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Department of Department of Theatre

The department of Department of Theatre is established in 1995 and belongs to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The Department has a vibrant and talented faculty team with traditional and modern knowledge on the theoretical and practical systems of theatre arts.Every year the department admits 10 gifted artists as the post graduate students based on the entrance and aptitude test and they are the greatest resource of the department ion the growth process. The Department has developed a descent infrastructural facility for the smooth functioning of the Department. The students and teachers together work for inter departmental and inter disciplinary collaborations in making the theater arts work contemporary and productive. The students and teachers make their own creative works and productions every year and they in turn become great works of art.

This is the only department in the entire nation that engages the artists of Koodiyattom which is the the traditional Sanskrit Drama, as faculties. These faculties have active representation and presentation in national and international art/theatre workshops/seminars.This results in:-

  • The give and take relation between World and Malayalam theatre fields.
  • The Knowledge and system sharing between traditional and contemporary theatre.
  • Ability to contribute more than any other similar departments to the fields of tradition/modernity/Inter cultural function

The Department is in an exploration of the many ways; theatre and classical theatre interpret and affect society. Students and faculty collaborate on creative research projects designed to raise awareness, create community, foster self-expression, challenge stereotypes, evoke compassion, and represent diverse perspectives. Advanced academic programmes and capstone experiences enable students to develop and articulate their own unique aesthetics, purpose and creative vision for life and art beyond academics. This M. Phil.-Ph. D. integrated programme aims to give students a rigorous anchoring to the discipline of Theatre and the students are expected to contemplate their research projects in relation to contemporary debates in theatre and performance studies.


About Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit

The University was established two decades ago in the name of the illustrious Indian philosopher Jagad Guru Adi Sankara in his place of birth at Kalady. The basic objective of the University is to impart knowledge in various branches of Sanskrit, Indology, Indian culture, Indian and Foreign languages, Indian philosophy, Fine Arts and Social Sciences and to promote the study and research in Sanskrit and other systems of Indian knowledge. As a centre of cultural heritage and a house for indigenous art forms, the University is envisioned to harmonize the society through educational excellence.