1. Understand and apply the basic technique of Bharata Natyam.
2. Understand the fundamentals of the 'Form' of Bharata Natyam.
3. Apply the grammer of Bharata Natayam in the context of performance.
4. Apply the knowledge of Sanskrit Shlokas of Abhinayadarpanam to the 'Nritta' aspect of Bharata Natyam.
5. Co-relate 'Dance Notations' and Performance of 'Adavus' of Bharata Natyam.


1. Understand basics of the 'Ashtarasas'.
2. To aquire Introductory knowledge to the 'Content' of the Bharata Natyam repertoire.
3. To apply the basics of 'Abhinaya' to an item of the Bharata Natyam.
4. To relate Theory with Practicals.

Music and talas

1. Understand basic concepts of Carnatic Music.
2. Acquire the knowledge of Basic tala system in Carnatic Music.
3. Recite three speeds of seven talas in order to obtain considerable command over the concept of rhythm.


1. Use diacritical marks.
2. Identify and solve Sandhis.
3. Understand basic applied grammar related to substantives.
4. Compose small sentences in Sanskrit.
5. Describe the contents of verses.
6. Acquire Knowledge of ancient Indian authors and their literary works.


1. Basic storyline of Ramayana, Mahabharata, Shillapadikaram and Incarnations.
2. Detailed Epic Episodes popular in Dance.
3. Characterization and representation of different characters in terms of dance.


1. Understand basic grammar.
2. To recognize and understand figures of speech.
3. Co-relate Amar Chitra katha with Dance.
4. Communicate fluently.


1. Students get knowledge tradition and culture of India as background of their classical dance style.
2. Students are able to co-relate classical dance with History.


1. Analyse the adaus with different jatis.
2. Combine the knowledge of adavus, shollus and svara pattern.
3. Use hastas and padabhedas in accordance with Abhinayadarpana.

Practical:- Abhinaya

1. Understand essence of the 'Ashtarasas' and aquire advance knowledge of the same.
2. To aquire Introductory knowledge to the 'Content' of the repertoire of the style.
3. To apply the basics of 'Abhinaya' to an item of the style.
4. To relate Theory with Practicals.

Music and talas

1. Understand basic concepts of Tala and expression.
2. Understand the influence of beats of music on the steps in the respective dance style.
3. Identify and recite teeramanam jatis.
4. Understand the difference between jati and korvai.

Origin and History Of Bharata Natyam

1. To know the History and Development of Bharata Natyam through Tamil literary sources.
2. understand the significance of Ancient Tamil Literature and Dance.
3. Student will be able to describe, analyse and evalute the role of Dance in the Cultural Environment of Tamil Nadu.

Origin, History and Development of Kerala Dance Tradition

1. To understand the History and development of Kerala Dance tradition and theatrical art forms.
2. Acquire knowledge of Geographical, Historical, Social, and Cultural circumstances of Kerala as influencing factor in development of Art form.
3. Acquire introductory knowledge of Sanskrit Drama, Chakkyar Kuttu, Kudiyattam, Kathakali and Folk and Ritualistic Art Forms.


1. Students are acquainted with Classiacl Sanskrit Poets and Literature.
2. Reading and analysis of extacts from classical Sanskrit literature.
3. Knowledge of Sandhis.
4. Basic knowledge of grammar.

Technique in Bharatanatyam and Mohini Attam and Kathakali

1. To understand technique of the style through technical treatises like Natyashstra.
2. Aquire knowledge of repertoire of the opted Dance style.
3. Aquire knowledge of technical terms in dance.

Contemprary Scene in Indian Dance

1. Aquire introductory knowledge of seven dance styles.
2. Students get brief information of leading dance institutes in India.
3. Get information about life and contribution of leading dancers in 20th Century.
4. Introductory knowledge of Sanskrit texts relevant to Dance.


1. Deliver impromptu speech.
2. Write formal letters.
3. Understand Epic characters from dancer's point of view.

Practical I -Nritta

1. Acquire introductory knowledge of a major 'Nritta' item of the repertoire of the Dance style.
2. To Undertsand in detail the Format and Content of the 'Varnam'.
3. Student will be able to analyze the items (both nritta and nritya) of the repertoire as per the various theoretical concepts of Indian Classical dance as well as the Shlokas of Abhinayadarpanam for Bharata Natyam and Balaramabharatam for MohiniAttam.
4. Student will be able to co-relate 'Dance Notations' and Performance.
5. Student will be able to develop the confidence of performing on stage.
6. Student will be able to develop the skill of the 'art of recitation'.


