Kathak Kendra New Delhi Kathak dance and music courses online admissions 2021

Looking for the 2021 admission schedule and application procedure for music and dance courses at Kathak Kendra New Delhi? Kathak Kendra has announced the admission schedule for the academic session of 2021-22 for Kathak dance and music programs. This article provides complete information on the eligibility criteria for each of the programs, the fee structure, online application process, etc

One of the most sought-after institutes for learning music and dance, whether the basics or to upgrade to a professional level, is the Kathak Kendra, New Delhi. It is here, at the National Institute of Kathak Dance, that talent is nurtured and developed at a highly professional level of teaching and mentoring. Scholarships, stipends, and Freeships are available for students on enrollment. In the case of Advance courses, outstation students can avail of hostel accommodation or will be provided with house rent subsidy, details of which will be provided at the time of admission.

Kathak Kendra New Delhi Admission Notification
[Image source: print advt. in the Indian Express, 3rd July 2021]

Admissions are now open for the music and dance programs for the academic session 2021-22. On selection to any of the programs, it is not permitted to take up part-time or full-time work, including programs and general activities other than those that are permitted with the prior permission of the Director of the institute. There is a minimum attendance requirement for all the courses. Fluency in English or Hindi is a requirement across all courses, and you need to have good fitness at both, the physical as well as mental levels. Other than the information given below about the eligibility criteria, you should go through the prospectus to know the relevant basic dance/music skills expected as per the course to which you are seeking admission.

Kathak Dance Courses

These are the Elementary Courses in Kathak Dance and the eligibility requirements-
The Foundation Course: This five-year course is ideal for youngsters who have got some kind of exposure to Kathak dance training. Eligibility: (i) Age should be 10 to 15 years as of 1st July 2021; (ii) Good communication skills with the ability to read and write in Hindi or English.

The Diploma (Pass) Course: This three-year course is for those who have at least a basic interest in any form of art, such as theatre or dance or music or visual arts, and the like. Eligibility: (i) Age should 15 to 20 years as of 1st July 2021; (ii) Completed the Foundation Course from Kathak Kendra or have an equivalent type of training.

These are the Advance courses in Kathak Dance and the eligibility requirements-
The Diploma (Hons.) Course: This is a three-year full-time course. Eligibility: (i) Age should be 18 to 23 years of age as of 1st July 2021; (ii) Completed the Diploma (Pass) course from Kathak Kendra or a similar type of training.

The Post-Diploma Course: This is a two-year course. Eligibility: (i) Age should be 20 to 26 years, as of 1st July 2021; (ii) Completed Diploma (Hons.) course from Kathak Kendra or have equivalent training.

The Refresher Course: This is a short-term course of six months. Eligibility: (i) Age should be below 40 years as of 1st July 2021; (ii) Completed the Diploma (Hons.) Course/Post Diploma Course from Kathak Kendra or have some equivalent type of training.

The Preparatory Course: This is a one-year course for those who are pursuing the Diploma programs. Eligibility: Age should be 18 to 23 years.

Music Advance Courses

The music courses offered by Kathak Kendra are of different durations, between one to five years. These are the courses and eligibility requirements-
The Tabla/Pakhawaj Certificate Course: This is a one-year course. Eligibility: Age should 14 to 17 years as of 1st July 2021.

The Tabla/Pakhawaj Diploma Course: This is a five-year music course. Eligibility: (i) Age should be 15 to 20 years as of 1st July 2021; (ii) Completed at least a one-year training certificate in Tabla/Pakhawaj.

The Special Course in Vocal Music: This is a three-year course. Eligibility: (i) Age should be between 18 to 30 years of age as of 1st July 2021; (ii) Should have a basic knowledge of vocal music.

Online admission procedure for Kathak Kendra courses

You can download the application form up to 12th July. The forms are available in PDF format in both, Hindi and English medium, here - http://kathakkendra.in/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Forms-for-Admission.PDF

Before doing so, it is advisable to check out the advertisement notification that is available in Hindi and English at the Kathak Kendra Delhi official website under the heading 'Academic Session 2021-22' and ensure that you fulfill all the eligibility requirements for the course for which you are keen to get admission. The application fee or admission of Rs.200/- should be paid only through NEFT mode.

What you need to do- Send the completed application form via email to admissionkathakkendra@gmail.com

It is important to also send, along with the application form, a screenshot of the successful NEFT transaction with these details: (i) Name of the student; (ii) Date of Deposit; (iii) Total amount paid (i.e. Rs.200/-); (iv) Bank Transaction Number; (v) Remitting Bank Name; (vi) Remitting IFSC Code.

Important dates of Admission Schedule

Application forms available at the official website: up to 12th July 2021 (working days).
Last date of receipt of applications: 14th July 2021.
Display of candidates who have been shortlisted for the admission test on the website and campus notice board: 22nd July 2021.
Classes begin for the academic session 2021-22 for existing batches: 1st July 2021.

Important dates of Admission Tests and other requirements

Dance Courses-
  1. For Elementary Dance Courses:
    Test dates are 27th, 28th, 29th July 2021.
    Result to be displayed on the website and campus notice board: 4th August 2021.
    Fee submission and completion of other formalities: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th August 2021.
    Classes begin for new batches: 10th August 2021.
  2. For Advanced Dance Courses: Test dates are 30th July, 31st July, 2nd August 2021.

Music Courses-
The Test date is 3rd August 2021.
Result to be displayed on the website and campus notice board: 10th August 2021.
Fee submission and completion of other formalities: 11th, 12th, 13th August 2021.
Classes begin for new batches: 16th August 2021.

Contact information

For any enquiry Ph: 011-26874251/52/53/54/55 or call on Mobile Ph: 7836884663.
Kathak Kendra, National Institute of Kathak Dance
2, San Martin Marg,
Chanakyapuri, near Jesus & Mary College and British School,
New Delhi – 110021
Email: admissionkathakkendra@gmail.com
Website: https://kathakkendra.in/
Admission 2021-22 prospectus: http://kathakkendra.in/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Prospectus-2021.pdf

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