In 1978, the Music Centres in the University of Bombay was converted into the regular Department of Music and a three-year Degree Course in vocal music - Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Vocal) was added to existing two year Diploma Course in Music H.V.C. In 1985, two year Diploma Course in Music Hindustani Instrumental Classical - Sitar and Hindustani Vocal Light were started. In 1988 two-year Diploma Course in Music Hindustani Instrumental Classical - Tabla and in 1989 two-year Post-graduate Course in Vocal Music - Master of Fine Arts (Music Vocal) were started in the Department of Music. Three Year Degree Courses (B.F.A.) in Hindustani Instrumental Classical - Sitar and Tabla were started in 1991.
The Faculty in the Department of Music consists of Reader and Lecturer in Vocal Music, posts of Honorary Music Instructors on which leading and renowned performers belonging to various traditions have been appointed. Apart from this regular staff on Faculty, many renowned scholars, experts, music performers are invited as Visiting Lecturers to give lecturers, demonstrations and exhibit performance excellence and teach theory syllabus to the students of the Department.
Library: The department has its own library for students and for the teaching staff. It has collection of around 5000 books on various topics related to music and is open on weekdays from 100.00-5.00 p.m.