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Kannada University

The establishment of Kannada University is the result of a long standing demand of a university offering quality literary courses in Kananda and English. It was established in 1991 under the chairmanship of Sadashiva Wodeyar to look into the demand. This Committee after consulting various intellectuals, education experts, political thinkers, social activists, literary personalities and representatives of people came out with a report and recommended the establishment of the much-needed Kannada University.

Kannada University offers UG, PG, Integrated and Doctoral level degree courses with a wide range of specializations, majorly belonging to the field of Literature and Fine Arts. The courses of study offered by the university include MA.PhD Integrated courses (Kannada Literature and Folklore), Diploma in Sculpture, Diploma in Music (Sangeetha) BA (Sangeetha) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA).

Faculty of Languages

The Faculty of Languages consists of the following departments :-

  • Department of Kannada Literature Studies
  • Department of Kannada Language Studies
  • Department of Dravidian Studies
  • Department of Translation Studies
  • Department of Manuscriptology
  • Department of Women Studies

Faculty of Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences consists of the following departments :-

  • Department of Folklore Studies
  • Department of History
  • Department of Archaeology & Ancient History
  • Department of Epigraphy
  • Department of Tribal Studies
  • Department of Development Studies
  • Department of Anthropology

Faculty of Fine Arts

The Faculty of Fine arts consists of the following department :-

  • Department of Sculpture and Paintings
  • Department of Music and Dance
  • Department of Visual Arts

Faculty of Sciences


Academic Regular Courses


  • M.A.,Phd Integrated Course (Kannada Literature And Folklore)
  • Diploma in Sculpture
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
  • Diploma in Music (Sangeetha)
  • B.A. In Music (Sangeetha)

Certificate Courses
Samshodhana Vidhana (Research Methodology)
  • Telugu
  • Tamil
  •  Malayalam

Kannada University BA and BFA Admission

For the BFA programme, candidates possessing Diploma in Sculpture are eligible to take admission into this course. For admission to the BA in Music programme, candidates need to hold Diploma in Music (Sangeetha) or equivalent.

For admission to the UG courses, selection will be based upon merit in the last qualifying examination.

Kannada University M.Phil and Ph.D Admission

Kannada University, Hampi offers Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degrees at the doctoral level to the research aspirants. The doctoral courses are provided with multiple specializations in various fields like Kannada Literature, Manuscriptology and Ancient Studies, Anthropology and Sciences, Tribal and Folklore Studies, etc.

Subjects for MPhi/PhD


  • Kannada Literature Studies
  • Dravidian Studies
  • Translation Studies
  • Manuscriptology
  • Women Studies
  • Sculpture and Paintings
  • Music and Dance
  • Visual Arts
  • Folklore Studies
  • History
  • Archaeology & Ancient History
  • Epigraphy
  • Tribal Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Sciences

Kannada University, Hampi
Vidyaranya - 583 276 
Hospet (Taluk), Bellary (District)
Karnataka (State), India
Phone: (08394) 241337, 241464, 241335 
Fax: (08394) 241334, 241335
E-mail: kannadauniversity@gmailcom

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