Programmes and Subjects Offered by the Department of Extra Mural Studies and Distance Education

(A)     Regional Centres, Youth and Socio-Cultural Organisations and NGOs

        Programmes                                              Subjects

(i)    Certificate                                                     Hindustani Vocal Music
        (3 years)                                                        Carnatic Vocal Music
                                                                               Bharata Natyam
                                                                               Sitar
                                                                               Tabla
                                                                         

(ii)    Advanced Certificate                                 Hindustani Vocal Music
        (2 years)                                                       Carnatic Vocal Music
                                                                               Bharata Natyam
                                                                               Tabla 

(iii)    Hobby                                                         Hindustani Vocal Music
        (6 months)                                                    Carnatic Vocal Music
                                                                               Bharata Natyam
                                                                               Tabla
                                                                           

(iv)    Children's Course                                     Hindustani Vocal Music
        (2 years)                                                       Carnatic Vocal Music
                                                                               Bharata Natyam
                                                                               Kathak
                                                                               Tabla

(v)     Beginner's Course for Adults                  Hindi, Urdu, Tamil and Mandarin
          (6 months)

(vi)     One Year Workshop in Fine Arts

(vii)    Introductory Course in Business Chinese
      
 

(B)    State, Private Secondary Schools and Mahatma Gandhi Secondary Schools

(viii)   Performing Arts for Forms I, II and III          Hindustani Vocal Music
         (3 years)                                                               Carnatic Vocal Music
                                                                                       Bharata Natyam
                                                                                       Kathak
                                                                                       Sitar
                                                                                       Tabla
   

Curriculum Development

It is engaged in developing
Syllabi for Hindustani Vocal Music for forms I to V.
Syllabi for the two Indian Dance styles, namely, Bharata Natyam and Kathak for forms I to V.
Syllabi for all Hobby and Children’s Courses.
A programme entitled ‘Rhythm and Movement’ for pupils with special needs.
Course book on Hindustani Vocal Music for Pupils of forms I, II and III.
Course book on Tabla for pupils of forms I, II and III.
Course book on Bharata Natyam for pupils of forms I, II, III.
Course book on Vocal Carnatic Music for pupils of forms I, II, III.
Training for trainers for pupils with special needs.
 

Media Materials

It has produced
One 60-min audio cassette on Conversation lessons and the alphabets in Hindi.
One 90-min audio cassette on conversation lessons and poems in Urdu.
One 26-min video cassette on ‘Mridangam’, the most commonly used percussion instrument in Carnatic(South Indian)
    Music.
One 26-min video cassette on the nine Emotions or Rasa-s entitled, ‘Rasa Manjari’
 
 

Contact Persons : Mrs G. Ramyad     - Head of Department

Mahatma Gandhi Institute - Moka
Republic of Mauritius Tel.403 2000  Fax - (230) 433 2235 Email asibmgi@intnet.mu