1. Understand and analyse the devotional items in the curriculam.
2. Undesatnd philosophical background of the items.

Music and talas

1. Improve the knowledge of Music.
2. Use the music to enhance expression in Dance.
3. To use and analyse different mathematical combinations in dance itemsvvvvvvvvvvv.
4. Understand the utilization of the music to enhance the beauty of the Dance.

Semester I / II - Theory: Paper I - Study of Techniques I&II

1. To know the theoretical aspects of the core concepts of Indian classical dance.
2. Student will be able to understand and apply these concepts to practicals.
3. Student will be able to enhance the quality of performance.

Sem I Paper II Ritual : Concept and Connection with Dance

1. Describe and anayse concept of Ritual.
2. Understand connecction between Rituals and different Art forms.
3. Understand the significance of Rituals in dance.

Sem II Ritualistic Mythology

1. Understand the development of a phenomenon as a deity.
2. comprehend the myths pertaining to deities.

Sem I Rhythm Music

1. To understand and analyse the culture and History of South Indian Music.
2. Able do notation of Music.
3. Aquire knowledge of technical terms used in Carnatic Music.

Sem II Study of Musicology and Composers

1. Aquire knowledge of the composers and their works.
2. Able to understand the contribution and influence of the Composers and Music on Dance forms.

Sem I and Sem II Study of Mohini Attam

1. To understand and analyse philosophical and aesthitic importance of the dance style.
2. Aquire knowledge about theatrical art forms of Kerala.

Sem I and Sem II Myths and Legends in Mohini Attam

1. Aquire knowledge Traditional myths connected with the dance style- Mohini Attam.
2. Students are able to understand co-relation between Dance and other Art forms.
3. Aquire knowledge of Vaishnavism, Shaivism, Shaktism and other cults and their connection with Dance.

Sem I Communication Skills in English

1. Deliver an excellent presentation.
2. Participate in debate.
3. Apply theories to present Epic characters.

Sem II Communication Skills in English

1. Participate in group discussion.
2. Use netiquets.
3. Lead as a perfect dancer.

Sem I and Sem II Folk Dance

1. To aquire basic information about folk dances in Maharashtra and Gujarat.
2. To perform selected folk dances in traditional way.

Sem I and Sem II Bharatanatyam / Mohiniattam

1. Aquire practical knowledge of Basic techniques of the styles (other than the style they are learning in the programme).
2. To perform selected items of the style.

Practical I - Nritta

1. To gain knowledge of a 2nd set of the repertoire and understand its intricacies.
2. Student will be able to include rhythmic complexities in performance.
3. Student will be able to inter-relate the shlokas of Abhinayadarpanam / Balaramabharatam and the Natyashastric aspects to Nritta.

Practical II - Abhinaya

1. To imbibe the nuances of Abhinaya through advanced items of the repertoire of the style.
2. To be able to perform Abhinaya with Subtlety by identifying and applying the concept of 'Body Language' in Indian classical dance.
3. To gain maturity as a performer.
4. To be able to inter-relate the shlokas of Abhinayadarpanam and the Natyashastric aspects to Abhinaya.

Practical IV Music and Talas

1. Aquire advance knowledge of Ragas.
2. Recitation of complicated tala.
3. Application of the knowledge of Music and Tala in Dance and choreography.

Prcatical IV- Choreography

1. To gain knowledge of the basic concepts of classical dance choreography.
2. To understand the significance of 'laya' (rhythm) and 'Sahitya' (literature) in the context of Dance Choreography.
3. To be able to apply the various theories of Aesthetics and concepts of Indian classical dance to Choreography.
4. To be able to confidently create new choreography pieces.
5. Tap the potential of Innovativeness, Creativity, Artistic Visualisation.

Natyashastra I & II

1. To aquire knowledge of textual tradition.
2. To imply the textual knowledge to analyse the technicalities of the dance style.
3. Relate the knowledge to various aspects of the dance.

Religion, Philosophy and Study of Literature

1. Understand basic principles of differnt Indian Philosophical systems.
2. Understand and analyse the connection between philosophy and Dance.
3. To analyse the influence of Philosophical schools on Dance styles.


1. To aquire knowledge about Rasa Theory and various interpretation of the same.
2. Application of the theory to Dance.
3. Aquire basic Knowledge of western aesthetics.

