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Department of PG Studies and Research in Kannada

Kannada Bharati established in 1973 is the oldest Department of Kuvempu University. It has so for conducted 32 Seminars, 10 folk performing Art Festivals and 4 UGC Sponsored Refresher Courses. It has published 30 books. It has also constructed Kailasam Rangamandira for the benefit of the public. All the four faculty members of the department are Doctorate degree holders, and have successfully guided 50 Ph.D.. and 30 M.Phil Students and they have published books papers. successfully completed Research Projects, and are engaged in teaching and extension activities. They are members of State and National Level Professional bodies and received honors and distinctions.

Kannda Bharati has an established Folklore Museum which is developed with the Grant of 8 Lakhs from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. There is a Kannada Computer Centre sponsored by the Infosys Foundation with a grant of Rs. 5 Lakhs. Sahitya Sangha and Janapada Kala Koota have organized many programmes for the past 32 years. There is a Department Library consisting of 3,000 books donated by Kannada scholars. Institute of Kannada Studies has also received a Grant Rs. 14 Lakhs to conduct Research on Modern Kannada literature from UGC under Special Assistance Programme during 2004-2005.


Programms Offered

Sl No Programmes Nature & Duration Eligibility Intake
1 M.A CBCS- Semester Scheme Two Years B.A. Degree with Kannada major subject. 49
2 Ph.D Five Years M.A., in Kannada. 5 students per Lecturer


Prof. Shivananda Kelaginamani

Year of Establishment



Department of PG Studies & Research in Kannada
Kuvempu University
Jnanasahyadri, Shankaraghatta-577451
Shimoga Dist., Karnataka State, INDIA

Teaching Faculty of kannada in Kuvempu University

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    Prof. Prashantha Nayaka G Professor

    Qualification:M.A, Ph.D,
    Area of Specialisation: Modern Kannada Literature and Literary Criticism

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    Prof. Shivananda Kelaginamani Professor

    Qualification:M.A., Ph.D.,
    Area of Specialisation: Modern Kannada literature, Vachana Sahithya, Janapada, Sahitya Samskruthi, and Literary Criticism

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    Dr. Nellikatte S Siddesh Associate Professor

    Qualification:M.A., M.Ed.,PGDJ.,Ph.D,
    Area of Specialisation: Modern Kannada Literature, Literary Criticism and Kannada Culture

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Research Project of kannada in Kuvempu University

Sl No Title Funding Agency Principal / Co-Investigator Status
1 A cultura; Studay of Nellikatte Village Kuvempu University / - completed
2 A Cultural studya of Chalavadi community in the state of Karnataka UGC / - completed
3 Ambedkar mattu Adhytma Kuvempu University / - completed
4 ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷಾಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಯೋಜನೆ ಕುವೆಂಪ& ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಪ್ರೊ. ಜಿ / ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣ
5 ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಲನಚಿತ್ರ ಗೀತೆಗಳು : ಶ್ರೀಸಾಮಾ UGC ಪ್ರೊ. ಜಿ / ಪ್ರಗತಿಯಲ್ಲಿದೆ
6 yakshagana prasanga sahithya.Karnataka yakshagana bayalata akademi.bengalor Karnataka yakshagana bayalata akademi bengalor Dr rajeeva naik s .dept of Kannada bharathi kuvemp / prof.keshavasharma.dept of Kannada bharathi.kuvempu university.shankargatta complited
7 Vritti Ranga bhoomi karnataka Nataka sahitya academy - / - Progess


