CULTURAL SCHOLARSHIPS
FOR LEARNING INDIAN DANCE AND MUSIC
International students wishing to learn Indian music and dance have access to the best of institutions and gurus across the country. The list is given below.

Facilities are available to learn all types of classical and traditional forms of dance and music.
The institutions and the teachers themselves, given their stature, often organise public performances in which the students, after attaining an adequate degree of expertise, can hope to participate.

Learning dance or music in India is not only about learning an art form in all its complexity and richness.

It is also learning about an a civilisation that shaped and inspired it. It is about knowing Indian creativity, and the cultural and spiritual sustenance of the people of this country. About encountering the unique synthesis of many traditions that reached out to each other creating a repertory of artistic expression that is hard to match.

It is learning to listen to the heartbeat of India.
APPROVED PANEL OF INSTITUTIONS AND GURUS FOR IMPARTING TRAINING TO ICCR SCHOLARS
No. Institutions and Address Contact Details Subject Name & Designation of Guru/Head of Institution
1 Guru Ms. Jayalakshmi Eshwar,
Abhinaya Centre for Dance
Upper G.F., Y-33, Hauz Khas,
New Delhi-110016.
Tel.:9811490124
Email:va.eshwar@gmail.com
Bharatanatyam Guru Ms. Jayalakshmi Eshwar
2 Akhila Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal,
Gandharva Niketan, Brahmanpuri,
Miraj-416410,
Distt.-Sangli, Maharashtra.
Tel.: 233-2222526,
Mob. 9423858802
Email: mrj_abgm@bsnl.in
Hindustani Classical Music Shri Sudhir Pote,
Executive Secretary
3 Guru Shri V. P. Dhananjayan
Bharatha Kalanjali
6, Jeeratnam Nagar, 1st Street Adyar,
Chennai-600020.
Tel.:044-24911125, 24461024
Email: Bkalanjali@gmail.com
Bharatanatyam Guru Shri. V. P. Dhananjayan
4 Gandharva Mahavidyalaya,
212, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg,
New Delhi-110002.
Tel.: 23233791, 23238784
Fax: 23222840
Email:gandharvamahavidyalaya@rediffmail.com, gmvnewdelhi@gmail.com
Harmonium, Sitar, Violin, Flute, Tabla, Odissi, Kathak & Bharatanatyam Shri Madup Mudgal,
Principal
Guru Ms. Madhavi Mudgal
5 Guru Dr. Saroja Vaidyanathan
Ganesa Natyalaya,
C-16, Qutab Institutional Area
(Behind Qutab Hotel)
New Delhi-110016.
Tel.: 26862995, 26567397, 98105546646
Fax: 41688886
www.sarojavaidyanathan.com
Email:saroja_vaidyanathan@hotmail.com, ganesa.natyalaya@gmail.com
Bharatanatyam Guru Dr. Saroja Vaidyanathan
6 Guru Ms. Rajam Rajagopal,
Guruvayur Rajam Rajagopal,
Flat No.C-3, TNHB, Visalakshi Nagar,
Chennai-600004.
Tel.: 044-24936210 Carnatic Music Guru Ms. Rajam Rajagopal
7 Kalakshetra Foundation
Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai-600041.
Tel.:04424520836/4057/1844
Fax:044-24524359
Email:info@kalakshetra.in
www.kalakshetra.in
Vocal, Veena, Violin, Flute, Mridangam & Bharatanatyam  Registrar
8 Kathak Kendra,
Harijan Sewak Sangh (Gandhi Ashram),
Kingsway Camp, Delhi-110009.
Tel.:23385065, 23388681
delhi_kathak@yahoo.com
Kathak Dance Director
9 Kerala Kalamandalam
Deemed University for Art & Culture,
Vallathol Nagar, Cheruthuruthi,
Thrissur Distt., Kerala, Pin-679531. 
Tel.: 4884 262418, 262562, 263440
Fax: 4884262019
Email:info@kalamandalam.org
www.kalamandalam.org
Bharatanatyam, Mohiniattam &
Kathakali
Registrar
10 International Centre for Kathakali,
C-20, Institutional Area,
Behind Qutab Hotel,
New Delhi-110016.
