Kannada University

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Kannada University
Motto ಮಾತೆಂಬುದು ಜ್ಯೋತಿರ್ಲಿಂಗ
Type Public
Established 1991
Chancellor Vajubhai Vala
(Governor of Karnataka)
Vice-Chancellor Mallika S. Ghanti
Location Hampi, Karnataka, India
15°17′3.4″N 76°29′22.7″E / 15.284278°N 76.489639°E / 15.284278; 76.489639Coordinates: 15°17′3.4″N 76°29′22.7″E / 15.284278°N 76.489639°E / 15.284278; 76.489639
Campus Rural
Affiliations UGC
Website Official website

Kannada University,[1] also called as Hampi Kannada University or Hampi University, Kannada University, Hampi is a research oriented Public University in Hampi, Karnataka, founded in 1991 by the Government of Karnataka through Kannada University Act, 1991,[2] with the aim to develop the Kannada language and to promote the literature, traditions, culture, and folklore of Karnataka.


The University has three main wings

  • Adalitanga (Administrative wing)
  • Adhyayananga (Academic wing)
  • Prasaranga (Publication wing)

Courses offered[edit]

  • Ph.D.
  • M.Phil.
  • D.Litt Programme
  • Integrated M.A.Ph.D. in Kannada literature where a degree holder can complete post graduation and research. This course is of four years duration.
  • M.Music (Master of Music)
  • M.V.A. (Master of Visual Arts)
  • B.V.A. (Bachelor of Visual Arts)
  • B.Music. (Bachelor of Music)
  • Diploma Specialistion in Fine Arts.

Distance Education Courses Post Graduate Courses

  • M.A. in Kannada
  • M.A. in History
  • M.A. in Sociology
  • M.J.M.S in Masters of Journalism and Media Studies


  • Budakattu Adhyayana (Tribal Studies)
  • Mahiti Samvahana mattu Tantrajnana (IT & Communication)
  • Shasana Shastra Adhyayana (Epigraphical Studies)
  • Adalita Kannada (Administrative Kannada)
  • Janapada Kalegalu (Folk Arts)
  • Dalita Adhyayana (Dalit Studies)
  • Puratatva Samskriti, Pravasodhyama (Archeology, Culture and Tourism)
  • Mahila Adhyayana (Women's Studies)
  • Karnataka Adhyayana (Karnataka Studies)
  • Dravida Adhyayana (Dravida Studies)
  • Abhivriddi Samvahana (Development Communication)

Also Certificate Courses running.


The University confers "Nadoja" awards, every year, which is equivalent to the Honorary [Doctor of Literature] (D.Litt) degree. The award which has been instituted by the University is given to eminent personalities for their contribution in various fields.[3]

See also[edit]

Similar Universities in India:


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