The department started in the year 1971-72 as Language for B.A/B.Sc/B.Com Subject and 1972-73 Optional Kannada (HEK).In our Department 4 U.G.C and 3 Non- U.G.C Experienced Faculty, who have done Ph.D, M.Phil and NET/SLET are teaching is higher Education. At present four Faculty have done Ph.D and Two more is pursuing Ph.D. Remaining have done M.Phil.
Three Faculty of the department have obtained Guideship from University of Mysore and Presently guiding Six students each. Few Faculty of the department have participated as resource persons in State and National level seminars and workshops. They have published few books and research articles. Some of them have worked as members of B.O.S and B.O.E in the University of Mysore. One ‘Endowment scholarship’ established in the name of parents by Professor C.Neelakantegowda. The Department Library contains 500 books.
The department has conducted many State and National Level Seminar and workshops with collaborating with U.G.C in addition to this we conduct Literary and cultural Programmes by Karnataka Shahitya Academy, KarnatakaPustakaPradikara, kannadaAbiruddhiPradikara, SahityaPrishath etc ...
The Department has ‘KannadaIchikaSangha’ which conducts talks andInteractive sessions with famousPersonalities of Kannada Literature for the benefit of the Students. It also Organizes Educational trips to various places.
In every Semester for the benefit of Students the department Organized Special Lectures and seminars. The Students also Participate is doing Project work and seminars.Ever Year Students Strength is good and theresult are above 95%. Most of the students go for either higher Education or secure a job.
Moral Teaching Through the awareness of Language, Literature and Culture.