Dravidian University Kuppam

Founded in 1997, Dravidian University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Kuppam (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Andhra Pradesh. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Dravidian University (DU) is a coeducational higher education institution. Dravidian University (DU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. DU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services


To promote national integration and the integrated development of the human personalities through its policies and programmes.

To work for an integrated development of Dravidian languages, both written and spoken, including the Tribal languages of the Dravidian family.

To impart instruction and training at very high levels in Dravidian languages, literature and culture related art and crafts and allied subjects with an indigenous thrust.

To advance and disseminate learning and knowledge by diverse of means, including the use of new and advanced communication technologies.

To cooperate with, and seek the cooperation of other Universities and institutions of higher learning, professional bodies and organizations for such purposes as the university considers necessary.

To take up extension activities with special emphasis on rural development so as to make the benefits of the work done by the University reach educational institutions throughout the country.

To impart training to those residing within and beyond India who desire to study Dravidian languages, literature, culture and modern sciences, medicine, engineering, technology and allied subjects.

To translate books of other languages into Dravidian languages according to the needs in consonance with the objectives of the University and also to translate books from the Dravidian languages into other languages.

To develop Dravidian languages as vehicles of modern knowledge and media of instruction.

Vision and Mission


The global perspectives and research in Dravidian Studies, the contemporary perceptions of higher education and the regional demand of a backward rural area have fused into one mission that led to the formation of Dravidian University, which is different from or Universities in its priorities, obligations and responsibilities. The spirit of integration is the guiding force behind the establishment of the University. The linguistic and cultural integration at national and international levels is the cherished objective of the University


The ultimate goal of the Dravidian University is to foster and strengthen national integration through a wider knowledge and understanding of Dravidian Languages, Literature, Culture, Sciences and Technology. Dravidian University sees the linguistic more as an opportunity for self-discovery and mother-tongue as the Archimedean point to bring about paradigm shift in education. The University promotes a broad-based and extensive project of translation of texts and narratives, in addition to a comparative study of cultures and languages, including visual and performing arts. It endeavors to play a crucial role in affirming the Dravidian cultural heritage and to reinstate the native idioms and in refiguring the local histories. The multicultural focus of the University is meant to respect differences and resist all attempts at homogenization while indigenizing the mind-sets of academics

 University Profile

The Dravidian family of languages, which includes more than 27 tongues, the most ancient, living language family of the world, one of the richest contributors to the cultural mosaic of India, often confronts the question whether it enjoys its due recognition in the subcontinent; whether it is being academically cared adequately and receives equal attention on par with other languages of National importance; and whether the Dravidians contribution to Indian literature, Indian philosophy of Indian history and culture are being properly and adequately evaluated by the scholarly community.

It is such agonized perceptions of a few outstanding academics and administrations that has led to the formation of Dravidian University Thanks to the boldness of the Government ofAndhra Pradesh, it had taken up the task of establishing the Dravidian University in 1997 at the tri- lingual junction, Kuppamin Chittoor District, A. P., 8 k.m away from TamilNadu, 4 km, away from Karnataka and hardly about four hours drive to Kerala, basically to promote a spirit of integration and strong bonds of fraternity among the ma jor Dravidian language speakers of the Southern states and to advance studies and research inthe integrated body of Dravidian lmguico – cultural heritage.

The Dravidian University was established through a Legislature Act of Andhra Pradesh and conceived as an Inter – State Institution. The neighboring Governments of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala have extended initial support which enabled the University to take up constructions of Vemana Bhavan, Thiruvalluvar Bhavan, Narayanaguru Bhavan and Basava Bhavan remembering the great Social Saints of the South who enshrined the language cultures with their immortal thoughts.

The University located in a serene rural setting with pleasant greenery spread over the spacious campus of about 1000 acres endowed with huge deposits of granite, giving a picture of rock garden, is one of the most ideally suited institution for quite and dedicated studies and research harmonizing the individual, both internally and externally. The campus absolutely pollution free.

Every growing institution should be potential enough to dream, and Dravidian University also continues to dream to achieve higher goals and to attain a gratifying place of distinction in the galaxy of Indian Universities enjoying international repute.

Schools and Department

School of Commerce & Management

School of Comparative Literature and Translation Studies

School of Education and Human Resource Development

School of Herbal Studies and Naturo Sciences

School of Human and Social Sciences

School of Sciences & Technology


Admission to the University is through a rigorous method of screening. At the Under-Graduate level in Arts, Social Sciences, Commerce, and Sciences, the admission is based on merit as manifested in the relevant pre-degree course.

