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The Department of Literature and Culture Development of Mysore State, which was formed when Kengal Hanumanthayya was Chief Minister, published the popular texts. The Mysore State Sahitya Akademi came into existence a few years later in 1961. At first the Minister of State for Education was the President of the Academy. Then there are the famous literary works such as Shri A N Moorthirao, Prof. C K Venkataramaiah, a renowned education expert. KS Dharanendraiah was the director of the academy. The Mysore State Sahitya Akademi was renamed the Karnataka Sahitya Akademi in 1973, when it was renamed "Karnataka".

The format of the academy has changed from time to time. Initially, the academy was run by the government. The Minister of State for Education is the President of the Academy and the Deputy Minister of Education is the Vice President. Since then, the practice of appointing a veteran of the country as president has been implemented.

The academy is part of the Kannada and Cultural Directorate of the state government, giving it internal autonomy, but in November 1977, the Karnataka government made several amendments to its constitution and announced the charter of academies. Accordingly, the president and members of the academy are nominated by the government. This nominated board shall have the power to elect co-members. A task committee may be constituted for the regular performance of the academy. Also, the Academy has the power to create sub-committees as needed. The academy's presidents, registrars, and members of the academy are officers of the academy. The Registrar and the members of the calculators are members of the Government. Registrars are also the chief executive officers of the academy.

Last Updated: 20-12-2022 12:13 PM Updated By: Approver

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