Telugu & Comparitive Literature

About Department

Year of the Establishment of the Department : 1967

Brief History of the Department :
The department was established in the erstwhile S.V.U. P.G. centre, Anantapur in the year 1967. It is one of the five oldest departments of the University. The department started with four teachers – 1 Reader and 3 lecturers. Gradually the department has developed to the present status of 4 Professors, 3 Associate Professors and 2 Assistant Professors. The department taught eight papers (four previous and four final) in the beginning, but now the department is teaching fourteen papers.

Contact Us:
Head : 255774
Office : 255775

Head of the Department :

Prof. G. Narasimhan

BOS Chairman:

prof. G. Balasubramanyam


Name Designation Mobile Office Email
Dr.M.Buddanna Professor 9247450329 - -
Dr.G.Narasimhan Professor 9000127115 255869, 255193
Dr.G.Balasubramanyam Professor 9490566779 255774
Dr. N.R. Sadasiva Reddy Assistant Professor 9493423695 - -

Courses Offered


    Programmes Level of Study
    M.A. (Telugu) PG Level
    M.Phil. Post PG Level
    Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
    Ph.D Post PG Level
    Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
    Areas Of Specialization:
    M.A. & Research
  • Classical Literature
  • Modern Literature
  • Comparative Literature
  • Folk Lore & Tribal Studies
  • Social & Cultural history
  • Linguistics


Research & Developmental activities :
The department is active from its inception in 1968 in the field of Research. The department has produced more 150 Ph.D. and 200 M.Phil. degrees in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada. It is worth mentioning here is that more than 20 per cent of the theses have been published and the theses of the staff members are fr4equently and positively referred by many a scholar in their books and research articles.

Collaborative ventures :
The department has organised some National Seminars in collaboration with the institutions like Central Sahitya Academy, Karnataka Sahitya Academy, Central Institute of Indian Languages and Dravidian Linguistics Association.

Consultancy Programmes :
Peter J. Claus, Professor of Anthropology, Harward University, USA is visiting our Department once in two years for the guidance and research assistance for his study on folklore. Mrs. Martina S, Research Scholar, Harward University is working on folk performing arts of Anantapur district with the help of the department staff.