By | September 3, 2015

The global perspectives and research in Dravidian Studies, the contemporary perceptions of higher education and the regional demand of a backward rural area have fused into one mission that led to the formation of Dravidian University, which is different from or Universities in its priorities, obligations and responsibilities. The spirit of integration is the guiding force behind the establishment of the University. The linguistic and cultural integration at national and international levels is the cherished objective of the University

The ultimate goal of the Dravidian University is to foster and strengthen national integration through a wider knowledge and understanding of Dravidian Languages, Literature, Culture, Sciences and Technology. Dravidian University sees the linguistic more as an opportunity for self-discovery and mother-tongue as the Archimedean point to bring about paradigm shift in education. The University promotes a broad-based and extensive project of translation of texts and narratives, in addition to a comparative study of cultures and languages, including visual and performing arts. It endeavors to play a crucial role in affirming the Dravidian cultural heritage and to reinstate the native idioms and in refiguring the local histories. The multicultural focus of the University is meant to respect differences and resist all attempts at homogenization while indigenizing the mind-sets of academics.

The Dravidian family of languages, which includes more than 27 tongues, the most ancient, living language family of the world, one of the richest contributors to the cultural mosaic of India, often confronts the question whether it enjoys its due recognition in the subcontinent; whether it is being academically cared adequately and receives equal attention on par with other languages of National importance; and whether the Dravidians contribution to Indian literature, Indian philosophy of Indian history and culture are being properly and adequately evaluated by the scholarly community.

It is such agonized perceptions of a few outstanding academics and administrations that has led to the formation of Dravidian University Thanks to the boldness of the Government ofAndhra Pradesh, it had taken up the task of establishing the Dravidian University in 1997 at the tri- lingual junction, Kuppamin Chittoor District, A. P., 8 k.m away from TamilNadu, 4 km, away from Karnataka and hardly about four hours drive to Kerala, basically to promote a spirit of integration and strong bonds of fraternity among the ma jor Dravidian language speakers of the Southern states and to advance studies and research inthe integrated body of Dravidian lmguico – cultural heritage.

The Dravidian University was established through a Legislature Act of Andhra Pradesh and conceived as an Inter – State Institution. The neighboring Governments of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala have extended initial support which enabled the University to take up constructions of Vemana Bhavan, Thiruvalluvar Bhavan, Narayanaguru Bhavan and Basava Bhavan remembering the great Social Saints of the South who enshrined the language cultures with their immortal thoughts.

The University located in a serene rural setting with pleasant greenery spread over the spacious campus of about 1000 acres endowed with huge deposits of granite, giving a picture of rock garden, is one of the most ideally suited institution for quite and dedicated studies and research harmonizing the individual, both internally and externally. The campus absolutely pollution free.

Every growing institution should be potential enough to dream, and Dravidian University also continues to dream to achieve higher goals and to attain a gratifying place of distinction in the galaxy of Indian Universities enjoying international repute.

Programs of Study (Regular)

Sl.No. Department Program Subject Duration (Years) Intake Eligibility
1 Comparative Dravidian Literature & Philosophy M.A.,Philosophy 2 30 Any Degree
2 Dravidian & Computational Linguistics M.A.,Linguistics 2 20 Any Degree
3 Education B.Ed.,Education 1 100 As per EDCET Rules
M.Ed.,Education 1 35 B.Ed.,
4 English Language & Communications M.A.,English 2 40 Any Degree With English under Part-I or Part-II
5 Folklore & Tribal Studies Folkloristics 1 30 Any Degree
M.A.,Folklore, Triballore & Cultural Tourism 2 30 Any Degree
6 Herbal Sciences M.Sc.,Herbal Sciences 2 30 B.Sc., With Chemistry and any two subjects in Life Sciences
7 History, Archaeology & Culture M.A., History 2 40 Any Degree
8 Kannada Language & Translation Studies M.A., Kannada 2 40 Any Degree with Kannada under Part I or Part II
9 Language Teaching Technology TPT(Telugu Pandit Training) 1 50 As per LPCET rules
10 Malayalam Language & Translation Studies M.A., Malayalam 2 20 B.A., Malayalam or Any Degree with Malayalam under Part I or Part II
Certificate course in Malayalam 6 Months 20 Any Degree
Diploma course in Malayalam 1 20 Pass in Certificate Course
11 Tamil Language & Translation Studies M.A., Tamil 2 40 B.A., Tamil or B.Litt. or any degree with Tamil under Part I or Part II
12 Telugu Language & Translation Studies M.A., Telugu 2 40 Any Degree with Telugu under Part I or Part II
13 Tulu Language & Translation Studies Certificate course in Tulu 2 40 Any Degree
Diploma course in Tulu 1 20 Certificate in Tulu

Programs of Study (self-financing)

Sl.No. Department Program Subject Duration (Years) Intake Eligibility
1 Biochemistry M.Sc., Biochemistry 2 30 B.Sc., with chemistry and any two subjects in Life Sciences
2 Biotechnology M.Sc., Biotechnology 2 30 B.Sc., with chemistry and any two subjects in Life Sciences
3 Botony M.Sc., Botany 2 30 B.Sc., with Botany
4 Business Management MBA 2 60 As per the ICET norms
5 Chemistry M.Sc., Chemistry (Organic) 2 30 B.Sc., with Chemistry as one of the subjects
6 Commerce M.Com., Commerce 2 40 B.Com., or B.A., Commerce
7 Computer Science MCA 3 30+30 (Self-financing) 3 Years Bachelors Degree (Regular) with Mathematics as one of the subjects + ICET Rank in 2013
M.Sc., Computer Science 2 30 B.Sc., Computer Science with Mathematics Combination
8 Library & Information Science M.L.I.Sc., Library Science 2 20 Any Degree
9 Mathematics M.Sc., Mathematics 2 30 Degree with Mathematics as main subject or Degree with Mathematics, Economics, Statistics
10 Microbiology M.Sc., Microbiology 2 30 B.Sc., Microbiology (or) B.Sc., Chemistry with the combination of two Life Science subjects
11 Physics M.Sc., Physics 2 30 B.Sc., with Physics and Mathematics as subjects
12 Rural Development Management M.A., Rural Development Management 2 30 Any Degree
13 Social Work M.S.W. Social Work 2 30 Any Degree
14 Sociology M.A.,Sociology 2 30 Any Degree
15 Statistics M.Sc.,Statistics 2 30 Degree with Statistics as main subject or Degree with Mathematics, Economics, Statistics or accountancy, Economics, Statistics
16 Zoology M.Sc.,Zoology 2 30 B.Sc., Zoology as one of the subjects

Dravidian University
Srinivasa Vanam
Kuppam-517 425,
Chittoor Dist. ( A.P.)

Vice-Chancellor 08570 – 278236
Registrar 08570 – 278220
Deputy Registrar 08570 – 278211
Dean Academics 08570 – 202677
Finance Officer 08570 – 278388
Controller of Examinations 08570 – 278377
Engineering Dept: 08570 – 278222
Guest House 08570 – 278362

Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

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