GOA KONKANI AKADEMI
By Govt. of Goa)
is the language of the people pf Goa and also the Official language of this
State. Its development in all fields is essential for the all round progress of
people of the State. The Government of Goa was keenly desirous of bringing about
speedy development of Konkani language, literature and culture for promoting the
cultural unity of Goa as a whole through the medium of Konkani language and
literature. Therefore, Goa Konkani Akademi to achieve the above objectives, was
established by the government in 1986.
The Headquarter of the Goa
Konkani Akademi is, at present, at the following address:
243, Patto Colony, Panaji-Goa
Ph.:0832 – 2437385 Tele Fax:
0832 – 2437387 / 2437920
Goa Konkani Akademi is an
autonomous society registered under Societies Registration Act of 1890 and ha
jurisdiction over the whole State of Goa.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES :
The Akademi aims at bringing about speedy development of the Konkani language,
Literature and Culture and also at promoting Cultural unity of this state
through the Konkani language and Literature.
The Akademi for the
attainment of the above aims and objectives, shall have the following functions:
1. To initiate, assist or
undertake implementation of projects or schemes of research in the field of
Konkani language, literature and culture.
2. To initiate, assist or
undertake publication in Konkani language, the results of such research.
3. To initiate, assist or
undertake publication in Konkani language of original and erudite papers,
monographs, books, journal, as also of any other works in any other branch of
4. To initiate, assist or
undertake schemes of preparation and publication in Konkani language of
reference literature, such as bibliographies, encyclopedias, dictionaries etc.
5. To initiate, assist or undertake preparation and publication of translation
in Konkani language or classical or any other literary work of outstanding
nature from various Indian and foreign languages.
6. To initiate, assist or
undertake schemes for editing, translating and publishing in Konkani language
relevant source material, which will have direct or indirect bearing on the
history and culture of
7. To initiate, assist or
undertake schemes for the preparation and publication of socio-political,
cultural and literary history of
8. To find out and examine
new avenues for carrying out research in any field of knowledge with a view to
promoting the development of Konkani language and literature.
9. To provide financial
assistance to writers and scholars for publication of their works in/or about
10. To provide financial
assistance to literary and cultural institutions for their activities in the
field of Konkani language, literature and culture.
11. To initiate, assist or
organise seminars, conferences, symposia or exhibitions for the encouragement of
Konkani language, literature and culture.
12. To provide books or
magazines in Konkani language to the libraries and public reading rooms.
13. To give awards for
excellence in studies and research in different branches of Konkani language,
literature and culture.
14. to offer fellowships
and scholarships to deserving scholars and students in the field of Konkani
language, literature and culture.
15. To encourage the use
of Konkani language in all walks of life in the state of Goa.
16. To promote the
teaching and study of Konkani language, literature and culture in the State of
17. To develop linguistic,
literary and cultural exchange programmes with the institutions in other parts
of the country, having similar aims, objectives and activities;
18. To keep the government of
Goa informed, from time to time of the achievements of the
Akademi and the activities undertaken by it or any other institution or
individuals aided by the Akademi.
19. To assist and advise
the Government of Goa in formulating its policies in the matter of the
development of the Konkani language, literature and culture and in assisting it
in their implementation.
OFFICERS OF GOA KONKANI
following are the Officers of Goa Konkani Akademi:
President of Goa Konkani Akademi is appointed by the Government. The
Vice-President is elected by the General Council from amongst its members. The
Secretary is the principal Executive Officer of Goa Konkani Akademi and is
appointed by the General Council, executive Board and all the other committees
which may be set up by the General Council or by the Executive Board but he is
not a member of these authorities.
AUTHORITIES OF THE GOA KONKANI AKADEMI:
The following are the authorities of Goa Konkani Akademi:-
Any other Standing Committee/ Committees which the General Council or the
Executive Board may set up for discharging any one or more of their functions
The General Council consists of the following:
a) President of
Goa Konkani Akademi
of Goa Konkani Akademi
Advisor, who is the Finance Secretary, Government of Goa.
Secretary, Government of Goa.
e) Director of
Department of arts and culture, Government of Goa.
Board of Secondary & higher Secondary Education, Goa.
Vice-Chancellor or his nominee, Goa University.
representing Konkani on the Executive Board of the Sahitya Akademi.
i) A nominee of
the All India Konkani Sahitya Parishad.
j) Chairman /
Vice- Chairman of the Kala Academy of Goa.
k) Six persons
each representing an institution working in the field of Konkani language,
literature or culture and recognized by the Executive Board.
persons eminent in the field of Konkani language, literature or culture
nominated by the Government of Goa.
m) Five persons
working in the field of Konkani language, literature or culture to be elected in
their individual capacity by the rest of the members of the General Council.
representative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (Language
Division), Government of India, New Delhi.
The Executive Board consists of the following members:-
President of Goa Konkani Akademi
Vice-President of Goa Konkani Akademi
Education Secretary, Government of Goa.
