The Rector of Universitas Tarumanagara, Prof. Agustinus Purna Irawan, initiates the Karawitan activity by inviting lecturers, students and staffs to utilize the gamelan instruments we have at Untar. The entire family of Untar had practiced frequently to be able to perform the instrument. This effort, according to the Rector, is taken in order to preserve our national culture, which has been forgotten by the newer generation.
Untar is one of the universities that has held a national level Karawitan competition for senior high school students. Aside from that, Untar is also one of a few private universities that own Karawitan activity, which was named as Karawitan Art (Sekar) Tarumanagara (PA)