Mumbai, xx May 2021: Dr. Divya Shrivastava, Associate Dean & Associate Professor, NMIMS School of Performing Arts, has been conferred with the prestigious Glory of India Award by India International Friendship Society (IIFS), in recognition of her exemplary performance and outstanding services in the field of music in India and abroad. The award was presented by Mrs. Sasikalapushpa Ramaswamy, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, in the presence of eminent educationists and members of the media fraternity, at a seminar on Economic Growth & National Integration. The ceremony was held at India International Centre, New Delhi.
Speaking about the recognition, Dr Divya Shrivastava said, “I am thrilled as well as humbled by this honor, and to join this club of eminent personalities who have contributed immensely towards the welfare of society at global level, and who continue to glorify the name of our country. I am grateful to all my colleagues and associates who have been helped me in my professional journey.”
“This award has further strengthened my resolve and motivation to continue furthering the cause of quality music education in the right direction. I have also strived to inculcate this same ideology at NMIMS School of Performing Arts, and we are committed to creating world-class musicians through an individualized approach, that focuses on both, the passion of our students and the unique needs of the music industry,” she added.
The Glory of India Awards (also known as the “Bharat Jyoti Awards”) are presented annually to professionals from diverse fields, to recognize their extraordinary contribution in their respective fields. Past recipients of the award include eminent personalities like Late Mother Theresa, former Vice President B.D. Jatti, South African politician Amichand Rajbansi, scientist Prem Chand Pandey, ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas, spiritual leader and author Kamlesh Patel, classical vocalist Dr. Bharati Vaishampayan, legends like Dev Anand, Sunil Dutt and Rajesh Khanna, and many other leading personalities from around the world.
NMIMS School of Performing Arts, offers India’s first bachelor degree program in Western Contemporary Music. It also offers a degree course in Indian Music for aspirants to explore the Indian music Industry. While BA Music (Western Contemporary Music) offers specializations in drums, guitar, piano and vocals, BA Music (Indian Music) offers specializations in vocals and sitar. The school is equipped with the finest musical instruments and multiple jam rooms, an audio-visual library and production labs. The highly-qualified faculty from across the globe include veteran experts like Gino Banks, Clement Rooney, Chandresh Kudwa and Sheldon D’silva, among others. The courses prepare students to transform their passion into careers as performers, choral singers, composers, arrangers, and music educators, as well as arts administrators and music librarians.
About NMIMS’ School of Performing Arts, Mumbai
The School of Performing Arts is structured so as to serve as a perfect launch pad for anyone who wants to build a career in music and make a mark in the music industry. The studies include vocal and musical instruments as major subjects along with music production, composition, arranging, music business and many more career -oriented subjects. Faculty at SOPA are the eminent musicians and scholars from across the music world along with guest lectures from top of the industry to offer the best exposure to the students.
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Established in 1981, NMIMS is today recognized as a globally reputed university with strong industry linkages. It offers multiple disciplines across eight campuses that consist of 17 specialized schools, more than 17000 students, and about 750 full-time faculty members, 10 faculty members with Fulbright Scholarship and Humboldt International Scholarship for post-doctoral researchers. It is known for its consistent academic quality and research-focused approach towards holistic education. SVKM’s NMIMS has been granted Category-I Deemed University status by Graded Autonomy Regulation 2018 by MHRD/UGC and NMIMS Mumbai Campus is NAAC accredited with a CGPA of 3.59.
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