Phone : 08221-226277 Mail :


(Re-accredited by NAAC with 'B++' Grade (III Cycle), Affiliated to University of Mysore)



Brief History of the Department

The department of Kannada established in the year 1968, ever since the beginning of this college. The historical development of this department have crossed more than four decades and with the innumerable academic scholars have served and nurtured this dept. through the ages. We are deeply involved in promoting the Kannada language and literature through different academic activities. The main vision of this department is to induce language and literary sensibilities in our students were mainly from rural environment. The faculty members are working hard for the developments of academic excellence of the students. In order to comply with our main intention of imparting knowledge and overall personality development of the students, organizing seminars, guest lectures by scholars, group discussions, discourses regularly as a result of this endeavor department awarded with good results in every examinations conducted by University of Mysore.

It may be right context to remember a few faculty members who has served in this department and paved the way for its significant achievements, for the past five years; Dr. Sarojammanni, Prof. H.P. Gangadharaswamy, Dr. A. Gayathri, Sri. Krishnappa, Sri. Mahendra Murthy, Gulappaswamy, Shwetha G M, Sowmya G M, Poornimal S and Pushpalatha J.



Inculcate language and literary sensibility and enhance the knowledge of the students.


  • To teach the values of great poets and literary
  • To inculcate   the   values   of   life   and   make   students responsible citizen of society
  • To enhance students’ knowledge for overall social and educational


About the Department
1 Name of the department KANNADA
2 Year of establishment 1968
3 Names of Programs/Courses offered (UG, PG, M.Phil., Ph.D., Integrated Masters; Integrated Ph.D., etc.) UG
4 Name of interdisciplinary courses and the departments/units involved Nil
5 Annual/semester/choice based credit system(program wise) SEMESTER
6 Participation of the department in the courses offered by other departments Arts, Science & Commerce
7 Courses in collaboration with other universities, industries, foreign institution, etc. Nil
8 Details of courses/programs discontinued (if any)with reasons Nil
  1. Number of Teaching Posts
  Sanctioned Filled
Associate Professors    
Asst. Professors 2 1


10 Percentage of lectures delivered and practical classes handled(programme wise) by temporary faculty 70%
11 Student-Teacher Ratio(programme wise) 132:01
12 Number of academic support staff(technical) and administrative staff; sanctioned and filled NIL
13 Qualifications of teaching faculty with DSc/D.litt/Ph.D/MPhil/PG. PG-1 Ph.D.-1
14 Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) National b) International funding agencies and grants received.
15 How many students have cleared national and state competitive examinations such as NET, SLET, GATE, Civil services, Defense Services, etc.


  1. Student progression
Student progression Against % enrolled
UG to PG 25%
PG to M.Phil.
PG to Ph.D. 7%
Entrepreneurship/self-employment 10%


17 Details of Infrastructural facilities
a)   Library
b)   Internet facilities for Staff & Students
c)   Class rooms with ICT facility
d)   Laboratories
18 Endowment Prize instituted in the department of Kannada. Merit prize in language section: 04
Optional Kannada merit prize: 01
1. Prof. M.G. Renukaprasanna and Prof. B. Somashekar Endowment prize.

2. Faculty members, Dept. of Kannada, JSS College Nanjangud, Cash prize.

19 Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning Group discussions, Students Seminars, unit tests , debates, Quiz, assignments
20 Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities NSS and NCC activities


Department Library:-

The department of Kannada has maintained its own library with 100 titles other than in the general library of the college. There are more than 7560 titles in general library of the college. The books on the stack are of different genres of Kannada literature, and linguistics. The Department also procures academic journals and literary magazines 17 in nos. for the purpose of updating knowledge of our students.


UG –CBCS Syllabus
The department offers Language Kannada for B.A (H.E.P, K.E.G), B.Sc (P.C.M, P.M.Cs), B.Com and B.B.A Courses and Optional Kannada for I B.A (K.E.G).