Six members to be elected by the General Council from among its members.
Executive Council of Goa
Sr.No. Name & Address Designation
1. Shri Pundalik N Naik, President
Volvoi, Ponda Goa
2. Dr Tanaji Halarnkar, Vice President
Alto, Porvorim, Goa
Member 2420071 (o)
Govt of Goa
New Assembly Complex
Tomazinho Cardozo -- do -- 2277019 (R)
Candolim, Bardez, Goa
5. Prof S. M. Borges -- do -
Velim, Salcete, Goa
6. Prof Prakash Vazrikar Member
7. Dr Maria Aurora Couto
Bardez Goa 403 523 Member
8. Prof Bhushan Bhave
Ponda Goa Member
9. Shri Datta Damodar Naik
Comba, 2736846 (R)
Members of Sixth General Council Goa Konkani Akademi
1. Pundalik Narayan Naik President
2. Dr Tanaji Halarnkar Vice-President
3. Finance Secretary Member
4. Secretary, Official Language Member
5. Director, Art & Culture Member
6. Chairman, Board of Secondary & higher
Secondary Education, govt of goa Member
7. Dr Chandralekha A. D'souza Member
8. Shri Damodar Mauzo Member
9. Shri Paul Moras Member
10. Shri Jitendra Deshprabhu Member
11. Shri Anand Manguesh Naik Member
12. Shri Agnelo Fernandes Member
13. Shri Teotonio D'Costa Member
14. Shri Avdhut Kamat Member
15. Shri Pramod Mahadeswar Member
16. Shri Bhiku Bomi Naik Member
17. Shri Tomazinho Cardozo Member
18. Shri S M Borges Member
19. Prof Prakash Vazrikar Member
20. Dr Maria Aurora Couto Member
21. Shri Martin Minin Fernandes Member
22. Prof Bhushan Bhave Member
23. Shri Datta Damodar Nayak Member
24. Joint Secretary, Ministry of Human
Resource Dev, Edu dept, govt of
25. Joaosino Vaz
Secretary, Goa Konkani Akademi Member
President of Goa Konkani Akademi appoints the Finance Committee and it consists
of the following:-
a) President of
Goa Konkani Akademi.
b) Finance Adviser.
c) One member of the General Council.
d) One member of the Executive Board
present Finance Committee (2006-2009) of Goa Konkani Akademi consists of the
1) Shri Pundalik N. Naik
2) Dr. Tanaji Halarnkar
3) Shri Damodar Mauzo
4) The Finance Secretary, Govt. of
Konkani Akademi draws up well in time a programme of its activities for the
subsequent financial year and forwards it to the Secretary to the Government,
the Directorate of Official Language, along with the Annual Budget for the
approval of the Government.
KONKANI AKADEMI AND THE GOVERNMENT:
Konkani Akademi carries out such direction as are issued to it by the
Government, from time to time, for carrying out the aims, objectives and
activities of Goa Konkani Akademi. Goa Konkani Akademi is empowered to carry out
its objectives as per provisions of the Constitution of Goa Konkani Akademi.
A BRIEF NOTE ON THE
SCHEMES / ACTIVITIES OF
The scheme is aimed at the publication of the first book of the write in
Devnagri and Roman scripts. The book published under this scheme is mainly
fiction and also research-oriented writing. 75% financial assistance is
extended by Goan Konkani Akademi to publish the manuscript in a book form.
Objectives of this scheme is to encourage the publishing entrepreneur in
Konkani. 50% financial assistance is provided o publish a manuscript in a book
from in the pre-publication assistance scheme (Pratibha- Sanman) and 100
copies are purchased by Goa Konkani Akademi under post publication assistance
scheme (Sahitya- Prabha).
Goa Konkani Akademi provides financial assistance to publish research oriented
writing in the form of Reference books having academic importance, other than
Lokved- documentation Preservation & Research:
Akademi has a section of folklore (lokved) for preservation and promotion of
folk-arts, folk-literature, folk-drama etc. documentation in the form of
photography &Audio – Visuals is done and made available for researchers /
scholars / readers
Dictionaries & Vocabularies Publications:
Goa Konkani Akademi has taken up a mega-project of publishing a
dictionary-cum-encyclopedia of Konkani language titled “Shabada- Sagar”. So
far two volumes have been published already. Konkani- Hindi, Hindi- Konkani
and English- Romi Konkani Dictionaries are under preparation. A Konkani
thesaurus is planned to be published shortly. Second edition of English-
Hindi- Konkani vocabulary is published, besides an English- Konkani Dictionary
of nearly 14,000 entries.
Education: Seminars / Symposia / Workshop / Training /
Conferences etc. are organized frequently to create awareness in different
educational issues as well as to produce reading material in literature,
criticism etc. Educational Scholarship from 2006-2007 have been established in
the subject of Konkani at the k\level of graduation (B.A.), post graduation
(M.A.) and research (Ph.D.). Besides, the Goa Konkani Akademi is planning to
institute prizes for Konkani subjects at SSC, Twelth, BA and MA examination.
