The Dhrupad Institute in Bhopal aspires to promote and preserve the rich heritage of Indian Classical Form Dhrupad through the ‘Guru Shishya Parampara’. Guru Shishya Paramapara is the ancient tradition of learning wherein the students devote their lives to learn from their Gurus. The students are being nurtured and groomed to become accomplished performers .
This GURUKUL is the first of its kind for Dhrupad Style in India . About 10 students are receiving a four year scholarship including tuition, lodging and boarding. The mode of learning is specially designed to provide the students ample opportunity to be in close affinity of their Gurus, listening and learning from them. The institute also offers short termed courses focused at learning Dhrupad , Music appreciation. Institute would also organize Seminars and Workshops for the music lovers on a regular basis. Practicing meditation and Yoga based on Dhrupad is also one of the other endeavors the institute encourages.
The institute aims to document, archive and research available information about Dhrupad, its illustrious history , audio and video reference materials , musical texts and biographies of all the legends of dhrupad. The institute has a big Audio, Video and Books library to provide an opportunity to Music lovers and students to research on Dhrupad music.
Dhrupad Sansthan, Bhopal has got accreditation by UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee in 2010.
ICCR has also empanelled Dhrupad Sansthan, Bhopal to send foreign students to study music. Dhrupad Institute is associated with the American Institute of Indian studies.