M.Phil in Comparative LiteraturePotti Sreeramulu Telugu University
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1. M.A with 50% marks in any Indian Languages or English M.A or MOL (Master of Oriental Learning) candidates are also eligible. Expertise in Telugu and knowledge of another language is essential.
M.Phil in Comparative Literature
The main objective of this department is to impart practical and theoretical training for students about South Indian music and providing for advanced research in the subject with an inter-disciplinary approach.
Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University is one of the few language universities in the country. It was established as "Telugu University" on 2nd December 1985 through an Act of Legislation (Act No. 27 of 1985) with head quarters at Hyderabad and campuses at Sri Sailam and Rajahmundry. Later in the year 1989 the Siddhendra Kalakshetram at Kuchipudi merged with the University. The School of Folk and Tribal Lore was established at Warangal during the year 1994.This University was founded with the broad objectives of serving the cause of the Telugu people, both within the State and outside. For this purpose, the state government has merged the Sahitya, Sangeetha, Nataka, Nritya and Lalitha Kala Academies, International Telugu Institute and Telugu Bhasha Samithi into the University. Thus, the University was established to function as a central organization for teaching and research in Language and Literature, History and Culture, Fine Arts and Performing Arts, religion and philosophy of the Telugu speaking people. It strives to inculcate a sense of identity in them as citizens of India and as responsible representatives of Andhra Pradesh. This University was renamed as Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University in the year 1998. The University Grants Commission has recognized the University as fit to receive financial grants since 2nd May1990.
The School of Comparative Studies started its activities since 1989. Comparative Studies is a study of different fields of knowledge in comparison with each other. It implies comparison of all areas of human knowledge, like Comparative Religion, Comparative Aesthetics and Comparative Philosophy.At present this School offers comparative studies in the area of Literature. Comparative Literature means a study of literatures across languages, cultures and, geographical boundaries. It also implies a comparative study of literature in relation with other areas of human knowledge, like music, arts, culture and social sciences. This School offers M.Phil and Ph.D in these areas, where knowledge of more than one language is mandatory for the student.
The Department of Comparative Studies came into existence in the year 1989. This University was the first to establish a Department of this nature in South India which was later emulated by other Universities. The Department caters to the objective of imparting high level research in the fields of literature and culture, with an in-depth study in Telugu and other languages. This centre offers research programmes to promote integrated approach to literature and culture through multi-disciplinary studies.