The proposed Karnataka State Music University, the first ever music varsity in South India is likely to be functional from next year. The varsity is likely to be set up at Mysore. The proposed University will offer different courses in music and dance at undergraduate and postgraduate level from the next academic year.
'An amount of INR 5 crore has been sanctioned by the State Government,' said Hanumanna Nayaka Dorai, Special Officer of the proposed Karnataka State Music University. The proposed varsity will be the third music university in the country after the Indira Gandhi Sangeet and Kala Vikas University at Khairaghad in Madhya Pradesh and Bhatkhande University of Music in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh.