Kannada is one of the rich Dravidian languages that is spoken predominantly in southern India in the state of Karnataka and its neighbourhood. The language has a rich history and rich in literature too. There is a significant population residing in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Goa who are native speakers of Kannada. The official language of the state of Karnataka, Kannada is one of the 22 scheduled languages in India. Therefore, taking up a postgraduate study of this language will lead you to learn a lot about its rich history as well as you gain a firsthand experience of its rich literature, both modern as well as from the past.
Eligibility and course duration
Requires you to be a graduate in the field of arts with Kannada as one of the subjects. Admission to the course is based on your marks, especially in Kannada.
The duration of the course is 2 years.
More about the course
M.A. in Kannada is a useful program for those seeking to significantly improve their knowledge about its various aspects. The course is available in most arts colleges in Karnataka and elsewhere too in rest of India. You get to learn about the origin or the prevalence of the language in pre-historic India. The changes and the modifications it underwent, over the centuries. You get to immerse yourself in Kannada literature, arts, drama and poetry. You gain a good understanding of its grammar, linguistics and philosophy. For non-Kannadigas there is an additional advantage of taking up this course, as they get to enhance their communication skills in the language and get to understand its rich cultural heritage.
Job opportunities and prospects
Undertaking this course provides you with many avenues in the job sector. You can pursue research on the language's history and its literature. It helps in your research work, if you can enroll for a PhD or M.Phil program. Obtaining a doctoral degree will help you in getting jobs in schools, colleges and universities. You may also pursue a B.Ed as well M.Ed program, if you seek to work in the field of education. You can apply for state government jobs in Karnataka for various posts. You may also work as a librarian, translator, interpreter or a writer in Kannada language. You may work for local dailies or publishing houses, where specialized knowledge of Kannada is essential.
M.A. Kannada & Janapad Admissions for 2020 - 2021 Academic Year
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