Fulfilling the long felt intellectual call for a national institution to conduct study and research both at home and abroad in these ancient languages and to promote a greater sense of fraternity and spirit of integration among the speakers of the major Dravidian languages in the South the Government of Andhra Pradesh has benevolently come forward to establish Dravidian University through a Legislative Act in October 1997 involving the support of the other Southern States, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. The Dravidian family of languages comprises 27 languages spread across the entire India and Beluchistan. All of them have contributed to the oneness of the rich mosaic of Indian culture. The major languages are; Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam.
The Andhra Pradesh Government gifted a vast land of 1093 acres for the University under the leadership of Sri Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy. Successive Chief Ministers Sri N Chandra Babu Naidu and Sri Y S Rajasekhara Reddy saw to the University growing from strength to strength. The University which had functioned with only 5 Departments, 3 P.G and 5 U.G. courses up to 2004 has in 2006 obtained U.G.C. 12B recognition for grants with the successful starting of five more Departments in addition to 6 courses under self financing scheme. The budget too looked up from 2.8 crores to 6 crores. The 21st Century Gurukulam was another feather in the cap. An extra 3 crores were spent on new buildings. Separate hostels for men and women students too came up. Now there are 17 Departments and 6 Centres. The Courses are enhanced to 24. U.G.C generously granted 1.38 crores at the near closing of its 10th Plan. As a first step of the Document, Curriculum Development was achieved by way of 5 year Integrated Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). Dravidian University was the first to adopt CBSC in the entire State. Additional Soft Skills Enhancement Training (ASSET) has been made a part of CBCS. The skills are: Communication, Computer, Analytical, Personality Development, and Career Perspectives.
Constituent Schools & Departments
School of Comparative Literature and Translation Studies
School of Human and Social Sciences
School of Education and Human Resources Development
School of Commerce and Management
School of Information Sciences & Technology
School of Herbal Studies and Nature Science
School of Comparative Dravidian Arts and Aesthetics
SDCE - The school of Distance & Continuing Education is redesignated as School of Distance & Off-campus Education (SDOCE). The School comprises of three divisions :-
1. Directorate of Distance Education
2. Centre for Online Programmes
3. Centre for Off-campus Research Location - It is located at a trilingual junction at Kuppam, Chittor District in the South-Western tip of A.P, which is only 4 kms away from Karnataka, 8 kms from Tamil Nadu and of course very close to Kerala border, which is less than 4.5 hrs drive
Department of Telugu Language and Translation Studies
Department of Tamil Language and Translation Studies
Department of Kannada Language and Translation Studies
Department of Malayalam Language and Translation Studies
Department of Tulu and Translation Studies
Department of English and Communications
Department of Folklore and Tribal Studies
Department of History , Archaeology and Culture
Department of Comparative Philosophy and Religion
Department of Dravidian and Computational Linguistics
Department of Traditional Knowledge And Manuscriptology
Department of Education
Department of Language Teaching Technology
Department of Physical Education
Department of Special Education
Department of Commerce
Department of Business Management
Department of Computer Science
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Department of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics
Department of Chemistry
Department of Performing Arts(Music & Dance)
Department of Fine Arts & Commercial Arts
Department of Agama Sculpture
Library - Excellent library with a large collection of more than 55,000/- rare, reference and general books worth Rs.1,75,00,000/- have been collected to enrich the stock of the library.
Hostels - Hostel facilities are available for Boys and Girls on the Campus. All the students hailing from more than 20 KM radius of Dravidian University and eligible for Hostel Accommodation. However admission will be given depending upon the distance of their home town and the availability of accommodation.
Counselling and Internal Quality Assurance - Every student of the University will be under the counselling of a teacher who acts as his/her caretaker. The CBCS counsellor will also advise the students.
Transport - Bus facility to the University campus is available from Kuppam town, V.Kota, Krishnagiri, K.G.F. and Kolar.
The Internet Centre - Established in the University the centre provides access to the world of knowledge to the students.
The IT Laboratory - The University has two well-equipped modern computer laboratories. IPSTAR 256 kbps VSAT internet connectivity is available round the clock; besides a separate Lab for Bio-Informatics and Biotechnology.
Language Laboratory - The laboratory is used to equip the students with communication skills in English and also for the presentation of Audio-Visual material.
Fellowships for Students - Eligible students may apply, after admission, for the Social Welfare scholarships in the prescribed form in time. The University will only disburse the sanctioned amount to the students as per the rules of Social Welfare Departments. The First three rankers of the Entrance Test conducted by the University for Ph.D. (Full-time) Programme will get scholarship of Rs.1200/- p.m for a period of 3 years plus contingencies per annum in case they work exclusively on Dravidian studies.
Special Incentives for Girl Students - Rs.1 fee only for the first three rankers among the girls and to the first ranker irrespective of the gender from other than professional courses selected through common entrance test. A special concession of 50% fee to the first ranker irrespective of gender and to the first three rankers among the girls, selected through common entrance test of the professional courses.
Anusrijana-Translation Bureau - The University started a Translation Bureau and Prasaranga in 2005 to undertake translation works and publish them from one Dravidian language to another and also into English in order to present the Dravidian heritage and its genius to all the linguistic groups interested in the area. They aims, at the first instance, to bring out translations of classics, both of classical and modern master pieces, creative and critical which have a historical significance. They also aim to bring out monographs directly in the Dravidian Languages and English on pioneer writers and prominent concepts of Dravidian Studies.Information compiled from : Dravidian University Website