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About The Department :

The Department was established in 2005, November and the Department has one professor and three assistant professors at present. The Department is offering P.G, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes. In the beginning the Department had Integrated Ph.D. programme (M.Phil-Ph.D.). In the newly planned academic program the University has dispensed with the Integrated Programme because the need for difference in the quality of the academic tests as well as another aspect like drops out rate after M.Phil.  At present we offer M.Phil and Ph.D. as two different programmes. 

First and foremost the Kannada Language and Translation Studies wants to achieve excellence both in teaching and research. This is what other Kannada Departments in other Universities want to do. However, the uniqueness of this university is to be upheld by the Kannada Language and Translation Studies through its teaching and research programmes as well as other publication works. The M.A, M.Phil and Ph.D. Programmes of this Department have to have a Dravidian Cultural content, for which special papers are being prepared. Where ever needed the help of the other language Departments is also utilized. The papers designed for this purpose will be core papers.

Therefore the Degree programmes of the Department will contain Dravidian cultural content. Special papers, which will form the core of the curriculum, will be designed with the help of the Board of Studies and it is hoped that the University will give its sanction.  Kannada study is no more the age old study Kannada language (in a traditional sense) and a few literature papers. A very vast area of knowledge has come into Kannada studies: Classical Literature Prosody, Grammar, Indian and Western Poetics, Folklore, Dravidian Linguistics, Tribal Studies, Theatre, Mass Communication, Translation Studies, Dravidian Philosophy, Literature and Culture, Research Methodology, Textual Criticism, Literary Criticism, Epigraphy, Religion, Linguistics, Manuscriptology, Hermeneutics, Cultural Studies, Women Studies, Area Studies, Ethnic Studies, Postmodernism and so on.

It is the obligation of the Department to provide our students with appropriate insights into these areas so that they do not remain ignorant about these areas. Most importantly, as mentioned earlier the Department has to take up, and is willing to take up translation work on a regular basis with well-defined aims.As it is well-known, the Dravidian University is established with an intention to create links among the Dravidian Languages. In fact, the eighth objective of the University is “to translate books of other languages into Dravidian languages according to the needs in consonance with the objectives of the University and also to translate books from the Dravidian languages into other languages. Exactly to accomplish this, the Department, in the next five years undertakes the responsibility of translation and publication of canonical Dravidian language texts into Kannada and Kannada text into other Dravidian languages.

Objectives :
  1. It is the cherished goal of the Department to break new grounds by designing innovative techniques in teaching and research which are hardly attempted elsewhere as the most of the students joining the courses come rural backgrounds and from regional medium.
  2. To orient the students towards the regional and local cultures by incorporating Dravidian writing in English translations without affecting the conventional canon.
  3. To provide comparative perspectives of learning by juxtaposing, comparing, contrasting literatures across cultures and languages.
  4. To encourage the students to undertake translation of Indian texts into English as an attempt at reaching other comers of the world.
  5. To develop the Department into a Centre for Comparative and Translation Studies.

Faculty :

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Prof. K. Sharada
M.A., M .Phil, Ph.D.
Professor
Old Kannada Literature, Epigraphy, Jainism and   Kannada Culture, Translation Studies
sharada.kannada@yahoo.com
9441209548/ 09494828758
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Dr. Jayalalitha
M.A, M .Phil, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Head I/c
Folklore, Translation, Comparative Studies
lalitha_manasa@yahoo.com
09959369473
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Dr. M. S. Durga Praveena
M.A, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Modern Kannada Literature, Popular Literature, Translation Studies, Tulu Studies
durgapraveenms@gmail.com
09441997639
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Programs Offered :

Name of the course Intake
M.A
M. Phil (Full Time/PartTime)
Ph. D (Full Time/PartTime)
30
   
   

Research Projects :

Name of the Faculty

Title of the Project

Funding Agency

Amount Sanctioned

Completed/In Progress

Dr. K. Sharada

1. Major Research Project “A Historical Study of Jaina Sanghas in Karnataka”

2.“Translation of Nannayya Bharatham in to Kannada”

3. “Potana Bhagavata 1700 poems translation”

UGC

 

Govt.of Karnataka

M.S.Ramaiah Institutes, Bengaluru.

