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Department of Performing Arts

Assam University, Silchar established the Department of Performing Arts in the year 2017 under Abanindranath Tagore School of Creative Arts and Communication Studies to nurture and promote the heritage and contemporary culture of India with a special focus on the North-East. Since its initiation, the Department is running a Bachelor of Performing Arts programme and offering BPA degrees in Hindustani Classical Music (Vocal), Drama/Theatre, Manipuri Dance, and Instrumental Music (Tabla). In less than Five years, with collaborative efforts, the Department of Performing Arts has expanded its reach beyond the state of Assam and now has a good number of students from different parts of India. Under the patronage of the University administration and the guidance of the faculty members, the students dream to excel in their life and career as trained professionals in traditional and creative art forms. After completing the BPA programme in the Department, the students have the promise of good employment opportunities and bright prospects as successful academicians, scholars, artists, performers, researchers, and entrepreneurs at the National and International levels. Our students are getting opportunities for higher studies in the top-ranked universities of India. Our courses aim at providing exposure and open up the vista of studying and practicing Performing arts in line with the interdisciplinary approaches focused on NEP 2020. The course components of the programme are designed to assist the students to grow as scholars, music performers, performing arts pedagogues, or other performing arts professionals through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical know-how.

Courses offered Duration Number of Seats Program course structure

Bachelor of Performing Arts


Hindustani Classical Music(Vocal),

Instrumental Music (Tabla),

Manipuri Dance and

Drama/Theatre Arts

6 semester 20

BPA Drama Syllabus


Hindustani Classical Music Syllabus

Instrumental Music Syllabus

Manipuri Dance Syllabus

Old Entrance Question Papers



Name & Qualification Designation Area of Specialization Contact & Email ID
Mr.Jagannath Barman, M.Phil., Ph.D. (Pursuing), RGNF Assistant Professor Hindustani Classical Music, Vocal




Mr.Murali Basa,


Ph.D. (Pursuing),


Assistant Professor Drama, Design & Direction, Urban Theatre, Interactive Performances, Folk and Tribal Theatre murali.basa@aus.ac.in

Dr.Pintu Saha


Ph.D, M.Phil. UGC NET, JRF,

Assistant Professor

Performance Study ICM(Tabla)


Indian Music History

Music Digitization

Academic Content Development

+91 8777376903



Dr. Sujit  Kumar Ghosh



Assistant Professor Manipuri, Tagorean style of Dance, Bharata Natyam




Head of the Department

Dr. Pintu Saha (i/c)

Mobile: 8777376903

Email: pintutabla@gmail.com