Launched by Sri Sri University in 2020 with the blessings of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar, the Sri Sri Centre for Advanced Research in Kathak (SSCARK) will be instrumental in bridging Shastra (Theory) and Prayoga (Praxis), through a multi-pronged and layered approach to Kathak combining Parampara (Tradition) and Anusandhaan (Research).
SSCARK will fuse together academic thought and performance of Kathak through the creation of a number of research based choreographies. Extensive work will also be undertaken to bring to light a number of hitherto unknown treatises in relation to the evolution of Kathak.
SSCARK will offer PhD and Integrated PhD courses in Kathak via the Faculty of Arts, Communication and Indic Studies. Total 24 seats for PhD are available for the academic year 2020-21.