Department of Kathakali Vesham
Kathakali department was established in the year 1974. The department was the headed by the maestro Padmashree Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair. The department expanded in the expert hands of Kalamandalam Rajan, Kalamadalam Ramakrishnan, Kalamandalam Haridas and Kalamandalam Sreekumar. The great maestros and talented students are its inestimable wealth. The department offers undergraduate and postgraduate course in Kathakali Vesham. The students undergoes rigorous “cholliyattam” as well as theory classes along with the allied language courses and electives.
This is a 3year regular undergraduate program with 10 seats (boys/girls). Candidates securing not less than 55% marks in 12th and must have aptitude in Kathakali are eligible to apply for this course. For the disciplines of Kathakali, sense of rhythm , physical appearance and histrionic taste are the criteria of selection . Admission is based on interview and marks in qualifying examination.
M.A. Kathakali Vesham
Master’s program in kathakali is a 2 year full time course. This program has 7 seats. Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kathakali Vesham with minimum 55% mark are eligible to apply. The admission will based on interview and the marks in the qualifying exam.
10:00am to 4:00pm
Radhakrishnan A. (HOD)
Lecturer in Kathakali Vesham
Mob : 9495195089
Junior Lecturer in Kathakali Vesham
1.Scholar in Residence -2018
- Vazhenkada Vijayan , Kathakali Exponent and Son the Legendary Padmashree Vazhenkada Kunju Nair.
- Kalamadalam Sreekumar ,Rtd Lecturer, HOD, Dept.Kathakali, RLV College,
- E.N Narayanan, Asst.Prof,Sanskrit, S.B College Changanessery
Sandhya P, II year B.A student did her aragettam in Kathakali vesham in 2018 at Sree Poornathrayeesha Temple,Tripunithura becoming the first women to do kathakali arangettam from a formal Institution.