History of the Department:

The post graduate department of Hindi came into existence in the year 1971. Prof. Hiranmay, Prof.Bharatiramanachar, Prof. Saragu Krishna Murthy, Prof.T.G.Prabhashankar ‘Premi’, Dr. MitthalliBhattacharjee, Dr.MehtaShenkar have contributed immensely in the growth of the Department from a center of learning of Hindi language and literature to providing wide ranging need based programmes like Diploma courses in translation and functional Hindi. The Department has grown qualitatively in teaching and research. In spite of the fact that Karnataka is a non-Hindi speaking state, the Department of Hindi in Bangalore University, apart from teaching Hindi language and literature at M.A. level, has moved into interdisciplinary areas both in translation and research and has been able to provide and uphold a very good academic standard.

 In order to encourage students’ interests in academic, cultural and literary activities, every year with the help of UP/MP grants, a research magazine - ‘Kuntal Bharati’ is published, literary and cultural competitions are conducted for students, a book grant is given to ten deserving students of the final semester. We have also instituted two awards, Mahatma Gandhi Puraskar for original writing in Hindi and Lal Bahadur Shastri Puraskar for translation.

 The department has its own library with 1660 books and collection of research dissertations. Books are added every year The students are encouraged to exhibit their in the form of a monthly  wall magazine ‘pratibha ‘.

 Special lectures by eminent scholars and litterateurs are arranged every year under UP/MP grants, Harigovind Family Charities Endowment Lecture programme and by the University. Also, scholars from North Indian Universities and Organizations visit the department every year under the National Lecture Series programme of Central Hindi Directorate, New Delhi. Department faculty also visit North Indian Universities under this programme.

Chairperson Dr. Shekhar, Professor

Tenure13.10.2019 To  12.10.2021

Contact Us:
Department of Hindi
Social Science Block
Jnanabharathi Campus
Bangalore University
Bengaluru - 560056

Tel: 080 22961651

E-mail : hindi@bub.ernet.in

A. Courses Offered

a) M.A. in Hindi
b) P. G. Diploma in Translation in Hindi
b) P. G. Diploma in Functional Hindi

 B. Nature of Course -

  a) Semester Scheme
  b) Annual Scheme
   c) Annual Scheme

 C. Duration-

a)  4 Semesters (2 years)
b) & c) 1 years

D. Intake:    

    a) 30
    b) 10
    c) 10

E. Eligibility

a)  b) & c)

Candidates who have secured 40% marks in the aggregate of all the subjects and 50% of marks in the cognate subject at Bachelor’s Degree Level OR candidates with a B.A., B.Sc or B.Com Degree are eligible to apply provided they have secured 55% in the Language in the Degree course OR Students who have passed the Rashtra Bhasha Visharad Examination of Dakshina Bharath Hindi Prachar Sabha or equivalent examination of other Institutions along with any basic bachelor’s degree.


Sl. No.NameQualificationDesignationSpecializationView Profile
1Dr. ShekharM.A, M.Phil Ph.DProfessor
Modern Poetics, Prose, Poetry, Medieval poetry, Functional Hindl Profile


The major thrust area of research is Modern Trends in Literature such as Dalit Consciousness, Translation studies, Women Studies and Comparative Study in Hindi and other regional languages and literature.


Department has a good Library with a number of useful books and ICT facilities are also available in the department for research.