This programme will provide opportunities to educands to further develop their skills as well as reinforce creativity and enhance knowledge of Vocal Hindustani Music. Educands will be equipped with tools to enhance teaching and learning processes, to carry out research on original topics, to develop teaching and critical appreciation of Hindustani Music with special reference to Vocal Hindustani Music. Moreover it caters for a multi faceted education to enhance the overall performance of the singer and to instill values for character building in line with Indian cultural traditions and heritage.
2. General Entry Requirements
Successful completion of an undergraduate degree with:
- At least a second class or 50% whichever is applicable or
- A GPA not less than 2.5 out of 4 or equivalent, from a recognised higher education institution or
- Alternative qualifications acceptable to the University of Mauritius/ Mahatma Gandhi Institute
3. Program Requirement
At least a second class Degree in Performing Arts (Vocal Hindustani), B.A (Hons) Performing Arts (Vocal Hindustani) with Education or equivalent qualifications acceptable to the UOM/ MGI.
4. Minimum credits required for the awards:
- Masters Degree - 42 Credits
- Postgraduate Diploma - 24 Credits
- Postgraduate Certificate - 15 Credits
Breakdown as Follows:
Modules Core Taught
|Master’s Degree:||24 credits||12 credits||6 credits|
|Postgraduate Diploma:||24 credits||-||-|
|Postgraduate Certificate:||12 credits||-||-|
5. Programme Duration
The duration of the Graduate Programme should normally not exceed 4 years (8 semesters) and in any case (under Flexible Learning Programme) not more than 7 years (14 semesters).
|Normal (P/T)||Maximum (P/T)|
|Master's Degree:||4 semesters||8 semesters|
|Postgraduate Diploma:||4 semesters||8 semesters|
|Postgraduate Certificate:||2 semesters||4 semesters|
6. Credit System
As per University Regulations
All modules will carry 100 marks and will be assessed as follows unless otherwise specified:
- Theory modules MAVH 5141, MAVH 5143, MAVH 5145, MAVH 5146, MAVH 5147, MAVH 5148, MAVH 5249 and MAVH 5251 will be based on Written Examination (WE) of 3-hours duration, carrying 70% of the total 100 marks, out of which 30% will be from Continuous Assessment (CA).
- Practical modules MAVH 5142 and MAVH 5250 will carry 100 marks, out of which 30% will be from Continuous Assessment (CA) and 70% from Viva Voce.
- Practical module MAVH 5144 will carry 100 marks out of which 35% will be from Viva Voce and 35% from demonstration, while 30% will be from Continuous Assessment (CA).
- MAVH 5252 - Stage Performance (Concert) will carry 100 marks, out of which 35% will be from Viva Voce, while demonstration will carry 10 marks for semi-classical/light music, 25 marks for classical music and 30 marks will be from Continuous Assessment (CA).
- Continuous Assessment (CA) may be based on assignments, practical tests, theory tests, exposés.
- There is no level attached to modules, i.e each module carries its own credit value.
8. Submission Deadlines for Dissertation:
- 1st draft end of July in the final year
- Final copy: Last working day of August in the final year
- For a student to pass a module, an overall total of 40% for combined Continuous Assessment (CA) and Written Examination (WE) components would be required, without minimum thresholds within the individual CA and WE components.
The same criterion will apply for modules being assessed jointly. Note that all overall marks for the two modules will be considered and not the individual marks for each of the two modules.
9. Choice of Electives
Students will be required to submit their choice of electives in order of priority by the middle of Semester I of year I.
The UOM/MGI reserve the right not to offer a given elective module if the critical number of students is not attained and/or for reasons of resource constraints.
10. List of Modules
|Music of the various nations|
|Aesthetical Matrix of Indian Music|
|Avirbhav and Tirobhav|
|Music, Psychology and Sociology|
|Music and Electronic Media|
|Hindustani Music in Mauritius|
Note: Students will be required to write between 10,000 to 14,000 words on an original research based topic which is relevant to the subject and approved by the Departmental Board assisted by a supervisor. Guidance in Research methodology will be provided.
The dissertation will include a Viva Voce conducted by a panel including the supervisor.
Deadline to submit proposal for dissertation is the first week of July of Level II.