Knowledge of Konkani Certificate Test:
“Knowledge of Konkani” has been made compulsory by Govt. of Goa. The
certificate of this test is essential for a candidate seeking a job in
Government Departments. Goa Konkani Akademi issues the necessary certificates
on request by the candidate after conducting a test.
Konkani Certificate Courses:
Konkani Certificate Examinations. These are six exams conducted on four
different levels. All the details concerning these exams are contained in the
booklet entitled “Konkani Promannport Poriksha” (Konkani Certificate
Examinations) published by the Akademi and which is available at its office in
Goa Konkani Akademi extends financial help for publishing children’s
literature / Children’s meets, males etc. are also organized.
Monographs of literary
heroes of Konkani are published by the Goa Konkani Akademi. It has already
publisher in four volumes the entire works of “Shennoi Goembab”, the father of
modern Konkani prose.
Translations and Transliterations:
Under this scheme, award
winning / famous rare books from other languages are translated into Konkani &
vice-versa. Attempts are also being made to transliterate writing into
Devnagri from Romi and other scripts and vice-versa.
Goa Konkani Akademi has been organizing five-day Drama Festivals every year,
since 1993. These festivals are organized at different places with special
emphasis on rural areas. Selected modern plays (Konkani drama and tiatr) are
staged in these festivals. Goa Konkani Akademi also has a scheme known as
‘Natak – Tiatr Mandd’ under which the scripts of play, both Drammas & tiatras
fit to be performed on festivals occasiona (zatras, Kale, feasts) are
published in book form (both in Devnagari as well as Roma Scritp).
Goa Konkani Akademi has also
been organizing 2/3 days literary conferences annually for the youth over the
last five years. Hundreds of youths participate in the various literary
competitions and present their literature during these conferences and take
guidance from the Seniors Akademi Also organizes/ extends finance to organize
various literary & cultural competitions
Goa Konkani Akademi has a very rich library named
“Mgr. Daigado Vaachanalay” with around 6,000
titles ranging from topics like language, literature, literary criticism,
history, folklore etc. in Konkani, English, Marathi and Hindi and a few rare
titles in Portuguese as well. It also has a special section of magazines and
periodicals in Konkani, Marathi, English and Hindi which includes local
publication as well as those from the neighboring states. So also, it has some
national level magazines like “Indian Literature” (English) and “Samakaleen
Bharatiya Sahitya” (Hindi) published by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.Besides these
activities, Akademi organizes/ collaborates with institutions like Central
Institute of Indian Languages (CIL), Maysore, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi,
National Book Trust (NBT), New Delhi, Commission for Scientific and Technical
Termonology (HRD), New Delhi etc. i organizing book exhibitions, publication
ceremonies, literary conferences, seminars, workshops etc
14. Promotion of Konkani Sangeet (Music):
a) Workshops & Seminars
b) Publication of Books on Konkani music (Devnagri and Romi)
c) Assistance for Organizing Sangeet Melas (Musical Meets),
programme and offers Sponsorship for Indian and Western Music.
15. Konkani books
Counter cum Exhibition centers:
Goa Konkani Akademi has
already opened a Konkani books sale cum exhibition center in the
premises of the Akademi’s office in Panjim. Where the books published by Goa
Konkani Akademi and also by other publishers are available. A network of such
centers will be commissioned in future, at taluka level, in association with
POILO CHONVOR’ (FIRST
of the Scheme:
Financial Assistance for writer’s first ever Publication
and Conditions of the Scheme:
This scheme is application to those applicant /
writer’s, none of whose books has been published so far. (A particular writer
shall also be eligible, even if the writer concerned has, to his credit, any
small booklet or if he has collaborated with someone else in the writing of
This scheme is meant for writers in the
Devnagari & Romi scripts. The Akademi shall decide, from time to time, the
ratio of expenditure between publication of Devnagri and Romi scripts.
The Editorial Board appointed by the Akademi
shall evaluate the merit of the manuscripts and shall recommend to the Akademi
only those that are worth publishing.
The Akademi shall pay the Publisher 75% of the
Printing Cost to publish the selected manuscript.
The applicant / writer shall have to submit three
copies of the manuscript to the Akademi. These manuscripts shall have been
written as per the orthographic rules approved by Akademi.
The applicant / writer shall clearly write his
/ her full name, complete address, phone number etc. on the manuscript.
The manuscript shall have to be in the form of
a clear press-copy. It may be in the form of a typed script or typeset script.
In case it is submitted in the form of Photostat copies of the newspaper /
magazine clippings, they should be clear and prepared neatly with sufficient
margins / spaces.
