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    Bachelor's in Music Distance Education

    Planning to study Music through distance education? Want to know the best universities and eligibility crietria? On this page our experts shall guide with the entire admission process.

    I am looking for BA in Music Distance Education. Passed 10+2 Science in 1998 and now want to pursue studies in Music. Need assistance. Currently located in Mumbai. Can you please help me get the correct information and the concerned university? Is there any Age limit for admission?
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  • You can do BA Music by correspondence course. There is no age restriction to get admitted into this course. The minimum educational qualification is Intermediate or 10+2 pass. Candidates who are graduates in other streams can also apply for this course. As this is a distance learning course even working professionals can also do this course. Ther are many universities in India.
    Some of the colleges which are maintaining good standards are mentioned below:
    1. Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar – 608002, Tamil Nadu, India Ph. No. – 91-4144-238248 Fax No. – 91-4144-238080. Email –, Website –
    2. Institute of Distance Education, University of Madras, IDE Buildings, Chepauk, Chennai – 600005, Tamil Nadu,
    India Ph. No. – 044-25613716Fax No. – 044-25360865, Email –, Website –
    3. Calicut Arts College, KESS Bhawan, Naikanal, Trichur – 680001, Kerala, India Ph. No. – 91-487-2335327 Email –, Website –
    4. Bharathidasan University, Palkalaiperur, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India Ph. No. – (0431)2407007 Email –
    5.Bengal Music College P – 1, C I T Scheme LXXII, Gariahat Road, Kolkata – 700029, West Bengal, India Ph. No. – 033-24662692 Email – Website –
    In addition to the above the following universities also offering the same course.
    1, Sikkim Manipal University
    2, Indira Gandhi National Open University
    3, Madurai Kamaraj University
    4, Acharya Nagarjuna University
    5, Karnataka State Open University

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  • Since you are a 10+2 passed out from a recognised board in 1998 and are interested to persue the distance education course in B.A .( Music), you are entitled to this course. Even the aspirants having passed graduation in any stream can acquire this degree. With respect to age, there is no minimum and maximum age bar for taking up this course.
    The advantage of taking up this course through distance mode is taking up your studies and practicals in your convenient hours without disturbing your regular schedule. Since you need to show your skill of your familiarity with the different instrument such as Harmonium, Guitar, Flutes etc, it would be better to take lessions from a Guru well versed in this field so as to show your impressive performance in the practical papers. The other advantage with this mode is that you can choose your papers part wise in a single sitting in which you are confident to clear the same. Hence the entire course can be cleared in this fashion with your convenient timing.
    The following are the best universities providing you quality teaching in Music and these are the recognised universities having UGC affiliation.
    1) Indira Gandhi National Open University
    2) Karnataka Open University
    3) Manipal Distance education
    4) Utkal university
    5) Varthiar University etc

  • You have already passed 10+2 with science stream and aspiring to pursue BA music in distance mode. Definitely, you are eligible to do this course. Even those person having passed graduation in any subject can pursue this course. There is no age limit for this course. In this field, I have noticed that you need to be more practical rather than theoretical. If you would play any musical instrument then People would see your performance so skill is more important.

    There are some universities which are considered best in music as following:-
    1.Madurai Kamaraj University.
    2.Indira Gandhi national open university
    3. Karnataka open university
    4. Acharya Nagarjuna university

  • Thank You All for Sharing information and insights. I am a Professional Musician and looking forward to persuing Music Academically as well. However, my 10+2 Passmarks are just below 50% which is the requirement for many Universities. So, I'm not sure whether I will get the opportunity to Study further

  • Before answering your first query I would like to mention the response to your second query at # 160725. The eligibility for applying for regular B.A. in Music is at least 50% marks in class 12 but in correspondence mode it is not required so and only a pass in class 12 would suffice. So you can very well go ahead for acquiring this degree in correspondence mode from any suitable college or university as per your choice. The duration of the course is 2/3 years depending on the institute in which you take admission.

