Department of Kannada




About

The University Department of kannada was established in the year 1979. This Department offers M.A., M.Phil and Ph.D programmes in kannada and courses for Certificate and Diploma in kannada.

The Department gives equal importance to Research and Teaching. Team of its Faculty Members is known for its devotion to the profession along with keen inclination towards Research activities. Individual differences of the students are taken care of. Personal as well as academic problems of the students are given due consideration. Apart from the routine activities, the Dept. is constantly engaged in extension programmes like Publication, Study Tours, Projects, Symposia. Meet the Author, Book Talk and such other intellectual activities. It makes it convenient to invite all the Dignitaries in the field and to provide its students and members of Faculty with opportunities to have a cordial, informative and innovative interaction with them.

The Department of kannada offers centralized lecture programme for post-graduate Students for the benefit of students Department as well as of other centre. University of Mumbai finances the Department to create and maintain infrastructural facilities for its teaching learning activities Research and related programmes. Additional finance required for Research work is sought by members of Faculty from National Agencies like U.G.C. It has established close contacts with the Researchers, creative Writers Research Institutions Dept's at other Universities both within and across the discipline. This interaction is maintained at personal as well as Institutional levels.

Facilities

Library

The Department has an independent 'Library with Reference collection of over 5,000 books on Literature, History, Biograppical Works Research Activities and other related subjects. It supports the information needs of the students and teachers besides the facilities available (More than 50,000 Books) in J.N. Library on the Campus. The students enrolled in the Department can avail the facilities of both for reading as well as borrowing facilities.

FINANCIAL AND OTHER ASSISTANCE:

1) Govt. of India Scholarships for SC/ST students are available for all candidates.
2) Govt. of Karnataka Scholarships.
3) Scholarships offered by the Karnataka Sangha, Mumbai.
4) A Few students are offered Free - ships by the University.
5) One merit Scholarship is offered by the University.

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION FOR STUDENTS:

There are Hostels for Boys with in the Campus. Two seats in each are reserved for the students of Kannada Department.

OTHERS:  Texts and Reference Books are provided to students from the Book Bank Scheme of the Department.

Alumni



Contact

How To Reach:

The Department of kannada is housed on the First Floor of RANADE BHAVAN, located in well planned Vidyanagari Campus of the University of Mumbai. The Vidyanagari Campus is off Vidyanagari Marg, known as C.S.T. Road, near kalina.


Post Graduate

Course Name M.A. IN KANNADA
Structure Two years regular course with eight papers in total. There are four papers each of 100 Marks for Part I (i.e. First year) and the same pattern for Part II (i.e. Second year).


Diploma Course

Course Name DIPLOMA IN KANNADA
Eligibility A candidate for being eligible for admission to the Diploma in Kannada must have passed the degree course with a working knowledge of Kannada Language. This is a Part-time One year course.


Certificate Course

Course Name CERTIFICATE COURSE IN KANNADA
Eligibility This course is offered Specially for Non-Kannadiga's. This is a Part-time One Year (Post S.S.C) Course. (August to March)
Eligibility: S.S.C Pass
Centres One at Kalina Campus & One at Navimumbai Kannada Sangha, Vashi



Syllabus for Post Graduate

Course Name Syllabus
M.A. PART I Paper I Modern Kannada Prose & Poetry
Paper III History of Kannada Language, Grammar & Prosody
Paper V History of Kannada Literature
Paper VII Special Study of a Literary Form
Or
Paper VII (Optional) Study of another Indian Literature : Marathi
M.A. PART II Paper II Old & Medieval Kannada Prose & Poetry
Paper IV Poetics and Literary Criticism
Paper VI Cultural History of Karnataka & Kannada Folklore
Paper VIII Special Study of an Author
Or
Paper VIII (Optional) Principles of Comparative Literature &
Translation.


Syllabus for Diploma Courses

Course Name Syllabus
DIPLOMA IN KANNADA There are three papers each of 100 marks, an assignment & Oral Test.
Paper I Structure of Kannada
Paper II Kannada Literary Text
Paper III Cultural History of Karnataka
Paper IV : Assignment & Oral Exam (50 Marks each)


Syllabus for Certificate Courses

Course Name Syllabus
CERTIFICATE COURSE IN KANNADA 1) Introduction to the Language and Literature
2) Introduction to the basic vocabulary & sentences
3) Introduction of basic grammatical features
4) Comprehesion of passages
5) Introduction of simple Text
There are two theory papers and an oral test comprising 200 marks in total and the passing minimum is 50%.


