Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Centre for studies in Performing Arts

Introduction:
The Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Centre for studies in Performing Arts (earlier known as Centre for Performing Arts), Dibrugarh University has been established in the year 2008 to impart quality education, both theoretically and practically in the field of Dance, Drama and Music. The major aims and objectives of the Centre are - Promotion of national integrity, solution of ethnic conflicts through cultural exchange and to create an opportunity before the new generation for getting employment in various fields of Performing Arts. Also to provide an opportunity to establish the North Eastern Culture in the global world through Study, Research and Performance.

Eligibility for admission:

For B.A. in Performing Arts:
Passed H.S. or any other equivalent (10+2) examination in any stream.

For M.A. in Performing Arts (Sattriya Dance):

  1. The candidates passed the Bachelor Programme in Performing Arts/ Sattriya Dance/ Indian Classical Dance form from Dibrugarh University or any University recognized by Dibrugarh University shall be eligible to apply for admission to the programme.
  2. Candidates having Bachelor's degree in Performing Arts in other stream other than Dance stream may also apply for admission to the Programme. However, they shall have to qulaifiy in an Entrance Test conducted by the University.
  3. Graduates of any stream having special training on Sattriya Dance by any traditional school/ institute or having recognized of performing or teaching of Sattriya Dance in national or state level may also apply for admission. In this case also, the applicants shall have to appear in an Entrance Test.

For M.A. in Performing Arts (Theatre Art) :

  1. The candidates passed the Bachelor Programme in Performing Arts/ Drama/ Theatre Art from Dibrugarh University or any University recognized by Dibrugarh University shall be eligible to apply for admission to the programme.
  2. Candidates having Bachelors's degree in Performing Arts in other stream other than Drama stream may also apply for admission to the programme provided they shall have to appear in an Entrance Test conducted by the University.
  3. Graduates of any stream having special training on Drama/Theatre Art by any recognized institute or having recognized of preforming or teaching of Drama/Theatre Art in national or state level may also apply for admission. In this case also, the applicants shall have to appear in an Entrance Test.

For M.A. in Performing Arts (Vocal Music) :

  1. The candidates passed the Bachelor Programme in Performing Arts/ Music/ Vocal Music/ from Dibrugarh University or any University recognized by Dibrugarh University with a minimum of 50% marks in Music practical shall be eligible to apply for admission to the programme.
  2. Candidates having Bacelor's degree in Performing Arts in other stream other than Music stream may also apply for admission to the progaramme provided they shall have to appear an Entrance Test conducted by the University.
  3. Graduates of any stream having special training on Music/ Vocal Music/ in national or state level may also apply for admission to the programme, provided the candidate has also passed one of the following examinations with a minimum of 50% marks in Music practical. In this case also, the applicants shall have to appear in an Entrance Test.

Centre i/c

Assistant Professors

Teaching Assistant

  • Biraj Chutia

 

Undergraduate Courses

  • B.A in Performing Arts.

Postgraduate Course

  • M.A. in Performing Arts (Sattriya Dance)
  • M.A. in Performing Arts (Theatre Art)
  • M.A. in Performing Arts(Vocal Music)

News Update

Activites:

