Meet our Advisors

R.S. Jayalakshmi

Dr. Mrs. R.S. Jayalakshmi is a Vina artist and had her training under Vina Vidvans Late Sri V.Raghavan and R.Pichumani Ayyar. She also learnt some special compositions like Padam and Javali from Smt. T. Muktha. She has been performing Vina concerts in All India Radio and Television as B-high graded artist for several years. She was on the faculty of the Department of Indian Music, University of Madras, from 1977 to 2004. Her M.Phil. dissertation entitled "Raga lakshanatthil Aarohanam - Avarohanam" (Tamizh) (Aarohanam-avarohanam as the characteristic of a Râga) has been published as a book in December 1999. The subject of her Ph.D. thesis was "Subbarama Dikshitarin Sangita-sampradaya-pradasini-yil Vilakkappattulla Gamakangal" (Tamizh) (Gamakas explained in Sangita-sampradaya-pradarsini of Subbarama Diksitar’). She has also presented Research Papers and Lecture-Demonstrations at various conferences.


N. Ramanathan

Born in 1946, Professor N Ramanathan, took his Bachelor's Degree in Violin (South Indian Art Music) from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati and Master's Degree and Ph.D. Degree in Musicology from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He taught and guided research in the Department of Indian Music at the University of Madras since 1978 and retired in 2004.