VDS Arts Academy was named after late Shri.V.D.Swami, a great connoisseur of Music and Dance, was inaugurated on 16.11.1995 by the great musical Giant `Sangeetha Kalanidhi’ Semmangudi Shri. R.Srinivasa Iyer.
VDS Arts Academy stands for TALENT REVEALING OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMME (TROP) for the young artists from the age group of five to twenty, in revealing their talents in fine arts like Carnatic Music, Dance, Instruments and other form of classical arts. The Scheme and the application details this.
The academy and the scheme is the brain child of Shri. M.Chander, President of the academy.