Backing for Gurukula system of education
Mysore, Mar 15: Karnataka Sangeetha and Nritya Kala Academy Chairman Pandit Rajashekhar Mansoor has said that only the ancient Gurukula system of education could churn out good musicians.
Inaugurating a two-day national seminar on 'Classical and Theatre Music' organised by the Fine Arts College of Mysore University here yesterday, he said varsities should recognise eminent gurus and students should search for such teachers. Lack of methodology in teaching music as a subject had led to bachelors, masters and doctorates in music failing to sing a raga for even 15 minutes. A perfect syllabus should be drawn up with a prescribed timeframe for completion.
Speaking on the occasion, Mysore University Vice-Chancellor Prof J Shashidhar Prasad assured that the varsity would recognise musicians who come forward to teach students and called upon the artists to unite under one umbrella.
Over 100 delegates from across the country participated in the seminar.