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Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya was established in the year 1973. The college is permanently affiliated to University of Mumbai 7 Assessed & accredited by National Accreditation & Assessment Council (NAAC) with ‘B++’ grade. It is a grant-in-aid institution recognized by the U.G.C. under 2(f) & 12(b) of the UGC Act 1956. The college has over the years grown & completed 40 years of its dedicated service in the field of dance education.

The college is affiliated to the University of Mumbai. Nalanda Nrityakala Mahavidyalaya has more than 120 Students, 20 Teaching staff and 7 Non-Teaching staff. The standard of discipline is well maintained and the student-teacher relations are absolutely cordial. The college provides personal counseling to the students as well.

Infact this college till date is the only college in the country where degrees are awarded to students at the Bachelors, Masters & Ph.D. levels by the University.

The college has always been conscious of its role as a constructive and responsible part of the larger society. Thus it gives utmost attention to the overall development of the personality of students.

Teaching Methodology

The practical side teaching is still being done in a traditional method; the theory is taken care of by academically trained dancers and professors. The university curriculum has added newer theoretical dimensions to the traditional practical training. The students are systematically taught the shastric sanction and basis of extant dance practice – an aspect which is of utmost importance if the purity of dance practice – an aspect which is of utmost importance if the purity of dance practice is to be maintained and comprehended, but which is today absent from the traditional method of training. At the post-graduate level, the students take comparative theory papers on aesthetics, world theatrical traditions etc. and gain teaching experience. They also take up topics for research/ investigation. Most importantly the students are systematically taught to choreograph items on traditional framework.

Over the years, Nalanda college has created an exceptionally well-trained, highly qualified and scholarly generation of dancers who are not only proficient performers but also excellent theoreticians, analysers and teachers.

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