Department of Folk Music was inaugurated in the year 1978. In the year 1984, the department developed gradually and was established as a full-fledged faculty named as
Faculty of Folk Music and Art. The faculty works to promote, preserve and propagate Folk music and art of the remote areas in its original form.
The department is actively engaged in teaching and research of different folk traditions of the country with an emphasis on various folk dance forms. Under Graduate B.A., B.A. Hons. and Post Graduate M.A. programmes are running in the department. Research work associated with the field of Folk Music and Dance is rewarded with the Ph.D. and D.Litt. programs. This department also offers Six months Certificate Course and One year & Two years diploma courses.