Mallika Ghanti Becomes First Every Women Vice Chancellor for Kannada University

By | June 28, 2018

Mallika Ghanti Becomes First Every Women Vice Chancellor for Kannada University, First Women Vice Chancellor for Kannada University Mallika Ghanti

Prof. Dr. Mallika S Ghanti is appointed as a Vice Chancellor of the Kannada University, Hampi. She is the first women to become a Vice-Chancellor of this university. She told about one of her guiding spirits was Sri. M.M. Kalburgi former vice chancellor and an Indian scholar of vachana Sahitya. He was shot dead recently. He got National Sahitya academy award in the year 2006.

In her first addressing speech she told that I will develop the university as desired by the founder Vice-Chancellor Chandrasekhar Kambar and other Vice chancellors. To develop the university and follow the tradition with the support of senior litterateurs and research scholars. I will give top priority in publishing books on research carried out by the university, try to translate other languages literary works which will extend the outreach of the university.

Mallika Ghanti Becomes First Every Women Vice Chancellor

Dr. Mallika Ganthi was born in the year 1959. He finished her graduation, Post-graduation, and Ph.D. from Karnataka University, Dharwad. Served as a lecturer, reader, and professor at Gulbarga University, Gulbarga. In the guidance of Dr. Veeranna Raajure, she submitted Thesis titled “Kannadadalli Mahila Kathaa Sahitya” and awarded the Ph.D. degree. More than 10 scholars are researching various subjects in the guidance of Mallika Ghanti. She has written books and chapters for both PUC and Degree courses. For her literary work, she received many awards from Karnataka Govt. and different organizations.

Kannada university founded in the year 1991 by the Government of Karnakata. Kannada University is also known as Hampi Kannada University this is established as per Kannada university Act, 1991. Its aim is to develop Kannada language and to promote the literature, culture, and traditions of Karnataka.

Every year Kannada university confers “NADOJA” awards to eminent personalities from various filed for their service, which is equal to D Litt. Degree.

Mallika Ghanti Becomes First Every Women Vice Chancellor

Kannada University First Women Vice Chancellor Mallika Ghanti

The place Hampi is well known mythological and historical memories. The people are living here since stone-age, some evidence is confirming this. Hampi is also well known for Kannada poets like Purandaradasu, Harira, and kumara Vyasa. As said by UNESCO the Humpi is a treasure house of Indian architecture and it is a world heritage center.

When she was working as Registrar, Kuvempu University she loaded a complaint against four university employees in October 2015 that she had a threat to her life. Police booked case on them under IPC section 506 i.e. Criminal intimidation. 

She participated and fought in the agitation in a struggle against women entry ban in Kumaraswamy temple near Sandur. And ban was lifted by the temple management.

She was attended more than 100 National and international seminars in last 10 years which were related to Kannada Sahitya and language. 

She was selected for Akkammadevi award for the year 2016 in recognition of her services in the field of literature. The award was presented at Bengaluru on the occasion of Akkamahadevi Jayanthi and this award carries a purse of Rs. 3 Lakhs. Karnataka Govt. respected by selecting for various state awards Rajyothsava Prashasthi (2013) Kavyaananda Prashasthi (1999) Sudhaamurhy Prashasthi (1999) and many like for her work on literacy.

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