The Centre has an Exclusive Audio Video Studio consists of high quality equipment for Audio recording and making videos. The studio follows the norms of International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA). Hardwares like Digidesign factory, imac, M-audio monitors and Neuman TLN series microphones are used in the studio to name a few. Logic pro X is being used as the main audio editing software. Canon EOS 70D is used for stills and videos. Air-conditioned sound proof treated room and a control room are being used for recording and editing purpose. The equipment are being tested on regular interval and therefore are being updated regularly.


The Centre has an exclusive library of books with education as main focus. The library has extensive holdings of published and unpublished materials, 500+ books, journals and newspaper articles which act as musicological resources for the researchers. The Library is being updated on regular basis.


Unique of its own kind, Vadyam Museum of musical instruments comprises mainly of instruments used in folk and classical music in India. Instruments such as kamaichya, ravanhathha, Sindhi sarangi, jogia sarangi, chikara, iktara, surinda, naagphani, Sarings, Alghoja and many more are displayed in the museum. Surbahar Made by S A Rehman and sons (which were once practiced in Madras dynasty and later in Gwalior darbar) and Baba Allaudin Khan’s esraj are also a part of this eminent collection. Additions to this already vibrant bunch are western instruments like Hang Drum and Royal Standard Accordion that make the
museum even richer.

Established in 1998, the museum has a collection of more than 500 documented musical instruments and their accessories. The museum is being regularly updated through research activities.

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The Centre holds a collection of 16,500 Hours of published and unpublished audio-video data. The Data is for research purpose only and is being shared by national and International scholars. A separate listening room is designed for the scholars to explore the data.


Outdoor research activities are the major part of the Centre. May it be folk fairs or outdoor interviews, equipment like Zoom microphone; Behringer mixer and HP laptop play an important role in podcasting.


An exclusive stay facility is under construction for the scholars coming from places outside Jaipur (On payment basis). Stay facility consists of a non-sharing well-furnished room with required amenities.

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NAD-SADHNA INSTITUTE FOR INDIAN MUSIC AND RESEARCH CENTRE is a place where researchers in music education, professionals in related fields, as well as undergraduate, post graduate and PhD scholars, students and enthusiasts, can get together in a virtual exchange of information and knowledge in the field of Music Education and Musical Performance. Besides, our purpose is to work in areas as diverse as academic research, music and sound production, exhibition services, and the delivery of cinematic, music, and arts events. Nad Sadhna was founded in 2010 and is based in Jaipur, the city better described as the cultural capital of the Country. Having dedicated study facilities, extensive holdings of published and unpublished materials (books, journal and newspaper articles, scores and recordings), collections of recorded music and an audio visual laboratory.