Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Centre for Studies in Performing Arts (earlier known as Centre for Performing Arts), Dibrugarh University has been established in the year 2008 to impart quality education and research, both theoretically and practically. Besides offering graduate and post-graduate programmes in Theatre Art and Vocal Music, it is the only centre in the entire North-east offering graduate and post-graduate programme in ‘Sattriya Dance’ (a five hundred years old traditional dance form recognized by the Sangeet Natak Academy of India as a classical dance form) for the first time in the country.
The major objectives of the Centre are:
- To introduce the students with major trends of life and culture of the humanity.
- To acquaint the students with the changes in the cultural scenario. To undertake extensive research on various aspects of Indian culture, particularly of the North-East.
- To recognize safeguard to the endangered indigenous culture of the different tribes in the North-East through research.