Dr.B.Pushpa – Professor & Head, Dept. of Music

  1. Academic Positions
    • Member, Academic Council, University of Kerala
    • Former Member, Senate, University of Kerala
    • Former Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Kerala
    • Member, Faculty of Fine arts, University of Kerala
    • Chairman, Board of Studies in Music – University of Kerala
    • Member, Board of Studies in Music :
      • Calicut University
      • Mahatma Gandhi University
      • Kannur Univsersity
    • Recognized Supervising Guide in Music – M.Phil & Ph.D
      • University of Kerala
      • Sree Sankarachyara Sanskrit University, Kalady, Kerala
      • Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal
      • Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University, Trichur
  2. Research Experience
    • Ph.Ds produced – 9
      • University of Kerala – 5
      • Sree Sankara Sanskrit University, Kalady – 4
      • Theses submitted for Ph.D: 2 Nos – University of Kerala
  • Guidance being pursued for Ph.D. Degree (10 )
    1. A Study on the compositions in praise of Goddess Saraswathy
    2. A Study of the concept Lord Shiva through musical compositions
    3. A study on the decorative angas – Solkettu and Madhyamakala Sahitya in Sanskrit compositions
    4. A study of Varnas in dual forms
    5. The impact of technology in music
    6. Nishadha Varjya Ragas
    7. Analytical Study of the compositions of Goula Ragas
    8. A study on Allied ragas
    9. Dasavatars in Musical forms
    10. The musical forms in Neelambari raga
  • Thesis Evaluated :
    • Ph.Ds – 11
      • Tanjore University 6 Nos
      • Madras University 2 No
      • Madurai University 1 No
      • Bangalore University 1 No
      • Tirupathi University 1 No
  • Ph.D. Preliminary Qualifying Examination Thesis: (2 Nos)
    • Calicut University :
      • Aesthetics in Music
      • Musical talents, Musical appreciation and Experimental comparison.
    • M.Phil – 24
      • University of Madras – 2
      • Mother Teresa University, Kodaikanal – 2
      • Sree Sankara Sanskrit University, Kalady – 8
      • University of Kerala – 12
  • Project Guidance : 2
    • Navavarana Kirtanas
    • Vakra Ragas

Other Assignments

  • SEMINARS organized – Seven
  • Seminars / Conferences attended – Ten
  • External expert Selection / Screen Committee for recruitment / reemployment of teachers in Dept. Of Musicology, Rabindra Bharathi University, Kolkata.
  • Editor, “Nadamritham” – Kerala University Research Journal of music
  • Expert Member of the Committee for Chembai Memorial award constituted by Government of Kerala.
  • External Evaluator for SLET Examination – Avinasha Lingam Deemed University, Coimbatore
  • Subject Expert, Interview Board, Kannore University.
  • Resource person in Refresher courses in Malayalam and Sanskrit Department., UGC Academic Staff College, Univeristy of Kerala.
  • Expert member for Ph.D. Evaluation – Tamil University, Tanjore. & Madurai Kamaraj University.
  • Chairman of Board of Examination, MA. & BA – Kerala University & Calicut University.
  • External Examiner, MA (Music), Bangalore University
  • Chairman, Board of Paper setters for Calicut University BA & MA
  • Lecture Demonstration on Kerala’s Musical Tradition & importance of music concert to the Delegates from University of Wisconsin”s
  • Life Member Alumni Association, University of Kerala.
  • Life Member of Swati thirunal Sangeetha Sabha, Trivandrum
  • Life Member Bharat Scouts & Guides, Kerala Chapter
  • Hon. Adviser, Brehath Sangeeth Kendram, Trivandrum

Awards

  • Award from Princes Karthika Tirunal, Royal Hosue of Travancore.
  • Shree Swathi Chithira Puraskaram” by Swathi Chithira Cultural Society & School of Music, Trivandrum.
  • Recipient of award from Chembai Memorial Trust, Trivandrum
  • Awarded for propagation of classical vocal music from Sarada Society, Trivandrum

Previous Experience

  • Reader, Department of Music, College for Women, Trivandrum
  • Lecturer, Govt College Chittor
  • Lecturer, Swati Thirunal Music College, Trivandrum

Publications

  • Books published: Malayalam 6
  • Articles in approved journals: 27
  • Articles in Magazines and souvenirs: 30
  • Cassettes / CD released: 8

 

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