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About Program

NMIMS’ School of Performing Arts, Mumbai feels proud to introduce Three Years Degree Course "Bachelor of Arts – Music (Indian Music)”.

We understand that the subject of Indian Music needs a comprehensive approach to churn out young musicians under different disciplines in an atmosphere of willingness, cordiality backed by discipline and most innovative teaching curriculum, designed to keep the curiosity of students alive and fresh throughout their training period. Our curriculum with an added feature of special techniques ensures an overall authenticity to our mission to train and bring out the best young talent in different disciplines of music and expose them to flourishing career prospects.

Vrusthi Chheda - SOPA Student, B.A. Music (Indian Music)

Rishi Dugar - SOPA Student, B.A. Music (Indian Music)


  • To impart authentic structured training in both the theoretical and practical aspects of music.
  • The thrust is to develop the potential artiste in every boy and girl.
  • To connect the young minds with the spiritual expression of music to attain good concentration, memory and decision-making ability and developing mental strength to have a more positive outlook and a superior quality of life. 


  • The course being offered will prove to be a defining moment in life for the students with immense possibilities.
  • Scope for grooming as a performing artiste, a teacher, a researcher, a guide in acoustics, becoming an author / composer etc.
  • Developing skills of articulations and communication at all levels in society.
  • With developed sensitivity the possibility of becoming refined human beings and role-models for others.

Major Practical                                                                                                       

The program offers a choice of Vocal / Sitar to opt as a major practical. 

Curriculum (click here) 

What Makes Us Unique    

  • We offer students a teaching methodology blended uniquely with theory and practical to prepare students for concerts, studio performance and many more. 
  • Special techniques introduced are an added feature of the curriculum to foster and encourage individual thinking on the part of students to realize and assimilate music in its greater depth and dimension.
  • Inputs from ancient "Gurukul” system of music with modern technological needs form a grand synthesis of our curriculum. 
  • We have highly qualified and internationally acclaimed faculties to meet the needs and challenges of our mission.  
  • Regular music Baithaks and music Workshops for honing the skill of students and expanding their musical outlook will be an added objective feature of the curriculum.

Eligibility Criteria

A candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination from any stream and must have obtained a minimum 50% aggregate in 12th Standard (Students having good potential and skills can be considered as a special case and allowed for audition round) for being eligible to Bachelor of Arts – Music (Indian Music) program (OR) the candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination from IB Board (should be either IB certificate or DP awarded) with 24 credits having passed 3 HL (12 credits) & 3 SL (9 credits) mandatorily from any stream.

Online Registration & Payment of Registration Fees

Online Registration Fee is Rs. 1800/- plus taxes (Please refer details listed in online registration form). Registration Fee is non-refundable. For online registration, candidate's Aadhaar Card number is also required.

 Admission Process / Pattern

  • All candidates must login to www.nmims.edu and fill out the application form.
  • All eligible candidates who wish to apply for admission to the B.A. Music (Indian Music) Program will be required to upload a video of their performance on YouTube (as an "Unlisted” video) and send the link in the application form.
  • The candidates will be then shortlisted and called for the audition on the mentioned date.
  • Merit list will be only based on audition process
  • Admission offer is given as per merit. Waitlisted candidates must check their merit list status regularly and selected candidates should report for the payment of fees within given duration as per important dates.

Structure for Audition

  • The shortlisted candidates will be invited to the auditions through call letter being published in the website
  • The audition process will include:

Test area





The candidate can choose any Raga of his/her choice of the level that describes his/her best performing ability. He/She will be assessed on accuracy, technique and knowledge of Raga, Sur and Taal




General musicology and technical knowledge of specialized practical subject (Vocal / Sitar)


Personal Interview

Question will be asked to assess the candidate’s aptitude. This will be a non-technical round



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