I. Programmes Of Study U.G. (Regular)

Sl.No.     Department     Program     Subject     Duration (Years)     Intake     Eligibility
1    Education    B.Ed.    Education    2    50    As per EdCET rules
2     Language Teaching Technology     TPT*     Telugu Pandit Training     1     50     As per LPCET rules
3    Physical Education    B.P.Ed.    Physical Education    2    100    As per PECET rules

II. Programmes of Study U.G. (Self-financing)

1     Biotechnology     B.Sc     Botany, Biotechnology, Chemistry     3     60     Intermediate (Bi.P.C.)
2     Biotechnology     B.Sc     Zoology, Biotechnology, Chemistry     3     60     Intermediate (Bi.P.C.)
3     Biotechnology     B.Sc     Biochemistry, Microbiology, Chemistry     3     60     Intermediate (Bi.P.C.)
4     Biotechnology     B.Sc     Botany, Biotechnology, Chemistry     3     60     Intermediate (Bi.P.C.)
5     Business Management     B.B.M         3     60     Intermediate
6     Commerce     B.Com (computer Applications)     Commerce     3     60     Intermediate
7     Computer Science     B.Sc     Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science     3     60     Intermediate
8     History,Archaeology & Culture     B.A     History, Telugu, Political Science     3     60     Intermediate
9     History,Archaeology & Culture     B.A     History, Economics, Political Science     3     60     Intermediate
10     History,Archaeology & Culture     B.A     History, Telugu, Sanskrit     3     60     Intermediate
11     History,Archaeology & Culture     B.A     History, Telugu, Philosophy     3     60     Intermediate
12     Social Work     B.S.W     Sociology, Social Work, Psychology     3     60     Intermediate


I. Programs of Study (Regular)

Sl.No.     Department     Programme     Subject Duration (Years)     Intake     Eligibility
1     Comparative Dravidian Literature & Philosophy     M.A.,Philosophy     2     20     Any Degree
2     Dravidian & Computational Linguistics     M.A.,Linguistics**     2     20     Any Degree
3     Education     M.Ed.,Education*     2     50     B.Ed.,
4     English Language & Communications     M.A.,English     2     40     Any Degree With English under Part-I or Part-II
5     Folklore & Tribal Studies     M.A., Folklore & Tribal Studies**     2     20     Any Degree
6     Herbal Sciences     M.Sc.,Herbal Sciences     2     20     B.Sc., With Chemistry and any two subjects in Life Sciences
7     History, Archaeology & Culture     M.A., History **     2     20     Any Degree
8     Kannada Language & Translation Studies     M.A., Kannada     2     20     Any Degree with Kannada under Part I or Part II
10     Malayalam Language & Translation Studies     M.A., Malayalam     2     20     B.A., Malayalam or Any Degree with Malayalam under Part I or Part II
11     Tamil Language & Translation Studies     M.A., Tamil     2     20     B.A., Tamil or B.Litt. or any degree with Tamil under Part I or Part II
12     Telugu Language & Translation Studies     M.A., Telugu     2     20     Any Degree with Telugu under Part I or Part II
13     Tulu Language & Translation Studies     M.A., Tulu     2     20     Any Degree

