M.A:PrakritThe University of Mysore
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The contribution of Wodeyars of Mysore for the cause of education in Karnataka is very significant and invaluable. The services rendered by His Highness Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar for comprehensive development of Karnataka is indeed phenomenal. He is the founding father and the first Chancellor of the University of Mysore, one of the oldest Universities in the country, established in 1916..
The course Prakrit was established at the University of Mysore in 1971. Sri Sahu Jain of Delhi, institutor of the Jnanapeetha award, supported the opening of this Department with liberal financial assistance. The Department was first attached to the Institute of Kannada Studies, though independent in having its own Board of Studies and Board of Examiners. Post-graduate courses and diplomas were conducted in Jainology and Prakrit language.