UG and PG

The Department was established in 1945.


  1. Dr.M.Leelavathi. M.A., Ph.D.  Principal Grade 1.
  2. Prof.G.Basavaraju. M.A. Associate Professor and Head of the Department.
  3. Dr.B.S.Subba Rao. M.A.,Ph.D. Associate Professor.
  4. Dr.C.B.Annapurnamma. M.A.Ph.D. Associate Professor.
  5. Prof.Shivanna. M.A. Assistant Professor (NET Qualified).
  6. Dr.Ravi Kumar.B.G.  M.A. Ph.D Assistant Professor
  7. Dr.Ranganath. K.R. M.A. Ph.D Assistant Professor
  8. Prof.Ambika. M.A. Assistant Professor


Visiting Faculty – PG Programme:

  1. Dr.H.S.Madhava Rao. M.A.,Ph.D.
  2. Prof.N.B.Chandramohan .M.A.
  3. Dr.K.R.Ganesh. M.A.,Ph.D.
  4. Dr.T.Venkatesha Murthy. M.A.,Ph.D.


Highlights of faculty:

  • Dr M.Leelavathi has participated actively in Principals’ conferences held in New Delhi and Mysore and presented papers.
  • Dr. G.Basavaraju has delivered many lectures on Kannada culture in many educational Institutions. He is guiding M.Phil students from Kavya Mandala.
  • Dr H.S.Madhava Rao has few Literary Articles and Translations to his credit.
  • Dr. B.S. Subba Rao  is on the Board of Studies of Post Graduation Studies of  Tumkur University.
  • Dr. C.B.Annapoornamma guides students for M.Phil from Kavya Mandala.
  • Dr K.R.Ganesha  is on the Editorial Board of the Commemoration Volume of                   Dr Krishnananda Kamath.
  • Dr T.Venkatesha Murthy has published his thesis work on Kannada plays and has participated in different seminars. He is guiding M.Phil students from Kavya Mandala.


Courses offered:

  • Kannada is one of the languages offered for students of B.A., B.Sc., B.S., B.C.A., and B.Com. courses along with Sanskrit and Hindi.
  • Optional Kannada as an elective subject for BA for six Semesters.

[combinations available: Sociology, Economics, Optional Kannada/  Sociology, Optional Kannada, Journalism]

  • Post Graduate Studies  in Kannada [MA]

Learning Resources of the Department:

The Department has a computer and a Library. Students are guided to use it in a meaningful way.

Future plans:

  • The Department intends to commence a Research Centre affiliated to the Bangalore University and be a Centre of academic excellence in the near future.
  • As an autonomous institution, we are continuously exploring innovative methods in framing the syllabus, teaching methodology and conduct of examinations.
  • The Department also has a plan to commence a Publication Wing shortly.