Graduate Diploma in Economics from University of Essex, UK
Msc Economics from UCL, London
The details of the course are listed below:
About Angira Kotal: Angira was introduced to Hindustani Classical Music at a very early age by her mother Smt Ratna Kotal and soon she came under the tutelage of Shri Shyamal and Smt. Mandira Lahiri. She received taalim from Late Pandit Biresh Roy in subsequent years. However, music training was not continuous for her because of academic priorities. Angira graduated in Computer Science Engineering in 2010 followed by a short stint working in Cognizant Technology Solutions. She resumed learning music in 2011, after a long gap of nine years, under the aegis of Ustad Jainul Abedin. She quit her job in 2011 and took up music as a career. Angira also holds a Graduate Diploma with Distinction in Economics from University of Essex followed by a Masters Degree with Merit in Economics from University College London. During her stay in the UK she won the title “Yuva Sangeet Ratna,Young Musician of the Year Award 2013” organized by Milapfest, UK and supported by Arts Council England. Currently, she is receiving advanced taalim from the renowned vocalist Pandit Omkar Dadarkar. She has won the Pratima Chandra Memorial Award 2018 in khyal and thumri and has performed in prestigious platforms in the UK and Kolkata. Under the thoughtful and pragmatic guidance of her guru, she hopes to take forward the legacy of Hindustani Classical Music both in time and space.
Students enrolling for this long term course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 student. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since, long term courses are detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.
The student should have some inclination and interest in this genre of music. Either he/she must have learned Hindustani classical music somewhere before or must have a habit of listening to this genre of music.