Government Music College at Thiruvaiyaru near Thanjavur has invited applications for admission to degree and diploma courses in fine arts offered by the college for 2011-12.

In a release here on Saturday, Umamaheswari, principal (in-charge) said the institute offered three-year diploma "Isaikalaimani" in Vocal and Veena, "Vadyakalaimani" in Nadaswaram, Tavil and Mrithangam and "Adarkalaimani" in dance. One-year diploma for music teacher is also offered.

While eighth pass is the eligibility for Isaikalaimani, Vadyakalaimani and Adarkalaimani, pass in standard X with diploma or degree in music is the eligibility for diploma for music teacher.

Besides, UG and PG in music with main subjects as Vocal, Veena and Violin are offered.

These courses have the approval of Bharathidasan University. While both boys and girls will be admitted to music teacher diploma and Isaikalaimani diploma, boys will be admitted to Vadyakalaimani diploma and girls for Adarkaliamani.

For all the students admitted into the college a sum of Rs.250 is given per month as incentive by the government. Free hostel facility is available.

Interested students can contact the Principal, Tamil Nadu Government Music College, (Behind taluk office), Thiruvaiyaru, pincode:613 204 or over phones 04362-294600, 9443140717, 944527062,9442445927, said the press release.