Sl No Name of the Supervisor Name of the Ph.D. Scholar Mode of Ph.D. Registration Number / Date Research Topic
1 Dr. Nellikatte S Siddesh Mamatha N-6681-4790-8612 Part Time 106 / 2014-02-26 Thiruka avara lokadrusti: vividha Nelegalu
2 Prof. Prashantha Nayaka G ಮಹೇಂದ್ರ.ಟಿ.ಎಂ. / 807380171409 Full Time 154 / 2015-03-31 ರಾಮಚಂದ್ರ ಚರಿತ ಪುರಾಣ ಮತ್ತು ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಮಾಯಣ ದರ್ಶನಂ ಮಹಾಕಾವ್ಯಗಳು : ತೌಲನಿಕ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ.
3 Prof. Prashantha Nayaka G ವಿಜಯಕುಮಾರ. ಎನ್. ಎಸ್. / 814159718931 Part Time 309 / 2016-05-05 ಪುಟ್ಟಣ್ಣ ಕಣಗಾಲ್ ನಿರ್ದೇಶನದ ಕಾದಂಬರಿ ಆಧಾರಿತ ಚಲನಚಿತ್ರಗಳು.
4 Prof. Prashantha Nayaka G ಮಂಜುನಾಥ. ಎಂ. / 986343275053 Full Time 310 / 2016-05-05 ಭಾರತೀಸುತ ಅವರ ಕಾದಂಬರಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಮಹಿಳೆ.
5 Dr. Nellikatte S Siddesh ಕೃಷ್ಣಮೂರ್ತಿ.ಆರ್ R987690847736 Full Time 398 / 2017-12-09 "ಆಧುನಿಕ ಕನ್ನಡ ವಿಚಾರ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಅಂಬೇಡ್ಕರ್ ಪ್ರಭಾವ"
6 Prof. Prashantha Nayaka G ಶೋಭ ಸಿ.ಎಂ. / 249417028757 Full Time 399 / 2017-09-13 ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಮಾಯಣ ದರ್ಶನಂ: ಮಹಿಳಾ ಪಾತ್ರಗಳ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ.
7 Prof. Prashantha Nayaka G ಸುಶ್ಮಿತಾ ವೈ. / 847505368821 Full Time 400 / 2017-09-13 "ತ್ರಿವೇಣಿ ಮತ್ತು ಎಂ.ಕೆ ಇಂದಿರಾ ಅವರ ಕಾದಂಬರಿ ಆಧಾರಿತ ಚಲನಚಿತ್ರಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಮಹಿಳಾ ಪಾತ್ರಗಳು."
8 Dr. Nellikatte S Siddesh Naveena H.T-4037-2993-3980 Full Time 82 / 2014-02-26 Madyakaalina kannada sahitya:purana mattu charitreya anusandanada nelegalu
9 Dr. Nellikatte S Siddesh Dharmappa N.-2002-7147-5301 Full Time 83 / 2014-02-26 Kannada chalana chitrageetegalu:samskruthika Nele(1960-1980)
10 Dr. Nellikatte S Siddesh Lohith H.M-8080-5793-6991 Full Time 84 / 2014-02-26 Kannada Dalita kaavyaa:vastu haagu abhivytiya vaishishthyate
11 Prof. Prashantha Nayaka G ಶ್ರೀ ಬಸವ ಮರುಳಸಿದ್ಧ ಸ್ವಾಮೀಜಿ. / 549957712692 Part Time 87 / 2014-02-26 ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಗುರು-ಲಿಂಗ-ಜಂಗಮ ಪರಿಕಲ್ಪನೆ
12 Dr. Nellikatte S Siddesh Kavya R-228772247982 Full Time 90 / 2014-02-26 Maasti venkatesh iyengar mattu Ashwath avara kathegalalli maanaviya sambandagalu:vibinna Nelegalu
13 Dr. Nellikatte S Siddesh Purushotama S.V.-2324-5858-1987 Full Time 91 / 2014-02-26 Kannada Sahitya Parampare mattu Gowtama Buddha.
14 Dr. Nellikatte S Siddesh Balabheema-33700-6027-157 Full Time 92 / 2014-02-26 dr.H.Girijamma avara sahityadalli strii samvedaneya Nele


Title Level Year Funding Agency
Seminar on Moodalapaya Yakshagana Samavesha Hagu Modalapaya Yakshagana Pradarshana 2006 University
Seminar on Suvarna Karnataka : Land, Language, Literature and Culture National 2007 University
Seminar on Sillekyatara Beteya Vidhanagalu Local 2007 University