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Institute of Salutogenesis & Complementary Medicine

A Unit of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University)

Accredited by NAAC with highest A++ Grade

Ranked 77 among Universities by NIRF 2023

A UGC Category 1 Higher Education Institution

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School of Music Therapy Education and Research


School of Music Therapy Education and Research (CMTER)

A Center of

Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV), puducherry



Assistant Professor

Mrs Bhuvaneswari Ramesh

B.Com, PGDMT, M.Sc. Medical Music Therapy

Profile Summary

Bhuvaneswari Ramesh is an Assistant Professor at the School of Music Therapy, Institute of Salutogenesis and Complementary Medicine, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University, a Health Sciences University in Pondicherry, India. She has a Master’s in Medical Music Therapy and currently is a Ph.D. Research scholar in Music Therapy.  She actively practices music therapy, is a clinical practice co-ordinator as well as a supervisor for the students.  She has guided 6 masters students and many interdisciplinary studies with the medical and nursing fraternity. With an ardent interest in research, she has presented her work at the WCMT in 2017 and 2014 and has about 15 articles published in the areas that include pediatrics, gynaecology, ICU caretakers, neurosurgery, and palliative care. She has worked with varying clinical populations within the hospital and with geriatric population, children with cancer, children with special needs and the transgender community. She previously was the Assistant student delegate for Southeast Asia from 2014 to 2017 and serves as the regional liaison for South East Asia in the 2020-2023 council and continues to serve for the current 2023-2026 council of the World Federation of Music Therapy (WFMT). She has a fellowship in palliative care and is the Vice President of NAPCAIM, Pondicherry chapter.



Assistant Professor

Ms Jenita Caren Rajakumari J

MSc Medical Music Therapy Bachelor of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology

Profile Summary

Ms. Jenita Caren Rajakumari is a Speech Language Pathologist with a master's degree in Medical Music Therapy, and is proficient in singing & playing musical instruments such as flute and the recorders. She's currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Music Therapy and is a PhD scholar carrying out Interdisciplinary research among children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is passionate about teaching future music therapists & in working with children with special needs and has authored a book chapter which talks about 'Music Therapy for Children with Special Needs in the Indian Context'. Ms Jenita has been resource person in webinars, workshops & conferences and has conducted outreach programs in various settings such as schools for children with special needs, public health sectors, & colleges to name a few. She is also an active member of the publications commission of the World Federation of Music Therapy, representing South East Asia.