RLV (Radha Lakshmi Vilasam) College of Music and Fine Arts is an institution situated in the Raja Nagari of Tripunithura, in Ernakulam District, in the state of Kerala, India. Degree and postgraduate courses are offered in the Faculty of Music, Performing Arts and Visual Arts. The institution is affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. The college began in a single apartment belonging to the Cochin Royal family
The then King of Cochin, H.H. Sri. Kerala Varma Mitukkan Thampuarn and his wife Smt. Lakshmikutty Nethyaramma invited experts in stitching, kaikottikkali, and painting to impart learning to girls and elder ladies. This endeavor developed into an institution in the name of the King’s daughter Radha and wife Lakshmi and was named ‘Radha Lakshmi Vilasam Academy’ incorporating vocal music also.In 1956, the institution was brought under the control of the government of Kerala and was renamed as RLV Academy of Music and Fine Arts.
Diploma and Post Diploma Courses in vocal music, Bharathanatyam, Kathakali, and painting were started.
There are three Colleges under the Directorate of Collegiate Education imparting Degree and Post Graduate courses in the Faculty of Music, Performing Arts and Fine Arts. They are located at Thiruvananthapuram, Tripunithura and Palakkad. Notable Alumina of the institute are K.J Yesudas, Thiruvizha Jayashankar, Thonnakkal Peethambaran, Mayyanad Kesavan Namboodiri, Benoy Varghese, Vaikom Valliammal, Vaikom Vasudevan Namboothiri.
Director/Curator: Prof T.N.Govindan Namboory, Principal
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