The department of music, in SNDT women’s university, Pune campus was established in 1976. This department has seen great teachers like Dr Sunita Khadilkar, Dr Veena Sahasrabudhae, Dr Sucheta Bidkar and Dr Shobha Gurjar. The department of Music is one of the old department which has maintained the tradition and produced students who has brought glory to our university. Every year we have 40 to 50 students who take admission in our department for Master of Arts (Music) and have a passing percentage of 90% to 100%.
Every year we call distinguished performers for guidance of our students as to how to become a better singer and a better artist. To name a few the distinguished guest, Pandit Rajan Sajan Mishra, Mrs Kirti Shiledar, Pandit Sharad Sathae, Pt. Rahul Deshpande, Pt. Sanjeev Abhyankar, and many more. In addition we also have experienced scholars in Music who guide the students and impart their knowledge. We arrange lecture demonstration of various performing artists like Pt. Charudutta Aphale (Natysangeet), Shri Dattaprasad Ranade (Gazal), Dr. Rajendra Gangani (Kathak Nritya) and many more. We also invite experienced senior teachers whose teaching help our students to broaden their perspective of the subject.
Our students every year bring laurels in various youth festivals at State, National and also at international level. We train our students and take their extra practice for such events so as to boost their confidence level. Because of this hard training, these students form their own group and are performing at various organizations. They are performing, Classical, light music, Natya Sangeet, Bhajans and various theme based program. For the benefit of the students, the department has tanpura, tabla, harmonium, various side rhythm instruments are available. The department also has its own library, which has many books on music, journals, magazines, audio cassette, Compact disc, which are very useful to students as well as to the research scholars.
Post Graduate Department of Music has the following facilities –
- Well Equipped Specious Classroom
- Manual & Electronic Tanpura and Tabla Instruments
- Department has a Complete Mike System
- Department provides table / harmonium Accompaniment
- Department has created and maintained the departmental Library with 300+ books (rare and authentic books on music)
- Department conducts Harmonium Classes for PG students
- Department frequently organizes musical concerts of eminent artists from Pune and outside Pune also.
- Department also organizes various workshops & seminars on music