Karnataka Janpada Vishwavidyalaya, Haveri also known as Karnataka Folklore University was established by the Act of 2011 of Government of Karnataka to develop Kannada folkloristic on scientific principles. At present, it is the only university offering advanced studies to the students of folklore. The university has given a boost to the Kannada culture which can be followed by other linguistic states of India. It is situated at Gotagodi surrounded by Sahyadri range on the west and Northern Maidan on the east.

Facts & Figures:


June 16, 2012


Karnataka Janpada Vishwavidyalaya Adhiniyama 2011


University Grants Commission (UGC)

Research Projects

Utsav Performances of Chamarajnagar District

Janapada Chittaragalu

Research Journal

‘Jagali’ (Bi annual)

Books Published

Punuruthana (Critical Essays)

Basavabhivyakti (Collection of Articles)

Academic Council Strength


Syndicate Strength



Book Collection – 58,000


‘GramaKarnataka’ ( A Folklore Museum)

Artifact Collection

‘Meenu Butti’ (Basket to catch Fish)

Rante Negilu (Wooden Plough)

‘Tatrani’ (Mud pot for collecting Drinking water)


‘Pattanga – 8’ (A unique program of the university)

Total Documentation and Study of Malemahadeshwara


Folklore University towards Common People (A unique social program of the university)

Why to join the University?

  • The university offers student Scholarship/Fellowship programs to help meritorious candidates of economically weaker sections
  • The university is the first in the world that provides university level degree courses in folklore studies of Karnatka region, other states of India and South Asia in different languages. It is also a learning hub for outstation candidates who want to pursue degree in folklore studies through the Distance Education mode
  • A student after completing the respective degree at the university can build career in various fields like Teaching, Service in the sectors of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Rural Management, Employees Welfare and many others