About Department :-
University of Jammu has the honour
of being one and the only University in India, which
offers Post Graduate Programme in Dogri (language,
literature and research). Research work on various
aspects of the language, literature, culture, history
and folklore is being conducted by the Department.
The Post-Graduate Department of Dogri started its
functioning in the University of Jammu in form of
Dogri Research Cell in the year 1971 with one post of
Senior Fellow in Dogri. During this period Prof. Ram
Nath Shastri, who was the Senior Fellow in Dogri made
some important contributions in form of Dogri
renderings of some valuable Sanskrit works. In 1975
this Research Cell was upgraded as Dogri Research
Centre & then Dr. Bal Krishan Shastri joined as
Director-cum-Senior Fellow in Dogri. Dr. Veena Gupta
joined the Research Centre as Fellow in Dogri in 1976.
After the retirement of Dr. Bal Krishan Shastri, Dr.
Champa Sharma joined the Centre in December, 1980 as
Director cum Senior Fellow in Dogri. The Centre
produced quality research work in the field of
Linguistics, Grammar, Literary Criticism, Poetics etc.
One major research work entitled Dogri Nikas te Vikas
(Origin and Development of Dogri language) was
completed by the then Director-cum-Senior Fellow Dr.
Bal Krishan Shastri and a book entitled “Hindi-Dogri
Conversational Guide” written by Dr. Veena Gupta,
Fellow-in-Dogri was also got published.
The Centre also produced two Ph.Ds in Dogri and got
published 7 books including two volumes of its
research journal namely Dogri Shodh. The Centre was
also used to give coaching to the students of
Shiromani i.e. Honours in Dogri. It also organized a
three week national workshop on Phonetics and Dogri
Phonology in December, 1982-January, 1983.
Later in August 1983, the Dogri Research Centre was
upgraded as Post-Graduate Department of Dogri. Since
then, the department has been producing quality
research work in the field of linguistics, grammar,
literary criticism, poetics etc.
The department takes the responsibility of providing
research material to its students and scholars engaged
in their research activities. In this connection, the
department has been publishing its Annual Research
Journal, entitled Dogri Shodh since 1981. Till date it
has published its 20 volumes.