Department of Kannada and Culture
After the independence of the linguistic province, the Kannadigara state gained a separate identity,
As the dream of Kannadiga's state, language, and Culture begins to dwindle, a separate department is essential for the preservation and development of Kannada language, art and culture. Known as the Doordarshan Chief Minister of Karnataka, The Late Kengal Hanumanthayan founded the Department of Literature and Culture Development in 1951 for the promotion of Kannada literary culture. The famous scholar C.K. Venkataramaiah was the first director of the department. Later, the department headed by a well-known Kannada writer, Prof. AN Moorthirao devised a Cultural Promotion Plan and laid the foundation for the preservation of the state's cultural heritage. The department was then followed by Mr. K.S. Dharaniindraiah's period was further developed.
In 1963, the government abolished the Department of Literature and Culture and formed a branch of the Department of Public Education. In 1968 this branch of Literature and Culture Development was transferred to the Directorate of Textbooks.