Last date extended

Staff Reporter

TIRUCHI: The last date for admission of students to the diploma courses being offered by the School of Performing Arts of Bharathidasan University has been extended to July 31. The school would offer a couple of diploma courses on Tamil music and folk dance from the current academic year, with an initial intake of 20 students for each.

The course content for Tamil music would expose students to different stages of development, nuances and style of Tamil music over the centuries. Students would be taught the ancient value of Tamil songs as contained in Tholkappiam, Sangam literature, Silapathigaram, devotional literature, and latest literature in songs composed by the Tamil music trinity.

Similarly, students admitted to the Folk dance would learn different forms of dances that were in practice centuries ago, its transformation and the current style in vogue. Students with a pass in Plus Two examinations are eligible for admission.

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