Priyadarshini has a diverse and enriching educational journey. She began her primary schooling in Doha, Qatar at M.E.S Indian School. Due to her parents’ move to Singapore, she continued her primary education at Boonlay Primary School and later at Northland Primary School. She then completed her secondary education at Yishun Secondary School.

Priyadarshini consistently excelled academically, earning distinctions in her studies. Her leadership qualities were also evident, as she served as a Member of the Student Council (Prefectorial Board) for over four years during her school days. She completed her High School from Yishun Junior College

Pursuing higher education, Priyadarshini obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Additionally, she undertook a dissertation on Programmable Logic Controllers at Siemens, further enhancing her technical knowledge.In addition to her technical studies, she also explored her passion for Indian music, earning a Master’s Degree in Carnatic Classical from the University of Madras.

Furthermore, Priyadarshini delved into Naturopathy & Yogic science from the University of Madras, completing her Post Graduation with a dissertation that combined her interests in music and yoga. To complement her musical knowledge, she also earned certifications in Western Music from prestigious institutions like ABRSM – The Royal Schools of Music, London, and Trinity College of Music, London

She then pursued her doctoral studies (Ph.D) in Film Music at University of Mysore. Priyadarshini created a history by pursuing a groundbreaking research study in 100 years of Film Music. She holds a remarkable position in the Indian music industry as the first playback singer to receive a Ph.D. Doctorate in Film Music. Her Ph.D. thesis, titled ‘Music in Kannada and Tamil Cinema – A Study,’ explores the study of film music over the past 100 years, spanning more than 1000 pages and making it the longest doctoral thesis in this field.

Under the esteemed guidance of Dr. C.A Sreedhara, Principal of the University of Mysore, she has successfully pursued this unique research study. Not only is she an accomplished singer, but also an author and presenter of various research papers and articles on music, showcasing her expertise and passion for the field at numerous seminars and conferences. This combination of her singing career and dedication to academic research showcases her passion for the field of music and her commitment to expanding her knowledge and contributing to film music in India.

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