The School of Music and Fine Arts was inaugurated in July 2016 at the Vels University in order to start programmes of B.A, M.A, M.Phil, Certificate and Diploma in Karnatic Music, Western Music and Bharatanatyam The Board of Studies members met and finalized the syllabus and curriculum for the above programmes.
At present, there are forty two students pursing Ph.D., There are three Ph.D Scholars Ms. Aarti Ananth Krishnan, Mrs. Swathy. K, Mrs. Bhavani Udayakumar who are Junior Research Fellowship awardees.
Prof. Dr. S.Subbulakshmi M.A. M.Sc., B.Ed, M.Phil Ph.D (Indian Music), who was formally the Principal of Tamilnadu Govt .Music Collage, Madurai, is presently the Director of the School of Music and Fine Arts with whom the eight scholars are working for their Ph.D. Smt. S. Sophia,M.A., M.Phil is an Assistant Professor and K. Babu teaches Western Music.
The School is also offering a Generic Elective entitled Introduction to Karnatic Music in which around hundred students from Vis-Com and Animation,, Microbiology and IT programmes have joined. These classes are handled by Smt. Ms. Aarti Ananth Krishnan, PhD- JRF Scholar.