The Kalkeri Sangeet Vidyalaya (KSV) provides a musical and academic education to two hundred children. In addition, food, accommodation, health care and clothing are also provided, and everything is free. There are no fees at all.
More than a school, Kalkeri Sangeet Vidyalaya is a living and working ideal, where the students can blossom and realise their full potential. KSV is traditional and modern in its educational approach at all times. Tradition is taught through the ancient disciplines of Indian Classical Music. The modern educational programme is based on the educational syllabus in Karnataka State, and great emphasis is put on teaching English as the main language of communication. Computer studies are also important to prepare the students to meet the demands of today’s rapidly evolving world.
Founded in November 2002, the school is located in a quiet valley near the city of Dharwad in Karnataka State, South India. Established on three acres of land a short distance from Kalkeri Village, the school consists of simple buildings made from traditional materials.
In this peaceful setting, the children enjoy the tranquillity necessary for their academic studies, music practice and many other cultural activities.