Music Colleges in India

Music colleges in India provide Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Certificate and Diploma courses to students who are interested in making a career in this field. Reputed music colleges all over India admit students on the basis of the results of an entrance test or auditions. The admission forms are usually available in the months of June through August and in some cases, the auditions and tests take place in August. A number of these institutes offer scholarships to deserving candidates who show exceptional promise and talent.

In some music colleges, completion of class XII with the relevant subject is the eligibility for applying to the undergraduate course and for the postgraduate courses. The applicant needs to be either a B.Mus or a B.A in the concerned subject. Listed below are some of the best music colleges of India:

Name of Institute Course Name Contact Details
Bengal Music College B.A, B.Mus., M.Mus. P-1, C. I. T. Scheme LXXII, Gariahat Road, Kolkata – 700 029, West bengal, India Phone No. : +91-33-2466 2692 / 2465 9738 Website:
Department of Instrumental Music, Rabindra Bharati University M.A, M.Phil, PhD Emerald Bower Campus, 56A, B.T. Road, Kolkata 700050 [India] Ph: [+91] 9163365935 Email:
Bhatkhande Music Institute Diploma in Music, Bachelor of Performing Arts (B.P.A), Master of Performing Arts (M.P.A) and Ph.D. 1, Kaiserbagh, Lucknow-226001 Uttar Pradesh, India Phone:91-0522 Website:
The Music Academy Certificate and Advanced Course New No. 168 (Old No. 306), T.T.K. Road, Chennai – 600 014 Phone : +91-44-2811 2231 / +91-44-2811 5162 Email : Website:
Delhi School of Music Courses offered on grade basis (1-8), Diploma Delhi School of Music, 8, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – 110021. India. Phone: +91-11-26115331. Email: Website:
Gandharva Mahavidyalaya I Year ( Prarambhik & Praveshika Pratham) II Year (Praveshika Purna) III & IV Year (Madhyama) V & VI Year (VIsharad) VII & VIII Year (Alankar) 212, Deen Dayal Upadhayaya Marg, New Delhi – 110 002 Phones : 23233791 & 23238784 Fax: 23222840 Website:
The Calcutta School of Music Diploma 6B Sunny Park, Kolkata-700019, West Bengal, INDIA. Phone : +91 33 2461 5375 Telefax : +91 33 2461 5294 Website : Email :
Sree Swathi Thirunal College of Music Certificate and Diploma Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Indira Kala Sangit Vishwavidyalay Undergraduate, Postgraduate, PG Diploma, Diploma Khairagarh Rajnandgaon Chhattisgarh – 491 881 India Ph:(+91) 07820 – 234232 (O) Fax: (+91) 07820 – 234108 (O) Website:
Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra Appreciation, Professional, Diploma, Certificate, Post-Diploma 1 Copernicus Marg, New Delhi – 110 001 Tel: 23387132, 23386428 / 29 Fax : 23387132 Email: Website:
ILM Academy Certificate 61, 4th Main, 1st Cross, Hal, 3rd Stage, Bangalore – 75 Ph: 080-41538116 Email: Website: