There are a huge number of Kannada-speaking people in other states in India. Though Karnataka is the state where Kannada is spoken (one of the four southern states in India). As well as Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra, this language is spoken in these near states.

It is estimated that worldwide, as well as speakers of the language as a second language (Ethnologue), more than 44 million people, speak it.

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At the beginning of the 21st century, census data showed that about 38 million Kannada speakers have a skill in secondary Kannada. Another 9 to 10 million Kannada speakers had skills in secondary Kannada. (Speakers in millions) Among the 44 million Kannada speakers, most live in the following four states of South India: Karnataka (40.4), Maharashtra (1.4), Tamil Nadu (1.2), and Andhra Pradesh (0.7).

There are 23 scheduled languages in India, of which Kannada is the official language of Karnataka.


Kannada and Telugu have almost the same script. During the BCs, Kannada changed its language. It can be classified into four types:

  • Purva Halegannada (from the beginning till 10th Century)
  • Halegannada (from 10th Century to 12th Century)
  • Nadugannada (from 12th Century to 15th Century)
  • Hosagannada (from 15th Century)

The Kannadiga language ranks 27th in world popularity, and there are 35 million Kannadigas (Kananyigas) in the world. Karnataka is the official and official language of the Indian state and one of the official languages of the Republic of India.

From the 6th century onwards, Kannada has inscriptional records. This script shares many similarities with the Telugu script. There are several regional dialects in Kannada, and the formal and informal use of the language differ from one another.

Current Globalized Era

In the current globalized era, foreign languages are becoming more obvious. Besides, regional languages are gaining ground as well. As a result, students are opting for courses/degrees in regional languages, as the need for such experts grows.

Bachelor of Arts A growing number of students are enrolling in Kannada as one of the UG courses. Students who study Kannada after graduation can count on good career prospects since Kannada is a major language in South India. Students pursuing a B.A. will have needed to study the following subjects. In Kannada :

A language can have learned if you study it.

Having a getting the language’s culture

Reading and studying Kannada literature, ancient, medieval, and modern.

Translating and reading by observing linguistic methods.

Name of the course Bachelor of Arts in the Kannada Language
Duration 3 Years
Eligibility Should have qualified for the 10+2th test from a known board and should have studied Kannada.
Course level UG
Course type Language
Admission process Through 10+2 qualifying exam merit or personal interview/group discussions
Course fees INR 2,300 to INR 8000 per annum
Some Institutes offering diploma ●     Karnataka State OU

●     Smt. Chinnamma Basappa Patil Arts, Science and Commerce Degree College

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What is the Kannada language?

Karnataka is an Indian state with Kannada as its official language.

As one of the oldest Dravidian languages, Kannada or Kanarese is also known as Kanarese. Karnataka is not just a state, for you will find this language is spoken in parts of nearby states Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala as well. Maharashtra. Kannada is 45 million people around the world speak it in its various dialects. Languages are spoken by half of the world’s population.

Written Kannada has been in use since 1900 and spoken Kannada for more than 2500 years. There are local variations in spoken Kannada, but the written form remains the same. We write phonetically-just as we speak.

The government of India declared Kannada a classic language on November 1, 2008.

During Karnataka state, November 1 is a state holiday for Kannada Rajyotsava Day each year. On this day, Mysore State was renamed Karnataka.

The language of Kannada is the third-oldest of the Indian languages (after Sanskrit and Tamil).

German priest Rev. Ferdinand Kittel compiled the first Kannada-English dictionary in 1894 (Shabda Kosha). The Kannada grammar book he wrote, A Grammar of the Kannada Language: Comprising the Three Dialects of the Language, describes three dialects of the Kannada language.

Kannada literature has been translated into Sanskrit and other languages for centuries.

The Kannada language and literature of Kannada have evolved over the centuries to become known as a Classical Language.

More info about the Kannada Language

It has grammar like that of Tamil and is inflected. The language is agglutinative, meaning that other words have derived from the stems through the more suffixes, and various grammatical unions have sent. So, the world’s first reference has named Shiva Tattva Ratnakara, which is a very long word.

Postpositions serve the same purpose and have the same meaning as words in other languages as they show time, place, etc.

With a syllabic alphabet composed of consonants that have inherent vowels, Kannada is written left to right. Diacritical marks show how a vowel is changed or defeated when they appear above, below, before, or after a consonant.

In syllables beginning with vowels, the letters are written as separate letters. Also, the consonants are written as special conjunct symbols with the second consonant below the first when they occur without any intervening vowels.

Because ancient people wrote on palm leaves with sharp points, Kannada letters have rounded shapes. Moreover, curves seemed to have easier to draw using this technique than straight lines.

History of Kannada language

Script Origination:

During the Ashoka period, Brahmi lips flourished in southern Kannada. Also, the empire has undergone so many changes on account of the Satavahanas, the Kadambas, the Gangas, the Rashtrakutas, and the Hoysalas. Moreover, earlier than the seventh century, Khandalik inscriptions in the west and early Chalukyan inscriptions in Banavasi had Telugu/Kannada script mixed with them.

A new variety of the Telugu-Kannada script appeared towards the middle of the seventh century. There was no Kannada or Telugu script before the 13th century. Tulu, Kodava and Konkani all use Kannada script alone.

In Kannada, there are three distinct dialects.

Mysore and Bangalore are associated with the southern variety, Hubli-Dharwad with the northern, and Mangalore with the coastal. Based on the Mysore-Bangalore variety, the prestige varieties are grown worldwide. Also, social varieties are characterized by education and by caste or class, resulting in at least three kinds of Diversity Dialects – Brahmans, non-Brahmans, and Dalits (untouchables). Also, a dichotomy exists between forms of formal and spoken literature.

