Mangalore: University will start advanced degrees in Tulu

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Mon Mar 19 13:06:09 UTC 2007

Mangalore March 19:

The Kuppam Dravidian University will start diploma, post-graduate diploma
and Ph D courses in Tulu language from the next academic year, said
University vice-chancellor Gagngishetty Lakshminarayana. He was speaking
at the Gaurava Prashasthi-2006 award distribution ceremony organised by
Karnataka Tulu Sahithya Academy at Bykampady near here on Saturday.

He said the University had started an independent Tulu study centre last
month and it would promote Tulu language and culture. The centre will also
install an award for the persons doing higher studies in the subject.
District in-charge minister B Nagaraja Shetty gave away the awards to
noted writer Vaman Nandavar, drama artiste Ramadas Devadiga and folklore
artiste Gopal Naik.

Addressing the gathering, Shetty supported the demand for teaching Tulu in
schools. He said the move would help promote the language. Nandavar
expressed gratitude over the Dravidian University starting an independent
Tulu study centre and said the universities in the state too should take
up the cause of developing Tulu language as a medium of instruction in
schools. The Kerala governments announcement on installing Tulu Academy at
Manjeshwar is a welcome step and it would help conservation and
development of Tulu language and culture in the frontier areas, he said.

Times News Network


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