music candidates: Viva only. Not required to carry any musical instruments. PLEASE NOTE: The audition results for instrumental music will be disclosed instantly to the candidates at the end of their viva/audition. Selected students have the option of making the necessary fee payment immediately after the audition. 
  • Please reach the Vidyalaya 15 minutes prior to the audition. Do not be late. Candidates should look up the address and location in advance to avoid last-minute delays.
  • Candidates will be permitted to enter the Vidyalaya premises only at the designated time of their audition.
  • Only the candidates appearing for the audition will be permitted to enter the Vidyalaya premises. Relatives/friends accompanying the candidate, if any, will have to wait outside the gate. Only children below 15 years will be allowed to be accompanied by one parent/guardian, who will have to stay in the waiting area while the audition takes place.
  • Please wear Covid masks and carry a sanitizer for personal safety. Kindly carry your own water bottles.
  • Please cooperate with the Vidyalaya officials and staff in order to make the process as smooth and safe as possible.
  • Gandharva Mahavidyalya will take all necessary precautions to make sure that the audition process is safe post Covid times. However, we do not take any responsibility in case of unforeseen situations.


  1. Admission to the Vidyalaya is open to all persons irrespective of caste, creed, religion or gender. There are separate classes for male and female students in vocal music.
  2. Applicants for admission are required to undergo a preliminary test/audition.
  3. Kathak classes are for 45 minutes each, three days a week. All other classes are held for one hour each, three days a week.
  4. If the Tuition fee submission (along with late fees) is delayed for more than 1 month, students shall not be allowed to attend classes until all pending fees are paid. Those failing to pay fees for 2 consecutive months (along with late fees) will have their names struck off the rolls of the institute without prior intimation. In special cases where readmission is granted, admission fees will be payable again.
  5. Students are required to keep fee-receipts for record.
  6. All fees, once paid, are non-refundable.
  7. Admission fees must be paid only after audition and final selection.
  8. Attendance is strictly enforced and students are required to attend classes regularly. 75% attendance is compulsory. Please note that failing this, students will not be allowed to appear for examinations, and this can also lead to their names being struck off the Vidyalaya rolls despite their paying fees regularly. 
  9. Student Identity Card is issued after admission. It is compulsory for students to carry this to the Vidyalaya. In case of loss of identity card, a new one will be issued on payment of Rs. 200/-.
  10. In case of unavoidable circumstances, the teacher of any class can be changed during the course of annual study without prior intimation.
  11. In the absence of a class teacher for a short period, arrangements will be made to provide a substitute teacher.
  12. Change in the address and contact details of the student should be immediately notified to the office.
  13. No persons other than students of the Vidyalaya are allowed inside the classrooms except with the permission of the Principal.
  14. Parents, guardians or children accompanying the student, who are not students of the Vidyalaya themselves, have to wait outside the building in the waiting area.
  15. Students have to obtain prior permission of the Principal for participation in any public programme.
  16. All students are expected to dress with decorum. Dance students have to follow an appropriate dress code as suggested by the teacher (Kurta-Churidaar/Salwaar-Kameez/Frock-Slacks, Dupatta). The dance dress may be brought in a bag and the students may change at the Vidyalaya.
  17. Use of mobile phone is not allowed during class hours. It has to be kept on silent or switched-off mode. Any audio or video recording in the Vidyalaya premises is strictly prohibited.
  18. Personal belongings have to be guarded by the students themselves. The institution or its staff will not be held responsible for any loss.
  19. The bag for vocal/instrumental class should contain notebook, pen/pencil etc. and dance class should contain ghungroo, notebook, pen/pencil, small towel etc. Students are encouraged to carry their own water bottles.
  20. Music and dance training demands sincerity and hard work, and there are no shortcuts or easy fame. Parents are requested not to pressurize the teachers or Vidyalaya officials to have their ward included in choirs, performing troupes, etc. since such selections are based purely on merit.
  21. If required, Bonafide Certificates will be issued to the student only after completion of 2 years’ training.
  22. Students are liable to pay for any damage and/or loss caused by them to any property (including musical instruments of the Vidyalaya).
  23. The Vidyalaya remains closed on Sundays and observes important holidays of the year (notified from time to time). It closes for a period of approximately 6 weeks on account of summer vacation, around 1 week in October for Durga Pooja and for 2 weeks in December for Christmas/winter vacations.
  24. Students are encouraged to participate in the cultural functions organized by the Vidyalaya.
  25. Students are advised to read the notice board/website regularly.
  26. Foreign students are required to submit copies of their passport, visa etc. It is mandatory for the Vidyalaya to inform immigration authorities about new admissions of foreign students.
  27. Only first-aid medical facility will be available in the Vidyalaya.