The Akademi shall not accept manuscripts which
do not seem to adhere to these norms.The Akademi shall invite the writer whose
manuscript is selected for publishing and shall arrange his / her meeting with
the publishers. The accepted manuscript shall then be published through that
The Akademi shall arrange to give to the writer
of the selected manuscript, through the publisher, 50 copies of the printed
If the writer of the selected manuscript wishes
to be the publisher of his/her own work himself/herself, the Akademi may allow
him/ her to do so provided the Akademi is sufficient convinced.
The publisher shall have to print the selected
manuscript according to the terms and a condition lay down by the Akademi and
has to follow the Orthographic Rules prepared by the Akademi.
The last date for submitting the manuscript to
the Akademi shall be notified from time to time.
Manuscript shall be accepted at the office of
the Akademi at 243, Patto Colony, Panaji-Goa 403 001.
The selected write shall mention on the credit
– page in bold letters that “the book has been published under Goa Konkani
Akademi’s Poilo Chonvor Scheme”.
The pricing of the book shall not be more than
three times the cost of the production, put in by the publisher (i.e. total
cost minus the Akademi’s assistance). However, in exceptional cases, at its
discretion, the Akademi may allow higher pricing, if the publisher has
incurred greater expenditure to enhance the quality of the book.
Goa Konkani Akademi reserves the right to
cancel / recover the financial assistance, at any stage, on account of
applicant’s non-compliance of any of the above rules.
The applicant shall give the undertaking, at
the time of the payment of the first installment of the financial assistance
that he/she has not and shall not obtain any financial assistance for the
publication, once he/she has already claimed financial assistance from Goa
SAHITYA – PRABHA SCHEME
(Pre- publication financial assistance)
Aim of the Scheme:
Providing financial assistance to writer’s to publish their own books.
Terms & Conditions of the
Any Goan Konkani write, may he/she be writing
either in Devnagri or Romi script may participate in this scheme. However,
incase it is the first ever book of the writer, the Akademi shall decide
whether or not, it should be accepted under this scheme.
Any aspirant wishing to avail of the assistance
under this scheme shall submit three copies of his/her manuscript along with
the prescribed Application Form. The application forms are available at the
Goa Konkani Akademi’s Office in Panjim. The manuscript should be clearly
hand-written or typed or typeset. No manuscript submitted in the form of paper
cutting or in any other form shall be accepted.
Goa Konkani Akademi has appointed an Editorial
Board to select the manuscript form amongst those received. The Akademi shall
provide financial assistance to those manuscripts selected and recommended by
the Editorial Board.
The Akademi shall decide as to how many books
shall be selected (or rejected) for assistance under this scheme.
The Akademi shall give maximum of 50% financial
assistance under this scheme as per the ratio of printing finalized by the
One page of the book to be published under this
scheme shall be reserved for “Akademi’s introductory remark’s” and it shall
have to be mentioned under the Credit page in bold letter’s that “ the book
has been publisher\d under Akademi’s Sahityaprabha Scheme”
The writer shall have to give to Akademi 50
complimentary copies of the book after it has been published.
The number of copies to be printed under this
scheme shall be 500 or any other depending on the discretion of the Akademi
(but not more than 1000).
This scheme offers financial assistance only to
the first edition of the book. Incase it is the second edition or any reprint,
the executive committee may, at its discretion, take suitable decision.
The writer concerned shall have to confirm,
before the actual printing of the book that the Orthographic and all the other
rules of the Akademi are followed.
The manuscript accepted by the Akademi for publishing
under this scheme should be such as not having obtained/ shall not obtain
financial assistance from any other individual/ institution/ committee etc.
The Akademi shall invite the writer of the book
accepted for publishing and arrange a meeting with the publisher. The writer
is free to choose any of the publishers for printing his/her manuscript. The
Akademi shall pay 50% of financial assistance to the proposed publisher only
after the latter accepts the above rules and signs the contract. The balance
payment of 50% shall be cleared on submission of 50 copies of the book along
with the printing bill.
Incase the author of the book wishes to select
a publisher other than any one of those suggested by the Akademi or if he/she
wishes to be his/her own publisher, the Akademi shall take appropriate
decision after ascertaining the actual position.
The printing of the book shall not be more than three
times the cost of production, put in by the publisher, (i.e. total cost minus
the Akademi’s assistance). However, in exceptional cases, at its discretion,
the Akademi may allow higher pricing, if the publisher has incurred greater
expenditure to enhance the quality of the book.
The Akademi reserves the right to withdraw or
to cancel the offer of financial assistance in case the book is not printed as
per the Akademi’s norms, rules and regulations or if there are mistakes in the
book. The Akademi also reserves the right to recover, at any stage, the amount
of financial assistance from the publisher, in case of non-compliance of
Akademi’s rules/ norms/ conditions.
PRATIBHA SANMAN SCHEME
(Post Publication Financial
of the Scheme:
(1) To encourage the publishers.
To bring about
book-publishing in a greater bulk by
giving a boost to sales
To make available books by
way of gift to deserving
Terms & Conditions of the Scheme:
This scheme shall be
applicable to Konkani books in the Devnagri and Romi scripts.