Teaching Staff

The Following list gives information on the Faculty of the Department. Besides regular members of Faculty, teachers from local colleges are also invited to lecture and participate in the activities of the department .

The information on each member of faculty are given below in the following order : Name, Academic Qualification, Position, Name of the Institution, Area of Specialisation, Status of Guidance of Research and achievements.

Name Dr. G.N. Upadhya
Academic Qualification M.A., M.Phil & Ph.D.
Designation Asst. Professor & Head
Tel (Office) 26543530, 26543469, 26543345
(Res.) 67969873
Email kannadadepartment@gmail.com
Name of the Institution Univ. Dept. of Kannada
Area of Specialisation Cultural Studies, Modern Kannada Literature, Criticism and Dravidian
Linguistics.
Status of Guidance of Research and achievements Publications : 57 Books.
Recognised Guide for M.Phil and Ph.D. & BOS Chairman, Member
Academic Council, BUTR.


Name Dr.Poornima.S.Shetty
Academic Qualification M.A., M.Phil & Ph.D.
Designation Asst. Professor (Temporary)
Tel (Office) 26543530, 26543469, 26543345
(Res.) 9820310893
Email kannadadepartment@gmail.com
Name of the Institution Univ. Dept. of Kannada


Visiting Faculty members from local Colleges:



Name Dr. K.V. Karnad
Academic Qualification M.A., Ph.D.
Designation HOD Kannada Dept.(Rtd.),
Email kannadadepartment@gmail.com
Name of the Institution M.D. College
Area of Specialisation Cultural Studies, Comparative Studies and History of Literature.

Status of Guidance of Research and achievements Recognised guide for M.Phil and Ph.D.


Name Dr. K. Raghunath
Academic Qualification M.A., Ph.D.
Designation Associate Professor & Head, Department of Kannada,(Rtd.)
Tel (Office) 25151763
(Res.) 0251-2352330
Name of the Institution R. J. College, Ghatkopar (West), MUMBAI - 400 086.
Area of Specialisation Literary Criticism, Comparative Dravidian Linguistics and Modern
Kannada Literature.
Status of Guidance of Research and achievements Recognised guide for M.Phil and Ph.D.


Name Dr. G.V. Kulkarni (Rtd . Professor of Kannada)
Academic Qualification M.A., Ph.D (English & Kannada)
Designation Visiting Profesor
Tel (M) 9324242172
Name of the Institution Department of Kannada, University of Mumbai, MUMBAI 400 098
Area of Specialisation Noted poet, critic & scholar
Status of Guidance of Research and achievements Recognised guide for M.Phil and Ph.D.

Non-Teaching Staff

1) Dnyaneshwar B.Bhote
Sr. Typist Clerk
Department of Kannada,
University of Mumbai,
Vidyanagari,
MUMBAI 400098, 26543469

2) Reshma D. Mane
Sr. Typist Clerk
Department of Kannada,
University of Mumbai,
Vidyanagari,
MUMBAI 400098, 26543469

3) RAMAKANT S MULAM
Peon
Department of Kannada,
University of Mumbai
Mumbai-98

4) Ramesh H. Chavan
Peon
Department of Kannada,
University of Mumbai
Mumbai-98

Research Staff :

1) Shivaraj M.G -9029499253 ((Non.Net UGC Fellowship)
2) Ramadevi.S. Udupa-9820551203 (Non.Net UGC Fellowship)
3) Madhusoodan Rao Y.V-9869675364(Non.Net UGCFellowship)

Course Name M.PHIL IN KANNADA
Structure The M.Phil Course is of Three Terms (i.e. one & half years duration). There are Three theory papers each of 100 Marks and a dissertation.
Paper I Research Methodology
Paper II Comparative Poetics and Advanced Literary Criticism
Paper III A period of Literature : Medieval Bhakti Literature
Submission of Dissertation is compulsory, only after clearing the Theory Papers. Examinations for theory Papers are conducted after two terms.
Eligibility Admission is given during November each year. The candidate enroling for M.Phil in the subject of Kannada is required to have secured a minimum of 55% Marks in M.A.


Course Name Ph.D IN KANNADA
Eligibility Admission is given usually during the beginning of the Ist or IInd Terms (July or November). M.A. with 55% of marks in Kannada is a must. M.Phil degree holders are preferred.