Karnataka Folklore University is established with a specific objective of providing in greater platform in Folklore Studies. Karnataka Janapada Vishwavidyalaya was established in 2011 by an act, The Karnataka Janapada Vishwavidyalaya Adhiniyama 2011, of the Government of Karnataka to fulfill the long felt desire of folklorists of Karnataka and to develop Kannada folkloristics on scientific principles. Karnataka Janapada Vishwavidyalaya was established in 2011 by an act, The Karnataka Janapada Vishwavidyalaya Adhiniyama 2011, of the Government of Karnataka to fulfill the long felt desire of folklorists of Karnataka and to develop Kannada folkloristics on scientific principles. The university is located at Gotagodi in an idyllic surrounding, in a transitional geographic setting between the leeward of the picturesque Sahyadri range to the west and the rolling plain of Northern Maidan on the east. The campus is located in the revenue limits of Shiggavi Taluk, Haveri District, Karnataka.
Karnataka is a land of myriad of aboriginal communities that have colonized a diverse variety of ecosystems from time immemorial. While practising distinctive life-ways, such as hunting-gathering, fishing, nomadic and settled pastoralism, incipient and developed food producing, as a successful means of adaptation, have given rise to distinctive cultural lore that has been handed down through successive generations. These communities are at various stages of acculturation. Besides this, urbanized communities also share rural and urban space and have preserved distinctive forms of art and craft tradition. lnter-gradation between tradition and modernity is imperceptible. Under the large umbrella of Kannada identity the rich folklore reveals distinctive elements that need to be documented and systematically studied for posterity.
Establish three distinctive and vital inter-related productive organs of the university — Adhyayanaanga, Samsodhanaanga and Prasaaraanga — under proactive Adalithaanga. Establish a broad based indigenous science of folkloristics that will eventually provide disciplinary status to various branches of ‘ folklore, i.e. legends, myths, tales (short and tall), oral history, proverbs, riddles, iokes, popular beliefs, music, deities, etc., that are the traditions of a culture of a group, adornment, rituals, celebrations, knowledge systems (art, craft, technology, food, medicine, etc.). Work towards drafting a Folklore Preservation Act.
Why to join the University?
- The university offers student Scholarship/Fellowship programs to help meritorious candidates of economically weaker sections
- The university is the first in the world that provides university level degree courses in folklore studies of Karnatka region, other states of India and South Asia in different languages. It is also a learning hub for outstation candidates who want to pursue degree in folklore studies through the Distance Education mode
- A student after completing the respective degree at the university can build career in various fields like Teaching, Service in the sectors of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Rural Management, Employees Welfare and many others.
Cources Offered :-
B.B.M – M.B.A:
Folklore itself being an inter-disciplinary subject, there are ample of opportunities to bring many administrative courses and personality development issues under the fold of Folklore. The scope for studies on Rural Development along with Folklore studies provides the right insight, so the following courses like B.B.M-M.B.A. focusing mainly on Rural, Tribal development in the present context of globalisation. This would be one of the very unique and useful courses designed by Folklore University.
B.Sc – M.Sc:
Study of Science is a means to understand the Knowledge of human beings. The branches demarcated as pure science and applied science have specific norms and structures. Folklore is also a science with definite characteristics and that aspect of Folklore will be taught under the courses B.Sc- M.Sc. This provides a greater opportunity to the students to understand the science of living in folk human culture.
B.A – M.A:
5 Years integrated course (with lateral exit after 3 years) with Folklore as one compulsory subject.
5 Years integrated course (with lateral exit after 3 years) with subjects related to Performing Arts.
Post Graduate Courses:
M.A. in Folk Literature
M.A. in Folkloristics
M.A. in Folk Commnication
M.A. in Folk Arts
M.A. in Folk Tourism
MBA - Rural and Tribal Business management
M.phil-Ph.D Courses :
M.Phil – Ph.D
Research Methodology itself is a discipline with specific characteristics. This helps in understanding the multifaceted potentiality of a discipline. Folklore Research is unique with the specific requirements of field work. Folklore University has provided opportunity to conduct Research through M.Phil and Ph.D courses. This opportunity will be provided with the consent of University Grants Commission.
Other Short term Courses.
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