Music College at Uma Nivas, Anandanagar, India


This college has seen its foundation laid under the auspices of the founder Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar as the first college at Uma Nivas with Didi Ananda Gayatri as the first principal. Classes in music, song and dance have been taught to students at the primary schools and at the Girl’s High School under Didi Ananda Tapashilla’s guidance.

The Music College is offering two courses by popular international demand

Three months residency course twice a year, from January 15 to April 15 and July 15 to October 15. This will include 200 hours classes in the basics of classical Indian music and dance, Ravindra Samgiit, Nazrul Giiti, Prabhata Samgiita and Rarh folk songs and dances, playing harmonium or tabla. The course will be 20% theory and 80% practice, self-study, portfolio-performance-examination and certificate.

Prabhata Samgiita Dance-Drama kearning all about how to organize, train others and take part in a Prabhata Samgiita Dance-Drama performance at the annual New Year’s Dharma Maha Samelan at Ananda Nagar. November 1st to January 1.

Accommodation will be at the various facilities of Uma Nivas. You will be able to immerse yourself into a spiritually healing daily yoga and meditation routine, you will be able to benefit from regular nourishing meals, interval detox fasting, pure water and refreshing walks in the clean air and peaceful surroundings. You will have undisturbed time and space for self-study and practice.

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Adjacent to the Music College is Matri Geha – Mother’s Home, which has a primary school and hostel. Matri Sneha – ‘Mother’s Affection’ is another integral project about 5km from Central Uma Nivas on the way to Kotshila town. This is a farm, a primary school of 150 children, a hostel, a clinic and the future site for a wellness centre that has all the possibilities open for design and input. Another project of Uma Nivas is the Girl’s High School from class 5 to 10. It was established in 1993. It has 120 girls with 70 boarding at the school hostel.