Inter-University Centres are established within the Universities in Kerala for centrally providing state of the-art facilities for researchers working in different Universities within the State. The Inter University Centres are interdisciplinary centres for cutting edge research across disciplines. The participating departments could carry out common research programmes synergizing available academic expertise in the Universities and research Institutes within Kerala. Post Graduate and PhD Programmes, Short term programmes for high-achieving students, Visiting Faculty Programme are some of the major programmes envisaged in these Centres. Twelve Inter University Centres have been established in the Universities in Kerala in niche areas and Mahatma Gandhi University has four such Centres.
The Centre shall focus on inter disciplinary studies of science of music. The Centre shall develop new knowledge about music, music education, music therapy, and related areas through scholarly inquiry.
The Centre shall be centrally provided with state-of-the-art facilities accessible for the researchers and other interested groups working in different Universities. The Centre shall offer innovative educational, consultative, and other support programs to foster research, teaching, and to guide curricular decisions.
The Centre shall provide space and facilities to develop applications of research to music performance, teaching, therapy, and analysis. The Centre could also be a coordinating institution to promote such research Programmes in the Universities.
The Centre shall support research collaborations between faculty and students. The Centre could design Special credit courses in UG and PG levels for the students in any discipline (music, science or social sciences) and encourage such students to take up the credits.