Priyadarshini as Researcher

Priyadarshini has always had keen interest to carry out research in various music and arts related topics and subjects. She has been actively working in many research areas in music & arts specifically in areas of Indian film music, world music, cinema studies for more than a decade.

Priyadarshini becomes the first Indian playback singer to receive Ph.D Degree for her 100 years film music research with more than 1000 pages thesis.

She received her Ph.D Degree (Doctoral Degree) from University of Mysore from the hands of Sri Thawar Chand Gehlot, Hon’ble Governor of Karnataka and Dr. C. N. Ashwath Narayan Hon’ble Minister for Higher Education, Government of Karnataka & Prof. G. Hemantha Kumar, Vice-Chancellor University of Mysore for her outstanding achievement. 

She pursued her Ph.D in “Music in Kannada & Tamil Cinema – A Study” which comprises of 100 years of Cinema music study (1917-2020) which includes the birth of the both Tamil & Kannada industries, music in silent era, talkie era, the advent of playback singing, musical intricacies, music in different aspects, background scores, few song analysis, contributions of music composers, playback singers, lyricists, musicians, sound technicians, a glimpse of Music Creation, Recording, production, marketing, business etc.

Her research Guide is Legendary Carnatic Flautist, Vocalist, Musicologist, Dr. C.A Sreedhara, Principal, University of Mysore. 

Priyadarshini has also authored several research articles and presented papers in peer reviewed Journals, seminars and conferences. 

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