The vision and dream of Pt.Madan Mohan Malviya-The globally reputed temple of Learning. The Banaras Hindu University contributed greatly to the development of society and culture.
The Cultural facets of the educational process also have a strong hold in the University. Pt.Malviyajee has a clear vision of projecting Learning, in the form of Kala (Music,Dance,Fine Arts) Vidya (Humanities and Science) and Adhyatma (Spirituality). The Faculty of Performing Arts is a premier institution in the country that inculcates the students both Kala and Vidya through Performing Arts.
As a seat of traditional learning the Faculty of Performing Arts initially names as 'Sri Kala Sangeet Bharti', was instituted as a college of Music and Fine Arts in the year 1950. Due to the relentless efforts of Pt.Govind Malviya and the founder Principal Sangeet Martand Pt. Omkarnath Thakur in 1966 the college got reshaped with three distinct departments viz. Vocal Music, Instrumental Music and Musicology.
Over a period of five decades the academic activities of the faculty are nurtured through training students from all over the world in the classical traditional art of Music and Dance, both the North and South Indian genres. It has got the distinction to start the first pioneer Department of Musicology in the country headed by eminent musicologists Late Prof.Prem Lata Sharma.
Faculty has the glory of having outstanding artists, creative musicians, scholarly teachers and musicologists as faculty members, many of whom were honored by prestigious Padma Awards, National & State awards and fellowships in recognition o their contributions in the firld of Performing Arts.
- 1949-School of Music and Fine arts
1950-College of Music and Fine arts (Srikala Sangeet Bharati)
1966-Faculty of Performing Arts with 3 Departments-Vocal, Instrumental and Musicology
1973-Dance Section Introduced
2007-Dance Department Establishment
The premier institution to start Indian Classical Music as an University Curriculum.
Specialty in training Indian classical music incorporating North Indian,
South Indian Classical Music, Dance & Musicology.