Department of Kannada

Established in 1966

The objective of the department is to create awareness about Kannada language, literature and cultural tradition along with the inculcation of creativity and values of life. The department offers Kannada as a language to the undergraduate students and Kannada Literature as an optional subject in the B A Programme. Students receive practical-oriented learner centered trainings through seminars, workshops, conferences, field visits and creative writings.

Highlights of the Department

  • Practical classes on the study of Halagannada literature
  • Supporting the students in learning literature &  culture through Field visits/Study tour

Elective subjects offered by the department:



I ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಮತ್ತು ಪರಿಸರ
II ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ-ಸಮಾಜ-ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿ
III ಜ್ಞಾನ-ವಿಜ್ಞಾನ-ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನ
IV ಸಂವಹನ ಕನ್ನಡ

Did You Know ?

"Kannada is one of the oldest rich literary languages of India"

Association & Activities
Community Orientation
Scheme & Syllabus

Association & Activities

The department through the departmental association of “Kannada Sangha” encourages the students to participate in the activites such as literary, cultural and extension. The following activities are conducted by the leaders of the association with the guidance of staff members. Activities includes

  • Two days literary workshops with the help of NINASAM, Heggodu every year
  • One day seminar on life and writings of KUVEMPU with the help of Rastra Kavi Kuvempu Pratistana, Heggodu every year

Seminars /Workshops

4 National & 20 state level seminars and workshop organized so for in association with Kendra Sahitya Academy, New Delhi; State Sahitya Academy, Bangalore; Kannada Sahitya Parishat, Bangalore; Kannada University, Hampi; Ranna Pratistana Govt. of Karnataka; Betageri Krishnasharma pratistana, Belagavi, Bendre trust, Dharwad and Dept. of Kannada & Culture, Govt. of Karnataka.

Anubhava Mantapa – Debates on current issues (monthly)

Creative writing workshops – Kavya, Kathe & Nudichitra every year.

Publication – 19 books published related to literature.

Field visits/study tour
Study tours are organized for Kannada optional students to

Rastrakavi Kuvempu prathistana, Kuppali
Rastrakavi Govida Pai house, Manjeshwara
Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Samshodhana Prathisthana

Sirigannada – Wall Magazine

Cintana Siri – Lecture Series

Arivu – Departmental Bulletin

Extension activities – Creative Writing Workshops for High School Students.

Community Orientation

Katha Rachane and Kavana Rachana workshops  are the unique community oriented activities of the department.  Staff and students of the department are sent to nearby High Schools in every semester to train the students in creative writings.


  • The Department has signed an MoU with Ninasam ,Heggodu, Sagar, Shimoga Dist to share resources and infrastructure to conduct activities for the promotion of art, literature and culture among the youth every year (25-07-1999)
  • The department has signed an MOU with Rastrakavi Kuvempu Pratistana®,Kuppali, Shivamogga Dist to conduct study tour to Kuppali every year and share the resources and infrastructure to conduct activities for the promotion of life, literature and messages  of  Rastrakavi Kuvempu among the youth at SDMCollege, Ujire every year (since 25.10.2010)


Credit Based Semester Scheme (2017-2018 onwards)

Choice Based Credit System Semester Scheme (2019-2020 onwards)

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