Tel.: 26867263
Fax: 26533044
Email:info@internationalkathakalicentre.org
www.kathakalicentre.in
Kathakali Shri Evoor Rajedran Pillai
Acting Principal
11 Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra (SBKK),
1, Copernicus Marg,
New Delhi-110001.
Tel.: 43503333, 23386428/29
Fax: 23383568
www.thekendra.com
Email:sbkk@thekendra.com
Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Chhau, Hindustani Classical Vocal, Dhrupad, Sitar, Saroad & Tabla. Principal
12 Guru Dr. Ms. Swapnasundari
Kuchipudi Dance Theater,
D-1,/93, Satya Marg, Chanakya Puri,
New Delhi-110021.
Tel.: - 011-24670442, 26889166
Email: kuchipudi@vsnl.net; koochipoodi@rediffmail.com
Web:http://www.swapnasundari.com
Kuchipudi Guru Dr. Ms. Swapnasundari
13 Pt. Debu Chaudhury,
UMAK Centre for Culture,
FC-33, Plot No.8, Jasola (Opp. Sarita Vihar),
New Delhi-110025.
Tel.:011-26278877, 41603344
Tel./Fax:011-26271060
Email:sitardebu@yahoo.com
www.debuchaudhuri.com
Sitar Pt. Debu Chaudhury
14 Pracheen Kala Kendra,
(Organisation Dedicated to Art & Culture)
Sector-35-B, Chandigarh-160022
Tel.:91-172-2600451, 2661171, 2662785
Fax:91-172-2667643
Email:pracheenkalakendra@hotmail.com
pracheenkalakendra@gmail.com
www.pracheenkalakendra.org
Kathak Dance Registrar
15 Guru Smt. Padma Sampathkumaran
Nrityam
Dance & Cultural Society,
C-2/218, Janakpuri,
New Delhi-110058.
Tel.:25507512, 25597512,
Mob.9871216998, 9810244258
www.nrityam.org
Email:nrityam_dace@yahoo.com
Bharatanatyam Guru Smt. Padma Sampathkumaran 
16 Guru Smt. Uma Rao
Lalit Kala Academy, Foundation Trust,
24, Sri Rama Krupa, K.H. Road, 2nd Main, 2nd Cross, Kuvempu Nagar,
Mysore-570009.
Mob.9845116477
www.justdial.com / Mysore / sri_lalithakala_academy
Bharatanatyam & Carnatic Music Guru Smt. Uma Rao
Director
17 Guru Smt. Chitra Viswesvaran
"Chidambaram Academy of Performing Arts"
2, Sri Labdi Colony,
Alwarpet, Chennai 600018.
Ph: (044) - 24990036, 24992566
e-mail: vichitra50@hotmail.com / vichitra50@gmail.com 
Bharatanatyam Guru Smt. Chitra Viswesvaran
18 Guru Smt. Lalitha Srinivasan,
Nupur School of Bharatnatyam,
No.4, 12th Cross, 8th Main, Malleswaram,
Bangaluru-560003.
Tel.: 080-23345504, 080-23347446
Mob.09880879706
Email:lalithanupura@yahoo.com
Web: www.nupurabharatnatyam@google.com
Bharatanatyam Guru Smt. Lalitha Srinivasan
19 Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya,
Plot No.A-7/1, NS Road No.10,
JVPD Scheme, Vile Parle (W),
Mumbai, Maharashtra-400049.
Tel.: 022-6206328, Fax: 022-6245008
Mob.9821025843
Email:ndrc@mtnl.net.in
Web: http://www.nalandadanceeducation.com
Bharatanatyam / Kathakali / Mohiniattam Dr. (Smt.) Kanak Rele
Director
20 Margi Kathakali School,
Near Fort High School,  Fort P.O.,
Trivandrum-695023, Kerala.
Tel.: 0471-2478806
Mob.9447059240
Email:Secretary@margitheatre.org
Web: www.margitheature.org
Kathakali Mr. S. Srinivasan,
Secretary
21 Guru Dr. Prof. Leela Omcherry
Trikalaa Gurukulam,
B-3/87, Phase-II, Ashok Vihar,
Delhi-110052.