This scheme is open to any
publisher who publishes Konkani books in the Devnagri and Romi script. However,
for the purpose of this scheme, the Goan publisher shall receive priority.
The publisher can avail of
the benefit of financial assistance by applying within a period of one year from
the date of actual publication of the book.
The Application should be
accompanied by three copies of the book.
The book shall reach the
Editorial Board appointed by the Goa Konkani Akademi. The decision regarding the
number of copies to be bought by the Akademi shall be based on the opinion of
the Editorial Board. The decision in this regard shall be taken by the Goa
Konkani Akademi on the basis of the kind of the book, its level/merit, price,
the budgetary provision of the Akademi for this scheme etc. taking this in
account, four grades/ grouping “A”,”B”,”C”, and ”D” have been earmarked.
Books under “A” grade 100 or mare copies
Books under “B” grade 75copies
Books under “C” grade 50 copies and
Books under “D”
grade 25 copies shall be purchased by the Akademi
A publisher can apply for any
number of different books provided they come under the above rules and
regulation of the scheme.
Books published by government
departments or institutions, semi-government institutions and educational
establishment shall not be eligible for assistance under this scheme.
Only a limited number of
copies of books published with the financial assistance from any individual,
institution or Committee (Felicitation Committee) etc. or published under any
other scheme of Goa Konkani Akademi shall be purchased. The decision in the
regard shall be taken by the Akademi in the Executive Board meeting on those
particular occasions as and when they arise.
The decision as regards,
whether or not, books published with the help of advertisements should be
purchased, will be taken by Goa Konkani Akademi in the Executive Board meetings
from time to time as an when the occasion arises.
In no case, the second
edition of any book shall be eligible for assistance under this scheme. However,
this rule (on the recommendation of the Executive Board) may be relaxed / waived
in cases of rare and valuable books.
Educational text books,
regards, guides etc. shall not be eligible under this scheme.
Books of children’s
literature or written for children are not eligible for assistance under this
Incase it is printed on the
book that “price according to the year”, the Akademi shall purchase that book as
per the price mentioned for the year in which it was purchased.
Goa Konkani Akademi reserves
the price to decide the price of the book as per its own norms and rules and buy
the copies or reduce the number of copies it would like to purchase, incase the
Akademi feels that the pricing is under swerving high. The publisher shall have
to allow the Akademi a commission of Minimum 25%
It is a well known fact that most of us have not been able to acquire primary
education through our mother – tongue Konkani, as medium of instruction, nether
could we get the benefit of studying Konkani as one of the optional or
additional subject. It is quite likely that many of those who have gone through
this anomaly might now be willing to study this language systematically, to
enhance their knowledge of it and obtain an authentic certificate by answering
some examination. Goa Konkani Akademi has formed two committee for the purpose
1) Syllabus Committee, 2) Examination Committee.
with a view to enable Konkani populace, and also, for people speaking language
other than Goa’s Office Language, Konkani, Goa Konkani Akademi took a decision
in the year 2001 to conduct such courses and exams in order to create facilities
towards the above mentioned need. These examinations are called “Konkani
Pramannpotr Pariksha” (Konkani Certificate Examination) and they are conducted
on four different levels.
is the spoken language of Goa it is also
Goa’s Official language. Learning Konkani in a systematic
manner can facilitate a better rapport with the society and it could be used
beneficially in the day - to – day dealings. At the same time, one should be
able to express one’s thoughts and opinions more easily and clearly. These
considerations have been given due weightage while preparing the syllabi.
Certificate exams are open to all students and common citizens irrespective of
any age limit. The syllabi for all these four exams are available at the office
of the Akademi, following are the four levels at which these examination are
Konkani Prarambh Pariksha
(Level of Std. Fifth)
Konkani Pravesh Pariksha
(Level of Std. Eighth)
Konkani Parichay Pariksha
(Level of Std. Tenth)
Konkani Pravin Pariksha
(Level of Std. Twelth)
shall conduct the following two courses in future
Konkani ParangatPariksha (Level
of Graduation) from 2007-2008
Konkani Pradnya Pariksha (Level
of Post-Graduation) from 2007-2008
Regulation and Procedure:
The Akademi conducts these exams once every
The students are examined by the written papers
Aims, objectives and syllabus about these exams are
given in details in the booklet published by the Akademi.
Candidates are expected to pay the fees as to
be prescribed from time to time while submitting their application forms
A candidate may answer any exam to begin with.
However, he/she can answer only one exam during a year.
The candidate’s seat nos., examination centers
and dates shall be notified by the Akademi prior to the examination.
Candidates are expected to study on their own
and answer these examinations. Moreover, the Akademi may arrange
contact-lecturers for the candidates.
The fees once paid for these exams are non –
refundable even if the candidate is unable to answer the examination. In case
the candidate applies again for any examination, it will be treated as fresh
Candidates are free to make use of Akademi’s
Mgr. Dalgado Library in Panjim- Goa.
