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Department of Kannada
Kannada has been the second language in the curriculum ever since the inception of St. Agnes College. The department has etched for itself a place of pride owing to the contributions of both the staff and students of Kannada over the years. The renowned poet and writer Kadengodlu Shankar Bhat who was a staff member for some time brought name and fame to the department. Prof. Gopalkrishna Paleppady too earned fame as a writer even as he was getting rooted as a teacher. The history of the department shows that from being a one- man department it has grown with a faculty strength of six.
Kannada as an optional subject was introduced in the year 1990. Most students have secured first classes and distinctions. In the year 1998 two of the students secured ranks in the university examinations. The Kannada Association plays an active role with inter-disciplinary programmes collaborating with the Eastern Music and Dramatics Association. Students are trained to take part in the All India Radio programmes. The members of the staff contribute often to the A.I.R and television programmes. One of the members also participated in the Dasara Poets Meet, Mysore.
The department conducts On-the-spot Story Writing , Poetry Writing, Bhavageetha, Literary Quiz, Debate and Essay Writing competitions.
The students are given opportunities to improve their knowledge and skills in Kannada through literary assignments, additional reading, participating in discussions. They are given opportunities to participate in inter-collegiate competitions.
It is heartening to note that though Mangalore is a multi-lingual area,the students take interest in the study of Kannada. We take pride in the fact that Kannada is both an official and regional language of our area and our endeavour has been to maintain a fine balance between the functional and literary aspects of the language.
A Certificate Course in 'Kannada' for non - kannadiga students.(Foundation Course).
Training Programme 'Kannada Bavageetha'.
To take up a Project on the Study of 'Regional Culture'.
To publish a book of student articles.
Departmental Activities for the year (2011-2012):
Training Programme for singing ‘Kannada Bhavageetha’.
Kanakadasa Sahithya Chinthana Quiz
Kanaka Keerthana Gayana competition
Quiz on Kannada Literature, Chitra Kavana & Chitra Chintana in the month of August.
Bhavagitha and Mono-Act Competitions in the month of September/November.
Workshop on women’s rights by Kannada Sangha in collaboration with BreakThrough NGO