“Gangubai Hanagal Music and Performance Arts University will have a Gurukula model campus in Hunsur taluk,” said Vice Chancellor of Karnataka State Gangubai Hanagal Music and Performance Arts University, Dr Sarvamangala Shankar.
She was speaking to media persons recently after visiting the proposed site for the construction of the campus in Dharmapura silk farm in Bilikere.
“The new branch of the university is spread across 65 acres land. The land transfer is already completed. All genres of music will be taught here with world class equipment and hostel facility will also be provided,” Dr Sarvamangala Shankar.
Registrar of the university A Rangaswamy appreciated the keen interest of MLA Manjunath which helped secure the land for the campus. “The primary works of the campus was launched on Saturday. Various development projects will be taken up with the grant of Rs 5 crore by the state government. Till then the old silk farm building will be used as the office,” he added.
“This place is appropriate for a university campus and the neglected art forms will be taught on par with national and international standards. A museum will also be constructed and made into a tourist attraction centre. There is also a plan to have a music fountain in the campus. One more campus will come up in 100 acres of land in another plot in Varakodu,” he said.
Board members of the university Dr Mruthyunjaya Agadi, Dr Mallikarjuna Tarlagatta, Prof Vasanth Savadi, Humayun Harlapur, T S Kamath, members of the Syndicate Vasundhara Hegade, Banandur Kempaiah and others were present.