About the University

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu established an University exclusively for Music and Fine Arts so as to preserve, foster, popularise, promote the traditional system of Indian Music, Performing Arts and Fine Arts practised in Tamil Nadu, viz., The Tamil Nadu Dr.J Jayalalithaa Music and Fine Arts University. This is the unique university which has music, fine arts and sculpture, first of its kind in India. The Hon’ble Chief Minister is the Chancellor of this University.  The Hon’ble Minister for Tamil Development,Culture and Archaeology is the Pro – Chancellor.  The University introduces Postgraduate courses in Vocal, Veena, Violin, Mridangam, Thavil, Nadaswaram, Flute, Bharathanatyam and Postgraduate Diploma Course in Digital Photography and Visual Communication from the academic year 2014-2015.

Mission of the University

We strive for the development of music and fine arts and for the furtherance of the advancement of learning and prosecution of research, documentation, publishing of audio and video recording, popularizing of all branches of music, fine arts and performing arts in the State of Tamil Nadu.


The Tamil Nadu Dr.J Jayalalithaa Music and Fine Arts University is presently located in the campus of the Tamil Nadu Government Music College, Dr.DGS Dinakaran Salai, Chennai-600 028, on the banks of the Adyar River. The Government of Tamil Nadu has also allotted 12.720 hectares of land at Sozhinganallur, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, exclusively for this University.

Courses Offered 

In University Campus following courses are offered 

M.A. Music 

Vocal, Veena, Violin, Mrdangam, Bharathanatyam, Nagaswaram 


Painting, Visual Communication

Authorities of the University

Vice-Chancellor : Dr.Premeela Gurumurthy

Registrar : Thiru. A.Ravichandran

Controller of Examiations : Dr.B.Sairam, M.A.,Ph.D(Music)

Finance Officer  : Tmt.P.Jeyamathi, B.A.