    Some of the institutes in this regard are as follows -

    1. Annamalai University -
    Annamalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu - 608002.
    Ph. No: 91-4144-238248, Fax No: 91-4144-238080

    2. Institute of Correspondence Education, University of Madras -
    University of Madras, IDE Buildings, Chepauk, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600005.
    Ph. No: 044-25613716, Fax No: 044-25360865

    3. Calicut Arts College -
    KESS Bhawan, Naikanal, Trichur, Kerala – 680001.
    Ph. No: 91-487-2335327, Email:

    4. Bharathidasan University -
    Palkalaiperur, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu.
    Ph. No: 0431)2407007, Email:

    5. Queen Mary's College -
    Near MRTS Railway Station, Light House, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil NAdu – 600004.
    Ph. No: 044-28445910, Email:

    6. Bharathiar University -
    Coimbatore, Tamil NAdu – 641046.
    Ph. No: 91-422-2428100, Fax No: 91-422-2422387

    7. Bengal Music College -
    P–1, C I T Scheme LXXII, Gariahat Road, Kolkata, West Bengal – 700029.
    Ph. No: 033-24662692, Email:

    Some other institutes which can also be explored for diploma/degree in music in correspondence mode are -
    1. University of Delhi.
    2. Rabindra Bharathi University, Kolkata.
    3. Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad.
    4. Andhra University, Hyderabad.
    5. Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda.

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  • Since you have passed Plus two examination, You can do the BA Music course. The main eligibility for this program is Plus two education in any stream from a recognized board. It must be music as the elective subject in the plus two levels. A minimum of 50 per cent marks is needed at plus two exams and most probably the basic proficiency in music is needed. Most of the institutes which offers admission to course admits students based on the performance in the entrance test. The admission process usually varies according to the colleges. Some of the entrance tests held in India for admission to the course are Bangalore University Entrance Exam, Annamalai University entrance exam, Mahatma Gandhi University entrance exam etc. This is a list of colleges which offers Distance Education for BA Music.
    1. Annamalai University
    Annamalai Nagar-608002, Tamil Nadu
    Ph: 4144-238248, 4144-238080
    2. Calicut Arts College
    KESS Bhawan, Naikanal, Trichur-680001
    Kerala, India
    Ph: 487-2335327
    3. Bharathidasan University
    Palkalaiperur, Tiruchirapalli,
    Tamil Nadu, India
    Ph: 0431-2407007
    4. Queen Mary's College
    Near MRTS Railway Station, Light House,
    Mylapore, Chennai-600004, Tamil Nadu
    Ph: 044-28445910
    5. Bharathiar University
    Coimbatore-641046, Tamil Nadu, India
    Ph:422-2428100, 422-2422387
    6. Bengal Music College
    P-1, CIT Scheme LXXII, Gariahat Road
    Kolkata-700029, West Bengal, India
    Ph: 033-24662692

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  • Very nice to know that you are interested in music and you want to make your career in music, but have you decided in which branch of music you want to move forward

    There are many areas in music too, so you must first make sure that in which branch of music you are looking to make a career, plan and implement the plan accordingly.

    People have been getting achievements in the field of music since ancient times, and even today you are getting this art within you, then surely you will be successful in it as you told that you want to take your bachelor's degree in music, then this for you All universities will be correct. Teachers specialized in music have a great importance in these institutions. Specialization of this subject includes music theory, music history and literature, music education, musicology, electronic music, composition or music therapy, in particular.

    Some major colleges or institutes offering music education

    Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Etcherla
    Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee University, Ranchi
    Indian Art Center, Delhi
    Delhi University, New Delhi
    All India Gandharva College, Mumbai
    Patna University
    Bhatkhande Music School, New Delhi
    Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Bihar
    Banaras University, U.P.
    Indira Kala Sangeet University, Madhya Pradesh
    Ajmer Music College, Ajmer
    Banasthali Vidyapeeth, Banasthali, Rajasthan
    Apart from this, as you said, you are currently living in Mumbai, you can also know about these universities -
    Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune
    Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj University, Navi Mumbai
    Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Mumbai

    All the best for your career.

  • If you have interest and liking for music then you can definitely do B.A. in music in correspondence mode from so many distance education universities in our country. Music is a subject where the individual has to do a rigorous and sustained hard work to learn its subtleties and intricacies. You cannot teach music to a person, it has to be learned through inner instincts. As regards the theory part, yes, doing a B.A. in music would help in acquiring the theoretical knowledge about this subject.

    Some of the well known institutions for distance education in music area are as under -

    1. Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.
    3. Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.
    4, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur.
    5, Karnataka State Open University.
    6. Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee University, Ranchi.
    7. Delhi University, New Delhi.
    8. All India Gandharva College, Mumbai.
    9. Bhatkhande Music School, New Delhi.
    10. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Muzaffarpur.
    11. Banaras University, Varanasi.
    12. Ajmer Music College, Ajmer.
    13. Banasthali Vidyapeeth, Banasthali.
    14. Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune.
    15. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj University, Navi Mumbai

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