Kannada developed Sanskrit’s sway in the early stages. As with other Dravidian languages, Kannada underwent great evolution during later centuries, vocabulary, grammar, and literary style. Due to its long structural similarities, Kannada shares many characteristics with other Indian scripts. Kannada script includes principles in its writing system governing both phonetics and syllabic.

Literature and Language Progress:

Pampa’s Bharata (941 CE) followed Nrupatunga Kavirajamarga (9th century CE). It dates from the early 12th century and has written by Nagavarma; Keshiraja (1260 CE) grammar has still rated valid. Haridasa and the Lingayat (Virasaiva) are also obvious leadership in Kannada literature. Moreover, during the 16th century, Purandaradasa and Kanakadasa were integral parts of the Haridasa movement of the popular devotional songs in Karnataka.

Kannada has been escribed since the 6th century. Also, based on the earliest pieces of Kannada literature (pre 800 AD) we have available today, it is impossible to determine when Kannada literature first appeared. Moreover, there is an ancient surviving book called the Kavira Raja Marga (840AD) by king Nrupatunga. Also, srivijaya and Guna Varman were two Jaina poets from that era, and Jainism was a popular religion during that time.

Some more progress in the Kannada language

An Indian verse form referred to as campus (a mix of prose and verse) has introduced during the 10th century. Also, known as the Three Jewels of Kannada literature, the Kannada poets Pampa, Ponna, and Ranna elaborated upon the Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Jain legends and biographies. Also, Chavunda Raya then composed the histories of all 24 Jayna Tirthankaras (teachers).

Invasion from the Tamil kings caused Kannada literature to suffer a setback around the 11th century, and only a few literary works were produced during this period.

Languages like Kannada are among the oldest in the world. Moreover, the reason for its many engaging stories is that it has so much history to it. Kannadiga is the heart language of the state of Karnataka as well as the state language. In Karnataka, this Dravidian language is spoken by the Kannada people as Kanarese or Canarese. Kannada has many of historical facts:

Oldest Of Major Dravidian Languages

The language has literary tradition, making it one of the oldest Dravidian languages. There is an unbroken literary history of over 1,000 years in Kannada, which is surprising.

Oldest Language In India

Also, Kannada is the country’s most ancient language. Also, Kannada has granted classical language status by the Indian government in 2008.

Old Kannada Flourished In 6th Century

It is clear from epigraphs that Kannada was a language previous to 1,500 years ago. Literature from the 6th century AD reveals that old Kannada grew during the Ganga Dynasty and during the Rashtrakuta Dynasty in the 9th century AD.

Influence Of Sanskrit

Kannada has been influenced by various ancient languages. Moreover, this language has led by Sanskrit. Aside from Prakrit and Pali, other Dravidian styles have left their mark on this language. Just behind Telugu, Kannada is the third Sanskritized Dravidian language

Types of Kannada language

Also, the language differs between its spoken and written forms. Regional variations in Kannada are common. There is a general consistency in the written version during Karnataka. “About 20 dialects” are reported in the Ethnologue.

Among them are Kundagannada (spoken only in Kundapura, Brahmavara, Bindura, and Hebri), Nadavar-Kannada (spoken by Nadavaru), Havigannada (spoken by Havyaka Brahmins). Are Bhashe (spoken by Gowda community in Madikeri and Sullia region of Dakshina Kannada). Malenadu Kannada (Sakleshpur, Coorg, Shimoga, Chikmagalur), Sholaga, Gulbarga Kannada, Dharwad Kannada, etc.

All these dialects are influenced by their regional and cultural background. The one million Komarpanth in and around Goa speak their own dialect of Kannada, known as Halegannada.

They are settled during Goa state, throughout Uttara Kannada district, and Khanapur taluk of Belagavi district, Karnataka. It is a dialect of Kannada spoken by the Halakki Vokkaligas of Uttara Kannada, Shimoga, and Dakshina Kannada, which is also known as Achchagannada. About 75,000 people live there.

Kannada is also classified as being related to Badaga, Holiya, Kurumba, and Urali, to Kannada proper.

The ‘Hatkar Kaanadi’ tribe resides in the Nasik district of Maharashtra, where they speak a dialect of Kannada (Kannadi) with many old Kannada words. In the opinion of Chidananda Murthy, they are natives of Nasik, which shows that North Maharashtra’s Nasik area has populated with Kannada speakers 100 years ago. And in 1961, there were 0.12% Kannada speakers in Nasik.

Scope of Kannada language in India

Dravidian languages such as Kannada have some of the most important elements of Indian culture. Tamil is a language. Karnataka, a state in India, speaks it. The Kannada language has spoken in many parts of the country. There is a large Kannada-speaking population in foreign countries because many people have moved to study or work there. Among the world’s languages, it ranks 27th.

The state of Karnataka has as its official language.

Kannada’s origins date back thousands of years. Kannada scripts were developed during the 20th century. A Sanskrit influence can have seen in the Kannada language. Karnataka has produced many renowned saint composers.

Despite knowing English, Kannada should have taught everybody. They have decided to insist that regional languages have taught. The regional language should have learned along with English by all children

Demands of Kannada language speakers

Schools and colleges have a high demand for the Kannada language. Kannada as a language can thus have taught in a variety of ways. This will allow you to develop your career as a Kannada teacher.

Children and adults alike are interested in learning Kannada using online platforms. With the help of online resources, these people can learn about Kannada platforms. Moreover, on these platforms, there is a need for teachers of Kannada content.

News agency: A Kannada news channel broadcasts news. It is possible to get a job there if you are good at communicating.

Translator: A person speaking Kannada but not getting the language often happens in business. So, a translator has needed who gets Kannada and converts it into the other’s native language.

