Calicut University, Calicut

Centre for Folklore Studies, Calicut University, Calicut


Centre for Folklore Studies

Folklore, both in cultural and academic domain, is significant for the role it plays in the contemporary socio-economic and political life of Kerala. To document, preserve and disseminate Kerala folklore and to serve the need of the academic and cultural communities, the Centre for Folklore Studies was established in 1999 at Vatakara, under the headship of Professor Raghavan Payyanad. The activities of the Centre include: Post Graduate Course in Folklore, Short-Term Courses in Folklore, Guidance for MPhil and Doctoral students, Fieldwork, Documentation & Archiving, Seminar, Workshops, Exhibition, Publications, Website, Dissemination Programmes through FACE (Folklore Association of the Centre), Folklore project.

Courses Offered

- Master of Arts (MA Folklore Studies)
- Master of Philosophy (M.Phil Folklore Studies)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D Folklore Studies)

Thrust Areas

All major areas of Folklore including Folk religion, Folk medicine, etc.

Folklore Project

The Folklore Project is funded by the Ford Foundation, India. With its assistance, the Centre is carrying out various dissemination activities through FACE. To preserve the folklore tradition and initiate and encourage folklore activities, the Project has been involving in organising festivals, seminars, workshops, conference and exhibitions.


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