Mysore University introduced Hindi at the Intermediate level in 1st July 1938 and at the graduate level in 1940, largely due to the efforts of Late Prof. N. Nagappa. The Department of Hindi started with a dozen of students. The Department gradually became more and more popular and the number of students in all classess rose steadily to 75  during 1946-47, 150 during 1947-48, nearly 500 in 1948-49 and  about 1,000 in 1949-50. This year there are 112 students studying Hindi in the Degree Classes of whom half the number, viz., 56  belongs to the Maharaja’s College.


Prof.Nagappa was appointed as the first professor as well as the Head, P.G. Dept. of Hindi at Mahraja’s college, in the year 1959, the P.G. Dept. of Hindi was shifted to Manasa Gangotri. The Dept. has contributed and nurtured great teachers known for their erudition, such as Prof. N. Nagappa, Prof.G. Sacchidananda, Prof. Hiranmaya, Prof. J.S. Kusuma Geetha, Prof. P.V.Nanjaraje Urs, Prof. Gowramma, Dr. V.D. Hegde, Dr. Budanayak, Dr. K.B.Rehmathunissa and Dr. Vidyashree. All these scolars are the products fo Maharaja’s College where they used to conduct P.G.Course in Hindi before Manasa Gangotri came into existence. Hindi Dept. of Maharaja’s College has completed 75 years of its fruitful existence. Platinum Jubilee Celebrations were held on 17th – 18th Sep. 2014.


Mysore Unviersity has been the only University in South India which affords instruction in Hindi under B.A. – Part III, though other Universities examine candidates in higher standards, Four Bachelors of Arts of the Maharaja’s College have been serving the University as Lecturers in Hindi after further passing the M.A. Degree in Hindi of the Hindu University, Benares. Besides these, a lady graduate of the Maharani’s College for Women, Mysore.


At present, Hindi figures in the following courses of studies, for all of whom except the Intermediate, there are students in the Maharaja’s College.

1. Intermediate – Arts – Second and Selected Language.

2. Intermediate – Science – Second Language.

3. B.A., B.Sc.-Second Language.

4. B.A. – Optional Hindi.

5. B.A. – Optional Urdu – Compulsory Hindi.

6. B.A. (Hons.) in English : Minor – Hindi Literature.

7. B.A. (Hons.) in Urdu : Minor – Hindi Language and Literature.

8.  B.Com. – Compaulsory Hindi.


The staff consists of seven full-time Lecturers in University Colleges, four at Mysore (of whom there are two in the Maharaja’s College), three at Bangalore and one part-time Hindi Lecturer in the Intermediate College, Shimoga.

Members of the staff are engaging themselves in research work connected with the comparative study of Hindi and South Indian Languages and their literature.

The department has got good library for the benefit of students and teachers. It has got nearly 2000 books. These books are unique in nature. The dept. also receives good number of periodicals.

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Dr. Basavaraj K Baraker

Assistant Professor & Head of the Department




Chandrakala C

Guest faculty





Gopal S

Guest Faculty






Dr Raghavendra

Guest Faculty