Own private tuitions: Having your own small startup is a great way to start teaching Kannada.

Entrance Exam


Criteria Eligibility
Limit of Age There is a least age must of 17 years old for applying for this exam
Citizenship Citizens of India must be eligible
Marks needed KCET 2021 is open for applicants who have passed Class 12 or PUC. To apply before, students needed at least 45% on the qualifying exam.
Academic Qualifications The candidate should have completed 10+2 or equal with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and any one of the following subjects as an more subject: Chemistry/Biotechnology/Electronics/Computer. As well as English as a subject, ought to have studied.
Domicile Must have passed an institute in Karnataka that has recognization. As of July 1 of the exam year, a student must have studied from the 1st standard to the 12th standard in a state institute for an least of 7 years. A valid SSLC or PUC 2nd grading certificate has also needed from Karnataka

Eligibility Criteria for Horanadu & Gadinadu Candidates

Karnataka residents as well as Karnataka-trained candidates can take advantage of the separate KCET reservation. Also, to age, citizenship, and qualifying marks, the eligibility criteria may include domicile. KCET eligibility criteria are described in detail in the full article.

For the Candidates who wish to take the Kannada Language test, the following need must have met:

test Authority (KEA) conducts a Kannada Language Test for candidates. Moreover, KCET needs language skills in speaking, reading, and writing Kannada to be eligible to take the exam.

least Score: Candidates must achieve 12 marks out of a total of 50 marks to qualify for government seats in KCET. Also, to qualify for the Kannada Language Test, candidates must have studied Kannada in Kannada medium for 10 academic years from class 1 to class 10.

Main Language: Kannada, Kodava, and Tulu are the languages needed for Horanadu and Gadinadu candidates.

A variety of eligibility provisions and needed documents have been prescribed by KEA for the KCET 2021. Also, below you will find information on different eligibility clauses.

Code A

The candidate should have studied and passed in one or more government-known educational institutions located in the State of Karnataka for the least period of seven academic years commencing from 1st standard to 2nd PUC / 12th standard. Also. as of 1st July of the year in which the Entrance Test has held and must have appeared and passed either SSLC / 10th standard or 2nd PUC / 12th standard test from Karnataka State.

The years of academic study are counted as one year only if a candidate spent more than one year passing a class or standard.

Documents to have Produced

  • Mark sheet for the SSLC or 10th grade
  • Mark sheet for the second primary/Secondary school
  • Certificate of study

Also, to claim the rural quota, you must have a rural education certificate for an entire ten years.

If claiming rural quota, have complete 10 years of study in Kannada medium if 1st to 10th years have been completed

If claiming reservation benefits, caste/income certificates must have given by the concerned tehsildar as Form-D, Form-E, Form-F for SC/ST, 2A, 2B, 3, and 3B for Category-I.

Code B

Also, either one or both of the candidate’s parents should have studied in Karnataka for seven years as well as passed either the first or second-year pretests or the eleventh and twelfth-standard tests within the state.

Documents to have Produced

  • Mark sheet for SSLC / 10th standard
  • Mark sheet for the second primary/Secondary school

A certificate of caste or income of caste, issued by the Tehsildar should also have submitted if claiming reservation benefits in Form D and Form E, respectively.

From the head of the educational institution where one or both parents have studied for at least seven years in Karnataka.

An official document issued by the Head of the institution certifying that the candidate completed the 6th and 8th standards in Karnataka.

Code C

Any parent’s mother tongue should be Kannada, Tulu, or Kodava, and either parent should be a Karnataka citizen, and such candidates must have passed qualifying tests from an institution located outside of Karnataka on or before May 1, 2021. Moreover, the applicant must pass a Kannada Language test administered by KEA.

Documents to be Produced:

  • Mark sheet for SSLC / 10th standard
  • Candidate’s scorecard for 12th grade

A certificate certifying that the applicant and either of his or her parents resided outside the state of Karnataka on 01-5-2021 issued by the concerned Revenue or Municipal officials. The certifying officials should correspond to the candidate’s/father’s/mother’s domicile.

A certificate stating that the father/mother of the candidate had occupied a place in the state of Karnataka as their address. In general, the issuing authority should have located in the place of the father/mother’s domicile.

Study certificate and transfer certificate of the candidate.

A copy of father’s or mother’s 10th standard mark card or total record in support of mother’s native language as Kannada, Tulu, or Kodava.

The mother tongue of each candidate must be sworn in.

Code D

Candidates who speak Kannada, Tulu, or Kodava should have resided and studied for a period of SEVEN years between 1st and 12th standards in disputed Kannada speaking areas of South Solapur or Akkalkot or Jeth or Gadhinglaj taluka of Maharashtra State or Kasargod or Hosadurga Taluks of Kerala State. Also, as long as the candidate takes the Kannada Language Test administered by the KEA.

Documents to be Produced:

  • The candidate’s 10th-grade mark card and 2nd-grade mark card for 12th grade
  • Tahsildar’s certificate of house for the respective disputed Taluk.

Study certificates should have signed by Taluk Education Officer and issued by the head of the institution.

The candidate must make a declaration sworn under oath of her mother tongue.


Kannada Language Test conducted by KEA will must eligible candidates to score a least of 12 marks. As a result, they will not receive a rank.

Code E

During the two-year period during which the candidate is enrolled in the PUC/11th and 12h standard courses. Also, the candidate must have been the child or grandchild of defense personnel who has worked continuously in Karnataka for one year.

Applicants should have studied at any government-approved or government-known educational institution within Karnataka and passed the qualifying test there.

Documents to have Produced:

  • Marks cards for SSLC/10th standard
  • Marks card of the candidate from the 2nd PUC/12th Standard

An official study certificate from the educational institution certifying that the candidate had studied 2nd PUC or equal in Karnataka

The parent’s work certificate, issued by the office where they work. Showing during the reporting period up to the date of the current report, the period during which they worked in the state of Karnataka.

