BRUHAD GUJARAT SANGEET SAMITI (B.G.S.S.) :
It is the wing of Gandharva Mahavidyalaya trust that conducts exams in classical music (Vocal, Instrumental and Dance), starting from first year (Sanget Prarambhik) to Graduate (Vishaarad), Post Graduate (Alankar) and Doctoral level (Praveen).
Founded in 1957 by Acharya Shree Ravji bhai Patel, it has grown to the size of a mini-university with nearly 36,000 students appearing yearly for various exams conducted by the Samiti. It has a government approved syllabus and the exams are conducted all over Gujarat, twice a year, in October and April. Over 360 music schools are affiliated to B.G.S.S.
The Certificates given by the Samiti help students obtain employment in private as well as Government schools and organizations like All India Radio and Doordarshan etc.