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DU BA (Hons) Music 2022 - Admission Process, Merit List, Eligibility, Seats

Ankan ChattopadhyayUpdated On: August 09, 2022 08:45 pm IST

Students interested in furthering their education in the field of music can pursue a BA (Hons) degree at Delhi University. All information about DU BA (Hons) Music Admission 2022 is available here.

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Students wanting to pursue a course in music can do so in one of the topmost universities in India. Delhi University offers a BA (Honours) degree course in music. Students aspiring to join the mentioned course are required to fulfill certain eligibility criteria which are declared by the University. All the information related to Delhi University BA (Honours) Music course has been provided in this article. Aspiring candidates are advised to give it a diligent read before proceeding with the application procedure.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons. Music) programme lasts three years. The course requires 10+2 and intermediate clearance. The course fees for a three-year Bachelor of Arts, BA (Hons) Music programme range from INR 1,000 to 50,000. Admission to such courses is based on counselling after passing entrance exams or other criteria determined by the colleges. Graduates of this programme have the opportunity to work in industries such as the Commission of Fine Arts, Cultural Affairs, Department of Education, Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Archives, National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, NJ Department of Education, Office of International Education, Peace Corps/AmeriCorps, Smithsonian Institution, Travel and Tourism Department, Indian Idol, Bollywood.

The average salary for Bachelor of Arts, BA (Hons) Music graduates range between INR 2 Lakh and INR 7 Lakh, but this can vary depending on experience and other factors. These graduates' major job profiles and designations include Artist & Repertoire (A&R) Person, Band Leader, Composer/Arranger, Music Attorney, and Assist. Art Director, Concert Promoter, Disc Jockey, Film Music Director/Editor, Music Critic, Advertising Specialist, Studio Musician, Music Teacher, Recording Technician, Music Publisher, Singer/Performer, Writer/Music Journalist, and a variety of other positions are available.

The curriculum of BA (Hons) in Music provides the students with the opportunities and the skills which are required to make it big in the professional field. The educational course comprises training regarding composition, orchestration, practical implementation of knowledge, arrangement, etc. This course also helps the students to gain an understanding of the overview of the history of music and experience in the techniques related to composition. 

Benefits of pursuing a BA (Hons) in Music at DU

Here are a few pointers highlighting the advantages of joining BA (Hons) Music Course at Delhi University

  • It helps the students to grow the skills required in order to compose music. These training sessions help the students to grow as musicians

  • It acts as a catalyst in increasing and nurturing the creative shades of the students

  • This course helps the students to know about the journey of music and the evolution that took place over the years

  • It helps the students to understand the symbiosis of theoretical and practical knowledge. They are also taught how to apply both and excel in their particular field

  • This course helps the students to generate intellectual capability to gauge the deep integrities of different forms of music and interpreting them

  • It gives a scope to know about the immense possibilities offered by the new developments in music

DU BA (Hons) Music Courses Offered

1. BA (Hons) - Hindustani Music: Vocal/Instrumental (Sitar / Sarod / Guitar / Violin / Santoor)

This programme is intended to provide students with an understanding of the origins, development, and historical context of Hindustani music in both vocal and instrumental forms. This course helps students understand and compare various aspects of the prescribed ragas, as well as demonstrate the scales, ragas, and compositions. Furthermore, it aims to provide learners with the ability to perform and present ragas on stage, as well as gain knowledge and understanding of the positive role of music in personality development.

Hindustani Music: Vocal/Instrumental (Sitar/Sarod/Guitar/Violin/Santoor) Eligibility for Admission

Eligibility for a Specific Program

Candidates must take both the CUET and the Performance-based test. Candidates must take CUET in any of the subject combinations listed below:

  • Combination I: Any one of the languages from List A + one of the performing arts from List B2 + any two subjects, one of which must be from List B1

OR

  • Combination II: Any one of the languages from List A + any two subjects from List B1 + any one of the subjects from either List B1 or List B2

And

Performance-Based Evaluation

  • The 'Combined CUET score (50 percent weightage) and Performance-based test score (50 percent weightage)' will be used to calculate merit
  • The CUET score will be the best score obtained from any of the above-mentioned subject combinations

2. BA (Hons) - Karnataka Music: Vocal / Instrumental (Veena/Violin)

This course aims to develop an in-depth understanding of music by studying scales from various systems such as Karnatak, Hindustani, Ancient Tamil Music, and Western music. It also focuses on providing a venue for participants to engage in the details of various musical forms and ragas (theory and practice). Students will gain an understanding of musical history and its distinguishing features, as well as knowledge of aesthetical elements contained in terms of Indian musicology such as swara, Nada, Sruti, Gamaka, Raga, and Tala, among others. They will also gain an understanding of the significance of "Mahageetak" and "Dhruva Gana" and their relationship to classical music.

Admission to the BA Program (Hons) Music from Karnataka-Vocal/Instrumental (Veena/Violin)

Eligibility for a Specific Program

Candidates must take both the CUET and the Performance-based test. Candidates must take CUET in any of the subject combinations listed below:

  • Combination I: Any one of the languages from List A + one of the performing arts from List B2 + any two subjects, one of which must be from List B1

OR

  • Combination II: Any one of the languages from List A + any two subjects from List B1 + any one of the subjects from either List B1 or List B2.

