RLV College of Music and Fine Arts

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RLV College of Music and Fine Arts
Type Public
Established 1936: Radha Lakshmi Vilasam Academy of Music
1956: RLV Academy of Music and Institution of Fine Arts
1997: RLV College of Music and Fine Arts
Principal Prof.V.K.Ramesan
Location Tripunithura, Kerala, India
Website [1]

RLV (Radha Lakshmi Vilasam) College of Music and Fine Arts is an institution situated in the Raja Nagari of Tripunithura, in Ernakulam District, in the state of Kerala, India. Degree and postgraduate courses are offered in the Faculty of Music, Performing Arts and Visual Arts. The institution is affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. The Principal is Prof.T.N.Govindan Namboothiri [1]

History[edit]

The college began in a single apartment belonging to the Cochin Royal family.

The then King of Cochin, H.H. Sri. Kerala Varma Mitukkan Thampuran and his wife Smt. Lakshmikutty Nethyaramma invited experts in stitching, kaikottikkali, and painting to impart learning to girls and elder ladies. This endeavor developed into an institution in the name of the King’s daughter Radha and wife Lakshmi and was named ‘Radha Lakshmi Vilasam Academy’ incorporating vocal music also.

In 1956, the institution was brought under the control of the government of Kerala and was renamed as RLV Academy of Music and Fine Arts. Diploma and Post Diploma Courses in vocal music, Bharathanatyam, Kathakali, and painting were started.

In 1998, the institution was affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottyam and the Diploma and Post Diploma Courses were restructured as degree and postgraduate courses.

Campus

Faculties and departments[edit]

Faculty of Music[edit]

Faculty of Performing Arts[edit]

Faculty of Visual Arts[edit]

  • Department of Painting
  • Department of Sculpture
  • Department of Applied Arts

Courses[edit]

  • Bachelor of Arts - Music and Performing Arts
  • Master of Arts - Music and Performing Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts - Visual Arts
  • Master of Fine Arts - Visual Arts

Notable alumni[edit]

  • K.J. Yesudas
  • Thiruvizha Jayashankar
  • Thonnakkal Peethambaran
  • Mayyanad Kesavan Namboodiri
  • Benoy Varghese
  • Vaikom Valliammal
  • Vaikom Vasudevan Namboothiri

Principals[edit]

  • N.V.Narayana Bhagavathar 1956-57
  • K.S.Kumaraswamy Iyer 1957-66
  • K.S.Harihara Iyer 1966-68
  • Nellai T.V.Krishnamoorthy 1969-70
  • Parassala B.Ponnammal 1970-80
  • Mavelikkara R.Prabhakara Varma 1981-84
  • Smt. S. Janaki 1984-85
  • T.P.Moni Iyer1985-86
  • K.K.Dharmarajan 1986-88
  • P. Leela 1988-94
  • V.I.Suku 1994-96
  • Avaneeswaram Ramachandran 1996-98
  • Tripunithura K.Lalitha 2000-02
  • P.S.Vanajam 2002-2009
  • R.Kamakshi 2009-12
  • Prof M.Balasubramoniam (2012- 2014)
  • Dr K.S.Jays ( 2014-2015 )
  • Prof T.N.Govindan Namboothiri ( 2015 -

"Welcome to RLV College of Music and Fine Arts, Tripunithura". Rlvmusiccollege.org. Retrieved 2012-05-31. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rlvmusiccollege.org". rlvmusiccollege.org. 

Coordinates: 9°56′33.06″N 76°18′35.83″E / 9.9425167°N 76.3099528°E / 9.9425167; 76.3099528