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Department of Konkani

Year of Establishment : 1987

Office Phone : +91-8669609124

Email : [email protected]


The Department is unique in the country with a taught PG Programme in Konkani language Literature and Culture. The Department has various projects  from  Sahitya Academy , NCERT , UGC,  Central Directorate of  Hindi, New Delhi.Commision for Scientific & Technical Terminology , New Delhi. Goa Konkani Academy, Goa.

A Centre for Konkani Development Studies has been set up with the support of UGC in the IXth Five-Year-Plan as an adjunct of the Department of Konkani, which deals with work of preparation of terminology, dictionaries, translation from Indian and foreign classics, specially those relating to literary criticism, transliteration of Konkani texts from one script to another and the publication of the same for the benefit of the students. The Centre has done video ducumentation of Dasro, Garaanim, Ghumat vadan (Sakaarat), Rannamale (folk drama), Fugddi (folk dance) and the Three Kings Feast of Chandor under the unique programme called "Know our Culture".  The Centre has an Advisory Committee with the Vice Chancellor as the Chairman. The Head, Department of Konkani is the ex-officio honorary Director of the Centre.

Academic programmes leading to a Degree / Diploma / Certificate :

Programme Programme Director Intake
M.A. KonkaniTime Table | Syllabus -63
Ph.D. Konkani--


Name Designation Areas of Interest
Hanumant Chandrakant ChopdekarAssociate ProfessorLiterary Criticism, Konkani Folklore, Language Movement, Indian and Western Poetics, Linguistics, Translation
Soniya Sitaram GadkarAssistant ProfessorFolklore, Literary Criticism, Humour Literature
Sanika A. GaonkarAssistant ProfessorSpecial study of Konkani Novels, Konkani Folklore, Indian and Western Poetics
Rama D. MurkundeAssistant ProfessorLinguistics, Translation, Feminism, Feminist literature & Literary Criticism
Kripali Banerjee NaikAssistant ProfessorFeminist Literature, Indian Literature
Naresh Chandrakant NaikAssistant ProfessorOld Konkani Literature, Creative Literature, Folklore, Literary Criticism
Prakash S. ParienkarAssociate ProfessorSociological Study of Literature, Special Study of Konkani Novels, Research Methodology