Shivaji University Started in 1965 and the Marathi Department was established in 3rd March 1979 with one Professor, One Reader and Two Lecturers.
Dr. G.M. Powar was the first Professor and Head of the Dept.. He Specialized in Sociology of Marathi Literature and Modern Marathi Literature.
Dr. L.R. Nasirabadkar accepted the Headship of the department in 1992 and Continued to there up to 1995. Prof. Dr. Vishwanath Shinde was Head of Department from 1st Sept. 1995 to 2001. Now Prof. Dr. Ravindra Thakur is Head of the Department from 13th Sept. 2001.
The Syllabus of M.Phil was started in 1983. The number of students who received M.A. Degree of this Department is about 2000. There are 57 M.Phil Students and 30 Ph.D. students who conferred their degrees respectively and number of students doing their research work in department.
Research Areas :
Dalit and Gramin Literature
Sociology of Literature in context of Marathi Nove
Folklore and Marathi folk Literature
Criticism of Poetry
Department of Marathi,
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