Karnataka Folklore University

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Karnataka Folklore University
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ChancellorGovernor of Karnataka

Karnataka Folklore University, also known as Karnataka Janapada Vishwavidyalaya,[2] is a public university exclusively dedicated to the study and research of folklore. It was established in 2011 at Haveri district by the Government of Karnataka. Its first vice chancellor is Ambalike Hiriyanna.[3]

The university is claimed to be world's first university for folklore.[4] It was inaugurated on 16 June 2012 by the Chief Minister of Karnataka Sri B S Yediyurappa. The university is in Gotagodi, Shiggaon, Karnataka, India.[3] It offers degrees M.A. in various fields as well MBA, MPhil and PhD.[3]


  1. ^ "Vice Chancellor". www.janapadauniversity.ac.in. Janapada University. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  2. ^ Both names used by the university, e.g. "About us > Introduction". Karnataka Folklore University. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Shiggaon opens gateway to folk studies". The Times of India. 17 June 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Worlds First University for Folklore Set Up in Karnataka". India Wires. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2017.

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