Code F

Served in the military and declared their hometown as a place within the State of Karnataka during the time they joined the armed forces. Moreover, it should have given by an extract from the AG’s (Army Headquarters) respective branch of MoD’s integrated headquarters for officers and from the JCO/OR Record Offices. Also, candidates must also have passed the university entrance test or similar exam conducted by an Indian Board.

Documents to be Produced:

  • Marks card for the SSLC/10th standard
  • A copy of the candidate’s results from the second year of their secondary education;

The following documents must have submitted to claim reservation benefits: – Caste/Income Certificate issued by the Tahsildar in the prescribed form in the brochure

For officers, the respective branch of integrated headquarters of the MoD issues the certificate, and for JCOs, the fit record office issues it.

Code G

Any candidate whose family can continue to live in Karnataka because their father or mother served for at least one year in Karnataka and has been posted on duty in active duty. Candidates in this category should have studied at any government or government-known education institution located in Karnataka and passed the qualifying test.

Documents to have Produced:

  • Marks cards for SSLC/10th standard
  • Marks card of the candidate from the 2nd PUC/12th Standard
  • An official study certificate from the educational institution certifying that the candidate had studied 2nd PUC or equal in Karnataka

Certifying that the parent worked in Karnataka throughout the period and indicating their current place of posting, thus indicating that they may remain in Karnataka with their families. Names, not codes, should have used to identify the parent’s present workplace.

Code H

A child of an ex-servicemember whose hometown was Karnataka when they joined the service. This evidence should have got from the department’s Deputy Director. And also, it must also have countersigned by the director of the department. Candidates must also have passed a qualifying exam from an Indian university, board, or any other institution in India.

Documents to be Produced:Mark sheet for the SSLC/10th standard

  • Mark sheet for the second PUC/12th grade

If claiming reservation benefits, the concerned tehsildar must issue a certificate of caste/income in Form-D for SC/ST, Form-E for Category-I, and Form-F for 2A, 2B, 3, 3B, if claiming reservation benefits

Upon joining the service, the Joint Director/Deputy Director of the proper district must issue the hometown declaration certificate, which must have countersigned by the Director of the Sainik Welfare and Resettlement Department in Bangalore.

Code I

Candidates whose parents work for the Union Government of Karnataka or for a joint sector enterprise and who are liable to have transferred anywhere in India by the terms and conditions of their work. And also, have worked in Karnataka for the least period of time on the two-year study program PUC/11th or 12th standards.

Any government or government-known educational institution located in the state of Karnataka where the candidate has completed the course and passed the qualifying test is acceptable.

Documents needed:

Marks cards for SSLC/10th standard

Marks card of the candidate from the 2nd PUC/12th Standard

An official study certificate from the educational institution certifying that the candidate had studied 2nd PUC or equal in Karnataka

Moreover, get a certificate from their employer showing the time they spent working as employees in Karnataka, as well as their ability to work anywhere in India.

Parents are employees of Union or Karnataka State Government undertakings or Joint Sector Undertakings, according to a certificate from their employer.

Code J

The Son or Daughter of working or retired employee of the Union Government or any undertaking of the Karnataka State Government or any Joint Sector undertaking, if the employee:

(i) declared to the employer when he or she joined service any place in Karnataka as their hometown; and

(ii) studied for seven years in government or government-known educational institutions located in Karnataka, and has or is liable to have transferred anywhere in India as per the terms and conditions of his work. Also, the candidate should have passed the qualifying test from an Indian university or board.

Documents to be Produced:

Mark sheet for the SSLC/10th standard

Mark sheet for the second PUC/12th grade

If claiming reservation benefits, provide the following with the caste/income certificate: For SC/ST in Form-D, for Category-I in Form-E, and for 2A, 2B, 3, and 3B in Form F.

  1. Certification from the head of the educational institution where the employee studied for at least seven years in Karnataka.
  2. This is the hometown declaration certificate issued by the employer to the parent employee when they join the service. It shows that they can work anywhere in India.

Code K

A child of a Karnataka MP. Further, the candidate should have passed the qualifying test from a university or board or any other institution located anywhere in India.

Documents to be Produced:

Mark sheet for SSLC / 10th standard

Scorecard for 2nd PUC/ 12th standard

A certificate of caste or income of caste, issued by the Tehsildar should also have submitted if claiming reservation benefits in Form D and Form E, respectively. Moreover, a certificate proving the parent is or has elected to the Karnataka legislature from the Parliament Secretariat

Code L

Father or son of an employee: (a) belonging to the Karnataka State Service cadre; (b) The period during the period corresponding to the period corresponding to the candidate’s study outside the state from the 1st standard to the 2nd PUC or 12th standard test may have added in place of the seven years within the state as need under clause (a) above.

Documents to be Produced:

SSLC / 10th standard mark sheet

Mark sheet for the second primary/Secondary school

If claiming reservation benefits, the tehsildar must provide a certificate of caste/income in form D, E or F for SC/STs; forms 2A, 2B, 3A, and 3B for Category-I; Form A for Category-II.

Certificate from the Principal Secretary/Deputy Secretary/Under Secretary, Department of Public Administration and Research, State of Karnataka, Bangalore certifying that the parent is a member of the All India Service of Karnataka cadre. Also, the certificate should state the period for which they have served or are serving outside Karnataka, as well as a certificate for State Government employees certifying the same from the head of the office/department concerned.

Code M

The jurisdictional district magistrate and deputy commissioner of any state in India must produce migration proof for the son or daughter of Jammu and Kashmir migrants.

