Pracheen Kala Kendra has its Headquarters at Chandigarh, an enormous sister set-up at Mohali (Punjab), a zonal office for Eastern India at Kolkata, regional offices at New Delhi, Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Patna, (Bihar), Jorhat (Assam) is one of the oldest, premier and prestigious organizations of the country dedicated to promotion, preservation, and dissemination of Indian Classical arts. At present, Pracheen Kala Kendra is a well-known institution imparting quality education and training under ancient Gurukul parampara in the subjects of Indian Classical Music including Carnatic Music (Vocal & Instrumental), Classical Dances (e.g. Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Odissi Dance, etc.) and Fine Arts (Painting) and conducting examinations in the field of performing and visual arts for the last 60 years. With a network of about 3800 affiliated centers/institutes/schools of classical music and dance situated all over India and abroad including the USA, UK, Canada, Singapore, Mauritius, Nepal, Bangladesh, Kuwait, UAE, South Africa, etc. and students strength of about 3.25 lacs ( Three lacs and seventy-five thousand) makes it the largest organization of its kind in present times. Kendra is committed to providing learners access to the classical arts irrespective of their age, religion, gender, and region keeping in mind the fundamental values of Indian philosophy and spirituality.
Besides this, Kendra undertakes various cultural activities and organizes a number of festivals of classical Music and Dance, not only in Chandigarh but across various other Indian states/cities in collaboration /association with its affiliated centers as well as with the support of the local/state government/semi-government cultural bodies. Holding seminars, conferences, workshops, painting exhibitions, competitions, etc. is some of its other main functions. With its functions and activities carried out throughout the year in various parts of the country, towards the fulfillment of its Aims and Objects, the Kendra is working at all India levels as an institution of National Presence and eminence.