CLARISSA VAZ MORENAS
KONKANI RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
Shri Zenaides R.E.T. Morenas
from Chandor, Goa, proposed to the Goa Konkani Akademi that he wished to
institute a Konkani Research Fellowship in memory of his late mother Clarissa
Vaz e Morenas and he showed his willingness to deposit a sizable amount by way
of permanent Fund foe the purpose, from the interest of which the fellowship
could be given. The Akademi accepts this proposal and decides to invest the
amount deposited by Shri Zenaides Morenas and the above Scheme is being carried
on from the interest accruing from that Fund.
Rules governing this
The nomenclature of the
fellowship shall be the “Clarissa Vaz e Morenas Konkani research Fellowship”.
Goa Konkani Akademi
shall offer the research fellowship of Rs. 15000/- (Rupees Fifteen Thousand
only) for a duration of two years. The fellowship has come into operation from
the year 2003-2005.
Any person who has obtained a
Graduation Degree from any University in any subject is eligible for the
fellowship. The executive Board shall have the discretion to relax this
Eligibility – criterion if found necessary.
It is mandatory that the
research is in Konkani language and written in the same language.
The research must be complete
within the stipulated period of two years.
The applicant shall have to
apply in the given proforma meant for the purpose ad full information sought
therein shall have to be furnished along with.
It is essential that the
application has not been receiving any sort of financial assistance in any form
from any other source for research on the subject for which this fellowship is
The applicant may select any
one of the subject / topic from those given below:-
The history of the Konkani
The Development of Modern
Konkani from the Ancient / Old Konkani.
The Phonetics of Konkani with
reference to its past from in comparison with the present, the way of its
pronunciation at present and the Evolution of its Phonetics.
The study of Konkani with
reference to the roots of the words and their Etymology.
The Sudy of Konkani
Vocabulary on the basis of Semantics, the Study of Konkani with reference to
change in meaning of the Konkani vocables.
The Impact of other languages
on the Konkani Vocabulary; the study of Konkani vocabulary as borrowed from
other languages; the new additions in Konkani vocabulary and the vocabulary that
has been obsolete.
The Study of the Grammatical
Formation of Konkani words and sentences Konkani sandhis, Konkani society, so
also, gender / number / cases / tenses and the study of the formation of
variations that are effected by their operation on words; the Study of the
Formation of phrases.
terminologies and professional vocabularies compiling terminologies in Konkani
necessary for various different fields / sciences in Konkani professions /
vocations (agriculture, toddy – tapping, bakery work, masonry etc.)
Orthography of Konkani
Literary – criticism,
Evaluation, both historic or comparative
The Scrutiny Committee
appointed by the Akademi shall scan the applications received and recommend the
suitable case to the Executive Board and the said Board shall take a decision on
that recommendation. The Goa Konkani Akademi shall appoint an expert as a
resource person cum guide for the benefit of the research.
The Akademi shall disburse
the amount of fellowship in four installments. However, it shall take into
consideration the recommendations of the Observation Committee prior to release
of every installment.
The applicant carrying on
research under this scheme shall have to submit six monthly written report of
work completed along with reworked from the grade and he will have to submit the
complete written work to the Akademi after completion of the project.
The Akademi reserves the
right to withdraw the fellowship at any time at its discretion, incase the
researcher evinces inadequate interest in the project or if the Observation
Committee recommends the stoppage of the fellowship.
The applicant who has availed
of this fellowship should not submit the same project or if the same project for
grant or fellowship to any other institution.
The Akademi reserves the
right to publish the work submitted to it at the project in any research journal
or in any form. In case the researcher so wishes, he / she shall have the
liberty to publish the result of the research at any other price. However, it is
mandatory to make a clear mention of the fact that the said research was
undertaken with the assistance of Goa Konkani Akiademi’s Clarissa Vaz e Morenas
FOR PUBLICATION FO
CHILDREN’S LITERATURE SCHEME
1. Goa Konkani Akademi shall pay publisher 50% of the printing
cost of the book.
The manuscript accepted for
publishing by Goa Konkani Akademi shall have to be printed according to the
orthographic rules prepared by the Akademi.
In case it is found necessary
to effect any changes in the content or the title of any manuscript, it is
mandatory to obtain prior written permission from the Goa Konkani Akademi.
This financial assistance is
given for printing of maximum copies of 1000 of the book.
The outer Cover of the book
shall be in four colors, whereas the inner illustration should be in 2 colours.
The Akademi shall accept the
book in minimum 32 pages and maximum 64 pages depend upon the age group of the
writing under this scheme.
The pricing of the book
should not exceed three times the printing cost, deducting the amount of
financial assistance received from Goa Konkani Akademi. But in exception cases,
if the publisher has incurred greater expenditure in order to enhance the
quality of the book, the Akademi may, at its discretion, allow higher pricing.
