(Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth)




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Scholarship Scheme -2009


About the Scheme

India’s core competence lies in its knowledge of the inner domain. Increasingly, we are discovering that our educational system is directed towards an easy way out and is making us into ‘Indian nationals’ without providing us with equal opportunities to become Indians.  To become a real Indian you have to find a way to claim your country fiercely through a rapt faith in its essence, for your very life as it were.  We are too full of our belief in a natural, fated kind of our greatness which we assumed was the birthright of India.  This was of course, the result of great men – saints and mystics of colossal stature, presence and power.  We assumed that since such men seem to be born in the land more or less on order, in a regular stream through history we had something very special in us and that in some odd way we too were like Paramhamsa and Vivekananda, Gandhi, Dayananda, Ramana or Tagore or thousands of less well known men and women of that kind.  We forget, every fire needs a spark.  An educational system that does not incorporate in its effort to mould the minds of the young in all the dimensions of the Indian experience, is bound at some point to lose what it claims to be the Indian culture. ‘GuruKul – experience offers that ‘spark’ an inspiration that may transform an entire life.


The scheme began in the year 1986 to enable students to have a glimpse into the age-old guru-shishya tradition.  It is an attempt to expose school and college students to a way of life with people who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of their work with single-minded devotion.  It was felt that if a student had an opportunity to go and stay with a guru for a month during summer vacations (May /June/July)and observe the ethos that exists in a completely different system of education and living than the student’s own, the experience would be both inspiring and fulfilling.


Through the scholarship scheme SPIC MACAY makes an attempt to bring the students closer to a world of wisdom, inspiration, dreams, discovery and exploration.  It brings them in contact with such dedicated and acclaimed people who have achieved a lot in their respective fields through the strength that comes from sheer hard work, discipline and inherent talent.


This scheme provides an opportunity to a student to stay with such people for a month and imbibe their wisdom and observe the ethos that exists in an environment completely different from their own – an experience which will be both inspiring and fulfilling.  Staying with any of these Gurus for a month would be a voyage of discovery and an exercise in self growth.   The student, by interacting with the Guru could learn how visions & dreams were converted into reality, how strength came from within and struggle was something beautiful.  This thirty day’s experience would be a holistic education in an environment that inspires, even as it disciplines.


How to Apply

 If you are interested, download the forms from by clicking on the following link :-

                           APPLICATION FORM

Alternatively, you can send a mail to spicmacayhyd@gmail.com or at spicmacay.hcu@gmail.com and we'll send the form through email.

Fill the application form completely and submit it along with all required documents at any of the following addresses:-

1. SPIC MACAY- Hyderabad Chapter, ''SAPTAPARNI', Plot No.- 8,Besides Kalpa School, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad- 500034. 

Contacts:- Vikas @ 9440655273, Jagdish @ 9704352000, Sandeep @ 9985595023, Anuradha @ 9848055330

2. SPIC MACAY - UoH Sub-Chapter, Special Centre for Integrated Studies, South Campus, University of Hyderabad, Central University Po., Gachibowli, Hyderabad- 500046.

Contacts:- Nitheen @ 9491546964, Shekar @ 9704246922, Anhad @ 9951351447, Ashish @ 949012248

Last date of Receiving Applications

Your application (completed in all respect) should reach us by  January 15, 2009 positively.

 Applications sent by e-mail will NOT be entertained.


 Rules and Regulations


  1. Age of the applicant as on 31.1.2009 should not be more than 25 years. Hence the applicants borne on or before 31st January 1984 shall not be eligible.
  2.  The scholarship is awarded for one full month i.e. thirty days.  It can be any time between May to July depending upon the convenience of the Gurus as also the student during his/her summer vacation.
  3. Applications, which are incomplete in any respect and/or sent through other moods than prescribed shall not be entertained.
  4. The scholarship entails staying with a Guru for one month in summer.
  5. To and fro travel expenses to the Guru’s residence, equal to 2nd class sleeper railway fair will be borne by SPIC MACAY.
  6. Applicants selected for the interview will be informed through e-mail/post, following which they will have to present themselves at the specified centers. Please note that the traveling expenses incurred for interviews will not be reimbursed and have to be borne by the applicants.
  7. While the selection panel does it utmost to place applicants with one of the gurus of their choice, this may not always be possible. In such cases the decision of the panel shall be final.
  8. Applicants appearing for the interviews must bring with them a Demand Draft favoring SPIC MACAY of Rs.3000/-. This amount shall be refundable at the end of their 30 day stay with the Guru.

      Tentative list of the gurus at present is: 



Smt. Girija Devi

Thumri and Khayal Gayan



Ustad Fariduddin Dagar

Dhrupad Gayan



Ustad Fahimuddin Dagar

Dhrupad Gayan



Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan

Khayal Gayan



Smt. Suryamukhi Devi

Manipuri Dance

Imphal, Manipur


Shri Ghanakanta Bora

Sattriya Dance



Nutan Kairali




Kerala Kalamandalam




Shri Shambhu Hegde




Shri Habib Tanvir




Smt. Teejan Bai


Bhilai, Chhattisgarh


Shri J. Gurappa Chetty


Sri Kalahasti


Smt. Anjolie Ela Menon




Dalai Lama’s Monastery


Mecleodganj, Dharmshala


Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati


Bihar School of Yoga, Munger


Shri Anna Saheb Hazare

Social Work

Ralegan Siddhi, Ahmednagar


Smt. Medha Patkar

Social Work

Indore / Mumbai


Shri Chandi Prasad Bhatt

Social Work

Chamoli, Uttarakhand


Smt. Aruna Roy

Social Work

Devdoongri, Rajasthan


Father Windy

Social Work



For further details / clarifications please contact :-

Smt. T. Ganga Devi,

SPIC MACAY-A.P. State Coordinator 

Mob.:- +91-9848191802