I Year:

I Semester – Language Kannada, Modern Kannada Poetry, Essays, Official Kannada.

II Semester – Modern Kannada Poetry, Short Stories, Official Kannada.


II Year:

III Semester – Medieval Kannada Poetry, Novel, Official Kannada.
IV Semester – Old Kannada Poetry, Old drama, Official Kannada.


I Year Optional Kannada:

I and II Semester – History of Kannada Literature, Modern Poetry and Modern Drama.


II Year Optional Kannada:

III and IV Semester – Old Kannada Grammar, Shabdhamani Dharpanam and Medieval Poetry.


III Year Optional Kannada:

V and VI Semester – Old Kannada Texts, Indian poetics and critics,
Kannada Bhasha Charithre, Chandassu. (Note: Syllabus as per the University of Mysore)


Academic and Extra Curricular Activities of the Faculty

Apart from classroom teaching students are motivated to participate in the programs like symposium, Special lecturers etc., for the enrichment of their Knowledge. Special lectures have been arranged for the students by various resource persons. Faculty members also participated in several programs as representatives.


S.N. Nirmaladevi, H.O.D.

  • Member, Board of Examination, University of Mysore – 2011-12, 2017-18 & 2019-20
  • Member, Board of Examination, JSS Autonomous College, Ooty road Mysore, 2013 -20
  • Participated in setting question papers for examination of under graduation.
  • Worked as a cultural forum coordinator, 2012-14.
  • Actively participated in many workshops, national & state level seminars and
  • Editor of the college magazine, 2010-12, 2015-16, 2019-20.


Dr. A. Gayathri, Asst. Prof.

  • D Awarded in 2002 “Kannada Vachanagarathiyaru”.
  • Member of BOE, University of Mysore.2014-15, 2016-17
  • Worked as question paper setter for University of Mysore and JSS Autonomous College,
  • Actively participated in many workshops, national & state level seminars and
  • D awarded thesis, “Kannada Vachanagarathiyaru” has been released in kannada sahithya sammelana 2014 at Bannor.


Activities of the Department:- 

In every academic year a charitable guest lecturer and also a special lecture, Workshops on appreciation of literary works, Young students Poets meet will be organized every year. To encourage the students writing efficiency and their expressions organized the special lecture, student’s seminar and quiz competitions are organized. To educate, enrich knowledge and to explore the creativity of the student’s wall magazine is in use from many years. Award of cash prize also instituted to encourage the meritorious students who have scored highest percentage of marks both in language and literature.

A Special program has organized by the department with the collaboration of Kannada Pustaka Pradikara, Bangalore “Nanna Mechina Pustaka” on 11-01-2020. Dr.

H.R. Ravikumar, Govt. First Grade College, Gundlupete was the Judge for the program.


Special Lecture organized by the department:

Sl No Date Name of Academician Desig. Institution Topic
1 23-04-2016 Dr. Prabhuswamy Prof. PG Center JSS PG Center Taledanda – Girish Karnad
2 2017 Dr. N. Shekhar Prof. Govt. First grade college, Kuvempunagar, Mysuru Shudrathapasvi – Kuvempu
3 07-03-2018 Dr. C.G. Ushadevi Rtd. Prof. Vidyodaya First grade college, T.Narasipura Gadhayudda – Ranna
4 27-02-2019 Prof. Morabada Mallikarjuna Director, College Section JSS Mahavidyapeeta, Mysuru Smashana kurukshethra and Shudrathapasvi – Kuvempu
5 26-02-2020 Dr. K. Sathish chandra Asst. Prof. Govt. First grade college, K.R. Nagara Yekalavya – G.S. Siddalingaiah





Future Plan

  • G course in Kannada
  • Diploma course in Kannada
  • Certificate course in translation and proof reading
Faculty Details

M.A., Pursuing PhD,
Asst. Professor

Dr. A. Gayathri
M.A., PhD
Head & Asst.Professor
Department of Kannada

Translate »