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Among the world’s language families the Dravidian family of languages enjoys a special place of distinction with an ancient origin and a continuation of a greater civilization. The Dravidian family of languages comprises 27 languages spread across the entire India and Beluchistan. All of them have contributed to the oneness of the rich mosaic of Indian culture. The major languages are; Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam.

An Institution with Distinct Character

Fulfilling the long felt intellectual call for a national institution to conduct study and research both at home and abroad in these ancient languages and to promote a greater sense of fraternity and spirit of integration among the speakers of the major Dravidian languages in the South the Government of Andhra Pradesh has benevolently come forward to establish Dravidian University through a Legislative Act in October 1997 involving the support of the other Southern States, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. It is located at a trilingual junction at Kuppam, Chittor District in the South – Western tip of A.P, which is only 4 kms away from Karnataka, 8 kms from Tamil Nadu and of course very close to Kerala border, which is less than 4.5 hrs drive.

The principle objective of the establishment of the Dravidian University is to promote integrated studies on the common heritage of the Dravidian speakers facilitating a strong perception of oneness among them.

Every language is a clean mirror holding a complete picture of culture. Languages are living voices of the races sounding their human, personal, social and scientific thoughts.

Dravidian civilization is one of the very oldest civilizations of the entire world. Archaeologists point out that the African continent was one with the South Indian Sub – Continent. It was the Indian Ocean that made a cleft. The synonymous words and phrases still in use stand a testimony to it. Linguists found out resemblances between languages. The current researchers listed out 27 Dravidian languages spread across from Cape Camorin to Afghanistan.

The sole objective of the University is to inculcate the spirit of national integration. Its tools are research, lectures, translation and publications.

The Andhra Pradesh Government gifted a vast land of 1093 acres for the University under the leadership of Sri Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy. Successive Chief Ministers Sri N Chandra Babu Naidu and Sri Y S Rajasekhara Reddy saw to the University growing from strength to strength.

The University which had functioned with only 5 Departments, 3 P.G and 5 U.G. courses upto 2004 has in 2006 obtained U.G.C. 12B recognition for grants with the successful starting of five more Departments in addition to 6 courses under self financing scheme. The budget too looked up from 2.8 crores to 6 crores. The 21st Century Gurukulam was another feather in the cap. An extra 3 crores were spent on new buildings. Separate hostels for men and women students too came up.

Now we have 17 Departments and 6 Centres. The Courses are enhanced to 24. U.G.C generously granted 1.38 crores at the near closing of its 10th Plan.

Prof. G. Lakshminarayana, the former Vice – Chancellor presented his Vision Document to the Executive Council and won its instant approval.

As a first step of the Document, Curriculum Development was achieved by way of 5 year Integrated Choice Based Credit System ( CBCS ). Dravidian University was the first to adopt CBSC in the entire State.

Additional Soft Skills Enhancement Training ( ASSET ) has been made a part of CBCS. The skills are: Communication, Computer, Analytical, Personality Development, and Career Perspectives.

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Courses in Dravidian University Kuppam

I. Five Year Integrated PG Courses in Dravidian University

M.A. Programs :

  • Telugu / English / History.

M.Com. Programs ( with three optional specializations )

  • Cost Accountancy / Company Secretary ship / Computers.

M.Sc. Programs :

  •  Computer Science / Mathematics and Computer Applications / Statistics and Computer Applications.

Certificate and Diplomas ( Evening Courses ) in Dravidian University

Certificate Courses are of one semester duration and diplomas are of two semester duration.

  • Telugu / Tamil / Kannada / Malayalam / Tulu / Spoken English / German / Computer Science and Secretarial Practice / Yoga / Saiva Siddhantha / Music.

II. Dravidian University PG Courses

M.A Programs : ( Two Year Masters Programs )

  • Telugu / Tamil / Kannada / Malayalam / English and Communications / History, Archaeology and Culture / Linguistics / Sociology / Cultural Anthropology and Tribal Development.

M.Sc. Programs :

  • Bio – Informatics / Chemistry / Computer Science / Mathematics.

M.A.  ( L.T ) Programs :

  • Telugu / Tamil / Kannada / Malayalam / English.

III. Research Program in Dravidian University

M.Phil. /  Ph.D.  Programs : M.S  ( Computational Linguistics & IT )

  • Telugu / Kannada / Tamil / Malayalam / Tulu / English / Comparative Dravidian Literature / Comparative Philosophy and Religion / Dravidian Linguistics / Computational Linguistics / Manuscriptology Traditional Scientific Knowledge System ( Ayurveda etc ) / Music / Dravidian Folklore / Tribal Studies History and Archaeology / Dravidian Culture / Sociology / Translation Studies Education.

Other Programs  :

  • M.C.A. / B. Ed. / T.P.T. / M.Ed. / B.Sc  ( Bio – technology ) / B.F.A ( Agama Silpa ) ( four years duration integrating inter and degree+ one year project work in off – campus mode ) / Silpa Vidya Praveena ( 18 months ) No formal education is required.

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Department of Education Dravidian University

School of Comparative Literature and Translation Studies

  • Department of Comparative Philosophy and Religion
  • Department of Telugu Language and Translation Studies
  • Department of Tamil Language and Translation Studies
  • Department of Kannada Language and Translation Studies
  • Department of Malayalam Language and Translation Studies
  • Department of Tulu and Translation Studies
  • Department of English and Communications

School of Human and Social Sciences

  • Department of History , Archeology and Culture
  • Department of Folklore and Tribal Studies
  • Department of Comparative Philosophy and Religion
  • Department of Traditional Knowlegde And Manuscriptology

School of Education and Human Resources Development

  • Department of Education and Human Resources Development
  • Department of Language Teaching Technology
  • Department of Physical Education

School of Herbal Studies and Naturo Sciences

  • Department of Bio – Technology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Molecular Biology
  • Department of Herbal Science
  • Department of Environmental Science

School of Information Sciences & Technology

  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Department of Library & Information Science

School of Commerce and Management

  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Business Management

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Affiliated Colleges Dravidian University

  • Girvani Degree College, Chittoor
  • Rai Business School ( RBS ) – Hyderabad, Hyderabad ( Secundrabad )
  • Sri Balaji Post Graduate College, Anantapur
  • Chaitanya ES Degree College, Srikakulam
  • Edstar GMAT Prep, Hyderabad ( Secundrabad )
  • Resource Point, Hyderabad ( Secundrabad )
  • GBR Elementry Teacher Education Institute, Anaparthi
  • Kranthi Post Graduate College, Hyderabad ( Secundrabad )
  • Khatija Khatoon College of Education, Nidmanoor
  • RRS College Of Engineering and Technology, Patancheru

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Dravidian University Address Kuppam

Dravidian University,
Srinivasa Vanam,
Kuppam – 517 425,
Chittoor District,
Andhra Pradesh,
Phone No : 08570 – 27823608570 – 278220,
Website : http://www.dravidianuniversity.ac.in.
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