Admission Norms

Admission to the MPA Programme in Music will be through an entrance examination consisting of a combination of objective (50 marks) and descriptive (25 marks) and a practical test (25 marks) on subjects related to the specific field of study i.e., Music.  There would be a common question paper for both specialisations, Carnatic and Hindustani Music.


  • Those selected in the entrance examination will then be called for a practical test (25 marks) before final selection.
  • Candidates are required to indicate in the application their preference of specialization 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.