Applications Invited For Music Scholarship


Applications are invited from students for a scholarship in advance training in Hindustani Music (Vocal – Khayal/Dhrupad, Percussion – Tabla/Pakhawaj).

The value of the scholarship is 7,500 rupees per month for one year (April 2019 to March 2020).

Those interested must send in your application (bio-data on music education) via mail to or in an envelope marked ‘Citi – NCPA Scholarship for Young Musicians (Indian Music)’ to the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021 on or before December 31, 2018.

Please note, applications received after December 31 will not be accepted.

The application must contain details regarding the individual’s name, date of birth, address, contact number/alternate contact number, professional qualification, email ID, music teachers/gurus, number of years of total training and details of achievements / prizes / scholarships and performances, amongst other noteworthy details.

The shortlisted candidates will be informed via email or telephone. They will be required to appear for an audition at the NCPA, Mumbai, in February 2019. The decision of the NCPA Selection Committee will be final.

Contact No: 022-66223872 / 3737 (Mon to Fri. 10.30 am to 5.30 pm)

Eligibility Criteria & General Instructions:

  • Age Limit:
    For Khayal / Tabla / Pakhawaj – 18 to 30 years of age (as of March 1, 2019)
    For Dhrupad – 18 to 35 years of age (as of March 2019)
  • Students who are beneficiaries of other scholarship/grant in the field of music during April 2019-20, are not eligible to apply
  • Professional musicians including those with ‘A’ grade from All India Radio are not eligible to apply
  • Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply