Kannada University

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Kannada University
Motto ಮಾತೆಂಬುದು ಜ್ಯೋತಿರ್ಲಿಂಗ ( Words are pillars of light)
Established 1991
Type Public
Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) H.C. Boralingaiah
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]

  • Integrated M. A. Ph.D. in Kannada literature and folklore, where a degree holder can complete postgraduation and research. This course is of four years duration.
  • Bachelor in Fine Arts
  • B.A in Sangeeta (B.A in Music )
  • Diploma in Sculpture, minimum qualification for this course of two years is SSLC.
  • Diploma in music (saṃgīta), minimum qualification for this course of two years is SSLC.

Kannada University also offers postgraduate and certificate courses related to Kannada languages.


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


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