Post Graduate Diploma in Bharathanatyam is a 1 year course. Indian classical dances bring out the quintessential cultural ethos of the diverse regions of India. This programme offers practical training in the basics of classical dance forms and provides a holistic and integrated approach to understanding Indian performing arts through theory courses with seventy and thirty weightages for practical and theory percent. It combines the flexibility of distance and continuing education with conventional learning system, and provides for face-to-face interaction, for both theory and practice sessions.
The college was established by Dr.M.V.Shetty memorial Trust with a mission of promoting and enriching Indian Art & Culture not only in India but across the world with global standards. The aim of the College is to deliver quality Dance education with high standards and is also committed to moulding new generation with knowledge of art and culture as they would be the blooming talents of the future.
The college Introducing for the first time post graduate diploma in Bharathanatyam by the Mangalore University to cater to the interest of classical dance loving graduates of any discipline. This diploma is an opportunity for all those graduates who could not pursue Bharatanayam study on full line basis.
The Dr.M.V. Shetty Memorial Trust was founded in 1985. Dr M. Ram Gopal Shetty, the founder took inspiration from his father Dr. M Venugopal Shetty, who was eminent in several fields, in Surgery, Rehabilitation and the state-run institution of Home Guards. He was known to combine professional integrity with a high degree of social commitment. Dr. M R Shetty himself has been closely associated with the academic bodies of Mangalore and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, since their inception and has been a member of the executive board of the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI).
Dr.M.R. Shetty and the Board of Trustees had a clear purpose, vision and philosophy in relation to vocation-based degree courses. Dr. Shetty identified the lack of higher-level degree courses in Allied Health and other vocation-based educational sectors. This drove him to establish high quality institutions providing holistic education in the green and healthy environs of Kavoor in the northern part of the port city of Mangalore. Mangalore itself has become an educational hub, served well by air, sea and road transportation with a strong cultural base and an enlightened citizenry.
Sarsa College of Arts and Science, Dr.M.V.Shetty Group of Colleges Kavoor Rd, Vidya Nagar, Mangaluru, Karnataka 575013