The statement, “This book has
been published under the Children’s Literature Scheme of Goa Konkani Akademi”
shall have to appear on the page, on which the price of the book is mentioned.
It is mandatory on the
publisher not to take any financial assistance from other institution for the
book accepted under this scheme for financial assistance.
50% of the total grant
sanctioned by the Akademi shall be paid by way of the first installment only
after the Akademi receives the complete compose of the manuscript on submission
of the first proofs, officials.
The balance 50% payment shall
be made by the Akademi on receiving 100 (One Hundred) copies of the book as
complimenting along with the original Printing Bill.
Goa Konkani Akademi reserves
the right to review/ withhold/cancel the payment of grant incase the book is not
published within the stipulated time frame.
Goa Konkani Akademi reserves
the right to withhold / review / cancel the payment of grant sanctioned under
this scheme, at any stage, in case of non – compliance of Akademi’s rules /
norms by the applicant.
The applicant has to give an
undertaking, stating that he / she has not received / shall not receive any
financial assistance from any other source for the same publication.
AGOSTINHO FERNANDES TIATR (WRITING) COMPETATION
Goa Konkani Akademi conducts
in memory of Joao Agostinho Fernandes, the father of Konkani Tiatr every year, a
Tiatr (script) competition in order to encourage writer’s working in the arena
of tiatr. First, second and third are the three Prizes awarded for this
competition. The first prize – winning manuscript of the tiatr shall be
purchased by the Akademi in a book form.
writer of the tiatr has full freedom to choose his / her subject. But it is
expected that it should be presented in a new, original manner. It is necessary
to note that the “cantar’s and comedy are integral aspect of the tiatr. Any
person can participate in the competition. There is no age bar whatsoever.
Terms and Conditions of
The manuscript of the
tiatr may be written either in Devnagri or the Romi script.
The tiatr script
should be good enough from stageability point of view.
The script, if staged,
should be of minimum of one hour and maximum of the duration of one hour and a
The Script should
consist of at least three parts (‘podd’dde).
It is necessary that,
there is atleast three parts (podd’dde). To the maximum, it may be of seven
A candidate may submit
one or more scripts as entries for the competition. However, only one of them
shall be selected for a prize, if any.
The manuscript may be
hand written, typed or typeset and it shall be written clearly with sufficient
margins, so also only on one side of the paper. The pages should be numbered
Three copies of the
manuscript should be submitted along with full name of the writer, address and
phone number by the stipulated last date for the submission of the entries.
The Scrutiny Committee
appointed by the Akademi shall select three Scripts on merit. This decision
shall be binding on all participants.
The entries may be submitted personally or sent at the office of Goa
FOR KONKANI MUSICAL PRODUCTION SCHEME
The Goa Konkani Akademi shall, during every
financial year, after notifying through the Press, invite proposals for
production of Musical activity in Konkani. These proposals shall be towards
production of Classical as well as and light modern Konkani musical programme.
The proposals may be submitted to the Akademi
by institutions working in the field of music, by individual musicians,
Full details (including the financial
implications thereof) concerning the production of the musical programme shall
have to be submitted. These will contain the names of the lyricists, composer,
singer, accompanists so and so forth. The application shall also have to
furnish details regarding the nature of the production and its speciality.
The Recommendation Committee consisting of
experts in Musical on receiving the proposal from the applicants and after
scrutinizing them will recommend the deserving ones for the financial
The Akademi will decide as to how to utilize
the financial provisions made under this section of music, basing its
consideration on the scope of the programmes, its merits, the experience of
those involved in its production and relevant particulars.
i) The financial assistance sanctioned shall be
limited to the production cost and
the expenses incurred for the
first performance only
ii) An Observer shall
be present on behalf of the Akademi and the financial assistance will be paid
on the basis of the observer’s report.
iii) The date, time and
venue of the first performance shall have to be intimated to the Akademi at
lest eight days earlier
The holder of the sanction for financial assistance
from the Akademi under this scheme shall be free to receive any help from any
other source, either in cash or in kind.
During every performance staged under this scheme, it
is mandatory to make a/an mention/announcement that “Goa Konkani Akademi has
extended financial assistance to the production of the programme”
The Akademi shall disburse the amount
sanctioned under this scheme after the first performance is staged but not
before receiving certified bills of the entire expenditure, photographs,
newspaper cutting / clipping of news / advertisements / reviews (Photostat
copies) and other relevant details regarding the musical programme.
KONKANI EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
Terms & Conditions:
This Scholarship is
open only to students studying in
At present Akademi
giving this Scholarship in the following three categories:
B.A (Konkani) (Rs 6,000/- per
M.A. (Konkani) (Rs 8,000/-
per annum) and
Ph.D. (Konkani) (Rs.10,000/-
The essential criteria
for obtaining scholarship in each of the above categories shall be a minimum of
50% marks in the subject of Konkani in the previous course.
Besides the above
criterion of 50% marks, proper weight shall also be given to the concerned
student’s study / activity / contribution / involvement / commitment etc. to /
for / in the field of Konkani while granting this scholarship.
