ಮಂಗಳೂರು ವಿವಿ ಘಟಿಕೋತ್ಸವ: ಡಾ.ಬಿ.ಎ. ವಿವೇಕ ರೈ ಅವರಿಗೆ ಗೌರವ ಡಾಕ್ಟರೇಟ್ ಪ್ರದಾನ - BUNTS NEWS WORLD

ಮಂಗಳೂರು ವಿವಿ ಘಟಿಕೋತ್ಸವ: ಡಾ.ಬಿ.ಎ. ವಿವೇಕ ರೈ ಅವರಿಗೆ ಗೌರವ ಡಾಕ್ಟರೇಟ್ ಪ್ರದಾನ

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ಬಂಟ್ಸ್ ನ್ಯೂಸ್, ಮಂಗಳೂರು: ಮಂಗಳೂರು ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾನಿಲಯದ 35ನೇ  ಘಟಿಕೋತ್ಸವದಲ್ಲಿ ಹಿರಿಯ ವಿದ್ವಾಂಸ ಡಾ.ಬಿ.. ವಿವೇಕ ರೈ ಅವರಿಗೆ ಗೌರವ ಡಾಕ್ಟರೇಟ್ ಪ್ರದಾನ ಮಾಡಿ ಗೌರವಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ.

Dr. B A Viveka Rai, a native of Mangaluru, Karnataka was a guest professor with the Department of Indology, University of Wurzburg, Germany till recently. Earlier he was a Professor of Kannada Language, Literature and Folkloristics in Mangalore University, Karnataka. Prof. Viveka Rai has also been the Vice-Chancellor of Kannada University, Hampi and the Karnataka State Open University (2007-09). He has done extensive studies on Tulu, the regional language of Mangaluru and Dakshina Kannada and published volumes of literature on the same. Tulu song “Yekka Saka” from popular movie “Koti Chennayya” was written by Prof. Viveka Rai.   

Dr B.A. Viveka Rai- A profile 

Dr. Rai hails from the Punacha village of Puttur in Dakshina Kannada District and has completed his Masters degree in Kannada from Mangalore University and Ph.D from Mysore University. He has served Mangalore University as Lecturer, Reader, Professor and Head of the Department for about 34 years in teaching and research of Kannada. Currently he is serving as a Guest Professor, Dept.of Indology, University of Wurzburg, Germany.


He has served as the Vice Chancellor of Hampi Kannada University and Karnataka State University, Mysore. He is also the founder president of Tulu Sahitya Academy. He has honorary membership at Folklore Fellows, Finland, Central Sahitya Academy, Karnataka Sahitya Academy, Karnataka Folk and Yakshagana Academy, Governing Committee of Central Kannada Sahithya Parishath, Udupi regional folk arts research centre at Udupi, and Pilikula Nisarga dhama trust, Mangalore.

He has been conferred upon with Karnataka Rajyotsava Award, Muliya Thimmapayya Award, Presidentship of the Karnataka folk literature conference, Karnataka Culture Conference, Karnataka Desi Conference, World Tulu Sammelan held at Dubai.

Tulu Proverbs, Tulu riddles, Tulu culture, Tulu folk literature, Indian traditions, riddles in literature, Gilisoove, Irula Kannu, Hindana hejje, Rangadolagana Bahiranga, Bagilanu teredu, Inside Germany, Kannada linguistic writings,  Nettara Maduve, Siri Epic as performed by Gopala Naika, along with 15 more works have been compiled by Dr. Rai. He has also been the Chief Editor of History of Tulu literature and the Kannada Jain Samputa.

He has undertaken research in countries like Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Japan, America, England, Austria, France, Dubai, Abudhabi, Sharjah and has guided 16 Ph.D researchers and 10 M.Phil researchers. Currently he is creating and maintaining the “Samskrithi Grama” or Culture village at Pilikula Nisargadhama and is also undertaking the translation of Kannada literature into German language.

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