Folklore today has developed into a highly specialized area of research. The Department of Folklore has taken up projects of complication of both oral and written texts and interpretation of the same from an interdisciplinary perspective. The department is functioning with the intention of finding and disseminating knowledge, which are unrecognized or hitherto marginalized (what can be called as desi, local knowledge). Field work, compilation, Analysis, Dialogue with the scholars in the field are the methods adopting to achieve the objective of the department.
Now the department is offering M.A., Ph.D. integrated course in Folklore. The department is also running Diploma course in. Folk Arts with the help of Distance education center and also running a journal called “Janapada Karnataka” which is acting as a platform for people who are working in Folklore in Kannada.
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