Priority shall be
given to student’s who are not gainfully employed. However, due consideration
shall be given to those students who are employed and whose monthly income is
less than Rs 3,000/-. In case the applicant’s monthly income happens to exceed
this limit of Rs.3, 000/- at any time during the period of scholarship, it shall
be discontinued from then onwards.
In case of sufficient
number of application are not received in a particular category of the
scholarship, the excess amount thus available shall be utilized for disbursing
as scholarship to applicants in other categories.
The Scholarship shall
be disbursed in two installments. The first such installment shall be given
during the first term of the Course. The installment for the second term,
whether or nit to grant, shall depend on the student’s performance / progress
during the first term. The students shall have to submit fresh application in
the beginning of every new academic year.
Committee appointed by the Akademi shall, after scrutinizing the applications
received shall select the students for scholarships through personal interview.
The decision of the Selection Committee shall be binding on the applicants.
Goa Konkani Akademi
reserves the right a to which category should not be allotted the scholarship
amount, how many scholarship should be given during a particular year or should
stop them etc. Similarly, the Akademi also reserves the right to effect changes
in the quarter of these scholarships.
The applicants are expected to submit their applications in the
prescribed form and within the prescribed date for the purpose.
Goa Konkani Akademi further reserves the right to hold the scholarship
already sanctioned and also to recover with the amount paid to any applicant, in
case it is found that the details furnished by any applicant are found to be
false or misleading.
The Head of the Institute shall submit a six month report to Goa
Konkani Akademi reporting the educational progress of the scholarship holder
during the period of the scholarship.
KONKANI READERSHIP –
PROMOTION MOVEMENT SCHEME
At present, Konkani books are being published in large
numbers through assistance from the government, semi – government and non –
governmental institutions. Konkani books are published every year. Books in
Devnagri, Romi, Kannada and Malayalam script in a large number and it is
increasing in geometrical progression.
The Konkani medium / subject is being taught
and studied right from the pre-primary to the post-graduation levels. The new
generation is showing greater awareness towards Konkani and is getting
attracted through the Konkani daily ‘Sunaparant’ and various cultural,
linguistic, literary and educational activities organized numerous
institutions. On this backdrop, it is heartening to note that a happy
mentality is getting generated towards habit of reading Konkani books and
periodicals with greater generation toward habit of reading Konkani books and
periodicals with greater enthusiasm. In the circumstances, it becomes
necessary that books of Konkani literature be easily and readily available
nearby to the enhanced readership.
At present, Konkani Bhasha Mandal at Margao and
Goa Konkani Akademi at Panjim have Konkani books sale counters where, on the
average, books worth Rs. 4000/- to 5000/- are sold every month. It is also
experienced that Konkani books get sold in considerable numbers during Konkani
literary meets, conferences and culture functions. It may thus be easily
guessed that a growing mentality of reading books in Konkani is ready, if the
reading material is readily available.
Keeping in view the new trend and taking due
advantage of the changed attitude of readers towards Konkani, the Goa Konkani
Akademi, with the objective of strengthening the Konkani readership promotion
movement has devised a scheme which is as follows:-
1. One/two such sale counters to be stated in every taluka of
There are ‘Konkani Seva
Kendra’s in almost every taluka of
Goa. These are to be involved in this scheme and it is
intended to proceed with their co-operation.
These Konkani centers
have been active in their respective areas; hence this will facilitate the ready
availability of the necessary men – power and administrative machinery.
The managers and
workers of these centers have been persons who had been actively involved in the
Konkani Movement all long. This fact shall go a long way, in imbibing and
cultivating the Konkani reading to a large extent.
These book sale centres shall get, with 50%
commission, Goa Konkani Akademi’s own publications and also those published
under its various financial assistance schemes and available with it.
Initially, in order to encourage the sale of
book, the Akademi shall deliver the book on its own at these centers. Later,
after assessing the response, this facility of delivery may not be continued.
The books shall be given to these centres or
credit. The accounting regarding purchase and sale (i.e. the turnover) will be
done after every three – month period.
The infrastructure expenditure for establishing
the sale counters (Rupees ten thousand approximately, for every center) shall
be borne by the Akademi makes by selling books at its office counter in
Panaji. For the present this infrastructural facility shall be given to these
sale centers on credit basis.
The person who looks after the affairs the
affaires of sale at these centers shall be paid some remuneration and it will
be met by the center concerned through the amount it receives by way of
commission from the Akademi. The quantum of the remuneration may be in the
form of a stipulated fixed sum or on commission basis.
The scheme is to be implemented in the form of
Exhibition cum Sale of Konkani books
The sale centres are free to sell Konkani books
published by any other publisher apart from selling Akademi’s publications.
This scheme which is being envisaged initially
as incentive for sale of Konkani books shall later be carried forward on a
profit – no loss basis and finally on profit making basis.