Admissions 2022-23

Fee Structure:

  • Form fee: Rs 350/- (non-refundable, to be paid online while filling the form) 
  • Admission Fees (one time, non-refundable, to be paid in cash only, at the Vidyalaya office):

Indian Nationals: Rs 4000/-

Foreign Nationals: Rs. 5000/- 

  • Monthly Tuition and Instrument Fees (non-refundable, to be paid each month for all 12 months irrespective of holidays – in cash only, at the Vidyalaya office):

Indian Nationals: Rs 1500/- per month

Foreign Nationals: Rs 4000/- per month (for ICCR and non-ICCR scholars) 

  • Fees are subject to revision 

Instructions for Admissions:

  • Admission forms for the following subjects will be available online from 10am on 11th May 2022 to 7pm on 17th May 2022, on Gandharva Mahavidyalaya’s website:

a) Hindustani Music: Vocal and Instrumental (Sitar, Flute, Tabla and Harmonium) 

b) Indian Classical Dances: Odissi, Kathak 

Please note that the form fees (non-refundable) should be paid online at the time of submitting the form. Unpaid forms will be considered invalid. 

  • One can select class timings and audition timings while filling the form online. Please read all the options carefully. 
  • 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 24th May to 2nd June 2022 (audition slot can 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 10th June 2022, 10am. It is the responsibility of the candidates to check the list and make the necessary payments. 
  • Selected candidates are required to pay the admission and tuition fees in cash only, at the Vidyalaya office from 13th June to 17th June 2022, 10am to 1pm, and 3pm to 5pm. 
  • Classes for new admissions will begin from 1st August 2022. 
  • All classes will be held offline. 
  • COVID vaccination certificates will need to be provided by all students. 
  • Please note that owing to the COVID situation, the admission process is subject to change. 


  • 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 make sure you reach the Vidyalaya 15 minutes prior to your audition. Do not be late. You can look up the address and location in advance to avoid last-minute delays. 
  • Please carry a print-out or a soft copy on your phone of your duly filled form and receipt. 
  • Due to COVID restrictions, you will be permitted to enter the Vidyalaya premises only at the designated time of your 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 (8 to 12 years old) 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 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 during COVID times. However, we do not take any responsibility in case of unforeseen situations.

General Rules:

  1. Minimum age for admission is 8 years. Children’s classes are for the age-group of 8 to 12 years. 
  2. Admission to the Vidyalaya is open to all persons irrespective of caste, creed or religion. There are separate classes for male and female students in vocal music. 
  3. Applicants for admission are required to undergo a preliminary test/audition. 
  4. Prarambhik and Praveshika Pratham vocal classes for children are held twice a week, for one hour each. 
  5. All other classes are held three days a week, for one hour each. 
  6. Tuition and Instrument fees are to be paid monthly in cash only, in advance by the 15th day of every month. A late fee of Rs. 200/- will be levied after the 15th and till the end of the month. 
  7. Students who do not deposit monthly fees for 2 consecutive months will have their names struck off the rolls. In special cases where re-admission is granted, students will be required to pay the admission fees again if they wish to re-join. 
  8. Students are required to keep fee-receipts for record. 
  9. All fees, once paid, are non-refundable. 
  10. Admission fees must be paid only after audition and final selection. 
  11. Attendance is strictly enforced and students are required to attend classes regularly. 75% attendance is compulsory. 
  12. An identity card is compulsory for students, and students must carry their identity cards to the Vidyalaya. In case of loss of identity card, a new card will be issued on payment of Rs. 200/-. 
  13. In case of unavoidable circumstances, the teacher of any class can be changed during the course of annual study. 
  14. In the absence of a class teacher for a short period, arrangements will be made to provide a substitute teacher. 
  15. Change in the address and contact details of a student should be immediately notified to the office. 
  16. No persons other than students of the Vidyalaya are allowed inside the classrooms except with the permission of the Principal.
  17.  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. 
  18. Students have to obtain prior permission of the Principal for participation in any public programme, failing which their names can be struck off the rolls. 
  19. 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. 
  20. Use of mobile phone is not allowed during class hours. It has to be kept on silent or switched-off mode. 
  21. Personal belongings have to be guarded by the students themselves. The institution or its staff will not be held responsible for any loss. 
  22. 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. 
  23. 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. 
  24. Bona-fide certificates will be issued only after completion of 2 years’ training. 
  25. 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 six weeks during summers on account of summer vacation and around one week each in October and December on account of Durga Pooja and Christmas holidays respectively. 
  26. Students are liable to pay for any damage and/or loss caused to any property (including musical instruments of the Vidyalaya). 
  27. Students are encouraged to participate in the cultural functions organized by the Vidyalaya.
  28. Students are advised to read the notice board/website regularly. 
  29. 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. 


  • Rules and regulations are subject to change at the discretion of the Principal. 
  • In all matters, the decision of the Principal will be final.
  • Only First-Aid medical facility will be available in the Vidyalaya.