Shankar Mahadevan Academy currently offers certificate programs in both Carnatic and Hindustani classical vocal styles as well as individual courses in non-classical styles.
Hindi movie and devotional song courses are open to new and existing students and do not require prior experience or fulfil the pre-requisite assessment. Carnatic and Hindustani certificate programs have a defined, structured curriculum with three levels:
Courses offered for virtual classes:
|Carnatic||CVOC101, 102, 103, 104, 105||CVOC201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206||CVOC301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306|
|Hindustani||HVOC101, 102, 103, 104||HVOC201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206||HVOC301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306|
|Average course grade||Cumulative GPA|
Participation in virtual classes is an essential part of courses at the Academy, and lack of attendance can cause a student to fall behind. This can impact the experience of both the student as well as other students in the class. For these reasons, prompt and regular attendance in virtual classes is required, and teachers may issue a failing grade for lack of participation. If you plan to be away, please notify support (email@example.com) and your teacher, and make best efforts to stay current by reviewing and practicing with materials in the OM Book, reviewing recordings of the virtual classes you missed, and completing any assignments prior to the next virtual class.
Students wishing to officially withdraw from a course should follow the procedure for withdrawal outlined in this document.
At the discretion of the Academy, an extension or leave of absence for extenuating circumstances may be granted. Such requests should be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests for a leave of absence due to medical reasons must include a written note signed by a doctor verifying that the student cannot complete the course for medical reasons.
Inactive students who wish to become active again can send an email to the email@example.com. They will be required to pay the course prices currently in effect.
The makeup class policy is to ensure that the Academy has a fair and uniform policy for all our students. A makeup class is offered only for the following reasons
Shankar Mahadevan Academy reserves the right to raise prices at any time. Both current and new students enrolling in courses must pay the current prices in effect at the start of each course term.
Refund requests for self-study courses must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org within 24 hours from the time of purchase.
Once the student has enrolled into the course, the course cannot be transferred to any other individual. In this case the student will need to opt for the refund. The other individual can enroll to the academy.
Refund requests must be made in writing to email@example.com and will be granted at the sole discretion of the Academy. The amount refunded will be based on the following schedule, from the date the written refund request is received by the Academy:
|Date of refund request||Certificate program courses||Individual courses|
|One week prior to start of course||100% refund||100% refund|
|During first week of course||25% refund||25% refund|
|After first week of a course||No refund||No refund|
Prospective students should review the technical requirementsfor taking courses at Shankar Mahadevan Academy prior to enrolling, at the same time the support will contact the student to conduct a test class to ensure the student meets all technical requirement and well equipped to join the class, as technical issues are not generally considered an acceptable reason for withdrawal or refund. Enrolled students will receive instructions to test the set up of their computer, webcam and microphone. This test should be completed in the week prior to the start of the course to provide enough time to resolve issues. Students can contact firstname.lastname@example.org with technical questions and issues.
The Academy is entitled to make changes to policies, pricing, course content, course teachers, OM Books (Online Music Books), and any other Academy-related feature, materials, or processes at any given time. The Academy will attempt to provide reasonable notice to students of any changes. These changes are not generally considered an acceptable reason for withdrawal or refund.
Students enrolling in Shankar Mahadevan Academy (The Academy) assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the Academy’s function as an educational institution.
Proper conduct requires student to refrain from verbal or physical harassment of any form against students, teachers, or other members of the Academy's community, and from any form of academic dishonesty including misrepresentation, fraud, plagiarism, or cheating. Complaints of harassment or academic dishonesty will be investigated by the Academy. Students who fail to comply with Academy policies may be dismissed at any time with no reimbursement of fees. Students who have been subject to harassment or who would like to report violation of code of conduct can do so without reprisal at email@example.com.
Enrolled students will only have access to OM Books and other materials for courses they are currently taking or have previously taken. Students who do not enroll after completion of their course term will have access to their materials for up to one month after their last virtual class. After that time, previous course materials are available on a subscription basis.The Academy maintains student academic records and account payment records. Students may view their academic records and payment status by logging in to www.shankarmahadevanacademy.com and viewing their account information. Students can contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or concerns. Except as listed below, information or records concerning individual students will not be released to any individual or agency without the student's written permission.
All members of the Academy's community must abide by the following technology policies:
Any materials posted on the Web site that you copy, print, or download are licensed to you by The Academy for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided that you do not change or delete any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Web site, use of the Web site, or access to the Web site. The Academy reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Web site (or any part thereof) with or without notice. The Academy reserves the right to use virtual class content for promotion purposes. Personal information shall be kept private. You agree that the Academy shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Web site. Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE ACADEMY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF THE ACADEMY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND ONLINE SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR ONLINE SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE WEB SITE; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE WEB SITE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE WEB SITE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree that The Academy, in its sole discretion and without prior notice to you, may Terminate your registered account (or any part thereof) or use of the Web site, and remove and discard any Content within the Web site, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if the Academy believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TOS. The Academy may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Web site, or any part thereof, with or without notice. Termination, suspension, or cancellation of this Agreement or your access rights will not affect any right or relief to which The Academy may be entitled in law or in equity. Upon termination of this Agreement all rights granted to you will automatically terminate.
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