The premier institute for Indian Art and Culture outside the Sub-Continent.
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
4a Castletown Road
West Kensington
London W14 9HE
United Kingdom
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The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's purpose is to preserve for posterity the
tradition of Indian art and culture. The Bhavan was founded in India
in 1938 and there are more than a 100 branches of the Bhavan in India.
The UK Bhavan was the first independent overseas branch and it is also
the largest institute for Indian art and culture outside India.

The Bhavan provides courses in music, dance, languages, drama, art and
archaeology and yoga. Some nine hundred students attend our courses
during the year. Courses are taught at different leverls – open,
diploma (5 years) and master. Individual training is available in
order to advance students to the highest levels. We are associated
academically with the University of Cambridge and Trinity College of
Music, London, in collaboration with whom we will shortly be offering
the Batchelor of Music degree in Indian Classical Music. - be discovered.

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