Tel.: 27110264, 27213649, 27461208
Mob.9810863289
Carnatic Music Guru Dr. Prof. Leela Omcherry 
22 Guru Dr. Sonal Mansingh
C-304, Defence Colony,
New Delhi-110024.
Tel.: 011-24335581, 41550906
Email:sonaldance@yahoo.com
Web: www.sonalmansingh.in
Bharatanatyam / Odissi Guru Ms. Sonal Mansingh
23 Guru Ms. Uma Sharma,
Bharatiya Sangeet Sadan,
52, Community Centre, East of Kailash,
New Delhi-110065.
Tel.: 011-26432998, 26431978
Fax: 011-26225332
Mob. 9810069237
Email:umakathak1@rediffmail.com, bhartiyasangeetsadan@gmail.com
www.uma-sharma.com
Kathak, Hindustani Classical Music, Guitar, Tabla & Harmonium Guru Ms. Uma Sharma,
Director
24 Padatik Dance Centre,
6/7 Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose Road,
Kolkata –700017.
Tel.: 033-2287-6087, Mob.9831203082
Tel-Fax: 033-2281-3189
Email:padatik@gmail.com
Kathak Dance Dr. Joyshree Mitra,
Secretary, 
25 Guru Padma Bhushan,
Ms. Kumudini Lakhia,
Kadamb, Centre for Dance and Music,
Parimal Garden,  C.G. Road,
Ahmedabad-380006, Gujarat.
Tel.: 079-26442886 (o), 079-26423521 (f)
Mob.9879000362 (Mr. Parulben)
Fax: 079-27550566/6669
Email: kadamb@vsnl.net
Web:www.kadamb.org
Kathak Dance Guru Padma Bhushan
Ms. Kumudini Lakhia
26 Guru Ms. Urmila Sharma,
Kathak Kendra,
3 Circular Road,
Allahabad – 211001, U.P.
Tel.: 0532-2423593, 
Mob.09415306355
Email: kathakkendra.com@gmail.com
Kathak Dance Guru Ms. Urmila Sharma
27 Hindi Sangeet Institution,
B-6, Qutab Institutional Area,
New Delhi-1100016.
Tel.: 011-26856347
Mob.9818063435
Email:deepa@bhaatkhandesangit.com
http://www.bhaatkhandesangit.com
Kathak & Hindustani Classical Music Mr. Vinod Kumar,
Secretary 
28 Darpana Academy of Performing Arts,
Usmanpura,
Ahmedabad-380013, Gujarat
Tel.: 79 2755 1389
Fax: 79 2755 0566
E-mail:admn@darpana.com
www.darpana.com
Bharatanatyam Mrs. Mallika Sarabhai,                                Hon. Director                             
29 Guru Shri Ramakant Gundecha, 
Dhrupad Sansthan,
'Sundaram' 15, Lakeside Professors Colony,
Bhopal-462002.
Tel./Fax: 755-2660873,
Mob.09425006681, 09425006682
E-mail:gundechabrothers@gmail.com,
www.dhrupad.org
Dhrupad Indian Music Guru Shri Ramakant Gundecha,  
30 Kamala Kala Pitha, (Odissi)
Centre of Dance & Music,
Kamalpur, Arunoday Market,
Cuttack-753012 (Orissa)
Mob. 09861105326
E-mail: kkodissi@yahoo.com
www.sufikathak.org
Odissi Dance Guru Ramani Ranjan Jena
31 Guru Rashmi Ranjan Jena
Triveni Kala Sangam,
205, Tansen Marg,
New Delhi-110001.
Mob. 0981896025 Odissi Dance Guru Rashmi Ranjan Jena
32 Sufi Kathak Foundation,
J-237, Lower Ground Floor, Saket
New Delhi-110017.
Tel.: 011-41764860, 9871310119
Mob.9810345081
E-mail: sufikathak@gmail.com; sufikathakfoundation@gmail.com
www.sufikathak.com, www..sufikathakfoundation.com
Kathak Dance Smt. Manjari Chaturvedi, President
33 Guru Smt. Ranjana Gauhar,
G-8, Jangpura Extension,
New Delhi-110014.
