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IIT Mandi Launched M.S. & PhD Program in Music & Musopathy

The Indian Institute of Technology Mandi is launching the first-of-its-kind M.S. (by research) and PhD programs in Music and Musopathy.

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This initiative underscores our commitment to promoting interdisciplinary learning and contributing to the highly regarded field of Indian music and the burgeoning field of Musopathy. The program is open to both full-time and part-time candidates and can be pursued live, online, or in a hybrid format by all qualifying candidates, regardless of geographical location.

Speaking about the new program, Prof. Laxmidhar Behera, Director, IIT Mandi, said, “IIT Mandi is committed 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.”


The M.S. and PhD programs in Music and Musopathy are research-based, aimed at producing highly skilled professionals and researchers who can contribute meaningfully to the development and understanding of music and its beneficial impacts on individuals and society, including the wellness-centric field of Musopathy.

These programs offer a comprehensive  education in Music and Musopathy, covering foundational, intermediate, and advanced aspects, all enriched by the expertise of the IKSMHA Centre.

Celebrity Advisors

Celebrity Advisors:  Icons of music, dance, and science have come together in this first of its kind program.  Padma Vibhushan Awardee Dr Sonal Mansingh, percussion maestro Prof Trichy Sankaran, Professor Emeritus, York University, Canada, and the preeminent scientist Dr Gautam Desiraju, Prof Emeritus, IISc Bangalore need no introduction whatsoever nor does Mr. Chitravina N Ravikiran who has helped design parts of the program in collaboration with the premier music  education portal, www.acharyanet.com.

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Ms. Sowmya Acharya, Founder and CEO of Acharyanet.com, expressed her enthusiasm about collaboration with IIT Mandi, stating, “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.”

Graduates of this program will find substantial opportunities not only in the classical, popular, and film music industries, including as specialists in music recording and production, but also in research institutions, academia, and the healthcare and wellness sectors. The seamless integration of technology, music, and therapy equips graduates with comprehensive skills needed for innovative problem-solving and leadership roles across various disciplines.

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