INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF DRAVIDIAN LINGUISTICS

 

 


The Faculty is recruited only by invitation from among scholars of repute. The appointments are usually on a yearly basis. The output of the scholars is closely watched for quality, shortfalls in quantity being excusable! The work of the School is assessed once in two years, or more frequently, by outside assessors who are reputed scholars or distinguished in some walks of life.

The scholars may be either resident in the premises, in the rooms provided, or they may be on a visiting basis. There is a category of Junior Fellows. Promising young scholars are selected for various specific projects.

ISDL has five faculties:  

Linguistics (General, Historical and Comparative): Prof. B. Sridevi

Linguistics (Applied): Prof. B.B. Rajapurohit, Prof. G.K. Panikkar, Prof. V. Syamala

Tribal Research & Dialect Survey: Prof. B. Ramakrishna Reddy, Mr. T. Madhava Menon IAS (Retd.)

Tamil Research & Translation: Prof. Gloria Sundaramathy & Prof. K. Nachimuthu,

Malayalam Research & Translation: Prof. Puthusseri Ramachandran,

Kannada Research & Translation: Prof. U.P. Upadhyaya, Prof. M. Rama,

Bengali & Speech Technology Studies: Dhrubajyoti Das & Harikumar Basi

A well-equipped Computer Unit, Speech Research Unit, Language Laboratory, a good and functional Library supervised by Mrs. R.B. Bindu, and an Administrative Department supervised by Mrs. V. Sobha and Mrs. V.R. Salini are functioning. A modest guesthouse and a canteen serve the guests.

Research Fellowships (Senior & Junior)
Dr. S. Abdul Samed, Dr. B. Padmakumari Amma, Dr. V.N. Bhattathiri, Dr. E. Sainuddin, D. Mano, Dhrubajyothi Das, Arun Sundar C.S., Dr. Jayakumari Kunjamma, Dr. K. Krishnakumar.


Two museums - one for Bengali culture and the other for tribal culture - are also functioning. These need augmentation.

There are fourteen buildings; the total area of the buildings 9,689 sq. meters. The ISDL campus of 27 acres (11 hectares approx.) has flourishing greenery of Acacia, Eucalyptus, Coconut trees, Cashew trees and Mango trees.

The last resting place of our beloved founder, Professor V.I. Subramoniam, where his cremation took place, is at the north-east corner of the campus. A smrithi mandapam in his memory is situated in between library and the guest-house.

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