The university has set up a committee to frame the curriculum and regulations. As per a notification issued on January 28, the committee will be headed by professor Udaya B, dean, faculty of arts, and it will have experts in Beary language and culture.
Welcoming MU’s decision, Karnataka Beary Sahitya Academy chairman Rahim Uchil said, “It is a historic moment for the academy and Beary speaking community.”
He said the university has responded to the academy’s demand seeking introduction of courses in Beary art forms. “Several art forms including daf, oppana, kolkali, mehandi and burda make the Beary language culturally rich. We have requested the university to introduce certificate/ diploma courses in these art forms.
It is an effort to protect and preserve the rich traditions and culture of the Beary community. We are thankful to the university. People interested in learning the Beary art forms may join the course,” Uchil said.