Department of Music& Research Centre, Govt. College, Chittur is recognized as a Research Centre under the University of Calicut from 1997. Dr.A. JalajaVarmaand she had three Research scholars under her guidance. She was the Guide of this Centre initially and with her Deputation to the School of Drama & Fine Arts, Thrissur, as the Head of the Department of Music, this centre is bereft of a Research Guide now. This Research centre has produced three Ph.D.’sin the last few years the details of which are given below:

Sl No Name of the Candidate Title Name of the Guide Period
1.       Dr. M.S. Parameswaran Rhythmical Aspects of the Musical form Krithi Dr. A. Jalaja Varma March 2012
2.       Dr. K. Premalatha Aesthetics of Music with special reference to South Indian Classical music Dr. A. Jalaja Varma Sep2013
3.       Dr. Susha Chandran.P The Musical form Ragamalikas in Sanskrit Dr. A. Jalaja Varma July2014



Name of the Researcher Guide Title Ph.D. University
Dr. Susha Chandran. P Dr. A. Jalaja Varma The Musical Form Ragamalika in Sanskrit Completed Submitted Thesis on “ The Musical Form Ragamalika in Sanskrit”underCalicut University
Sreelekha Panicker. M.S. Dr. A. Jalaja Varma The Charana structures in the Compositions of Sri. Muthuswami Deekshithar Ongoing Calicut  University
Rajani. M Dr. A. Jalaja Varma Raga Bhairavi in Kalpitam and Manodharmam – A Study Ongoing Calicut University
Sreeja. K.T Dr. A. Jalaja Varma Ritualistic Music of Paraya Community of Thrissur, Palakkad and Malappuram Districts Ongoing Kerala Kalamandalam University , Cheruthuruthi
Dhanalekshmi.C. Dr. K. Omanakutty Amma Different modes of rendering of selected Carnatic musicians Ongoing Kannur University
Arun. V. Kumar Dr. Kumari B. Valsala Navavidha Bhakthi Krithis Ongoing Kerala University


Publications of the Faculty (Research Articles and Books) :

Authors Title of the Article Journal Vol Year Page
Dr. Susha Chandran. P A Study on the Sangitaraja of Maharana Kumbha of Mewar Samakalika SangeethamBi Lingual Bi Annual Journal Vol – IV Issue 2 Oct 2014 Page No: 81
Dhanalekshmi. C Role of Sangeetha Sabhas for the propagation of Carnatic Music Samakalika SangeethamBi Lingual Bi Annual Journal Vol – IV Issue 2 Oct 2014 Page No: 94
Dhanalekshmi. C Kacheri Parambaryam Keli , the official Journal of Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy,  Thrissur(Bi Monthly) 2014June July Page No: 69