Tel./Fax: 011-41823308,
Mob. 9810132756, 9717699990
E-mail:ranjanaodissi@gmail.com,
www.ranjanagauhar.com
Odissi Dance Guru Smt. Ranjana Gauhar 
34 Guru Dr. Ranjana Sarkar
Nupur Kalashram
P/285, Mohan Garden,
Near Gandhi Chowk, Uttam Nagar,
New Delhi-110059.
Tel.: 9810410096, 9871863956, 9953229339
Mob.9473258581, 9570703616 (Muzzarpur)
E-mail: asimsingha@gmail.com,
www.ranjanasarkar.com
Kathak Dance Guru Dr. Ranjana Sarkar
35 Guru Ms. Meenakshi Chitharanjan
Kaladiksha School of Bharatanatyam,
48, Warren Road, Mylapore,
Chennai-600004.
Tel.: 44-24993051, +91-9840055966
E-mail: meenachith@gmail.com
www.meenakshichitharanjan.com
Pandanullur Style of Bharatanatyam Guru Ms. Meenakshi Chitharanjan
36 Rashtriya Kathak Sansthan,
27/3, Qesarbagh,
Opp. Rai Umanath Bali Auditorium,
Lucknow.
Tel.: 0522-2618918 (o), 0522-2394570 (r)
Mob.0993504194
Email: kathaksansthan@gmail.com
Kathak Dance Smt. Sarita Srivastava,
Secretary
37 SRJAN
(Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Odissi Nrityabasa),
1340, Kapilaprasad, Bhimatangi,
Bhubaneshwar-751002,
Odisha.
Tel./Fax: 674-2592192
Mob.9937092192
E-mail: srjan.bbsr@gmail.com
www.srjan.com
Odissi Dance Shri Ratikant Mohapatra, Director
38 Guru Shri Parveen Gangani,
Kathak Disha School of Dance and Music,
D-2/114, Flat No.4, 2nd Floor,
Jeewan Park, Pankha Road,
Uttam Nagar, New Delhi-110059.
Tel.: 011-25642131, 9891855970
E-mail: parveengangani@yahoo.com
Kathak Dance Guru Shri Parveen Gangani 
39 Guru Ms. Rani Khanam,
AAMAD Kathak Dance Centre,
D-168, Pathala Apartment,
IP Extension, Patpar ganj,
Delhi-110092.
Mob.: 9810465046 / 9811340308
E-mail: ranikhanam@hotmail.com / sufi.ranikhanam@gmail.com 
Kathak Dance Guru Ms. Rani Khanam
40 The Nrityagram Dance Village,
Hessaraghatta,
Bengaluru-560088.
Tel.: 080-28466313/314
Fax: 080-28466312
Mob.: 09845073325
www.nrityagram.org
Odissi Dance Ms. Lynn Fernandes, Managing Trustee
41 Guru Ms. Shila Mehta,
Nupur Zankar Centre,
Samaj Kalyan Kendra, Opp. Gokul Heaven Society,
Thakur Complex, Kandivali-(E),
Mumbai-400101, Maharashtra.
Tel.: 022-28542772, 28540661
Mob.9821218386
Email: infor@shilamehtakatha.in;
mehtashila@hotmail.com
www.shilamehtakathak.in
Kathak Dance Guru Ms. Shila Mehta
42 Pandit Shubhendra Rao,
B-368, 2nd Floor, Chittaranjan Park,
New Delhi-110019.
Tel : 011-4608 1400,
Mob.: 9811190983
Email: sitar@shubhendrarao.com,  shubsitar@gmail.com
www.shubhendrarao.com
Sitar Pandit Shubhendra Rao
43 Guru Ms. Bharati Shivaji,
Centre for Mohiniyattam,
104, Bhaktawar Singh Block
Asian Games Village
Siri Fort Complex
New Delhi 110 048.
Tel / Fax : 011-26492578
www.bharatishivaji.com
Email: lasyalakshmi@yahoo.co.in
Mohiniyattam Guru Ms. Bharati Shivaji
44 Guru Mrs. Niveditha Parthasarathy,
NIVEDANAM Dance School,
New No.6 (Old No.13),
Sri Ram Nagar Colony, (Near IIT),
Pallipattu, Taramani,
Chennai-600113, Tamil Nadu.
