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Karnataka Folklore University

Karnataka Folklore University was established in 2011 with a specific objective of providing the greater platform in Folklore Studies. It is the dream child of the the then Chief Minister Shri B.S. Yediyurappa. It is also known as Karnataka Janapada Vishwavidyalaya. It is the only university in the whole of Asia providing advanced teaching, learning and research opportunities to students of folklore. Establishment of this university has certainly added a new dimension to higher education in Karnataka, worthy of emulation by other linguistic states of India, as the next frontier of inclusive studies of Kannada culture.

Karnataka has a rich folklore and cultural heritage. The University is involved in collecting data, documenting the knowledge system and understanding the contextual importance of the rich cultural heritage of Karnataka. This collection, preservation and conservation of Folk elements need highly professional stream of academicians who can transform such thoughts into practices. 

Only graduates with high skills are able to admire and preserve this heritage. Realising the need for this the Government of Karnataka established the folklore university. The University gives a scope to the students to conduct advanced Research in the field of Folkloristics.

Objectives

Some of the important objectives of the University are:

  • To provide for higher education and research in all the subjects of folklore, literature, art, music, theatre, handicrafts, folk medicine, food, beverage, cottage industries etc., of Karnataka. 
     
  • To provide an opportunity for the study of the culture of Kannada speaking and other Dravidian languages speaking people and culture of the people and culture of the people speaking other languages. 

  •  To provide for the study heritage of the indigenous/traditional knowledge with the awareness that “Indigenous culture is not monolithic but redemptively pluralistic”. 
     
  • To assist in the development of all neglected rural communities and tribes of Karnataka.

  • To strengthen the indigenous culture to face the challenges of globalization effectively.

  • To study folklore on multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary base and to promote research at higher levels. 

  • To make a comparative study of the folklore of different languages and communities of Karnataka.

Departments of Karnataka Folklore University

General Folklore
  • Department of Studies in Folkloristics
  • Department of Studies in Folk Religion 
  • Department of Studies in Comparative Folklore

Verbal Folklore
  • Department of Studies in Folk Literature
  • Department of Studies in Folk Speech

Folk Art Tradition
  • Department of Studies in Folk Arts
  • Department of Studies in Folk Crafts

Traditional Science and Technology
  • Department of Studies in Traditional Knowledge Systems
  • Department of Studies in Traditional Science and Technology

Subaltern Studies
  • Department of Studies in Rural marginalised communities
  • Department of Studies in Rural and Tribal Communities
  • Department of Studies in Rural and Tribal Women and Children
  • Department of Studies in Rural and Tribal youth Services and Games

Applied Folklore
  • Department of Studies in Tourism
  • Department of Studies in Folk Communication
  • Department of Studies in Rural and Tribal Development
  • Department of Studies in Rural and Tribal Business and Management

Academic Courses in Karnataka Folklore University

In addition to Post Graduate, Graduate and diploma courses, 78 certificate courses are also planned and designed in an attempt at covering the entire folklore in one or the other academic activities. 

Certificate Courses


Courses in Folk Arts
  • Certificate Course in Folk Dance
  • Certificate Course in Folk Crafts
  • Certificate Course in Folk Architecture
  • Certificate Course in Folk Paintings and Drawings
  • Certificate Course in Folk Music
  • Certificate Course in Rangoli
  • Certificate Course in Tattooing
  • Certificate Course in Hase Chittara
  • Certificate Course in Kodava Folk Arts
Courses in Folk Theatre
  • Certificate Course in Leather Puppetry
  • Certificate Course in Marionette (Puppet shows)
  • Certificate Course in Puppet Making
  • Certificate Course in Doddata
  • Certificate Course in Sannata
  • Certificate course in Making of Bayalata stage materials and costumes
  • Certificate Course in Theatre Costumes: Production and Marketing.
  • Certificate Course in Badagutittu
  • Certificate Course in Tenkutittu
Courses in Traditional Knowledge Systems
  • Certificate Course in Folk Cookery
  • Certificate Course in domestic Cooking
  • Certificate Course in Drinks and Beverages
  • Certificate Course in Food recipes of Fairs and Festivals
  • Certificate Course in Folk Medicine
  • Certificate Course in Tribal Medicine
  • Certificate Course in Traditional Animal Husbandry and Medicine
  • Certificate Course in Medicinal Plants: Preservation and Conservation
  • Certificate Course in Traditional Cultivation Systems
  • Certificate Course in Traditional Animal Husbandry
  • Certificate Course in Traditional Horticulture Systems
  • Certificate Course in FolkGames
  • Certificate Course in Martial Arts
Courses on Yakshagana Tradition
  • Certificate Course in Mudalapaya Yakshagana
  • Certificate Course in Paduvalapaya Yakshagana
  • Certificate Course in Badagutittu Yakshagana
  • Certificate Course in Tenkutittu Yakshagana
  • Certificate Course in Talamaddale Practice
  • Certificate Course in Making of Yakshagana Stage materials and costumes.

