In 1926, with a view
to provide standardized music education and to maintain the high traditions
of Indian music, an institution was established by the great efforts of
Pandit Vishnu Narain Bhatkhande and Rai Uma Nath Bali at Lucknow. The
Bathkhande University of Indian Music Society was registered under Societies
Registration Act XXI of 1860 in 1939. In 1948 at the time Birth Anniversary
celebrations of Bhatkhande the name of the university was changed and it
became known as Bhatkhande Sangit Vidyapith.
The Vidyapith is an affiliating
and examining body. It prescribes text books and confers certificates of
Prathama, Madhyama, Visharad, Nipun and Acharya in all the three disciplines
viz. Vocal, Instrumental and Dance.
It has eight years course and
examinations are held every year in December. After two years of study and
practice a certificate of Prathma is granted. One year after the Prathama a
diploma of Madhyama is granted. After further two years of study and
practice Visharad is granted. Three years after Visharad, Nipun is
conferred. Nipun holders get the Sangit Acharya on at least two years
research work and submission of a Thesis.