Music Therapy is a growing allied health care profession in India and in an innovative move to step forward from Illness to Wellness and treating the patients as a whole instead of just the symptoms under integrative medicine with music therapy as a complementary medicine, CMTER dedicates itself to advance and establish music therapy as an innovative component in the modern and evidence-based practice of medicine in India. CMTER actively works to 1) integrate music therapy into routine patient care, 2) set high standards for music therapy education in clinical environment and also 3) engage in high quality scientific research that would facilitate the evidence-based application of music therapy. There is a very good scope of professionally qualified music therapists finding placements in hospitals, special education and rehabilitation settings and NGOs working on disabilities and assisted living. The university has developed the first professional Post Graduate Diploma Program and the Master’s degree in Medical Music Therapy program through Center for Music Therapy Education and Research, in a pioneering effort to prepare aspiring music therapists in the country. The major highlight of the programs is adoption of Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) recommended by the NAAC and UGC.
The objective of these music therapy program are to offer professional training to the students to begin their clinical practice in hospital settings both in music medicine and music therapy areas in a structured, supportive and experiential learning environment and to apply music therapy with diverse clinical population. The programs also make students informed about music therapy research and ethics and also prepare the students to pursue higher studies in music therapy and engage in research activities. The program also aims to develop personal growth, intrapersonal and interpersonal communication skills necessary for therapeutic communication through the medium of music.
CMTER has expert faculty and adjunct faculty on board to teach and is also equipped with a spacious music therapy room, a consultation hall, a teaching room. There are both Indian and Western musical instruments both tuned and un-tuned and also the state of the art research facility (CIDRF) available for students to engage in music therapy research