IIT Mandi launches pioneering M.S. and PhD programs in music and musopathy

IIT Mandi launches pioneering M.S. and PhD programs in music and musopathy

Hummingbird News Desk

NEW DELHI, 5 JULY: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi’s Centre for Indian Knowledge System and Mental Health Application (IKSMHA) has announced the launch of its groundbreaking M.S. (by research) and PhD programs in Music and Musopathy, emphasizing the powerful intersection of music, health, and technology. These innovative programs, a first in India, are designed to harness the therapeutic potential of Indian music, promoting both individual and collective well-being.

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Applications for these research-based programs are now open and will be accepted until July 15, 2024. Prospective students can find more information and apply online at IKSMHA’s official website. The programs offer flexible study options, including full-time, part-time, live, online, and hybrid formats, making them accessible to qualified candidates worldwide.

Prof. Laxmidhar Behera, Director of IIT Mandi, highlighted the institution’s commitment to integrating science and technology with the rich traditions of the Indian knowledge system. “IIT Mandi is dedicated to developing science and technology relevant to the Indian knowledge system. The M.S. and PhD programs in Music and Musopathy represent another significant step in this endeavor. This program will not only explore the science of Indian music but also its therapeutic value for the holistic well-being of mind, body, and consciousness,” Prof. Behera stated.

These new programs aim to produce highly skilled professionals and researchers capable of making meaningful contributions to the understanding and development of music and its beneficial impacts on society. The curriculum covers foundational, intermediate, and advanced aspects of Music and Musopathy, enriched by the expertise and guidance of the IKSMHA Centre.

The program boasts an impressive lineup of celebrity advisors, including Padma Vibhushan Awardee Dr. Sonal Mansingh, percussion maestro Prof. Trichy Sankaran from York University, Canada, renowned scientist Dr. Gautam Desiraju, Professor Emeritus at IISc Bangalore, and acclaimed musician Mr. Chitravina N Ravikiran. These icons have played a crucial role in shaping the program, with parts of the curriculum designed in collaboration with the premier music education portal, Acharyanet.com.

Ms. Sowmya Acharya, Founder and CEO of Acharyanet.com, expressed her excitement about the collaboration with IIT Mandi. “It is an honor to collaborate with a premier institution like IIT Mandi in this unique program that bridges the worlds of arts and science, wellness and health,” Ms. Acharya said.

Graduates of the M.S. and PhD programs in Music and Musopathy will have a plethora of opportunities across various fields. They will be well-equipped for careers in the classical, popular, and film music industries, music recording and production, research institutions, academia, and the healthcare and wellness sectors. The integration of technology, music, and therapy within the curriculum ensures that graduates possess the comprehensive skills needed for innovative problem-solving and leadership roles across multiple disciplines.

This initiative by IIT Mandi marks a significant milestone in interdisciplinary education, underscoring the institute’s commitment to advancing the fields of music and Musopathy for the benefit of society at large.

Tags: #IITMandi #Music #Musopathy #IKSMHA

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