Odissi included in IIT-BBS syllabus

Bhubaneswar: The young engineering students of IIT-Bhubaneswar will dance according to the tune of Odissi as the institute authorities have inducted the classical dance form in the B-tech curriculum.

This institute has become first of its kind in the country to include a dance form in its courses of studies.

Such a move has been widely appreciated by the Odissi exponents like Kumkum Mohanty, Illiana Citaristi and other intellectuals and educationists.

Illeana and Kumkum have been entrusted with task of preparing the subjects of course and examination pattern.” It is a matter of great pride that our own classical dance has been added in the engineering curriculam”, Kumkum Mohanty, a Padmashree award winner, said.

The subjects will be an elective and the students who would opt it, have to give five hours in a week for the study.