Admission Norms

MPA (Dance) & Ph.D (Dance)

Admission to both MPA (Dance) and Ph.D (Dance) is based on a written test. 

For the Ph.D programme, shortlisted applicants will also be required to attend a personal interview.

MPA (Dance)

Admission is through an entrance examination consisting of a combination of objective (25 marks) and essay-type questions (25 marks) on subjects related to the specific field of study i.e., Dance. There would be a common question paper for both specialisations.

Those selected in the entrance examination will then be called for a practical test for (50 marks) before final selection. Candidates are required to indicate in the application their preference of specialisation in order of priority.

Based on the prerequisite experience and the candidate’s performance in the admission test and viva, the Department shall assign specialization streams to each of the selected students.

For Ph.D. the written test is for 70 marks and Viva voce for 30 marks.

The question paper of Ph.D. course shall consist of 70 marks in two sections, as per the UGC Regulations 2016. Part A – 35 marks will be on Research Methodology and broadly will be as follows:

Research Methodology: “The process used to collect information and data for the purpose of making decisions. The methodology may include publication research, interviews, surveys and other research techniques, and could include both present and historical information”. Besides including Quantitative methods, Data interpretation, Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. This part of the Entrance Test will be on the lines of Paper-I/Part-I of the UGC-CBSE/CSIR JRF exam.

Part B: 35 marks will be on subject concerned.

In addition, there is an Interview for 30 marks for shortlisted candidates.

Break-up weightages for Ph.D. interviews for 30 Marks

Fellowship (JRF)

5 marks

Proposal defend

5 Marks


20 Marks

Total Marks