The department of Kannada enjoys an extraordinary credit in the college. As such number of Alumni is the most number of students who have studied in the college, since 1968-1969. The college has enjoyed the first and second principle-ship of Professor Panchalinge Gowda and Professor Ramakrishna Udupa until 1982, who belonged to the Derpartment of Kannada. They elevated the college to great heights during their tenure as the head of the institution. Old students add glitter to the college. The staff of Kannada Department has contributed to the cultural and literary development of not only the college but also the rural and backward town of Gonikoppal.