Ph.D in Folk & Tribal LorePotti Sreeramulu Telugu University
Frequent Asked Questions
Candidates should have M.A. with 50% marks in the concerned subject. and 1. Those who have only M.A. should have published at least five standard articles in the concerned subject in established journals. or 2. Those who have obtained M.Phil degree in the concerned subject or qualified in the J.R.F or N.E.T examinations are eligible for both full-time and part-time Ph.D.
Ph.D in Folk & Tribal Lore
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 Folk & Tribal Lore started its Research Activities since 1995. The major focus of the School is Documentation of Multifaceted Folklore Survey of Andhra Pradesh, Publication and establishment of Archives and Museum. It participates in outreach activities like organization of State and Regional folk festivals.The School of Folk and Tribal Lore, which presently has two Departments. Department of Folk Studies, Department of Tribal Studies and Regional Resources Centre for Folklife (RRCF). These Departments offer together Ph. D. course in Folk and Tribal lore.