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495 Shaniwar Peth, Appa Balwant Chowk, Mehun Pura, Pune 411030, India
Courses in Hindustani and Carnatic classical music and dance through ten levels. Students are accepted from the age of eight years (for voice) and ten years (for instruments including tabla, harmonium).
The Bharatiya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal is a charitable institution established in 1932 to promote Hindustani classical music. It is not primarily a teaching body, but through the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya it offers a sequential teaching program through ten levels. It administers examinations and awards, diplomas and titles for Hindustani classical music (vocal, instrumental, dance). In 2006 the Mandal organised harmonium and vocal music classes for blind school children. The annual awards include Sangatkar Puraskar (for accompaniment on tabla, harmonium), Ramkrishnabua Vaez Puraskar (for a young artist), and Sangeet Shikskak Gaurav Puraskar (for an outstanding music teacher). Facilities include a hall seating 200, and a collection of instruments. The Mandal has an audio archive containing around 4000 hours of music and allied live recordings. It publishes a monthly house journal, the Sangeet Kala Vihar, in two languages (Marathi and Hindi). Every three years the Mandal organises a conference of music teachers. Classes are held in a number of branch centres around India.