Documents to be Produced:

Mark sheet for SSLC / 10th standard

Mark sheet for 2nd PUC/ 12th standard

An original certificate of migration from the District Magistrate and the Deputy Commissioner of any state in India shall prove migration. Candidates are entitled to claim government earmarked seats under the clause.

Code N

In this case, candidates whose first to tenth grades were completed in Kannada outside Karnataka do not have to take the Kannada Language Test offered by KEA. Besides, the candidate must have successfully passed the qualifying test at an educational institution that is known by the government.

Documents to be Produced:

Mark sheet for SSLC / 10th standard

Mark sheet for 2nd PUC/ 12th standard

Document certifying that the candidate and their parents have resided outside the state of Karnataka since May 1, 2014, issued by the concerned Revenue or Municipal Authorities. Where the issuing authority is located should correspond to where the candidate, their father, or their mother lives

Study certificate issued by the head of the institution for having studied in Kannada medium from 1st standard to 10th standard

Code O

Daughter or son of working or retired employee of the Central Armed Police Force who had declared the hometown as Karnataka at the time of joining the service, and who had also produced a copy of the parents’ service record from their unit’s record office. Also, the candidate must have passed the Qualification test. The institution must have located in India, whether it is a board.

Documents to be Produced:

Mark sheet for the SSLC or 10th grade

Mark sheet for 2nd PUC/ 12th standard

If claiming reservation benefits, the tehsildar must provide a certificate of caste/income in form D, E, or F for SC/STs; forms 2A, 2B, 3A, and 3B for Category-I; Form A for Category-II.

Document identifying parent’s hometown while enlisting, issued by the CAPF Record Office, which maintains service records for parents.

BA Kannada Course Details

Degree Bachelors
Full-Form Bachelor of Arts in Kannada
Duration A Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Kannada) degree takes three years to complete.
Age 17 years and above
least Percentage 50%
Subjects needed Subjects corresponding to (10+2) schooling.
Average Fees Incurred INR 5000 – 50,000 per annum
Similar Options of Study BA (Telugu), BA (English), BA (Hindi), BA (Punjabi) etc.
Average Salary Offered INR 4.2 L per annum
Roles at work Teachers, Content Writers, Tele Sales Executives, Content Web Researchers, Graphic Designers, Customer Service Executives, Telecallers, Process Assistants
Placement Opportunities Colleges, Field Surveys, Financial Consultants, Human Resources Solutions, Equity Dealers, Marketing, Journalism


About Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Kannada):

Bachelor of Arts (Major) in Kannada is known as BA Kannada Major.

Studying Kannada involves studying literature, linguistics, and the philosophy of the language.

The following are a few of the top BA Kannada colleges that offer the course:

  • [JSSCASC] College of Arts Science and Commerce, Mysore
  • The United Mission Junior and Degree College, Bangalore [UMJDC]
  • [GASC] Kannada Government Arts and Science College
  • Also, College for Arts, Commerce & Science, Haveri B.R. Therekad College of Arts, Commerce & Science, Haveri

Graduates of this field have diverse career options, for example, they can become teachers, translators, or freelancers. Also, the least mark of 50% needs to have achieved in secondary as well as higher secondary courses to meet the eligibility needs

Degrees are distinguished by their majors, i.e., their subject matter.

These degrees typically cover poetry, drama, fiction, literary criticism, literary history, etc.

According to their respective admission protocols, each college conducts its own Entrance exams for BA Kannada admission.

Moreover, the course covers the grammatical knowledge and contemporary aspects of one of the oldest languages on the planet.

When it comes to forming the syllabus and amending it across the nation, the course will have highly subjective and passive in nature.

Brief Syllabus

Some of the subjects that are part of the syllabus of a BA in Kannada are as follows:

Literature Paper: Poem

Also, literature Paper: the Prose

Grammar sheets

Moreover, candidates must have completed grades of at least 50% in their applicable subjects during their secondary and higher education.

There will be opportunities to work in some of the most lucrative and highly paid industries like service sectors, IT sectors, and HR sectors, with the course.

Professionals may opt for more advanced studies in the field of Master of Arts [MA] (Kannada) to gain more fundamental and subjective knowledge about the same.

Why chooses

As a Regional Language, this course provides Work opportunities in several sectors such as Content Writing, Call Centers, as well as Public Sectors.

These are a few of the highly lucrative job opportunities for BA Kannada graduates:

  • Content Writer
  • Back Executive Officer.
  • Tele Sales Executive.
  • Content Web Research
  • Graphic Designer
  • Customer Service Executive

Following graduation, professionals can enter the teaching profession and assist underprivileged sections of society to learn the regional language.

Also, to working in Telesales or Call Centers, the professionals can also work as translators and grammar experts.

MA Work Sectors

Professionals opting for post-graduate education can find work in the following areas:

  • Colleges
  • Call Centers
  • Financial Consultant
  • HR Solutions
  • Equity Dealer

Top Colleges for Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Kannada languages):

Sl. No. Name of the College
1 MES College of Arts Commerce and Science, [MESCACS] Bangalore
2 Smt Allama Sumangalam Memorial Degree College for Women, [SASMDCW] Bellary
3 Kittel Arts College, Dharwad
4 B.R.Tambakad Arts, Commerce & Science First Grade College, Haveri
5 Government Arts and Science College, [GASC] Kannada
6 BLDE Association Commerce BHS Arts and TGP Science College, Bagalkot
7 United Mission Junior and Degree College, [UMJDC] Bangalore
8 JSS College of Arts Science and Commerce, [JSSCASC] Mysore


The course needs students to receive a least of 50% marks for each subject in their Secondary and Higher Secondary studies. Also, in the secondary or higher secondary courses, the applicants should have studied Kannada as the main subject.


Each college conducts its own entrance test.