Courses in Folk Crafts
  • Certificate Course in Pottery
  • Certificate Course in Blacksmithy
  • Certificate Course in Goldsmithy
  • Certificate Course in Brassmithy
  • Certificate Course in Carpentry
  • Certificate Course in Cane and Bamboo Craft
  • Certificate Course inWeaving
  • Certificate Course in Leather Making
  • Certificate Course in Embroidery
Courses in Tourism
  • Certificate Course in Village Tourism
  • Certificate Course in Eco-Tourism
  • Certificate Course in Medicinal Tourism
  • Certificate Course in Cultural Tourism
Post Graduate Diploma Courses
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Traditional Sculpture
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Traditional Architecture
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Traditional Cultivation of Ragi
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Traditional Cultivation of Jowar
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Traditional Cultivation of Paddy
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Traditional Horticulture
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Traditional Diary Practices
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Travel Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Folk Song Traditions
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Folk Epic Traditions
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Folk Ballads
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Yakshagana
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Bayalata
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Sannata Performance
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Folk Musical Instruments: Production and Marketing
Other Courses to be developed
  • Certificate Courses for working women
  • Certificate Courses for Jail inmates
  • Certificate Courses in Children
  • Certificate Courses for women

Diploma Course

  • PG Diploma in Traditional Dairy Practices
  • Diploma in Traditional Agriculture 

B.B.M and M.B.A

B.B.M-M.B.A. focuses mainly on Rural, Tribal development in the present context of globalisation. This would be one of the very unique and useful courses designed by Folklore University.

B.SC and M.SC

B.Sc- M.Sc.provides a greater opportunity to the students to understand the science of living in the folk human culture.

B.A and M.A
5 Years integrated course (with the lateral exit after 3 years) with Folklore as one compulsory subject.

BPA and MPA
5 Years integrated course (with the lateral exit after 3 years) with subjects related to Performing Arts.

Postgraduate Courses


MA

  • Folklore
  • Folkloristic
  • Folk Literature
  • Kannada and Folklore
  • Folk Arts
  • Folk Tourism
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Tribal Studies
  • Tribal and Rural Women and Children Development
  • Women Studies
  • English (Considering Folklore and Translation)
  • Economics (Rural)
  • Sociology (Rural)
M.Sc.

  • Traditional Science and Technology

MPhil and PhD


Research Methodology itself is a discipline with specific characteristics. This helps in understanding the multifaceted potentiality of a discipline. Folklore Research is unique with the specific requirements of field work. Folklore University has provided an opportunity to conduct Research through M.Phil and PhD courses. This opportunity will be provided with the consent of University Grants Commission.

Extension Centre 

P.G. Diploma & Certificate Courses Of Karnataka Janapada Vishwavidyalaya

  • Post Graduate Diploma Course in Folk Epic Tradition
  • Certificate Course in Folk Dance

Certificate Courses Of Karnataka Janapada Vishwavidyalaya 
  • Certificate Course in Martial Arts
  • Certificate Course in Medicinal Tourism
  • Certificate Course in Kodava Folk Arts
  • Certificate Course in Folk Song Traditions
  • Certificate Course in Embroidery
  • Certificate Course in Folk Medicine
  • Certificate Course in Doddata
  • Certificate Course in Tribal Medicine
  • Certificate Course in Leather Puppetry
  • Certificate Course in Folk Games

University Library


The University Library began with the establishment in the name of G Shampa Library of the Karnataka Janapada Vishwavidyalaya in 2012 and is well equipped with a rich stock of books to meet the intellectual and academic needs of both students and staff. The library subscribes to an adequate number of journals and magazines, daily newspapers which brings the most up-to-date developments in folklore, technology, Arts, Science and Social Sciences. Currently, the library has more than 12000 books of different disciplines. For more information, click here

Karnataka Folklore University 
Gotagodi 
Shiggavi Taluk, Haveri District - 581 197.
Phone Number: 0836-2255180
Email ID: kajavivi@gmail.com

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