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    About Karnataka Folklore University, Shiggavi

    Karnataka Janapada Vishwavidyalaya is the first folklore university in the world. It was established by the state government of Karnataka with the objective to provide the greater platform to Folklore Studies and to develop Kannada folkloristics on scientific principles. The various programmes offered by the university provide higher education and research in all the subjects of folklore, literature, art, music, theatre, handicrafts, folk medicine, food, beverage, and cottage industries of Karnataka. These programmes offered by University strengthen the indigenous culture to face the challenges of globalization effectively. At present this is the only university in Asia that provides advanced teaching, learning, and research opportunities to students of folklore. Karnataka Janapada Vishwavidyalaya is also known as Karnataka Folklore University, established in 2011 by an act of Karnataka Janapada Vishwavidyalaya Adhiniyama 2011. The University is recognized by UGC, AICTE, NCTE, and PCI. The university offers various postgraduate, diploma and certificate level programmes. It also offers integrated, M.Phil and PhD programmes, which connect folklore with science, management, art and medicine. Further reading of the article offers you various glimpses of the University, which include admission process, facilities, and other important details, which will help you to get acquainted with the University before sending your application to it.

    Location: Karnataka Janapada Vishwavidyalaya is located at Shiggavi Taluk, Haveri District, Gotagudi, Karnataka. The nearest railway junction to the Folklore University is Hubballi Junction, which is 37 km away from the campus, and the Old Bus Stand is the nearest depot, which is about 8 km away from the campus. Hubballi Airport is 43 km away from Folklore University.


    Karnataka Folklore University runs various projects in collaborations with the following departments of Karnataka Government:

    • Dept. of  Rural Development and Panchayat Raj 

    • Dept. of Kannada and Culture

    • Kannada Abhivrudhi Pradhikara

    • Dept. of Social Welfare 

    • Karnataka Tanda Abhivrudhi Nigama

    • Karnataka Knowledge Commission 

    • Dept. of Primary and Secondary Education

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    Karnataka Folklore University, Shiggavi Highlights

    Courses8 Degrees and 31 Courses
    Institute TypeState University
    Student Count666
    Faculty Count36
    Campus Size160.19 acres

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    Karnataka Folklore University, Shiggavi Admission

    Karnataka Janapada Vishwavidyalaya or Karnataka Folklore University offers postgraduate programmes in folk literature, folkloristics, mass communication, rural and tribal women and child, rural, tribal management, tourism, economics, and English. The PG Diploma programmes of the University include PG diploma in traditional dairy practices and a diploma in traditional agriculture. The certificate courses include courses in folk art, folk theatre, traditional cooking system, yakshagana tradition, folk craft, and tourism. Integrated courses includ...
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    Karnataka Folklore University, Shiggavi Facilities

    Karnataka Folklore University has the facility of the library, which has a vast collection of volumes that support the teaching and research. The library has the latest volumes, in almost all fields folklore, art, science, technology, and general areas. It has the membership for E-Resources and has a subscription to National and International peer-reviewed e-Journals. Online public access catalog (OPAC) facility is available to facilitate the online search of the library books with title, author, keyword, and subject.    ...
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    Karnataka Folklore University, Gotagudi, Shiggavi Taluk, Haveri District, Pincode: 581197, Karnataka, India


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