Established in 1956, Pracheen Kala Kendra 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.
Having its cultural Headquarters at Chandigarh, an enormous Administrative set-up at Mohali (Punjab), a zonal office for Eastern India at Kolkata, regional offices at New Delhi , Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Patna, (Bihar) , Jorhat (Assam), Pracheen Kala Kendra , with network of about 3800 affiliated centres/institutes/schools of classical music and dance situated all over India and abroad including 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 provide learner's access to the classical arts irrespective of their age, religion, gender and region keeping in mind the fundamental values of Indian philosophy and spirituality.