The department of Kannada was established in the year of 1948 along with the inception of the Institution. Till the implementation of NEP 2020, Kannada was offered as second language for Undergraduate programmes.Kannada department has created an environment where Kannada language thrives while adapting to the changing times. To encourage creativity among the students debates and discussions are conducted regularly. Students are exposed to Kannada culture and significance through talks from the writers, artists and critics regularly. During Kannadotsava, an avenue is created for students - including those with other language backgrounds – to express their skills. Students are introduced to Kannada theatre through workshops and shows, where they can learn public speaking, fashion, make-up and other skills. Students who have Kannada as their mother tongue are encouraged to teach Kannada to fellow students who are not familiar with Kannada. Apartfrom this, college management has provided a platform to teach Kannada to non-teaching staff who are not familiar with the language. To showcase the richness of Kannada and Karnataka, various local art forms such as Kolata, Dollu Kunita, Yakshagana, Veeragase, Kamsale are regularly conducted in college premises. Along with that book clubs, singing and writing competitions are held at regular intervals. Students are also encouraged to participate in inter-collegiate fests at university level. Students are also involved in many television shows which highlight Kannada culture.
To strengthen each student socially, make them robust emotionally and boost their self- confidence.
- Imparting life-oriented education through Kannada literature.
- Promoting holistic skills to enhance student potential.
- Popularizing language and rich cultural heritage of Karnataka.
- To strengthen communication skills and empower linguistic and cultural.
- Relations among both Kannada and non-Kannada speaking students and staff members.
Head of the Department
Dr. Ravish H V, Associate Professor
M.A. in linguistics, M.A in folklore, Ph.D, NET.
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2022 - 23
- Presented a play ‘Garbha’ by the students of Kannada Sangha on 11th October 2023 at Mount Carmel College.
- Presented a play ‘Garbha’ by the students of Kannada Sangha on 6th October 2023 at Nayana Sabhangana.to educate and raise awareness about surrogacy, inspiring the audience to reflect on these essential societal issues.
- Conducted bi-lingual ‘Poetry Composition Workshop’ on 27th September 2023, in collaboration with the Department of English to educate the students, fostering a deeper appreciation for the art of poetry and nurturing their skills in crafting expressive verses.
- The Kannada Department proudly organised a very popular event ‘Kannadotsava’ on 23rd September 2023 that was celebrated with great fever and enthusiasm to acquaint the students with Karnataka’s glorious history and heritage. The key performances for this year’s ‘Kannadothsava’ were Bharatnatyam, Kolaata, Kamsaale, Veeragaase, samooha gaayana, etc and a Drama named ‘Garbha’. All the performances were widely appreciated by our chief guest Shri B. R. Laxman Rao former, prominent poet.
- Organised a play named ‘Kavyaranga’ on 24th August 2023 which expressed how conflicts among communities can emerge through the prism of religion.
- A solo play named ‘Shakespeare’s wife’ performed by Pro. Laxmi Chandrashekhar, was organised by the Department of Kannada on 18th August 2023 to educate the students about the life and times of the famous playwright, William Shakespeare and the sacrifices made by his wife.
- Conducted Faculty Development Program in collaboration with Bengaluru City University on ‘Abhinaya: Varthamanada odhu’ from 7th July 2023 to 13th July 2023 to nurture the art and empowering faculty members with the skills to transmit valuable knowledge to their students effectively.
- On 28th of October, - ‘KOTI KANTA GAAYANA’ was celebrated. It was Government initiative programme to spread the diversity of Karnataka and its culture.
- The key performance for this year’s ‘Kannadothsava’ was Bharatnatyam , Yakshagaana, Kolaata, Kamsaale, Veeragaase, Patada kunita, Somana kunita, Dollu kunita, Kandeelu etc various types of folk art forms and Drama called ‘ Karnataka Vaibhava’ . All the performances were widely appreciated by our chief guest Shri Veerappa Moily, former chief minister of Karnataka.
- Organized a guest lecture on ‘ Sadhaneya Hadiyalli Mahileyaru’ by Mrs. Revathi. K, Director & Financial Planner, Revathi’s Financial Advisory Services.
