In a historic first, the American Telugu community established a U.S.-based university for Indian performing arts. Yes, the University of SiliconAndhra offers Masters, diploma and certificate programmes in Carnatic music and Kuchipudi dance. And that too in the U.S.!
Here are some quick facts about the new university in Milpitas, California:
You can complete the courses online or during the weekend
The ‘hybrid’ teaching programme includes both virtual lessons from expert India-based faculty and weekend onsite classes and study planning.
The founder is a successful Telugu businessman
The CEO and president of the university is Anand Kuchibhotla, a resident of San Jose. He has held senior management positions in Fortune 500 companies.
The teachers are really thope
The all-doctorate faculty consists of eminent luminaries in Carnatic music and Kuchipudi dance. Faculty of reputed institutions in Hyderabad and Chennai came to the University of Silicon Andhra for a week in January to conduct an orientation programme
The minimum education qualification is Class 12
The University begins enrolling its students who have completed Class 12, be it in India or the U.S.
More courses are to be added!
Said Mr. Kuchibhotla, ‘In about 5-10 years, the university may move to a larger campus, with courses in ‘mainstream’ programmes such as computational logistics and biotechnology.’
We salute the efforts of the Silicon Andhra Association to support Telugu culture and traditions, and make our presence felt in the international community at large!
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