II. Programs of Study (self-financing)

Sl.No.     Department     Program     Subject Duration (Years)     Intake     Eligibility
1     Biochemistry     M.Sc., Biochemistry**     2     30     B.Sc., with chemistry and any two subjects in Life Sciences
2     Biotechnology     M.Sc., Biotechnology***     2     30     B.Sc., with chemistry and any two subjects in Life Sciences
3     Botony     M.Sc., Botany     2     30     B.Sc., with Botany
4     Business Management     MBA     2     60     As per the ICET norms
5     Chemistry     M.Sc., Chemistry     2     30     B.Sc., with Chemistry as one of the subjects
6     Commerce     M.Com., Commerce     2     60     B.Com., or B.A., Commerce
7     Computer Science     MCA     3     30+30 (Self-financing)     3 Years Bachelors Degree (Regular) with Mathematics as one of the subjects + ICET Rank in 2016
M.Sc., Computer Science     2     30     B.Sc., Computer Science with Mathematics Combination
8     Folklore & Tribal Studies     M.A. Music & Performing Arts     2     30     Any Degree
M.A. Traditional Theatre     2     30     Any Degree
9     History, Archaeology & Culture     M.A. Tourism & Management     2     20     Any Degree
10     Library & Information Science     M.L.I.Sc., Library Science **     2     20     Any Degree
11     Mathematics     M.Sc., Mathematics     2     30     Degree with Mathematics as main subject or Degree with Mathematics, Economics, Statistics
12     Microbiology     M.Sc., Microbiology***     2     30     B.Sc., Microbiology (or) B.Sc., Chemistry with the combination of two Life Science subjects
13     Physics     M.Sc., Physics     2     30     B.Sc., with Physics and Mathematics as subjects
14     Rural Development Management     M.A., Rural Development Management**     2     30     Any Degree
15     Social Work     M.S.W. Social Work**     2     30     Any Degree
16     Sociology     M.A.,Sociology**     2     30     Any Degree
17     Statistics     M.Sc.,Statistics     2     30     Degree with Statistics as main subject or Degree with Mathematics, Economics, Statistics or accountancy, Economics, Statistics
18     Zoology     M.Sc.,Zoology     2     30     B.Sc., Zoology as one of the subjects

Certificate, Diploma & P.G. Diploma Courses (self-financing)

Sl.No.     Department     Program     Subject Duration (Years)     Intake     Eligibility
1     Comparative Dravidian Literature & Philosophy     Diploma in Yoga     1     50     Any degree
2     Dravidian and Computational Linguistics     P.G. Diploma in Academic Writing (Malayalam)     6 months     20     Any degree
3     Dravidian and Computational Linguistics     P.G. Diploma in Translation     1     20     Any degree
4     Dravidian and Computational Linguistics     Certificate course in Academic Writing     1     20     Any degree
5     Folklore & Tribal Studies     P.G Diploma in Folkloristics     1     20     Any degree
6     History, Archaeology & Culture     P.G. Diploma in Tourism     1     20     Any degree
7     Malayalam Language & Translation Studies     Diploma course in Malayalam     1     20     Any degree
8     Malayalam Language & Translation Studies     Certificate Course in Malayalam     6 months     20     Any degree
9     Tamil Language & Translation Studies     Diploma course in Tamil     1     20     Any degree
10     Tamil Language & Translation Studies     Certificate Course in Tamil     6 months     20     Any degree
11     Tulu Language & Translation Studies     Diploma course in Tulu     1     20     Any degree
12     Tulu Language & Translation Studies     Certificate Course in Tulu     6 months     20     Any degree

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Central Library


Libraries are backbone of any civilized society and heart of any academic institution. Thus the central library at Dravidian University also acquires a prominent place among the students and faculty. The Dravidian University Library System consists of a Central Library support the teaching, research and extension programmes of the institution in general and to promote Dravidian studies especially in the fields of comparative Dravidian literature and translation studies, religion, culture and indigenous science and national integration in particular. All students, faculty members and employees of the institution are entitled to make use of the Library facilities on taking library membership.

Computer Centre

The Computer Centre was established with UGC funds in the Basava Bhavan, Dravidian University, Kuppam housing state-of-the-art computing systems, with sophisticated software packages, and connected by a powerful high-speed network. The centre caters to the ever-increasing demands of high performance computing for academic programmes and research.

The Computer Centre provides a central computing facility with Network Servers for all the students and staff of the University. It also offers possible assistance in conducting research, analyzing data, etc. for all the students and staff of the University. The Centre helps to develop human resources in the field of Information and Communication Technology.

Facilities available in the Computer Centre

1. Two Powerful Server Computers
2. 68 Desktop Computers with High Speed Internet Access Facility
3. One Seminar Hall with LCD Projector
4. Two Printers
5. One Photocopying Machine
6. One Scanner
7. Two 10 KVA Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) Systems

 Hostel for Men and Women

There are separate Hostels for men and women on the Dravidian University Campus. All women students will be provided with accommodation. There is limited accommodation for men, and Both men & women hostels equipped with Wifi facility

All the students hailing from more than 20 k.m. radius of Dravidian University are eligible for Hostel Accommodation. However, admission will be given depending upon the distance of their hometown and based on the availability of accommodation.


Address Srinivasa Vanam
517 425 Andhra Pradesh
Population range 10,000-49,999
PHONE +91 (8570) 278 220
FAX +91 (8570) 278 230
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