Karnataka Folklore University, Haveri

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Karnataka Folklore University, Gotagodi, Shiggaon
Type Public
Chancellor Governor of Karnataka
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ambalike Hiriyanna
Location Shiggaon, Karnataka, India
Affiliations UGC
Website Official Website

Karnataka Folklore University, Gotagodi, Shiggaon[1][2][3] is a public university exclusively dedicated to the study and research of folklore. It was established in 2011 at Shiggaon district by the Government of Karnataka. Its first vice chancellor is Prof. Ambalike Hiriyanna.[4]

First folklore university[edit]

The university is claimed to be world's first university for folklore[5][6][7] and India's first folklore university.[8] 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.[4] It offers degrees in MA, MSc in folklore, communication, ancient science, MBA in rural business and management, MPhil and PhD.[4]

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