Updated on: Mar 11, 2013
The Dravidian University, Kuppam, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, India was founded on October 20, 1997 by the Government of Andhra Pradesh, with the initial support extended by the governments of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala for an integrated development of Dravidian languages. It fulfills the long felt intellectual call for a national institution to conduct study and research both at home and abroad in these ancient languages.
Located at a trilingual junction at Kuppam, Chittor Dstrict in the South-Western tip of A.P, Dravidian University is only 4 kms away from Karnataka, 8 kms from Tamil Nadu and of course very close to Kerala border, which is less than 4.5 hrs drive. The principle objective of the establishment of the Dravidian University is to promote integrated studies on the common heritage of the Dravidian speakers facilitating a strong perception of oneness among them.
- To impart instruction and training at very high levels in Dravidian languages, literature and culture related art and crafts and allied subjects with an indigenous thrust.
- To promote national integration and the integrated development of the human personalities through its policies and programmes.
- To advance and disseminate learning and knowledge by diverse of means, including the use of new and advanced communication technologies.
- To cooperate with, and seek the cooperation of other Universities and institutions of higher learning, professional bodies and organizations for such purposes as the university considers necessary.
- To work for an integrated development of Dravidian languages, both written and spoken, including the Tribal languages of the Dravidian family.
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