Applications/admission forms should have downloaded from the course, filled out, and returned to the fit college admin within the deadlines.

Documents related to counseling should be available to the applicants in the order mentioned.

B.A. Kannada language Syllabus

View the course syllabus for the B.A Kannada course from the table below –

Ist Year

  • Medieval Kannada Literature
  • History of Kannada Literature
  • Cultural History of Kannada

IInd Year

  • Cultural History of Kannada
  • Old Kannada Literature
  • Modern Kannada Literature

IIIrd Year

  • Kannada Folk Literature
  • Traditional Kannada Grammar
  • Also, Old and Medieval Kannada Literature
  • Linguistics

Job types for Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Kannada):

  • Content Writer
  • Back Executive Officer
  • Tele Sales Executive
  • Content Web Research
  • Graphic Designer
  • Customer Service Executive
  • Telecaller
  • Process Associate

Work Sectors for Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Kannada):

  • Colleges
  • Call Centers
  • Financial Consultant
  • HR Solutions
  • Equity Dealer
  • Field Survey Work
  • Marketing Domain
  • Journalism

MA in the Kannada language

Students of Kannada can study the language in a regular two-year postgraduate course at several colleges in India. The Kannada language is one of India’s most popular regional languages. Also, this two-year program aims to familiarize students with different aspects of the Kannada language, literature, and history.

It provides a comparative analysis of different types of literary works like poetry, dramas, and folklore according to the rise of Kannada literature. Also, it focuses on the scholarly works of Kannada authors and writers. Kannada linguistics, Kannada epigraphy, and Dravidian linguistics are also examined.

Regular updates are made to the program to incorporate the latest rise in the field. Also, to periodic evaluations, the program also consists of group discussions and project work, as well as assessments at the end of each term.

Name of the Course Master of Arts in Kannada
Mode of Course Regular/Distance
Duration 2 years
Eligibility Criteria Bachelors in Kannada or equal degree
Admission Criteria Merit/Entrance based
Total Fees Range Rs. 20,000 to Rs 2 lakhs


You can find out more about the major subjects covered by MA Kannada by looking at the list below:

  1. Pracheena and Madhyakalin Kannada Sahitya
  2. Sangeetha Sahitya
  3. Kannada Sahitya Dyayanada Sadhana Samagri Galu
  4. Adhunika Sahitya Bagha – I
  5. Kannada Sahitya Vimarshe Mathu Kan Samskruthika Patyagalu
  6. Adhunika Kannada Sahitya : Bagha-II (Kavya – Nataka)
  7. Also, thoulanika Kavyamimamsa Mathu Adhunika Sahitya Vimarshe Moola Tatvagalu
  8. Janapada mathu Sahithya Adhyayana Kannadakke Sambadhisidhanthe
  9. Samskriti Adhyayana
  10. Kannada Samskruthika Padyagalu

Eligibility Criteria for MA Kannada

If you are interested in pursuing research or doctoral programs in Kannada, a postgraduate degree is an excellent choice. Also, you can get an MPhil and Ph.D. after completing this master’s degree. As far as MA Kannada eligibility is concerned, we have the following needs:

The candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in Kannada or an equal course from a known institution, with at least 50% marks at graduation

Kannada may have taken as a major or optional paper for candidates with BA/B.Com/B.Sc degrees

Candidates who got BA, B.Sc, or B.Com degrees from a Kannada Rathna or Pandit school are eligible, with 55% in the language concerned, to apply for the degree course described above.

Top Universities and Colleges offering MA Kannada

To determine whether a candidate is eligible for a MA Kannada from a top college, make the following comparison:

Name of the Institution Location Admission Procedure
Bangalore U Bengaluru Merit-Based
University of Mysore Mysore Entrance Based
JSS College of Arts, Commerce, and Science Mysore Merit-Based
Karnataka State Open U Mysore Merit-Based
CU of Karnataka Gulbarga Entrance -Based
TU Tumkur Merit-Based
MU Mangalore Test/Merit-based
Kuvempu U Shimoga Entrance Based
GU Gulbarga
Karnataka State Women’s U Bijapur

U stands for University.

Career Scope of MA Kannada

Having a Masters’ in Kannada will allow students to enter fields such as academia, publishing, academic industries, journalism, and language. After clearing state exams, individuals can even apply to state government agencies or further their studies at high schools. Also, we will examine some specific career options after completing an MBA!

  • Assistant Professor/Lecturer
  • Researcher
  • Content Writer
  • Content Moderator
  • Translator
  • Kannada Scriptwriter
  • Language Specialists
  • Customer Service
  • Teacher
  • Also, news editor/writer
  • Journalist
  • Tour guides
  • Voice–over artists
  • Author
  • Theatre Artist/Actor

Jobs and Liability

In the Dravidian language family, the Kannada language is the second oldest language spoken in Karnataka state in southern India. Kannada-speaking people are also found in other parts of India, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Australia, etc. Also, the oldest inscriptions found in the Kannada language date back to the 5th century CE. A 35million speaker population puts it among the world’s top 27 languages.

As a Kannada speaker, you have various job options available. Below is a list of a few.

Kannada language customer care service –

Every company provides customer service. Moreover, many companies hire executives who speak almost every language. To ensure a pleasant experience for their customers. If you have strong skills in the Kannada language, you can find many companies that will hire you.

Senior managers –

Multinational companies and online businesses value this position very highly. Managers are assigned to a majority of cities, depending on their region. Also, the job is easily available in all Kannada-speaking cities if you speak Kannada.

Admissions counselor –

The admissions process and counseling are common services offered by Colleges. Due to the large number of students hailing from different parts of the country or even overseas. Also, for colleges to provide help or counseling to these students, it is crucial that someone who speaks their language can do so. Kannada speakers are welcome to apply at any college that offers the position.

