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
Courses & Fees
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 include BBM and MBA, B.Sc and M.Sc, B.A and M.A and BPA and MPA. Folklore University also provides an opportunity to conduct research through M.Phil and Ph.D. courses. Every year the University invites applications for the above-mentioned courses, via online mode. Candidates have to check the eligibility criteria prescribed by each course and accordingly, they have to submit their application online. Read further details to know the details about the admission process of the courses offered by Folklore University.
Karnataka Janapada Vishwavidyalaya admission process for the postgraduate, diploma, certificate, integrated courses and research programmes:
- Candidates need to check the eligibility of each course available in the prospectus of the University.
- Applications will be segregated as per the courses and the admission committee of each course decides the admissions to various courses which are based on the entrance exam, qualifying marks, and academic and extra curriculum performances of the students.
- The merit list for each course will be prepared by each department and students need to confirm their admission by submitting original documents and fee payment.
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