Rs. 5,33,700/-

 

Rs.2,50,000/-

 

Rs. 34,000/-

In Progress

 

In Progress

 

In Progress

Dr. S. Lakshmi Devi

1. Major Research Project “A Descriptive Dictionary of Village Goddesses and Classical Deities”

2. “Eminent Theatre Personalities of Karnataka and Andhra”

UGC



Govt.of Karnataka

Rs.6,09,000/-

 

Rs.2,50,000/-

In Progress

 

In Progress

Dr. Jayalalitha

1.“ADictionary of Sangam Age poets”

2.Tolkapiyam Translation into Kannada 

3. Vachanas Translation into Tamil


4.Translation of Tirumurai into Kannada

5.Translation of Jayakanthan Novel into Kannada

Govt.of Karnataka

CICT Chennai


Basava Samiti Bangalore


Kaandalagam, Chennai

Central Sahitya Academy

Rs.2,50,000/-


Rs.2.50.000


Rs.30.000



Rs.20.000


Rs.25,000

In Progress


Submission Stage

Completed and under publication

In Progress


Completed and under publication

Dr.M.S.Durga Praveena

1.Major Research Project “A Survey of Indian Novel Genre in Kannada Periodicals from 1981 to 2000 with Special Reference to the Conflicts of Serious Vs Popular Literature”

2. “Translation of The Devil Worship of the Tuluvas From the papers of Late A.C.Burnell(published in the issues of Indian Antiquary 1894-1897) English to Kannada”.

UGC

 

 

 

Govt.of Karnataka

Rs.4,51,500/-

 

 

 

Rs.2,50,000/-

 

In Progress

 

 



In Progress



Seminars and Workshops:

  1. Five Day National Workshop on Kannada Telugu Translation in Collaboration with the Karnataka Anuvadha Sahitya Academy, Bangalore, from 22nd to 26th March 2006 held at Dravidian University, Kuppam.

  2. Chacha Nehru Balavikas Summer Camp - 1 - 15 May 2006, Dravidian University, Kuppam.

  3. One Day seminar on Tee. Nam. Sree, in collaboration with Tee Nam Sree Trust, Bangalore on 29th October 2006 held at Dravidian University, Kuppam.

  4. Two Day National Seminar on Tulu and Other Dravidian Languages on 27th and 28th February 2007 held at Dravidian University, Kuppam

  5. One Day National Seminar on Masti Sahitya Sampada: Kelavu Notagalu, in collaboration with Masthi Trust, Bangalore on 08th September 2007 held at  Kolar, Karnataka.

  6. Six Days Translation Workshop on Kannada – Tamil, Tamil – Kannada, in collaboration with Anuvada Sahitya Academy, Bangalore, from31th March to 05th  April 2008, held at Dravidian University

  7. Three Days National Seminar cum Workshop on Tradition of Kannada  Grammar, from 20th to22nd March 2009 held at Dravidian University

  8. One Day National Seminar on Kannada Linguistics and Kannada Society in collaboration with Bandara Prakashana, Maski and Banavasi Balaga, Bangalore on 07th February 2010 held at Bangalore

  9. Two Days National Seminar on Kannada and Telugu Dramas and its Resent Trends, in collaboration with Karnataka Nataka Academy Bangalore and Kannada University Hampi on 30th and 31st March 2010, held at Kolar

  10. Two Days Convention of Kannadigas Outside Karnataka in collaboration with Kannada Development Authority, Bengaluru 16th and 17th April 2010 at Dravidian University

  11. Two Days National workshop on “Research Methodology” in collaboration with Kannada Sahitya Parishath Bangalore on 16th and17th  September 2011 held at Dravidian University

  12. One day workshop on Kuvempus Vishvamanava Sandesha in collaboration with Kannada Sahitya Parishath Bangalore on 07th February 2012 held at Dravidian University

  13. Kanaka Tatva Chintana - Pracharopnyasa - Coordinator, 28 Nov 2013, Dravidian University, Kuppam.