1. Ph.D. Programme
2. M.A.(Kannada) - 2years, 15 seats
Prof. M. Lingappa
M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D
Chairperson, BOS
Prof. M. Lingappa
M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D

Kannada received prominence right from the inception of the University [1918-1919) Prof.D.K.Bheemasen Rao was the first head. Osmania University is offering post-graduate and research programmes in Kannada. Kannada is offered as second language and as modern language in undergraduate courses in University College for Women, Koti.

During the University's golden jubilee celebrations in 1968, the Government of Karnataka instituted a Professorship Kannada called 'The Karnataka Chair of Kannada'. Prof.K.M.Krishna Rao was the first occupant of the chair. The Department published its annual research journal 'Tavare' during the 1960s. Till date 11, Ph.D. and 29 M.Phil. Degrees have been awarded. The Department has taken up major and minor research projects. Department of Kannada collaboration with Karnataka Sahitya Academy and Kannada Book Authority Bangalore organized. National level seminars..In the academic year 2008-09, Kannada Development Authority, Bangalore is started fellowship Rs.2500/ monthly for 5 students form M.A.I year and 5 Students from M.A. Final year, for encouraging outside Kannada.
Courses Offered

  • Ph.D. Programme

  • M.A.(Kannada) - 2years, 15 seats

Paper Titles of M.A. (Kannada)



Core - 1: History of Kannada Literature

Core - 1 : Shatpadi and Dasa Literature

Core - 2: Old Kannada Literature

Core - 2 : Sangatya and Shataka Literature

Core - 3: Vachana and Ragale Literature        

Core - 3 : Indian Poetics

Elective I-A: Kannada Short Story

Elective I-A: Modern Kannada Poetry

Elective I-B: Essay Literature

Elective I-B: Pravasa Sahitya

Elective II-A: Kannada Prosody

Elective II-A: Kannada Granthasampadanashastra

Elective II-B: Shastra Sahitya

Elective II-B:Manscriptology




Core - 1: Kannada Epigraphy

Core - 1 : History of Kannada Language

Core - 2: Western Poetics

Core - 2 : Kannada Inscriptions

Core - 3: Old Kannada Grammar

Core - 3 : Kannada Folklore

Elective I-A: Kannada Novel

Elective I-A: Kannada Drama

Elective I-B: Kannada Autobiographies

Elective I-B: Functional Kannada (ID)

Elective II-A:Principles of literary Criticism       

Elective II-A:Translation Studies

Elective II-B:Studies of Comparative Literature                 

Elective II-B: Project

Note: Complete details about the course may please be obtained from the Head of the department.


 Prof. Lingappa Gonal, Head and Chairman B.O.S.
 M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
 Specialization: Modern Kannada Literature, Vachana Shitya, Literary Criticism.

 Assistant Professor (Contract)

 Dr. Dhanraj

 Ms.B. Suhasini