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Diploma Folklore

Diploma in Folklore


Do you want to understand about the Folklore literature – both oral and written? Do you want to know about the different forms of folk traditions of certain community such as folk literature, folk music, folk dance or various kinds of folk performances? Then, you should do a Diploma course in Folklore.

Course Name: Diploma Folklore
Group: Diploma
Stream: Engineering
Course Category: General
Duration: 1 year

About the course

Diploma Folklore course is suitable for those students who want to enter into tourism, NGOs working for Tribal rights, archaeological development or management of museums, academic institutes offering programs on Folklore. This course is offered by only one institute which is Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). This Diploma program is aimed to equip students with the understanding of the Folklore literature – both oral and written as well as to provide them with an outline of methodological tools that are required to understand them. The course deals with the folk traditions such as folk literature, folk music, folk dance or various kinds of folk performances that are closely associated with the lives of certain community.

Eligibility Criteria

The basic qualification for pursuing Diploma Folklore course is a pass degree in Higher Secondary Examination or 10+2 from a recognized college or university.

The minimum duration of Diploma Folklore course is of 1 year.


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Some more about the course

The program Diploma Folklore aims to explain the students why communities in different regions have different kinds of folk traditions or why communities in different regions could also share certain similarities in their folk traditions. The course explores what are the different ways in which folk traditions spread one community to the other and under what conditions such exchanges of traditions take place.

There are units that discuss how factors like migration of people, contact among communities through trade and commerce or different kinds of political contacts results in exchanges of elements of folk traditions among communities. At the same time, the units also discuss how despite these exchanges, the folk traditions of different communities continue to remain distinct, i.e., they do not become same.

There are units that discuss how and why folk traditions are a part of cultural forms. Most of the discussions in the respective units are based on the examples from South Asia. In fact, the couse tries to address the folk traditions that abound in the region. Folk traditions are closely related with the social, economical and political life of a community. Therefore, various units of the course discuss in detail how the social, economical and political factors affect folk traditions. Diploma Folklore course elaborate on how certain elements of the folk traditions continue to survive with hardly any change.

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