In this introductory course, the participants will be exposed to the basics of Hindustani Classical Music, and how to appreciate its nuances. After going through this module, the participants will be able to appreciate the intricacies of a Hindustani classical vocal/instrumental performance, and they will be able to take up further advanced courses on classical music.
No prior knowledge is expected, except an interest in music.
Non-refundable, one-time down payment to CCE, IIT Kanpur at the time of final Registration.
* Minimum 75% attendance is mandatory
** Please note that you will have to make your own arrangements for local transport to/fro IIT Kanpur from your respective residences.
Dr. Devanand Pathak is a B-High graded Violin artist of All Indian Radio (AIR) Lucknow since 2001 and has recorded his music several times for AIR.
His preliminary Taalim (training) started from his father Pandit Umakant Pathak when he was six years old. Later he took up the formal discipleship of Late Prof. R. P. Shastri ji of Banaras Hindu University in a Guru-Shishya Parampara. He obtained Ph.D. in Music from Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Khairagarh, and is a gold medalist in Sangeet Alankaar, as well as in M. A. in Music. He is also Sangeet Visharad in vocal music.
He is an empaneled artist of Indian council of Cultural Relations, New Delhi and on 2nd Dec. 2019 he has performed in Hyderabad House, New Delhi in the presence of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji and other international guests. Dr Pathak has been highly appreciated by audience across the different cities of India like Kanpur, Jhansi, Lucknow, Banaras, Patna, Guwahati and Mumbai. He has also won the prestigious UP Sangeet Natak Academy Yuva Varg prize in 1993. Dr. Pathak is an Indian classical musician par excellence with ‘Gayaki’ and
Tantrakaari style of playing violin.
He was associated with IIT Guwahati from Jan. 2015 to July 2018 as a Visiting Artist in Residence and taught Hindustani classical violin to the students of the institute. Presently, he is working in Media Technology Centre of IIT Kanpur.
Last date of pre-registration is August 12, 2023
By Pre-registering for the course on our website, you fix your position in the
First-Come-First-Serve queue. You also commit that if selected you will pay the applicable fees and attend the course. Please pre-register only if you are serious about attending the OFFLINE course which will be held at the campus of IIT Kanpur. Based on the information you provide during pre-registration, course organizers will select you for the course and invite you to go to Step 2, i.e., REGISTRATION.
Selected participants who have completed pre-registration properly and have been invited by the Course Organizers will be required to complete their Registration by paying the applicable fees in a stipulated time period. The payment portal will be informed to the selected participants. If we do not receive you completed registration form including the payment till the deadline, we will then invite others in the waiting list.