Department of Violin

Violin Department was established in the year 1979. Prof. Palkulangara Chandrika Devi was the first Head of the department. Many artists like Sri Subrahmania Sarma, Sri Thyagarajan R, Smt Bhanumathi Thampuran,Sri Nellai K Viswanathan, Sri Subrhmanian Achary, Sri S. Eswara Varma, Sri B. Nellaiappan, Sri. Prathapa Varma Thampuran, Sri M.N Moorthy, Sri P.T Radhakrishnan, Sri N Vaidyanathan, Sri T.M Abdul Hazeez and Smt R Rugmini served the Department.

Academic initiatives like Scholar in Residence and Sadhana are conducted annually. Maestros like Sri Lalgudi GJR Krishnan, Smt. Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi, Sri T.N Krishnan,Sri V.V Subrahmaniam, Sri Vital Ramamoorthy,Smt A. Kanyakumari, Sri Sreeram Parasuram, Sri R K Sreeram,Sri V.L Kumar,Sri T.H Subrahmaniam, Sri Nedumangad Sivanandan and Sri Thiruvizha Sivanandan have visited the Department for interactive concerts and sessions.

Qualification of teachers

Sl.No Name Post Qualification Ph.No
1. Parvathy Ammal HOD,Asst.Prof M.A Violin 9037292984
2. Ullas G Lecturer in Violin M.A Violin 9495675732
3. Vrinda Varma E Lecturer in Violin MPA Violin,Phd 9745360654
4. Akhil R S Lecturer in Violin M.A Violin 9745789267
5. Samjith Guest Lecturer in Violin M.A Violin 8593829262
6. Midhun Guest Lecturer in Violin M.A Violin 9946854844



BA Violin – Candidates should pass 12th and should have basic aptitude in music. Candidates that have basic knowledge on the instrument shall be asked to play basic lessons till Adi Tala Varnam. Total seats allotted are 10.

MA Violin – Candidates must have a basic degree and should be capable of playing Ata Tala Varnams in two speeds. Knowledge in lessons equivalent to BA syllabus and Manodharmam shall be tested (Ragalapana,Kalpanaswara and Thanam in major and minor ragams). Total seats allotted are 12.


Student strength – BA violin- I year – 9

II year – 8

III year – 6

MA Violin – I year – 2

II year – 2

Total strength – 27

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