  1. A Three days dance workshop on "Sattriya and Odissi Dance Form" was organized by the Centre, which was conducted by Dr. Mallika Kandali & Sri Bhabananda Hazarika Barbayan on September, 2009.
  2. In December 2009 the Centre successfully participated on behalf of the University in Inter University North Zone Youth Festival held at Manipur University, Imphal and carried the 3rd Best team award on One Act Play Competition. The Play was composed and directed by Goutam Sarmah.
  3. The Centre successfully participated on behalf of the University in the Inter College Youth Festival held at Duliajan College, Duliajan, Assam on January 2010, and carried the first prizes in the event of Folk Song and Jyoti Sangeet.
  4. An International Film Festival has been organised by the Centre in collaboration with Cine Art Society, Dibrugarh on 23rd to 25th April, 2010.
  5. The Centre in Association with OFTAS organised a production oriented Drama Workshop from 22nd June 2010 to 22nd July, 2010. Which was conducted by National School of Drama New Delhi. After successful completion of the Workshop the students performed a play named 'The Wheel' at the Ranghor, Dibrugarh University.
  6. Presented colourful cultural function on the occassion of 12th Convocation, D.U. including a play in Brajavali Language written by Prof. K.D. Hazarika and Directed by Sri Goutam Sarmah.
  7. The Centre Successfully organized a 10 days 'BODO'- folk dance workshop in collaboration with NEZCC ( North- East Zone Cultural Centre), Dimapur Where the participants were trained on Bagurum-Ba & Bordoi sikhla dance form, conducted by Mrs. Chayamali Daimari and her group. There were more than 100 participants of the workshop.
  8. The Students of the Centre Successfully participated in the Rain -Forest Festival -2011 of Assam at Jaypore On 7th February 2011, organised by the State Government of Assam, and performed the Bagurum-Ba dance form.
  9. The Centre successfully organized the 4 days 'Satirtha Book Fair' in collaboration with 'OFTAS' (A none govt. Voluntary organization) from 22nd February to 25th February 2011at Dibrugarh University.
  10. The Drama department of the centre successfully organized a seven days long theatre workshop on character building, conducted by Mr. Himanshu Prasad Das (NSDIAN) from 19th February to 25th February 2011 and presented an in-house production based on Shakespeare's OTHELO.
  11. From 21st March to 23rd March 2011,- The Centre successfully organized a three days folk dance festival sponsored by EZCC( East Zone Cultural Centre) kolkata, where more than 10 folk dance groups has participated from various parts of Assam were participated.
  12. The centre successfully organized the Ankia Bhaona 'Ram-Bijay' written by Mohapurush Srimanta Sankardeva on 28th March 2011 at Dibrugarh University Auditorium, Which was sponsored by the Sangeet-Nattak Academy and performed.
  13. Participated inter University Youth Festival at Tezpur University and got 3rd best team award in on act play competition. The name of the play was Budha and was written and directed by Mr. Gautom Sarmah.
  14. A production oriented theatre workshop was organized from 5th January to 23rd February which was sponsored by NEZCC under Tagore commemoration grant Scheme. After successful completion of the training the students of the workshop performed the play “Raja” of Rabindranath Tagore of Ranghar Auditorium.
  15. The First Batch of Students of B.A. in Performing Arts successfully completed their Courses in August 2011. The total number of candidates was 15 out of which 9 got 1st Class ( Dance: 7 nos- 6 1st Class, Drama: 3 nos- 1 1st Class, Music: 5 nos- 2 1st Class).
  16. On the occassion of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika's birthday, the music section of the Centre organised a "Sur Bahini" on 8th September 2011.
  17. The Centre successfully introduced the programme of M.A. in Performing Arts (Sattriya Dance) and its formal inauguration was held on September 2011. In that opening ceremony a Vocal Performance was presented by the Students of Music Section of the Centre.
  18. On 20th October 2011, the 3rd Year Students of Drama section performed an intimate show on Ibsen's Ghost under the guidance of Mr. Goutam Sarmah.
  19. In Commemoration of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, the great music maestro of Assam; the name of the Centre has been renamed as "Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Centre for Studies in Performing Arts" on 15th November 2011 as an attribute by the Dibrugarh University.
  20. The Centre successfully participated in the East Zone Inter University Youth Festival held at Tezpur University and got 3rd best Team award in one act play competition. The name of the play was Budha and was written and directed by Mr. Goutam Sarmah.
  21. A production oriented Theatre Workshop was organised from 5th Januray to 23rd February 2012 which was sponsored by NEZCC under Tagore commemoration grant Scheme. After successful completion of the training the participants of the Workshop performed the play "Raja" of Rabindranath Tagore at Ranghar Auditorium.
  22. A group of students of the Centre participated in the NEXUS Festival organised by Kalyani University of West Bengal on 10th March 2012.
  23. The students of the Centre successfully participated in the Inter College Youth Festival of Dibrugarh University held at Marioni College and earned the following prizes: 1st position in Mime by Gautam Thakuria, 3rd position in Classical Dance (Sattriya Dance) by Karabi Chetia, 2nd position in Instrument (Khol) by Mukunda Saikia.
  24. The Students of the Centre successfully participated in the North East Spring Festival held in Guwahati University on November, 2012 and able to get the following prizes: 2nd prize in Light Song by Rashmi Rekha Saikia, 1st prize in Bargeet, 3rd prize in Jyoti Sangeet, 1st prize in Modern Song and 3rd prize in Parvati Sangeet by Rashmi Rekha Saikia.

Accompanist

Accompanist

  1. Bikash Saikia Bayan (Khol)
  2. Binanda Bilash Konwar (Khol)
  3. Sasanka Baruah (Tabla)
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