Language Electives-Sanskrit/ Tamil/ Malayalam

1. Recognize letters.
2. Build vocabulary.
3. Construction of sentences.

Communication Skills in English

1. Write a report.
2. Review a book.
3. Build a team .
4. Summarize professionally .

Make Up

1. Aquire essential knowledge about Skin and Skin Care and various products .
2. Knowledge of types of Make-up according to the occasion.
3. Aquire practical knowledge of stage make up.

Lights and Sound

1. Basic knowledge of lights and their use in dance.
2. Knowledge about importance and editing useful for dance performance.


1. To have Practical knowledge of postures useful for dancers .
2. Use Yoga techniques to handle the stress.

Food and Nutrition

1. Aquire knowledge of Basic information about food and nutrition .
2. Aquire knowledge of specific nutrition needs of dancer.

1. Write a script.
2. Develop a play or Dance drama.
3. Understand the techniques of translation and transcreation .

Nritta (Sem V & VI)

1. To have Command over the technique and Laya .
2. Improve enegy level as performer.

Nritya(Sem V & VI)

1. Analyse minute intricacies of Abhinaya.
2. Perform complicated items beyond the traditional repertoire enhancing their insight in the field of Classical dance .

Music and Talas

1. Aquire advance knowledge of tala and variation in recitation.
2. To analyse the complimentry nature of Music and Talas to the dance.
3. To aquire kanowledge of ragas useful for items and even the uncommon ragas .


1. To understand and analyse traditional choreography .
2. Aquire knowledge of norms of choregraphy .

History of Development and comparative study of Dance

1. To understand and collate the history of dance through Indian litrature .
2. Aquire textual knowledge of Dance through Vedas, Epics, Puranas, Natya, Kavya and South Indian Literature.
3. To understand the importance of sahitya in Dance.

Sculpture, Painting , Iconography and Temple Architecture and Dance

1. To understand the concept of interdependence of arts.
2. To analyse and understand the significance of fine, performing and plastic art forms.
3. To relate it to contemporary Classical forms.

Practical Electives ( Bharata Natyam/ Mohini Attam)

1. Students are able to obtain practical knowledge of complex items in the style .
2. Undertand the technique and beauty of the style.

Music Elective (Carnatic Music /Sopanam)

1. Acquire the advanced knowledge of opted style of Music .
2. With introduction of semi classical items students are able to get insight Bhakti aspect of Music important for dancers.

Paper II - S.E.Asia

1. To acquire knowledge of the influence of India on South East Asian countries in the Sphere of religion, philosophy, Literature of Arts and Culture.
2. Analyze the similarities and dissimilarities between the Indian and South East Asian dances.
3. Appreciate the uniqueness and greatness of India's Culture and tradition.

Puranic Mythology with Special refence to Dance

1. Aquire basic level knowledge of theories of Mythology.
2. Puranic myths significant of Dance choreography .
1. Know the mutual connection of Dance and Mythology.

Semester I - Asian Dramaturgy and Indian Poetic Tradition

1. To gain knowledge of the Theory and Technique of Ancient Sanskrit Drama, Kudiyattam, Kabuki, Noh and Chinese Opera.
2. To able to critically appeciate the works of dramatists of Sanskrit literature.
2. To be able to make a comparative study of the Asian Theatrical Forms.

Semester II - Poetics and Western Dance

1. To gain knowledge of the various schools of Indian Poetics and its Application to Indian Classical Dance.
2. To understand Indian Aesthetic in the context of Indian classical dance.
3. To study the History and Development of 'Western Ballet' and 'Modern Dance'.
4. An overview of Modern Dance in India vis-a-vis the study of contemporary dances in Indian context..

Semester III - Choreography

1. To study the principles of Choreography as laid down in the Natyashastra.
2. To apply these principles while choreographing a solo and an dance-drama
3. To understand the Siginificance of Dance Education.
4. To analyze the Significance of Indian Classical dance as a tool to impress upon young minds the greatness if Indian Culture..

Semester IV - Movement Studies

1. Acquire basic knowledge of human anatomy .
2. Students are able to use the anatomy knowledge in Dance movements .

Sem III - Research Methodology

1. Understand research culture .
2. Write research papers, research proposals and dissertation.
3. Apply different theories of research .

1. To aquire knowledge intricacies of the art of Nattuvangum .
2. To be able to accompany the artist for performance .

Sem I, II, III, IV - Nritta

1. Students acquire Advance knowledge of Nritta and allied components.
2. Able Choreograph complicated full fledge items in their opted style.

Sem I, II, III, IV - Nritya

1. Understand intricacies of Abhinaya.
2. Aquire knowledge representation of various Rasas minutely in the accepted dance style.

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