Indira Kala Sangeet vishwavidyalaya – IKSVV University

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Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya University History

Raja Birendra Bahadur Sing and Rani Padmavati Devi – the then rulers of Khairagarh princely estate were the inspiration behind the inception of this unique university which is named after their beloved daughter, Princess Indira. The main building of the University is housed in the donated palace.

Late Priya Darshani Indira Gandhi, who later became the Prime Minister of India inaugurated the University on October 14, 1956. This is the oldest University of Chhattisgarh and celebrated Golden Jubilee on 14th October 2006. University is situated in the Central Part of India in Chhattisgarh at Khairagarh. Khairagarh is surrounded by three rivers and provides a tranquil and serene atmosphere to the student artists. The campus of this University presents a rare example of fraternity and brotherhood. Teachers and students of different Faculties are from different parts of Country and various cultural backgrounds. Their presence at the campus makes Khairagarh town a real heterogeneous place.

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Indra Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya University Courses

The Under Graduate & Post Graduate Courses offered by Indra Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya University are :

Research Programs

  • M.Phil – Vocal Music, Instrumental & Dance
  • Ph.D. – Different branches of Music, Dance, Visual Arts, Folk Music & Art and Arts.
  • D.Literature – Different branches of Music, Dance, Visual Arts, Folk Music & Art and Arts

Post Graduate Programs

  • M.A. Vocal & Instrumental Music ( Hindustani & Karnatic ),Kathak Bharatnatyam Folk Music Percussion
  • M.A. Musicology
  • M.A. History of Indian Arts & Culture
  • M.A. Theatre
  • MFA Painting Sculpture, Graphics, Applied Art

PG Diploma Courses

  • PG Diploma in Thumari
  • PG Diploma in Travel Tourism & Cultural Heritage
  • PG Diploma in Museology and History of Indian Arts

Under Graduate Courses

  • BA
  • BA ( Hons )
  • BFA

Diploma Courses

Vocal & Instrumental-Hindustani & Karnatic, Percussion, Kathak, Bharatanatyam

  • Prathama
  • Madhayama
  • Vid
  • Kovid

Folk Music, Semi – Classical, Light Music, Musicology

  • Folk Music (B.T.I.)
  • Folk Music
  • Folk Music
  • Geetanjali Junior (Light Music)
  • Geetanjali Senior (Light Music)

Visual Arts

  • Art Appreciation
  • Multimedia & Animation


  • Yoga


  • Diploma in functional Sanskrit
  • Advanced Diploma in functional Sanskrit


  • Diploma in Communicative English
  • Advanced Diploma in Communicative English

Short Term / Certificate Courses

Folk Music, Thumari

  • Thumari
  • Folk Music


  • Computer Awareness ( Literacy ) Programme

Life Long Learning

  • Communicative English
  • Hindi Short-hand
  • English Short-hand
  • T. V. Repairing
  • Sewing and Embroidery
  • Communicative Hindi
  • Repairing of Musical Instruments
  • Photography
  • Elementary Grade Drawing Examination
  • Folk Music
  • Yoga
  • Creative Theater
  • Interior Decoration
  • Fashion Design
  • Computer
  • Children Theater
  • Museum and Mass Education
  • Elementary Classical Vocal
  • Elementary Tabla Playing
  • Elementary Harmonium Playing
  • Elementary Light Music
  • Elementary Kathak Dance
  • Alpana, Batik, Bandhej & Thappe
  • Leather and Weaving Crafts
  • Kasida, Gudia and Daper
  • Dhatu Dhalai
  • Applied Astronomy ( Jyotish )
  • Serigraphy ( Screen Printing
  • Elementary Bharatnatyam
  • Elementary Flute
  • Elementary Sitar / Violin / Guitar

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Indra Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya Department


  • Department of Musicology
  • Department of Vocal Music
  • Department of Instrumental Music
  • Department of Percussion Instrument
  • Department of Physics of Sound


  • Department of Kathak Dance
  • Department of Bharatnatyam

Visual Arts

  • Department of Painting
  • Department of Graphics
  • Department of Sculpture


  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of English
  • Department of History of Indian Art & Culture
  • Department of Sanskrit
  • Department of Life long Learning

Folk Music & Arts

  • Department of Folk Music

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Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya Admission Procedure & Affiliated College

ISKVV Admission Procedure

Admission Form & Admission Forms are available at the university office from 1st June onwards on payment of 400.00 / 450.00 ( by post ) /  800.00 for foreigner / NRI students through cash or Bank Draft in favour of The Registrar, I. K. S. Vishwavidyalaya, payable at S.B.I. ( 0524 ) or Maharashtra Bank, Khairagarh.

ISKVV Affiliated Colleges

  • Acharya Bhatkhande Sangeet Mahavidyalaya
  • Aakriti Institute of Fine Arts
  • Bengal Fine Arts College
  • Bhartiya Sangeet Mahavidyalaya
  • Bhatkhande Sangeet Mahavidyalaya
  • College of Visual Arts
  • Cosmic College of Visual & Performing Arts
  • Dr.Ram Manohar Lohia Cultural Degree College
  • Government Institute of Fine Arts
  • Government Fine Art Institute
  • Government Institute of Fine Arts
  • Government Institute of Fine Arts
  • Guru Ravindranath Tagore Art Academy
  • Institute of Fine Arts
  • IPS Academy
  • Kamala Devi Sangeet Mahavidyalaya
  • Lasya College of Music & Dance Pilathara
  • Mimats Music College
  • Nagarpalika Sharada Sangeet Mahavidyalaya
  • Natyaveda College of Performing Arts
  • Navodit Kala Sangeet Mahavidyalaya
  • Nav Sadhana Kala Kendra
  • Nutan Kala Sangeet Mahavidyalaya
  • Rajendra Kala Sangeet Mahavidyalaya
  • Ranjeev College of Fine Arts
  • Sadhana Sangeet Mahavidyalaya
  • Sangeet Mahavidyalaya Gujrati Samaj
  • Sangeet Niketan
  • Sayna Sangeet Mahavidyalaya
  • Shri Ram Sangeet Mahavidyalaya
  • Subhankan Fine Arts College
  • Tecnia Institute of Dance, Music & Fine Arts
  • V.N.Bhatkhande Sangeet Mahavidyalaya

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Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya  Contact Details

Indira Kala Sangit Vishwavidyalaya,
Khairagarh, Rajnandgaon District,
Pin Code – 491 881,
Phone No : ( + 91 ) 07820 – 234232,
Fax No : ( + 91 ) 07820 – 234108,
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