• Indiscipline or misbehaviour by a student or parent/guardian, such as talking rudely, arguing with the teachers/staff, stalking, harassment, noisily disturbing the classes/Vidyalaya premises, destruction of Vidyalaya property, using abusive language or threat, delay in or nonpayment of fees, making audio/video recordings in the Vidyalaya premises, posting such files on social media, or failing to adhere to any rule of the institute may lead to the expulsion of that student.
• Rules and regulations are subject to change at the discretion of the Principal.
• In all matters, the decision of the Principal will be final.


  • Form fee: Rs 500/- (non-refundable, to be paid in cash only, at the time of audition. Please carry exact change with you.)
  • Admission Fee (one time, non-refundable, in cash only, to be paid by the selected candidates after audition results are announced):

Indian Nationals: Rs 5000/-

Foreign Nationals: Rs. 8000/-

  • Quarterly Tuition and Instrument Fees for New Admissions in 2024-25 (non-refundable, to be paid every three months, in cash only, by the 15th of July/October/January/April):

Indian Nationals: Rs 9000/- per quarter (@Rs 3000/- per month)

Foreign Nationals: Rs 15000/- per quarter (@Rs 5000/- per month)


All students who are selected for admissions in 2024-25 must submit their Admission Fee latest by 21st May, 2024, and their first Quarterly Tuition Fees latest by 29th June 2024. 

Admission fee may be paid on the following days:

13th May to 21st May, 2024 – 10am to 2pm & 3pm to 7pm (excluding Sunday)

Quarterly Tuition & Instrument fees may be paid along with the Admission Fee. Or else, it may be paid on the following days:

24th June to 29th June, 2024 – 10am to 2pm

Please note that students failing to pay the above-mentioned fees by the given due date will lose their seats. 

  • Quarterly Tuition and Instrument Fees for Students Enrolled in 2023 (non-refundable, to be paid every three months, in cash only, by the 15th of July/October/January/April):

Indian Nationals: Rs 9000/- per quarter (@Rs 3000/- per month)

Foreign Nationals: Rs 15000/- per quarter (@Rs 5000/- per month)

  • Quarterly Tuition and Instrument Fees for Students Enrolled Before 2023 (non-refundable, to be paid every three months, in cash only, by the 15th of July/October/January/April):

Indian Nationals: Rs 6000/- per quarter (@Rs 2000/- per month)

Foreign Nationals: Rs 15000/- per quarter (@Rs 5000/- per month)


NOTE for all students: 

  • Late Fee of Rs 200/- per month will be levied after the due date.
  • Fees are payable in cash for all 12 months, irrespective of holidays, and are subject to revision.



  1. Children’s Vocal: Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday – 4:30pm to 5:30pm
  2. Girls Vocal 1: Monday-Wednesday-Friday – 8:30am to 9:30am
  3. Girls Vocal 2: Monday-Wednesday-Friday – 10:30am to 11:30am
  4. Girls Vocal 3: Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday – 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  5. Boys Vocal 1: Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday – 8am to 9am
  6. Boys Vocal 2: Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday – 6pm to 7pm
  7. Boys Vocal 3: Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday – 7pm to 8pm



  1. Flute: Monday-Wednesday-Friday – 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  2. Sitar: Monday-Wednesday-Friday – 5pm to 6pm/ TTS – 5pm to 6pm, 6pm to 7pm
  3. Harmonium 1: Monday-Wednesday-Friday – 9am to 10am
  4. Harmonium 2: Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday – 6pm to 7pm
  5. Tabla 1: Monday-Wednesday-Friday – 10am to 11am
  6. Tabla 2: Monday-Wednesday-Friday – 6pm to 7pm
  7. Tabla 3: Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday – 5pm to 6pm



  1. Kathak (Lucknow): Monday-Wednesday-Friday – 3pm to 3:45pm
  2. Kathak (Jaipur): Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday – 5:15pm to 6pm
  3. Odissi: Monday-Wednesday-Friday – 4pm to 5pm