Legal officers and assistants –

The legal department of some companies has legal officers who speak various languages to help their needs. Also, legal reports and legal opinions, among other things, are needed, and this is a very high-ranking position for which you would have to have a law degree.

Sales and Marketing officers –

You can apply for a sales or marketing job depending on the area and the language spoken there. Moreover, companies split the market into several zones, and each zone has different needs. Also, if you wish to work in Karnataka and neighboring states, you must speak the language of the area.

Kannada teacher –

You can get this job if you’re fluent in Kannada. Language teachers are always in demand. Besides schools and specific language institutes, you can also teach coaching classes.

Translator –

Any publishing house or media house can use you as a translator. Also, MNCs and government offices may also use Kannada translators to translate documents into various languages.

Kannada editor –

Furthermore, publishing and media houses are possible employers for this profile. Moreover, you can become this expert by reviewing and editing any information that is published.

Kannada proofreading –

Publishing relies heavily on proofreading. Also, a fluent Kannada speaker may apply for this position as proofreading is very important for publishing an error-free piece.

Client coordinator –

Companies with a diverse clientele often use customer service coordinators to deal with those clients. Moreover, to fulfill the needs of this position, the applicant should be fluent in speaking and writing with some business skills.

Travel advisor and guide –

The Tourism industry in Karnataka is very robust, so you can work as a guide in the state and advise whoever comes to the state about their tour. Moreover, other options include learning some other language and becoming a Kannada guide in some other country or tourist location.

Kannada voiceovers –

If you speak Kannada, you can work as a voiceover artist and give voiceovers to a variety of video and audio content. Also, due to the increasing flow of digital content, digital libraries are in demand.

Medical representatives –

Pharma industry positions like this are very important. Moreover, you may be able to find work in any Kannada-speaking region with strong Kannada skills and a Pharma degree.


Several companies, institutions, etc. offer receptionist positions. To land this job, it is necessary to have good skills and be able to deal with the public and customers effectively.

Phone banking officer –

Customer banking queries are handled by this officer. Also, due to the fact that all banking portals are Kannada speakers can apply for this position.

FAQs about the Kannada language

Why is Kannada important?

A sister language of Dravidian, Kannada is the official language of Karnataka, one of India’s southern states. Despite its long history, Kannada language speakers can also have found in India and in other places such as the USA, UAE, UK, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Australia, etc. Over 35 million speakers in the world make it the 27th most spoken language on Earth.

There is a vast cultural heritage and tradition connected with this language. Moreover, its history is replete with unique events dating back as far as the 5th Century.

History lovers and those who enjoy reading ancient dialects might want to learn Kannada since many regional and social dialects were written in Kannada. Also, the Kannada language is an important language in the south of India, and many monuments have been carved in it.

Language and cultural heritage are both important aspects of any country, and Kannada is one of the oldest languages of India and is one of its most important. Moreover, I believe that languages change and evolve with time. This is what is rightly said, that languages evolve with ages.

Some major reasons from a history view

Today, in 2021, Kannada language is still an important language due to the following reasons

In recent years, Bangalore has become the fastest-growing city in the world, also known as the IT hub of India. Moreover, this city is home to some of the best IT developers in the world, and it provides work for many people in various sectors due to its high growth rate. In the region, Kannada is the language. Thus, if you are interested in working at a nice IT company or seeking a career opportunity, learning Kannada can prove to be very helpful.

A major reason for its importance is its presence in history as it is home to various mining sites, heritage sites, etc and if you are interested in places of historical significance, then you must check out Bangalore with its dig sites, heritage sites, etc, and knowing the Kannada language will make your visit more fun.

There is something unique about every language and it is equally important across the globe. Also, it depends on how useful and functional a language is going to be soon that determines how important it is from time to time.

What is the scope of Kannada?

There are many career options open to those who learn Kannada. As more and more people learn Kannada, career chances for this language are quite good. Also, you have a wide range of choices, from teachers to interpreters.

  • Language Translator:

Getting fluency in the language will prepare you for a career as a translator. Translators are in high demand as a career because many companies are hiring them for work.

  • Interpreter:

Interpreters can make a living. As opposed to translators who work in the office, analysts have to translate in real-time. To do this kind of work, you need to have excellent solution skills.

  • News Anchor:

News anchoring is another career option that you might have interested in. Also, there are a lot of regional TV channels, so you can apply to host a program on one.

  • Journalist:

Journalists in regional papers are also in demand because of their language skills.

  • Freelancer:

There are many groups that hire freelance language experts for various projects. Also, there are many places that offer freelance work, including publishing houses, international bodies, and research firms.

  • Teacher:

The best path to take is always to become a teacher. Also, graduates with a Kannada degree can apply to teach the language in schools.

  • Content Writer:

Various publishing houses and groups also hire content writers.

  • Tourism:

You can also find great career prospects in the tourism industry. Also, your speaking and interpersonal skills will grow as you gain experience as a travel guide.

  • Customer Service Executive:

Customer service executives from various companies are recruited to handle complaints and problems from people in their regional languages. Also, you can help the people in the region with their problems if you speak Kannada well.

Which branch is best in Kannada?

The rise of regional languages is also occurring in the present era of globalization, as they take a front seat to foreign languages. Also, students are slowly opting for these courses/degrees as the demand for qualified regional language experts is growing.

There is an increase in the number of students enrolling in BA Kannada, one of the UG courses with a growing status. Moreover, due to Kannada’s prominence in South India, the language offers excellent career prospects for graduates. Also, students studying BA Kannada will have exposed to the following areas:

  • A language can have learned if you study it.
  • Having an opinion of the language’s culture
  • Reading and studying Kannada literature, ancient, medieval, and modern.
  • Also, applying linguistic methods to translation and interpretation.

