Department of Music


The Department of Music was established in the year 2009. The Department had a humble start with a few Guest faculties with a purpose to introduce the knowledge of ‘soft power’ of performing art in education. It may not be out of context to mention here that the state of Tripura holds a rich musical heritage as the Manikya Rulers of Tripura promoted the Indian classical Music in their kingdom through various musical and cultural activities organized in their Court as well as in public and patronizing Indian classical music by honoring musicians with various felicitations and awards. Moreover, the presence of Court musicians very well endorse the deep rooted love of the royalties of Tripura for Indian Classical music and dance. A narrative along this line may help to establish the fact regarding the relevance of music in the Royal kingdom of Tripura in the bygone era which contributed to bring in music in the main curriculum of education in Tripura. It is a well-known fact of history that once while on his musical tour to Kashmir, the renowned musician of Bishnupur Gharana Pandit Jadu Bhatt gave a soulful performance but then the Maharaja of Kashmir challenged him to acquire appreciation from the Maharaja of Tripura the then contemporary Ruler Maharaja Bir Chandra Manikya, as an appreciation from him really was held in high esteem by every musician of the country. It was then that Jadu Bhatt took the challenge and impressed the Maharaja of Tripura and was felicitated by the title of ‘Tanrang’ by Maharaja Bir Chandra Manikya.

Vision of the Department

When we look back through the mirrors of time, we can experience that the royalties of Tripura dreamt of a holistic edifice of higher learning called “Abode of Learning” in line with the ideals of Santiniketan, Visva-bharati as established by gurudev Rabindranath Tagore with whom the Royal family of Tripura enjoyed an eternal bond of friendship and common passion for art, poetry and literature. The National Education Policy 2020 has also linked education with vocational skill and multi-disciplinary education system.
Therefore, the Department of Music envisions creating an ability to appreciate Indian classical music amongst its students and promote this heritage of India through its curriculum.

Deparmental Profile

Year of Establishment 2009 
Name of HOD Dr. Tripti Watwe
Courses offered B.A  (Elective /Pass course in Music)
Intake Capacity 30
Entry level Qualification H.S.(+2) Passed
Faculty Position 01

Faculty members

Sl. No. Name Designation Specialization Contact
1 Dr. Tripti Watwe Assistant Professor & HOD

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Khayal Sangeet of Bharatiya Shastriya Sangeet


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Question Papers

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List of Recommended Books

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Program organized by the Department

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Contact Us

Address of Communication:
Department of Music
Women's College
B.K. Road, Agartala
Tripura, India