Head of Department: Associate Professor Dr Santosh Kumar Pudaruth
The Department of Curriculum Development, one of the seven departments of the School of Performing Arts (SPA), is responsible for reviewing existing syllabi and designing new ones as well as designing and writing up of textbooks and other pedagogical materials, besides advising on all important activities of SPA. Though it functions with only a Head of Department and three administrative officers, it ramifies across the other departments of the School of Performing Arts; hence, leveraging the expertise of their members of staff in all matters related to its core activities.
The Department is, currently, working on the design and writing up of textbook for Certificate I in three disciplines, namely; Hindustani Vocal Music, Carnatic Vocal Music and Bharat Natyam. It has already reviewed and advised on a Foundation Course in Violin (Carnatic), and Veena, a Part-time BA (Hons) in Performing Arts (Violin - Hindustani) and a Full-time, 4-year BA (Hons) in Performing Arts (Hindustani Vocal Music).