Is Kannada hard?

Kannada in the southwestern region of India is the traditional language of the Karnataka state. Also, to Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Kerala, and Goa, Kannadigas also speak it in other parts of India. Approximately 43 million people spoke the language in 2011. Also, 10.2 million non-native speakers in Karnataka speak Kannada as a second and third language, adding up to 56.9 million speakers.

The official and administrative language of Karnataka belongs to the list of scheduled languages of India. Also, there were many powerful empires of South and Central India whose court language was Kannada, such as the Chalukya dynasty, the Rashtrakuta dynasty, the Vijayanagara Empire, and the Hoysala Empire.

Language knowledge is becoming a more and more valuable source of career advancement.

It makes it possible to relate to people and businesses in a more advanced way, viewing the world with a fresh set of eyes.

A language can have learned for a variety of reasons. Also, there are many things that determine which language to learn, as well as the personal preferences of the learner. As a result, language learning involves both mental challenges (developing new cognitive frameworks, constructing new language patterns) and time duty (continuing practice over time). Also, there’s no need to worry about it being difficult to learn, just slow.

What is Kannada all about?

Bachelor of Arts in Kannada or commonly known as BA Kannada is a three-year UG degree/course which allows the students to learn and understand the regional language in depth. Moreover, Karnataka is the state in which Kannada is spoken and is one of the regional languages of India. Also, it helps students prepare for a variety of careers that they will be able to choose from in the future once they graduate.

B.A. in Kannada language is offered on a year-by-year basis, and students are usually accepted based on their performance in the qualifying test or through personal interviews and group discussions with the institutions to which they apply. Also to translation and interpretation, students can look forward to careers as teachers, content writers, and more after graduation.

Can I write the IAS exam in the Kannada language?

UPSC offers candidates the option of writing the Civil Services Mains test paper in Kannada language.

Hence, you can now write the test in your language. Also, visit to check the available options for writing the mains paper of the civil service exam.

The official website gives candidates a list of available options for writing the paper.

How to learn the Kannada language?

Although there is no foolproof way to learn a language, there are a few things to consider:


Is the Kannada language important to you? Speaking with your Kannadiga family means developing your listening and speaking skills. Furthermore, learning some vocabulary related to topics your family likes to discuss will be useful.

If there is a tendency for discussions over politics to turn to taxes or politicians, start researching the right words to use. Moreover, you can also drill up on genre-specific vocabulary if you prefer to talk about movies instead.

Kannada might actually work better for emails at work. Also, get familiar with business-specific phrases, and practice your reading and writing skills.

You might be visiting Karnataka on vacation. Also, (We’re jealous: Hampi is incredible and the food is mouthwateringly good.) You don’t have to learn the same level of political/business vocabulary, but you will need a good grasp of travel, hotel, and directions vocabulary.

STEP 2: Plan your studies

Having decided what to study, decide how and when you’re going to do it. Also, though! Having two hours to study each day, seven days a week is unlikely if you’re busy.

Don’t rush. Take it slowly. Study sessions should not be dreaded. Also, try studying for less time, but more frequently, if you’re having trouble fitting them in. Also, eating for one hour every other week won’t be as effective as this method.

Book/movie reviews, blogs, or short stories in Kannada If you get busy, re-evaluate your schedule. And if you fall off the wagon and skip a week? Relax, it happens. Just start again. Also, perhaps try doing a quick refresher of the most recent material to ease your way back into it.

Step 3: Pick a study strategy

This article examines a wide range of courses, textbooks, apps, podcasts, YouTube channels, and other resources.

There are some resources better suited to some learners than others. Also, a worksheet with visual appeal and information based on grammar might be more appealing to you. Moreover, your best learning method may be to speak or listen. So make sure to keep this in mind when deciding what resources to use, and don’t be afraid to test.

The following resources complement the ones we’ll discuss:

  • Publication
  • Keep an eye on Kannada-language vloggers and influencers
  • Moreover, you may be taken in joining groups or forums in Kannada about your hobbies
  • Create a blog or write a short story in Kannada as a book review or movie review
  • Take part in a comedy show or poetry reading (virtual ones can be found online)
  • Also, send an e-mail or letter to an editor in a Kannada-language publication or website
  • If your search engine shows you results in the Kannada language first, change the settings
  • Flashcards make it easy to organize
  • Put Kannada labels on household items

You should speak, listen, read, and write a little bit no matter what method you use. Also, a certain degree of balance should be kept between grammar, vocabulary, and culture.

STEP 4: Keep track of your progress

Day-to-day progress is often difficult to see in a foreign language, and this controls students. Your listening ability may seem reduced on some days. Also, if you don’t practice it regularly, you won’t remember the “basic” diction learned and drilled five months ago. (How often do you use words like “mouse,” “accountant,” or “ice” in daily life anyway?)

It’s normal to be confused when learning a language, and lack of fluency does not imply less Kannada knowledge. In fact, tracking your progress shows an increase.

Rather than punishing yourself for not getting someone, go back and reread something you read, rewatch, or relisten to something you heard or watched a few months ago.  It is sure you will be amazed at how much you have learned.


To practice your reading skills, you should not read a book that fits your level. Also, while this is a great method for studying, we want you to reward yourself rather than just add to your homework.

You should check out the trailer of the movie. Moreover, you don’t have to pay attention to subtitles or the meaning of words; this is fun, not learning.

Although most of the ideas in a comic are visual, not verbal. Look through hobby-specific forums. Make your housemates laugh by buying terrible puns. Also, make witty (or silly) messages with these Kannada fridge magnets. Make a tasty dessert because you love bread halwa, not because you want to challenge your vocabulary.



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