Tel.:044-22350820, 22200575,
Mob.: 9841109613
www.kathakindia.com
Email:niveditha_parthasarathy@yahoo.com
Bharatanatyam Guru Mrs. Niveditha Parthasarathy
45 Gurus Ms. Mangala Bhatt &
Guru Shri Raghav Raj Bhatt
Aakruti Kathak Kendra,
No.8-2-616/5/2/1, Akashganga,
Road No.11, Banjara Hills,
Hyderabad-500034 (A.P.)
Tel.: 040-23317767
Mob.: 9849344874, 9000544874,
www.mangalaraghavkathak.com, www.bharathfolkarts.com
Email:mangalabhatt@hotmail.com, ragavrajbhatt@gmail.com
Kathak Dance Gurus Ms. Mangala Bhatt & Guru Shri Raghav Raj Bhatt
46 Birju Maharaj Parampara,
123, Kala Vihar, Mayur Vihar, Phase-I,
New Delhi-110091.
Tel.:011-22711795,
Mob.: 999917830
Email:ruby0906@yahoo.com
www.kathakindia.com
Kathak Dance Pt. Jai Kishan Maharaj, President
47 Sangeetka (Regd.),
Institute of Performing Arts,
251/SIV, R.K. Puram,
New Delhi-110022.
Tel.:011-26102663
Mob.: 9811379709, 9871579988
Email:melodysangeetika@gmail.com
Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Hindustani Vocal Music, & Tabla Ms. Suman Verma,              Secretary
Gurus Nalini-Kamalini
48 Gunjan Dance Academy
"Ashribad", Parija New Colony,
Mahatab Road, Cuttack-1,
Orissa.
Tel.:0671-2317757
Email:meeradas@hotmail.com
www.meeradas.com
Odissi Dance Ms. Meera Das                   Secretary
49 Shri Prashant Mallick
Secretary & Dhrupad Guru
Pandit Bidur Mallick Dhrupad Academy,
22/9A/1A, M.Z. Hasan Marg,
12- Katra Road,
Allahabad-211002 (UP)
Tel.:0532-2440595
Mob.:9650380132
Email:prashantmallick@yahoo.com
www.dhrupadmusic.org
Dhrupad Vocal Music Shri Prashant Mallick
Secretary & Dhrupad Guru
Guru Pandit Prem Kumar Mallick
50 Pt. Rammohan Maharaj
Aangikam
Dance & Music Institute,
Ispatika Apartments, D-01,
Sector 4, Plot No.29.
Dwarka-75
Mob.:9899930318, 9899656112, 9818265107,
Email:rammohan_maharaj@rediffmail.com
www.rammohanmaharaj-aangikam.com
Kathak Dance Pt. Rammohan Maharaj
Chairman
51 Dr. Prabha Atre
17, Madhavi Society,
277C, Mogul Lane, Mahim (W),
Mumbai-400016.

Dr. Prabha Atre
"Swaramayee Gurukul"
1206-B/16, Jungli Maharaj Road,
Shivaji Nagar,
Pune-411004.
Mumbai
Tel:022-24360713, Mob.:9820468106

Pune
Tel:020-25531891, Mob: 8605525853

Email:drpafoundation@hotmail.com,
Email:drpafoundation@gmail.com
www.prabhaatre.com
Hindustani Music
(Vocal & Light Classical)
Guru Dr. Prabha Atre
52 Ms Arunima Kumar
"Arunima Kumar Dance Company"
C-116, GK-I, New Delhi-110048,
Tel:26888186
Mob:9810071888
Email:arunimakumar@hotmail.com,
kuchipudi.akdc@gmail.com
www.arunimakumar.com
Kuchipudi Dance Guru Ms Arunima Kumar
53 Ballygunge Rhythmosaic School and
Dance Institute
48/3, Gariahat Road,
Kolkata-700019
Mob:09831350670
Email:rhythmosaic@gmail.com
www.rhythmosaic.com
Kathak Dance Dr. (Ms.) Mitul Sengupta
Guru/Director