Department of Kannada

About the Department


The Department of Kannada was started in 1927. It is worth while to mention that, this is the first Kannada Department in India. The Department of Kannada was established to conduct Research Programmes. In 1976, University decided to start Post Graduate Teaching in all the Departments, with that an M.A. course was started in the Department of Kannada. The Department of Kannada, an integral part of the University of Madras, is situated in the Oriental Research Institute, Marina Campus. It concentrates on the following academic pursuits:

  • M.A.,
  • M.Phil ,
  • Ph.D,
  • Certificate,
  • Deploma,
  • Endowment Lectures,
  • Conducting Seminars and conferences,
  • Projects,
  • Inter Disciplinary Teaching

In the past, this Department was headed by the Scholars like Sri.A.Venkat Rao, Sri Chennakeshava Iyangar, Prof.M.Mariappa Bhat, Dr.A.Shankar Kedilaya and Dr. k.Kushalappa Gowda. Among these Scholars, Prof.M. Mariappa Bhat and Dr.K.Hushalappa Gowda served for the all-round development of this Department. This Department has brought out more than 30 works which were very well received and recognized by the scholars. The publication of revised and enlarged edition of Kittel?s Kannada-English Dictionary by Prof.M.Mariappa Bhat must be specially mentioned for its popularity and ever increasing sales. It is proud to note that a great scholar, researcher and writer in Kannada, R.Narasimhachar and the honour of receiving the first M.A.Degree in Kannada in 1988.


Name of the Faculty Designation View Profiles
Dr. Tamil Selvi Professor and Head Dr. Tamil Selvi
Dr. M. Rangaswamy Assistant Professor Dr. M. Rangaswamy

Courses offered by the Department

Post Graduate

  • M.A. Kannada

M.Phil Courses

  • Kannada

Ph.D Programme

  • Ph.D Programmes

Diploma Courses

  • Kannada

Certificate Course

  • Kannada

Syllabus for the Courses Offered

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Fees Structure

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Research Scholars

Name Guide Topic Year Joined Year Completed Email Id
No M.Phil Scholars
Name Guide Topic Year Joined Year Completed Email Id
No Result available
Ph.D Nil
M.Phil Nil
Ph.D Nil
M.Phil Nil