Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya
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|Chancellor||Governor of Chhattisgarh|
In 1956 King birendra bahadur Singh and Queen Padmavati Devi, the then King and Queen of the princely state of Khairagarh, donated their palace to open a university of music, dance and visual arts. The university was named after their deceased daughter Indira Devi who died young and was fond of music. It was run under the Government of Madhya Pradesh until the creation of Chhattisgarh. It claims to be Asia's first musical university.
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The university has collection of more than 40,000 books and a good number of audiotapes, CDs and video slides of Indian masters of Painting. Listening facilities are available for the students. The university also has a collection of works of the contemporary master painters of India, folk and tribal artists of different regions. It has a mini musical-instrument gallery having a collection of classical and folk musical instruments. There is a mini archaeological museum with a collection of regional archaeological art collections and documentation. The university provides hostel facilities to both the male and female students. Accommodations are available for overseas students as well. All teaching instructions will be provided in English for the foreign students.