On 16th June 2012, the Karnataka Janapada Vishwavidyalaya is officially inaugurated by the then Chief Minister Sri D.V. Sadananda Gowda.
Karnataka Janapada Vidyalaya is situated in Gatagodi. It is owned by the State of Karnataka and established Janapada University in the year 2011. It can also be referred to as Karnataka Folklore University. Its mission is to preserve and conduct more research into the history and culture that the State has. Janapada University offers many courses at Post Graduate and Ph.D. levels.
The first vice-chancellor at the university was Ambalike Hiriyanna. The university is a leader in intense investigation and research into folklore. The MA program The university has around 13 specializations.
The University Grants Commission has approved Janapada University.
Janapada University offers MA with specifications of Sociology (Rural) economics (Rural), English (Folklore and Translation) women Studies, Tribal and Rural Women and Children Development, Tribal Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication Folk Tourism and the Folk Arts, Kannada and Folklore, Folk Literature, Folklore and Folkloristic.
Janapada University also offers Diploma and PG Diploma courses. The specializations offered under PG Diploma programs include Traditional Horticulture, Traditional Dairy Practices and Folk Epic. The specializations available for the Diploma program include Srikrishna Parijatha, Yoga, Traditional Martial Arts, Tattoo, Traditional Aesthetics Yakshagana Bayalata, Buyalata (Mudalapaya) and Folklore.
Janapada University has a library for all faculty and students. The library is accessible at any time. Additionally there are journals and books available in various languages, making it easy for students to comprehend and learn. The library offers subscriptions to rare books as well as other publications.
Janapada University library is an integral component of the university. The reason for this is that every program is designed toward in-depth research, and students are constantly in need of materials and resources. This is why the university attempts to supply libraries with the most prestigious books, journals newspapers, and other sources to the students.
Janapada University also has accommodation facilities for girls and boys. Furthermore the campus is surrounded with nature and greenery which is why even the hostels are located in an eco-friendly area. In addition, the hostel offers basic facilities for students like tables, cots chair, and tables.
The hostel buildings are divided for girls and boys. They have a strong security system and provides a peaceful and safe environment for the students on campus.
A few of the other facilities at Janapada University include a sports complex. The school has a vast field as well as other facilities for different sports. Students play basketball, football as well as badminton, volleyball, as well as many other sports.
Each classroom is equipped with the most modern technology, which improves the learning process of teaching. There are laboratories as well for different departments and have a range of tools. Additionally there is the IT Centre is among the largest facilities on campus. Students and staff are able to connect to the internet whenever they need and print, make photocopies and similar.
Furthermore, they can download e-books or e-journals in the event that they are unable to locate them at the library. The university also provides transportation facilities for faculty and students that commute regular basis. Additionally the university also offers an excellent canteen for all staff and students. They offer healthy and safe meals during the college hours.
Janapada University usually has an offline admissions process. Candidates must verify their eligibility before applying. Furthermore, on the official website of the university candidates can download the application form and complete it. Candidates must submit the application form together with the fee for application that is prescribed.
In addition, applicants are able to access the prospectus via mail by paying a specific amount at the office of Finance for the University with self-addressed envelope. In addition, applicants are also required to submit all the necessary documents to the office of the university.
The criteria for selection for all the programs is determined by merit. But, Janapada University conducts an entrance test for applicants to MBA. MBA program.
Karnataka is a land of a myriad of aboriginal communities that have colonized a diverse variety of ecosystems from time immemorial. While practising distinctive life-ways, such as hunting-gathering, fishing, nomadic and settled pastoralism, incipient and developed food producing, as a successful means of adaptation, have given rise to distinctive cultural lore that has been handed down through successive generations.
Establish three distinctive and vital inter-related productive organs of the university — Adhyayanaanga, Samsodhanaanga and Prasaaraanga — under proactive Adalithaanga. Establish a broad-based indigenous science of folkloristics that will eventually provide disciplinary status to various branches of ‘ folklore, i.e. legends, myths, tales (short and tall), oral history, proverbs, riddles, jokes, popular beliefs, music, deities, etc., that are the traditions of a culture of a group.