Prof. V. Premalatha

Prof. V. Premalatha

Name: Prof. V. Premalatha
Designation: Professor & Head
Phone: 9488280866


Biographic Sketch:
Dr. V Premalatha is a postgraduate and Doctorate in Music with specialization in Vocal and Veena. Under the guidance of Prof N Ramanathan, she has been working in the area of Music manuscripts for about 29 years and completed Research Projects awarded by SangeetNatak Academy, New Delhi and UGC. Authored three books, “Natyacudamani of Somanaraya”, “Talalakshanam of Acyutaraya”, “Contribution of Trinity” (e-book). Premalatha has presented and published research articles, textual materials and research reference materials for students of higher education institutions. Available at . Served at the University of Madras in the IDE and regular stream as Guest Lecturer and as Assistant Professor at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, for about 10 years. She is a member of BOS and External expert for adjudication of Ph.D. of 14 Universities; member of editorial board for peer reviewed music Journals. She has contributed E-Content relating to Karnataka Music for E-pgPathshala project. She was conferred with Musicologist award by the Madras Music Academy for 2022 and recognised as Women Achievers (2022) by the Telugu section of the All India Radio, Chennai, during the International Women’s day week in March 2023. Recipient of Institutional Internship project from IKS, GoI, New Delhi, 2023.

Research Highlights :

Prof. Premalatha has been researching on the ancient Palm-leaf and Paper Manuscripts on Music for more than 3 decades and had brought out hitherto unknown and new information on Music traditions and literature of ancient period, to limelight.

She has edited two Sanskrit-Telugu texts on Music, with English translation, belonging to the 15th – 16th centuries.

She is selected for the Institutional Internship programme 2023-24, by the Indian Knowledge System division, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India.Under this project, a total number of 60 interns from the Department of Music will be trained over a period of 6 months (June to November 2023) for the project, "Development of a 3 credit Online course titled, 'Musical and Cultural Heritage of Thiruvarur' in English and Tamil". Each intern will be receiving a stipend of ₹10000 per month and the total grant sanctioned under this project is ₹7.5 lakhs.

This project is to support IKS in one of its goals, towards the implementation of New Education Policy 2020.


Recent Publications :

  1. V Premalatha& P Nirmal Harish, “Research Notes of Dr. S. Seetha on the music of Thanjavur”, Swar Sindhu, UGC CARE listed / Peer Reviewed Journal, pp.79-88, June 2022
  2. V Premalatha, “Research on music Manuscripts by the scholars of 20th century”,published in DHIMAHI, International Research Journal, Volume-12, Chinmaya International Foundation, Ernakulam, 2021, pp. 29-42, ISSN - 0976-3066.
  3. V Premalatha, “Telugu Commentaries on Samskrta Musical treatises”SASTRA, International Journal of the University of Silicon Andhra, CA, vol -3, 2021, pp. 23-36, ISSN 2694-0965
  4. V Premalatha, “A Note on The Manasollasa Manuscript Preserved at the Oriental Research Institute, Tirupati” SWAR BHARATI, BharatiyaVidyaBhavan, New Delhi, 2019, pp.123-130
  5. V Premalatha, “Editing of Music Manuscripts”,KIRANAVALI, Journal of Sanskrit Research Foundation, Thiruvananthapuram, pp.95-101 (ISSN-0975-4067) (UGC-CARE listed of Journal)
  6. V Premalatha& K P Radhika, “A Note on The manuscripts containing songs preserved at ORI, Tirupati”  NADAMRUTHAM – The Journal of Music, Volume-10, published by the Department of Music, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, pp.20-23.
  7. V Premalatha& A Sadasiva,Melodic aspects in Jatisvaram”SAMAKALIKA SANGEETHAM, October 2018, pp.43-51, ISSN: 2319-3506.
  8. V Premalatha& M Kameswari, “Talarnava – an unknown work on Tala”,Journal of the Indian Musicological Society, Mumbai, 2018-19, pp.154-160, ISSN - 0251-012X
  9. V Premalatha, “Appreciation of the Krti, KartikeyaKangeya, in Todi Raga of Papanasam Sivan”, Proceedings of the National Conference on Life and Contribution of Sri Papanasam Sivan, Avinashilingam Institute of Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore, 2017, pp.43-45, ISBN- 978-93-5288-678-4.
  10. V Premalatha, “Early publications of Sri Tyagaraja Swami's Compositions”, Journal of the Madras Music Academy, Chennai, 2017,vol – 88, pp.94-100, ISSN: 0970-3101
  11. V Premalatha,Taladhyaya of Sangitadarpana”, article in SwarBharati, published by the BharatiyaVidyaBhawan, New Delhi, 2017, pp.137-140.

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