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Partnership - Annamalai University

Directorate of Distance Education:
Faculty of Fine Arts, Malaysia

Annamalai Certificate Programme


Sugam Karnatica has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India to offer fine arts courses for students learning the fine arts in Malaysia. The objective is to motivate and encourage students of arts to pursue their passion through systematic and organized examinations conducted in University format.


About Annamalai University

The Annamalai University was founded in the year 1929 by philanthropist the Hon’ble Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar of Chettinad, Kt., LL.D., D.Litt. Since then, during these seventy-nine years, the Annamalai University has grown into a premier, unitary, residential institution of higher learning and research.


The University today is spread over an extensive campus of about one thousand acres and has the Faculties of Arts, Science, Indian Languages, Engineering and Technology, Education, Fine Arts, Agriculture, Medicine and Dentistry and in all they comprise 49 Departments of Study.


Dr. Rajah Sir M.A. Muthiah Chettiar of Chettinad, Kt., B.A., D.Litt., the Founder Pro-Chancellor from 1948 to 1984 assiduously nurtured the growth and development of the University and devoted his life to realize the aims of his noble father Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar.


All the programmes of study offered by the Directorate of Distance Education have the approval of the Distance Education Council, New Delhi.



RENEWAL OF MOU FOR 2018 - 2023

From left: Sujietra (Executive Director of Sugam Karnatica), Dr K. Arumugam (Registrar of Annamalai University), Dr M. Arul (Director of Distance Education, Annamalai University)

Partnership - Indian Raga

IndianRaga is an education start-up founded at MIT and a movement to make authentic arts education accessible, relevant and rewarding. They seek to provide high-quality education and career opportunities through internationally recognized certification and structured learning & professional paths. They provide a holistic approach to learning music, including a focus on presentation and performance, high-quality audio and video production for digital channels, and learning how to collaborate with fellow musicians.


Indian Raga Labs is one of their programs which was launched successfully with participants from over 30 cities across the world. Raga Labs are Music and Dance workshops where you learn, perform and shine. A group of 6-8 musicians or dancers come together to learn an exciting piece of around 5 minutes in an interesting arrangement, get trained in how to perform and present it effectively, and then actually produce a high-quality video of their collaboration.


Raga Labs is already established in USA, India, Singapore and London. Now, Raga Labs sets foot in Malaysia. We hope to provide talented musicians and dancers in Malaysia an avenue nearer to home where they can express their creativity, record high quality productions and share it with the rest of the world.

Why IndianRaga?

•We are the ONLY crowd-sourced music and dance content channel today!

•We work with talented artists like Mahesh Raghvan, Vinod Krishnan, Swathi Jaisankar and groom talent every year via our     Fellowship and Raga Labs Programs

•Our artistes get a global platform to showcase their talent, not only on the channel but also via live shows

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