- Organized a guest lecture on ‘Shikshanadalli Ranghabhoomi’ By Dr. Pavitra, coordinator, department of performing arts, kristu jayanti college.
- Folk performance by students in 22 nd Jan’2023- INTERNATIONAL MILLETS AND ORGANICS Mela.
- Many publications from faculty members.
- Students participated and won prizes in inter – collegiate competitions (Rangha sourabha 23, Isiri– St. Joseph university etc).
2021 - 22
- The key performance for this year’s ‘Kannadothsava’ was Kamsaale, folk art form, Drama called “Pukkate Salahe”.and Mahishasuramardini classical dance . All the performances were widely appreciated by our chief guest Mrs. Nemichandra a well known author in Kannada literature.
- On 28th of October, 'kannadakkagi navu' was celebrated. It was an oath taking programme which encouraged people to speak Kannada and emphasized the importance of Kannada language. Kajaana tanda sang 3 harmonizing songs related to Karnataka and Kannada in the presence of college management and BBMP officials.
- Karnataka govt announced November 11th as ‘Onake Obavva Jayanthi’. So on the remembrance of this occasion Kannada Sangha dramatics students performed ‘Onake Obavva’s act.
- Many publications from faculty members.
- Students participated and won prizes in inter –collegiate competitions.
2020 - 21
- Due to pandemic this year all the cultural programs and Kannadotsava was held online. Chief guest for this year program was Smt. Vaidehi and Sri.Jayanth Kaikini.
- Faculty participated in many webinars.
- Many publications from faculty members.
2019 - 20
- The key performance for this year’s Kannadothsava was “Keregehaara” folk drama Directed by smt. Soumya Praveen kumar. It is a play which glorifies the sacrifice of a young woman for the sake of her village. This act was widely appreciated by our chief guest H.S. Venkatesh Murthy (popularly known as HSV).
- “Veeragase” is a Karnataka folk dance which is full of vigor and pomp and is based on Hindu mythology. It involves energy - sapping intense dance movements.
- A comedy play directed by Dr. S.V Kashyap called “ShreeKrishna Sandhana” was also organized by ‘VijayanagaraBimbha’.
- A session was conducted for students regarding female education which was started by Savithribai Phule who was an Indian social reformer, educationalist, and poet from Maharashtra. She is regarded as the first female teacher of India.
- Students participated and won prizes in inter –collegiate competitions (Kalarava – St, Josephs College of commerce,Christ University’s Kannada fest and Aisiri – St. Joseph’s college of Arts and Science).
2018 - 19
- The key performance for this year’s Kannadothsava was “Yakshagana” Directed by ‘Dr Radhakrishna Urala.’ This act of dance drama which revolved around the brave Abhimanyu of Mahabaratha reflected emotions of pain and bravery. This act was widely appreciated by our chief guest Prakash Rai and the audience.
- Folk dance team performed a mixture of Kamsale and kolata.
- Tribute was given to film personality Dr.Ambreesh considering his Contribution to the field of Kannada film industry and language.
- Bharthanatyam was performed at University of Bangalore on teacher’s day in the presence of Vice Chancellor and chief minister of Karnataka.
- A play “NaguvagaNakku” was organized in collaboration with communication department which spoke about the modern - day problems a woman goes through which was done by Kreative team.
- In St. Joseph Kannada fest ‘Dhwani’ our students grabbed the rolling trophy.
- Literature, grammar, literary heritage included in all semesters moving from simple to advanced levels.
- New and Innovative topics introduced related to ancient & modern literature, current affairs, soft skills, health, environment, moral & value-based topics.
- Workshop on revoking Kannada Language and Literature.
- Guest lectures by Eminent personalities.
- Language labs introduced as part of curriculum.
- Created Kannada Blog (E – Magazine).
- Workshop on Bhaavageethe, Janapadageethe.
- Workshop on Folk forms – Yakshagaana, Dollukunita, Veeragaase, Kamsale, Patakunita, devara kunita etc.
- Theatre Workshop – Dance Drama/ skit.
Dr. Ravish H V
HOD & Associate Professor
Dr. Chetana Hegde
Ms. Anitha K V