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VCC Classes 
Registration for VCC classes 

The Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Tokyo, holds regular classes for registered VCC students on a variety of subjects including Yoga, Tabla, Contemporary Indian Dance (Indian Movie Dance), Bharatanatyam and Odissi.

(Note: VCC has two semesters each year for all classes for the duration of January to June and July to December respectively. Student registrations for interested individuals are conducted during May and December each year. Applications are only accepted during the designated registration period. Please continue to check our website for further updates and/or send your name and e-mail address to vcc.tokyo@mea.gov.in to subscribe to our mailing list which will provide you with information and updates about events at the Embassy.) 


List of VCC Cultural Courses (as of May 2021)

 

Duration of Next Semester:  5 July to 17 December 2021 (July-December 2021 Semester)

Requirements


(Incomplete documents may delay in process)


Information on Registration for Both New & Continuing Students

* Important Notice for July-December 2021 Semester:

  1. There will be no distinction between new students and continuing students in the registration for the July-December 2021 semester in terms of registration timings. Both new students AND continuing students will be allowed to register for classes in the first and second weeks of student registration.
  2. First time students and students returning to VCC after a gap of 1 semester or more will be required to pay the class fee and registration fee of JPY 5,000. Students continuing from the previous semester will be exempt from paying the registration fee.
  3. The capacity of physical classes will be limited compared to previous years in order to avoid excessive crowding.
  4. A number of online classes will also be offered. Class fees for physical classes and online classes will be the same.
  5. Students may enroll in a maximum of one class of any kind during the July-December 2021 semester. The option to enrol in two or more classes will not be available. In case a student mistakenly registers for two or more classes, only the first registration will be considered valid.
  6. For the first week of registrations between 24th May and 28th May, class registrations will be conducted in a staggered basis with certain classes available for registration on each particular day in order to prevent excessive crowding. Students will only be allowed to register for the designated classes (detailed further below) on any particular day during the first week of registrations. In the second week of student registrations between 31st May and 4th June, students may enroll in any class (if space is available).
  7. In case that the applicant cannot come for registration, a representative may submit the required documents and 1 application form. Special consideration may be given for multiple proxy applications by immediate family members/legal guardians/teachers at the sole discretion of the Embassy. In this case, advanced consultation with the Embassy is required.
  8. Queuing outside the Embassy of India before registrations are open will be possible from 9:30AM each day. Any queues formed before this time will be considered invalid, and precedence will be given to students arriving from 9:30AM onwards.
  9. The required documents and fees required are as follows: A) Application Form & Rules and Regulations; B) 1 Passport Sized Photo (attached to the Application Form); C) Photocopy of ID with Photo (for New Students only; D) Class Fee; and E) Registration Fee of JPY 5,000 (for New Students only).

 

 

VCC Class Charges

Item

Yen

Note

Registration

5,000

Payable once per semester. Applicable to first time students or students returning after a gap of one semester or more.

Class for 2 Lessons per Week 
(Yoga, Tabla, Odissi

18,000 (Yoga)
9,000 (Others)

Per 6 month semester

Class for 1 Lesson per Week 
(Yoga, Tabla, Odissi, Bharatanatyam and Contemporary Indian Dance)

15,000 (Yoga)
6,000 (Others)

Per 6 month semester

Yoga, Tabla and Odissi have 2 types of classes 
1 lesson/week and 2 lessons/week

N.B. Class categories, fees and/or content may change without notice.

Reminder 

Registration is on first-come-first-served basis due to limited availability. 
Application by-post or email will NOT be accepted.
Fees are not refundable. 
First-time students will be given priority. 

Schedule of Registration for All Students (New and Continuing)

Date

Available Classes for Registration

Eligible Students

Monday 24th May 2021

1000-1200hrs

1400-1700hrs

Odissi Classes A to C

Bharatanatyam Class B

Tabla Classes

* No other classes except the above will be available for registration on this day.

New Students & Continuing Students

Tuesday 25th May 2021

1000-1200hrs

1400-1700hrs

Yoga Classes A to E

Odissi Classes A to C

Tabla Classes

Bharatanatyam Class B

* No other classes except the above will be available for registration on this day.

New Students & Continuing Students

Wednesday 26th May 2021

1000-1200hrs

1400-1700hrs

Yoga Classes F to J

Tabla Classes

Bharatanatyam Class A & B

* No other classes except the above will be available for registration on this day.

New Students & Continuing Students

Thursday 27th May 2021

1000-1200hrs

1400-1700hrs

Yoga Classes K to O

Movie Dance Class B

* No other classes except the above will be available for registration on this day.

New Students & Continuing Students

Friday 28th May 2021

1000-1200hrs

1400-1700hrs

All Yoga Classes

Movie Dance Class A

Odissi Classes A to C

* No other classes except the above will be available for registration on this day.

New Students & Continuing Students

Monday 31st May – Friday 4th June 2021

1000-1200hrs

1400-1700hrs

All VCC Classes

* Actual options will depend on availability of space.

New Students & Continuing Students

 

Registration Dates for New & Continuing Students: Monday 24th May to Friday 28th May 2021, and Monday 31st May to Friday 4th June.

 

Monday - Friday
1000 - 1200 hrs and 1400 - 1700 hrs 
(Note: In case that the applicant cannot come for registration, a representative may submit the required documents and 1 application form. Special consideration may be given for multiple proxy applications by immediate family members/legal guardians/teachers at the sole discretion of the Embassy. In this case, advanced consultation with the Embassy is required.
* Waiting times may be up to several hours on certain days. During the first week of registration, between Monday 24th and Friday 28th May, only the classes designated in the above schedule will be available for registration. Students will not be able to register for classes which are not listed as available on certain days as per the above schedule. However, in the second week of registrations between 31st May and 4th June, students may register for any class regardless of the day, subject to actual availability of space.  

Location of Registration:

Library (3F Vivekananda Cultural Centre) 
Embassy of India 
2-2-11 Kudan-Minami, Chiyoda-ku 
Tokyo  102-0074 
Tel. No. : (03)3262-2391 to 97 
Fax No. : (03)3263-5285

For further information, please contact:

- Mr. Taichi Watanabe, Programme Officer 
(e-mail : vcc.tokyo@mea.gov.in)
- Mr. Naoshige Ono, Technical Assistant 
(e-mail : vcc.tokyo2@mea.gov.in )