Department of Telugu & Comparative Literature

 

1.  Year of the Establishment of the Department   :      1967
2.  A Brief history of the Department                        :
The department was established in the erstwhile S.V.U. P.G. centre, Anantapur in the year 1967.  It is one of the five oldest departments of the University.  The department started with four teachers – 1 Reader and 3 lecturers.  Gradually the department has developed to the present status of 4 Professors, 3 Associate Professors and 2 Assistant Professors. 
The department taught eight papers (four previous and four final) in the beginning, but now the department is teaching fourteen papers.

Details

Previous     -   5 Compulsory papers

Final             -   3 Compulsory papers  &  6 options in three branches.

The department offers M.Phil. & Ph.D. courses in Telugu language and Literature, Comparative studies, Folk lore.  In addition the department extend opportunities to persue research both for M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Kannada and Tamil.

Chairman, BOS & Head of Department

Chairman/Chairperson Head/Coordinators
Prof. G. Balasubramanyam Prof. G. Narasimhan

 

Names and Designations of the faculty

Head:
255774
Offices:
255775

 

Name
Designation Mobile Off. e-mail
1.Dr.M.Buddanna Professor 9247450329 - -
2.Dr.G.Narasimhan Professor 9000127115 255869, 255193 Gnnnaga11@gmail.com
3.Dr.G.Balasubramanyam Professor 9490566779 255774 Gundlurubalu@gmail.com
3. Dr. N.R. Sadasiva Reddy Assistant Professor 9493423695 --------- ---------

 

Faculty currently holding other positions
Prof. G. Narasimhan Dean, Languages & Literature

 

Courses offered by the Department      :

Programmes

Level of Study

M.A. (Telugu)

PG Level

M.Phil.

Post PG Level
Telugu, Tamil, Kannada

Ph.D

Post PG Level
Telugu, Tamil, Kannada

 

Areas of Specialization   : 

M.A. & Research
1.      Classical Literature
2.      Modern Literature
3.      Comparative Literature
4.      Folk Lore & Tribal Studies
5.      Social & Cultural history
6.      Linguistics

Major Research Projects handled by the Department   :

Name of the staff member

Title of the Project

Funding Agency

Amount sanctioned

Year of sanction

Year of Completion

Prof. P.L. Sreenivasa Reddy

A comparative study of Telugu, Tamil & Kannada Proverbs and Riddles

UGC

1,54,280.00

1998

2001

Prof. R. Chandrasekhar Reddy

 Indian National Movement & South Indian Fiction – A comparative study

 UGC

 1,10,000.00

 1993

 1997

Prof. M.K. Devaki

Folk Medicine in Andhra Pradesh

UGC

90,200.00

1997

1999

Dr. G. Narasimhan

The sociological, economic, political perspectives in Pre-independence short stories in Tamil and Telugu literatures

UGC

1,50,000.00

 

 

 

Research & Developmental activities        :


The department is  active from its inception in 1968 in the field of Research.  The department has produced more 150 Ph.D. and 200 M.Phil. degrees in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada.  It is worth mentioning here is that more than 20 per cent of the theses have been published and the theses of the staff members are fr4equently and positively referred by many a scholar in their books and research articles.

Collaborative ventures  :

The department has organised some National Seminars in collaboration with the institutions like Central Sahitya Academy, Karnataka Sahitya Academy, Central Institute of Indian Languages and Dravidian Linguistics Association.

Consultancy Programmes   :

Peter J. Claus, Professor of Anthropology, Harward University, USA is visiting our Department once in two years for the guidance and research assistance for his study on folklore.  Mrs. Martina S, Research Scholar, Harward University is working on folk performing arts of Anantapur district with the help of the department staff.

Books published and edited    :  Details available in the individual biodata Seminars, Workshops organised by the Department         

Sl.No.

Topic

Sponsored by

year

1.

Refresher course for Junior College Lecturers

UGC

1983

2.

National Seminar on Modern Trends of Literary criticism in Indian Languages

UGC

1985

3.

15th All Indian Conference on Dravidian Linguistics

DLA, Trivandrum

1986

4.

Workshop on syllabus reconstruction and evaluation methods for PG Telugu students

Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore

1990

5.

National Seminar on Comparative study of Telugu, Kannada Literary games

Kannada Sahitya Akademy

1994

6.

National Seminar on Central Sahitya Akademy

Central Sahitya Akademy

1996

7.

National Seminar on Indian National Movement and South Indian Novel

UGC

1998

8.

Ravuri Kanthamma Bharadwaja Memorial Lectures  ( yearly seminars )

Ravuri Bharadwaja

1994 to ….