- To provide opportunities to diploma holders to acquire further knowledge and competence in Bharata Natyam classical dance.
- To equip them to critically analyse issues related to education and dance teaching, and to devise approaches to the teaching of Bharata Natyam Dance in Mauritius.
2. General Entry Requirements
In accordance with General Entry Requirements for admission for Undergraduate Degrees.
3. Program Requirement
A post A-Level MGI Diploma in Performing Arts (Bharata Natyam) or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the UOM/MGI.
5. Programme Duration
|Normal (Years)||Maximum (Years)|
|Degree:||2 years||4 years|
6. Credit System
- The B.A (Hons) Performing Arts (Bharata Natyam) programme is built up on a 3-year part time Diploma, which accounts for 60 credits
- The Programme is structured on the credit system and is run on a semester basis
- A semester is of a duration of 15 weeks (excluding examination period)
- A credit is a unit of measure, and the Programme is based on the following guidelines:
15 hours of lectures and / or tutorials: 1 credit
6.2 Programme Structure
The B.A Programme is made up of a number of modules carrying 3 credits each, except the Dissertation which carries 9 credits
6.3 Minimum Credits Required for the Award of the Degree:
- The MGI Diploma already accounts for 60 credits
- For the award of the B.A (Hons) (Bharata Natyam), the student must obtain at least 108 credits, including the 60 credits already earned at Diploma level
6.4 Distribution of Credits
|Modules||No. of Credits|
|IV||Electives – GEM (from UOM/MGI lists)||3|
6.5 Credits per semester
Minimum - 6 credits
Maximum - 18 credits of Retake modules)
(Subject to Regulation 5 above)
7. MODE OF DELIVERY
Modules are delivered on a face-to-face basis, unless otherwise specified.
- All modules will carry 100 marks and will be assessed as follows unless otherwise specified:
- Written Examination of 2-hour duration or Practical Examination at the end of every semester, carrying 70% of the total marks, and continuous assessment carrying 30% of the total marks unless otherwise stated.
- Continuous Assessment will be based on practical work and/ or assignment and should include at least one class test, written/ practical.
- For a student to pass a module, a minimum of 30% should be attained in both Continuous Assessment and Written and / Practical Examination separately, with an overall total of a minimum of 40% in that module.
Modules will carry the weightings of 1,3 or 5 depending on their status (introductory, intermediate or advanced). Weighting for a particular module is indicated within parentheses in the module code.
Students are advised to consult the “General information to students” booklet available at the office of Registrar, University of Mauritius, Reduit, or the Mahatma Gandhi Institute Library for further details.
|Nritta I : Vocabulary of movements in Bharata Natyam|
|Language of gestures in Bharata Natyam|
|Indian Classical Dance Styles & Folk Dance|
|Sanskrit Treatises on Dance|
|Nritta II: The Abstract|
|Karnatic Music in Bharata Natyam|
|Nritya I : The Expressive|
|Choreography & Compositional Work|
|World History of Dance|
|Nritya II: Varnam|
|Dance Pedagogy / Teaching Practice|