And

Performance-Based Evaluation

  • The 'Combined CUET score (50 percent weightage) and Performance-based test score (50 percent weightage)' will be used to calculate merit
  • The CUET score will be the best score obtained from any of the above-mentioned subject combinations

3. BA (Hons) - Hindustani Music: Percussion (Tabla/Pakhawaj)

The main goal of the course is to gain a better understanding of Percussion Music-Tabla/Pakhawaj, Prachalit Talas, the Hindustani Music Notation System, and musical instruments from South East Asia, Central Asia, and Europe. The course is more practical in nature, with relevant theory thrown in for good measure. It assists students in acquiring theoretical and practical skills and ideas about the chronological development of Tabla/Pakhawaj and their Playing techniques, providing them with a comprehensive understanding of Percussion Music-Tabla/Pakhawaj.

Admission to BA (Hons) Hindustani Music: Percussion (Tabla/Pakhawaj)

Eligibility for a Specific Program

Candidates must take both the CUET and the Performance-based test. Candidates must take CUET in any of the subject combinations listed below:

  • Combination I: Any one of the languages from List A + one of the performing arts from List B2 + any two subjects, one of which must be from List B1

OR

  • Combination II: Any one of the languages from List A + any two subjects from List B1 + any one of the subjects from either List B1 or List B2

And

Performance-Based Evaluation

  • The 'Combined CUET score (50 percent weightage) and Performance-based test score (50 percent weightage)' will be used to calculate merit
  • The CUET score will be the best score obtained from any of the above-mentioned subject combinations

DU BA (Hons) Music Eligibility Criteria

Students will have to meet certain criteria in order to take admissions in the BA (Hons) offered by the University of Delhi. These criteria are declared by the designated authority which coordinates the process of admission. Candidates are advised to go through the eligibility criteria in detail before proceeding with the application procedure.

Candidates are required to pass their intermediate-level examination from any of the recognized boards with a minimum aggregate of 45%. It is necessary for them to have music as a compulsory subject in their best of 4.

There are certain other criteria which have to be matched by the students in order to take admissions:

  • Candidates who have not qualified in their last examination with music as a compulsory subject and seek admission in the DU BA Music courses are required to have learned music for not less than a time span of 3 years from any of the recognized institutions

  • Students who have learned music from an institution or a guru are required to submit a certificate issued by that particular or the guru

  • The aggregate marks are calculated on the basis of one language (elective/core) and three more subjects including music

DU BA (Hons) Music Admission Process

Candidates should be aware of the admission process of DU BA (Hons) Music Courses. The admission is done on the basis of merit. Candidates are required to fulfill the cut-off declared by different colleges for the particular course. The Delhi University conducts an entrance examination (CUET) for admission to the Music courses. Candidates who crack this entrance are called for the selection process. Some weightage is given to the marks scored by the students in their +2 level as well. Once the students get selected, they are eligible to proceed further.

Though the admission is not considered to be complete until the payment of the college fees. It is to be noted that a candidate can only get admission to one college at a time.

DU BA (Hons) Music Seat Matrix

The seats available for the different courses of BA (Honours) in the stream of Music are given below. The table also shows the number of seats reserved for the various categories.

BA(Hons) Hindustani Music - Vocal/ Instrumental (Sarod/ Sitar/ Guitar/ Santoor/ Violin)

Category

Instrumental

Vocal

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

1

4

Schedule Caste (SC)

3

8

General

11

27

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

5

15

Apart from these reservations, there is a 5% reservation on all the seats for the children/widows/wives of the citizens who have served in the armed forces of the country which includes police, paramilitary forces, etc.

There is no reservation for the students from Nepal or Bhutan, though they are offered a relaxation of 5% on the minimum marks required to be eligible for admission.

BA(Hons) Carnatic Music Vocal/Instrumental (Violin / Veena)

Category

Vocal

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

1

Schedule Caste (SC)

2

General

7

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

5

In this course as well there is a 5% reservation on all the seats for the children/widows/wives of the citizens who have served in the armed forces of the country which includes police, paramilitary forces, etc.

No reservation for the students from Nepal or Bhutan, though they are offered a relaxation of 5% on the minimum marks required to be eligible for admission.

The students who come from abroad to pursue the course will be treated as supernumerary.

BA(Hons) Percussion Music (Pakhawaj / Tabla)

Category

Instrumental

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

1

Schedule Caste (SC)

4

General

13

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

7

The percentage of reservation is similar in this case as for the other two courses.

There is a 5% reservation on all the seats for the children/widows/wives of the citizens who have served in the armed forces of the country which includes police, paramilitary forces, etc.

No reservation for the students from Nepal or Bhutan, though they are offered a relaxation of 5% on the minimum marks required to be eligible for admission.

The students who come from abroad to pursue the course will be treated as supernumerary.

BA (Hons) DU Merit List

The BA (Hons) DU merit list will be updated here as soon as it is announced. Till then, candidates can take a look at the BA (Hons) DU Merit list for 2021-22 by clicking on the link below

DU Merit list for BA (Hons) Music 2021 - 2022

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