Inter University Centre for Studies in Science of Music (IUCSSM) conceived as a platform for the convergence of experts from various Universities/R&D Laboratories with a mission to promote contacts, exchanges, collaborations and sharing of resources through research and study programmes, courses, projects and conferences across a wide range of scientific themes of intellectual concerns, is an alternative mode to many a limitation of the discipline based department about bringing quality and excellence in the production, transmission and extension of deeper knowledge. Experts from various Universities within the state, outside and worldwide can cooperate in organizing teaching, research and other activities of the IUCSSM, which represents the distinct institutional system so structured as to be stimulating interdisciplinary research in Science of Music.
To develop an internationally renowned research centre in the field of music and science, including specialists in the area of music cognition and evolution.
To nurture and support an intellectually stimulating graduate research environment.
To design an international and multi-lingual environment.
To attract both junior and experienced researchers who have the highest potential for benefiting from the centre activities and contributing to the field.
To provide a forum for focused discussion, in the form of weekly seminars, that brings together a range of experts from different disciplines and with different backgrounds and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and debate of current relevant research in the field.
To encourage new collaborative research teams to undertake high quality multi-disciplinary research, incorporating current technological and scientific advances in areas such as neuroanatomy, brain imaging and the biomedical effect of music.
To ensure researchers in the centre have access to the best of innovative technologies by provision of extensive modern facilities, including a state-of-the-art recording studio, sound booth and relevant software packages, to enable the above.