Bhaskar Sangeet Vidyalaya

In 1949, the Pune Bharat Gayan Samaj started a separate division for imparting music training, which was called the ‘Bhaskar Sangeet Vidyalaya’. This institute offers lessons in music, harmonium, tabla, violin, sitar as well as dance forms like Bharatnatyam and Kathak. Currently, this institute has nearly 150 students

The course duration is 10 years. Every year, exams are conducted in the months of April and December, according to the curriculum. After successfully passing the 3rd year, 5th year, 7th year and 10th year exams, the students are given the ‘Madhyama’, ‘Kushal’, ‘Visharad’ and ‘Parangat’ certificates in the given order. Of these, the last two certificates have been granted government recognition since 1962. According to the govt. GR dated 20th Dec. 1961, sr. no. SSN-3460, the persons, who are granted these certificates, can be appointed as music teachers in various institutions in Maharashtra state that impart such training. This GR states as under:
“The Government is pleased to accord recognition to the certificates ‘VISHARAD’ and ‘PARANGAT’ awarded by the Pune Bharat Gayan Samaj, Pune for the purpose of appointment of persons as music teachers in education institutions in Maharashtra state”.

The Bhaskar Sangeet Vidyalaya has published the following books:

  1. Bhaskar Sangeet Praveshika
  2. Raag Sangraha, Vol. 1 to 3
  3. Harmonium Pravesh, Vol. 1 to 3
  4. Tablavadan, Pravesh, Vol. 1 and 2
  5. Taal sadhana, Vol. 1 and 2
  6. Taalvidnyan


These books are available for sale in the institute’s office. Apart from this, small booklets with information pertaining to the exams are also available here. The teachers of the institute are:

  1. Suhas Datar, Principal
  2. Ghugri, Music Teacher
  3. Harshad Gadgil, Tabla Teacher
  4. Anagha Vaishampayan, Harmonium Teacher
  5. Sudhir Bavdekar, Harmonium Teacher
  6. Shubhangi Date, Bharatnatyam Teacher
  7. Shankar Shinde, Tabla Teacher
  8. Ajay Khajekar, Guitar Teacher
  9. Mandar Talnikar, Music Teacher
  10. Maitreyee Bapat, Bharatnatyam Teacher
  11. Manali Tunge, Music Teacher
  12. Manjusha Sathye, Kathak Teacher
  13. Shraddha Dandekar, Kathak Teacher
  14. Shrimati Meera Vaidya, Sitar Teacher
  15. Mansi Salve, Music Teacher
  16. Sayali Kulkarni, Music Teacher


This institute also has a library of music-related books as well as old gramophone records, spool recordings of various old maestros. Mrs.Sarika Bhame is the librarian in charge.

In affiliation with our institute, students from institutes from all over the state can appear for the music examinations. Presently, institutes from Mumbai, Dombivli, Baramati, Shegaon, Yavatmal, Nagpur, Jalgaon, Pachora and Nashik are affiliated with our institute. Shri Bhalachandra Bhave is in charge of the examination dept.
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