About the School

The School of Performing Arts (SoPA), HSNC University was formed to train students to exceed in their artistic endeavours, to hone their talent, to maximise their skills, to modernize their artistic perspectives, to conserve and propagate Indian Tradition and Heritage and to be a complete performing artist.

The School aims to use the traditional Guru-Shishya Parampara along with modern education systems to not only develop performing artists but also professionals in the service of performing arts in different capacities. In a unique blend of theory and practice, industry experts and skilled faculty members will hone the skills of the students.

The Ghungroo Saga

The School of Performing Arts, HSNCU (SoPA) was launched with a grand celebratory event called 'The Ghungroo Saga'.

The spectacular performances of HSNCU students and teachers mesmerised the audience. From classical dances to fusion, contemporary to stand-up acts, the night was filled with melody and joy. The highlight of the event was a special aerial dance by a couple of students which took everyone’s breath away.

This was just the beginning of the exciting journey called the School of Performing Arts.

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Salient Features

  • Performing arts involve theoretical and practical components. The practical aspect in core courses (the performing arts of choice) naturally has been given double the weightage.
  • The total credits for a three-year UG programmehas been kept as 120 credits (20 credits per semester). Each course has four units throughout the programme with 100 marks. Internal (formative assessment) and external (summative assessment) examination is in the ratio of 40:60.
  • The course would give the students option to develop skills in areas which have direct relevance to employability in the associated fields of performing arts such as performing artist, art teacher/educator, researcher, art critic, music and dance therapist.


  • Should have qualified the Class 12 (H.S.C.) or any equivalent examination.
  • The candidate is expected to have the basic training in the Subject of Performing Arts for which they are applying.
  • The candidate has to undergo a Presentation and Viva Voce (Audition) Test in the concerned Performing Art Subject before a University recognized panel of eminent experts/scholars from the field of Performing Arts. The candidate has to pass the test with at least 40% marks.


The Bachelor of Performing Arts (B.P.A.) program is started with an aim to make the students employable and impart industry-oriented training. The main objectives of the programme are:


About Us

HSNC University, Mumbai, is constituted under sub-section (6) of section 3 of the Maharashtra Public Universities Act, 2016 (Mah. VI of 2017), the Government of Maharashtra vide notification no. Rusayo-2019/CR-186/UE-3 dated 30th October 2019 in the official gazette as a Cluster University comprising a cluster of the existing - HR College of Commerce and Economics, Churchgate, Mumbai as the lead college and Kishinchand Chellaram College, Churchgate, Mumbai and Bombay Teachers’ Training College, Colaba, Mumbai as the constituent colleges with H(S)NC Board as its parent body.

H. R. College, K. C. College and Bombay Teachers’ Training College, A Grade Colleges as per NAAC accreditation, located strategically in South Mumbai, are eminent institutions of the Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board, with national and global recognition. They are today acknowledged as role models to other institutions of the Board and the University of Mumbai, by virtue of their innovative academic, cultural, research, and outreach programmes. The three Colleges have stood up to the challenges of keeping their curriculum dynamic by consistently introducing comprehensive approaches to teaching, learning and research. Their industry-academia interface and liaising with international Universities has enabled their students to benefit from the experiential learning experience which is the USP of HR, KC and BTTC. The abiding reputation of the Colleges has ensured that immense employment/placement and higher education opportunities, in India and abroad, have opened up for the students who graduate from here. Several prominent Industries / NGOs offer Campus recruitment and the Alumni of these colleges constitute the ‘Who’s Who’ in national and international professional sectors.

The idea of the Cluster University was a radical initiative by RUSA, Rashtriya Uchater Shikshan Abhyan, (an apex body under the Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India, and the Government of Maharashtra), in the pursuit to overcome the lacunae in the existing University system. The Cluster University also aims at opening up curriculum reforms and bringing in greater autonomy in the designing of syllabi to make them contemporary, multi-disciplinary and in tune with the highest global standards.

In the offing is a liberal education system that will revolutionise the learning system like never seen before. A buffet approach to courses; multi-disciplinary in approach and technology-based education i.e. EDUCATION 4.0 is what students enrolling with the HSNC University are heading for. Along with the popular courses, students can look forward to unconventional courses like a new School of Yoga and Wellness as well as of Performing Arts – Kathak and Bharatnatyam and School of Music, both vocal and instrumental. This is in addition to the much-in-demand School of Law. The curriculum has already been endorsed by the Industry as well as reputed foreign universities to ensure that students transition to their internships and jobs is a smooth one. In addition, students can look forward to a research and entrepreneurship culture at the HSNC University and research projects supported by the Industry itself.It is a matter of pride for us that HR, KC and BTTC have this opportunity to grow into a composite centre of excellence, offering all-inclusive University Education as a Cluster University. As the second Cluster University in Maharashtra, our Colleges have been selected for the formation of the University after a rigorous procedure, in which they have been evaluated on a large number of academic and research parameters.The HSNC Mumbai University, which is being built on the strongest credentials of its three constituent Colleges, will continue to hold the baton of excellence high, and move in the direction of setting loftier standards in the national and international higher education scenario. Remember, you are at the right place and at the right time. Yes – HSNC University: Where Excellence is the only Compelling Option.