CONTRIBUTION OF POTTI SREERAMULU TELUGU UNIVERSITY
Prof. S.V. Satyanarayana, Vice-Chancellor
About the University
Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University is very different and special university for Telugu people, Telugu scholars and Telugu cultural front in India and abroad, touching upon their cultural and linguistic needs.
It has been contributing to the cause of Higher Education through its 7 Schools, 16 Departments and 5 Centres. University also controls the academic activities of 14 Government Music and Dance Colleges spread over Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
It is well known for imparting higher education in traditional dance, literature, history, language, journalism and fine arts with special recognition and cultural standards.
The University is a member of ‘Association of the Indian Universities’ and ‘Association of Commonwealth Universities.’
Four other constituent centers of the university located in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states are:
- School of Folk and Tribal-lore-Warangal,
- Nannayya Sahitya Peetam –Rajahmundry
- Sri Siddhendra Yogi Kala Peetam –Kuchipudi and
- School of History, Culture and Archaeology-Srisailam.
Teaching, Training and Research
The University provides quality teaching, training and research from diplomas leading to master and doctoral degrees in innovative and traditional courses.
The university’s mission is to promote a dynamic mindset in the field of higher learning and research apart from protecting Telugu language, history, culture, tradition and literature for posterity.
We are committed for providing social justice as well as giving special attention towards students coming from rural and backward areas offering innovative and need based courses like Telugu language, History, Dance, Music, Fine Arts, Jyotisham and Vasthu (UGC recognized), Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Folk Arts, Journalism and Comparative Studies.
Centre for Distance Education
Considering the importance of Distance mode of Education, to reach the unreached, the University established the Centre for Distance Education in the year 2001 with some unique courses.
This Distance Education Centre now offers 16 Courses at Certificate, Diploma, Under Graduate and Post Graduate levels in specialized areas like Performing Arts, Language, Literature, Journalism, Astrology and Culture.
Launched with a moderate strength of 300 students, the centre now aims to fulfill the aspirations of over 4,000 students spread across India and five other countries.
The courses offered by the Centre are recognized by the Distance Education Council (DEC).
Apart from the main campus at Hyderabad, the centre serves from four other campuses situated at Rajahmundry, Srisailam, Warangal and Kuchipudi.
This Centre offers only such courses that are fully supported by the regular departments in the University.
As a pioneering effort, the University started a unique Post Graduate Course in Astrology (Jyothisham) for the first time in the country through distance mode. In a short span of time, this course received tremendous response from all over the country and from abroad too.
The centre has the credit of launching Post Graduate course in Journalism (MCJ) in Telugu medium for the first time. This course has been attracting people from rural areas too.
Press Academy has been sponsoring 40 working journalists, paying them 25 percent of fee to pursue MCJ course every year. An MOU was signed between the University and Press Academy for this purpose.
Another unique course introduced was Film Script Writing. Approximately 251 people have become accomplished Film Script Writers through this course.
A specially designed, need based PG course in ‘English Language Teaching’ was also for the first time launched in the state of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh by the centre.
All these courses have got encouraging responses.
All the courses offered by the Centre are supported by Self Learning Material (SLM) prepared by the subject experts.
The University through Centre for Distance Education is also imparting knowledge in its specialized fields of Performing Arts by means of Degree and Diploma programmes in ‘Carnatic and Light Music.’
Mandali Venkata Krishnarao International Telugu Centre
Students of foreign origin and also non-Telugus residing in other states interested in learning Telugu are provided a platform in the form of certificate, diploma courses and training camps at this centre.
Examinations are conducted and certificates are given to Non-resident Telugu people residing in United States of America and Malaysia who undergo ‘Certificate courses in Telugu’ in their respective countries.
All India Telugu Conferences and World Telugu Conferences are organized in and outside India by the centre.
Free of cost Teachers Training camps are also organized for Telugu teachers in other States.
Collaboration Activities through International Telugu Centre
We have Telugu Chairs in
We have MOUs with the following for Telugu Teaching;
- Berkely University – U.S
- Hebrew University – Israel
- Silicon Andhra – U.S
- Malaysia Telugu Association-Kaulalampur
- American Institute of Indian Studies-Chennai
- Institut National Des Language et Civilisations Orientales. (INALCO) –Paris, France
Telugu University Library
Telugu University Library was established in the year 1985 in Osmania University campus.
It has three Campus libraries at Srisailam, Rajahmundry and Warangal.
The Library contains various titles on the subjects like Telugu language, literature, Linguistics, Fine arts, Astrology, Journalism, Culture, and Folk Arts.
The Central library is equipped with rich collection consisting of about 1,00,000 books among which 55,000 are Telugu, 43,000 English and 5000 of other Indian languages. It subscribes to about 150 subject journals in Telugu and English. Library also maintains about 10,000 back volumes of various journals.
The Library has acquired rare and unique collection of Palm leaves, Mackenzie manuscripts, letters of C.P. Brown. microfilms of Telugu dailies Krishna Patrika of 40 years (1902–1942), and Andhra Patrika of 26 years (1914–1940).
