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Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
(Deemed to be University)
Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Liberal Arts
Sant Tukaram Nagar, Pimpri, Pune-411018.
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Bachelor of Performing Arts in Kathak Dance

Bachelor of Performing Arts in Kathak Dance

Overview Kathak Dance


Kathak is one of the important Classical dances of India is as old as 200 B.C with its reference in Natyashastra compiled by Bharat Muni. Kathak has its origins in the traditionally travelling bards of Northern India . The emphasis was given on the storytelling and also justifies famous adage 'Katha kahe so Kathak Kahalave'. Kathak dance is characterized by both abhinaya (gestures) as well as strong rhythmic techniques. Kathak dance underwent a series of development down the ages. Today Kathak is presented on the proscenium stage with variety of styles and techniques. This course brings to the students the required discipline and acumen with which they will become professional Kathak Dancers .


The basic eligibility criteria for admission in Bachelor of Performing Arts in Kathak Dance is 10+2 Pass from any Recognised Board.

Course Highlights

  • Duration: 4 Years (8 Semesters)
  • Intake : 15 intake per Programme
  • Eligibility Criteria : 12th Pass from any Recognised Board
  • Progarmme Pattern : Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)
  • Exit Point –
    • 1st Year Exit - Certificate Course
    • 2nd Year Exit - Diploma
    • 3rd Year Exit - Bachelor Degree
    • 4th Year - Bachelor Degree With Honours

Teaching Methodology

  • Lectures
  • Assignments and Project Work
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Presentations
  • Study Tours
  • Cultural Exchange Programs
  • Annual Presentations
  • Interaction with Famous Personalities