The University has an invaluable collection of books received by Donations/Purchase of personal collection of social elites/eminent scholars as a collection development policy. The Donors include Mudigonda Subrahmanya Sharma, Seetapati, Mallela Sriramamurthi, Kosaraju Raghavaiah, M.V. Rajgopal, Thumati Donappa, Vasireddy Seeta Devi, V.Raja Rao, Mateti Ramappa, P.N.V. Rao, Puranam Subrahmanya Sharma, K. Venkateswar Rao, Gayatri Rama Rao and Bommakanti Srinivasacharyulu. Libraries purchased from Individuals are Nelaturu Venkata Ramanaiah, Mallampalli Somasekhara Sarma, P.S.R. Appa Rao, Rayaprolu Subba Rao, Kothapalli Verabhadra Rao, P.V. Parabramha Sastri and N.S. Sundareswara Rao.
Museum depicting Telugus through the Ages
The university museum “Telugus through the Ages” depicts the cultural heritage of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana from the earliest times to the present and adds to the collections of Regional History and Cultural Heritage from Kapu Rajayya to M.F.Hussain.
Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University has the following collections in the Museum
- Oil Paintings Charts depicting dynasties and boundaries of Kingdoms
- Evolution of Telugu Script, Telugu Words in Sanskrit and Prakrit inscription
- Photos pertaining to Ancient Sculptures
- Bhithi drawings replicas
- Chariot purchased from Srikora, Wooden Sculptures
- Contemporary paintings, Multi colour reproductions of arts of Foreigners and Modern Paintings
- Telugu Luminaries
This collection is most valuable, unique and varied.
The university is committed to:
- Preserve and conserve its rich collections
- To display and interpret these collections
- To acquire further collections continually to update them so as to remain a centre for the promotion of the public understanding of Telugu language, literature, history, culture, politics, economy, technology and arts
The major focus of this Cell is to act as facilitator for Computer needs of various Departments and to impart Computer literacy to teaching and non teaching employees of the University.
The Computer cell offers Three Months Certificate Course in ‘Computer Applications and Office Administration’ and Six Months Diploma course in ‘Multimedia’. This course is intended to train candidates seeking employment as Office Assistants and is also useful for the candidates who are employed in different corporate, private and government offices.
This Cell in collaboration with Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies, University of Hyderabad has complied an ‘English – Telugu Electronic Dictionary’ with the help of the Teaching Staff of this University which is useful for machine translation.
UGC sanctioned Information Networking (INFONET) scheme to the University, under this scheme internet broadband with 128 kbps is available to all the Departments of the University.
Chitravani Audio-Video Recording and Documentation Studio
Chitravani Studio is one of the self financing wings in the University. The Studio has four different sections.
1.Video floor with green matte facility
- PCR (Production Control Room) which is connected with the Video floor
- Audio recording theatre and
- Edit suit.
- Video lessons are prepared on behalf of Centre for Distance Education in subjects like Telugu language, Jyothisham, Music and Dance.
- ‘Telugu Velugulu’ project is one of our most prestigious projects of the Studio.
- The Chitravani Studio is often being hired by the private people and different organizations for their video shootings of Movies, Documentaries Add films, Short films, Video music albums, Interviews, Anchor bites, Online TV shows and Educational videos etc.
- Audio recordings (Voice over, song recordings, dubbing, mixing etc.) charges are fixed by the Studio Advisory Committee. Most of the celebrities from the Film Industry and Cultural organizations have visited and utilized Chitravani Studio.
- We are to digitalize various types of video tapes like VHS, U-MATIC, BETA etc., which are of great telugu culture and telugu heritage value, for the sake of posterity.
- In the academic year 2016-17 Chitravani Studio intends to make documentary films on Padmasri Jagadishmittal Authentic Indian Art collector and Padmasri Prof. K. Laxmagoud, Eminent artist from Telangana under Telugu Velugulu project.
- Apart from the Library, International Telugu Centre, Museum, Studio, the University infrastructure also includes Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao Auditorium, Guest House and decorated Conference Hall.
Telugu University is publishing “Telugu Vaani “, a Tri-Monthly Magazine. The Magazine covers news regarding Festivals of Fine Arts, Cultural Programmes, Seminars and other activities of University and its Campuses.
It publishes the news of various programmes conducted by Telugu Associations within and outside Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
The following Awards are given from time to time by the University in order to honour and Recognize the great work done in the field of Telugu language, literature, culture and history.
- Vishishhta Puraskaram: The University annually honours one great personality from the fields of Literature, Art and Innovators in any area of knowledge.
- Pratibha Puraskaram: Presented to ten eminent persons in the fields of Literature, Arts, Poetry, Dance, Painting, Music, Theatre Arts, Folk Arts, Avadhanam, Panditulu(Sanskrit) Novel or Story and Social service for Research and Criticism.
- Sahitya Puraskaram: Presented yearly to renowned persons in all genres of literature.
- Keerthi Puraskaram: Presented to eminent persons in literary and other fields.
The university intends to bring forth
- Telanagana Liberation Literature in Translation
- Telangana Women studies
- Telangana Dictionary
- Encylopedia in General and District wise in particular
- Documentaries on Telangana famous men and women
- To initiate and launch programmes on people kala
- Thus recommit to:
- PROPOGATING , PRESERVING AND DOCUMENTING TELUGU WITH ALL ITS RICH LEGACY AND FACETS FOR POSTERITY.
// Thank You //