Department of Malayalam

The history of Malayalam dates back as back to 1911, the very beginning of the college. Among the first courses offered was Malayalam Vidwan, though it was long before the course was renamed and formalized into an undergraduate program in 1966. Postgraduate program was launched in less than two years, in 1968, and the department was bestowed with the status of a research center 1977. With nine members and an inexhaustible synergetic strength, the department is right in front of every facet of the college. In terms of publications, research output, writings, resources and social interventions, the department is simply unique.

Courses Offered

 Course  Duration  Strength
 B A Malayalam Language and Literature  3 Yrs  40
 M A Malayalam Language and Literature  2 Yrs  20
 Research for Ph. D  5 Yrs  24

 

Faculty

 No  Name  Designation  Qualifications  Email   Phone  
 1  Dr. H.K. Santhosh Asst. Professor

 M.A, B.Ed,

UGC Ph. D

santhoshhrishikesh@gmail.com 9037852621
 2 Dr. Unni Amaparakkal Asst. Professor

M.A, M.Phil,

  Ph.D

amapparakkalunni@gmail.com 9446487210
  3 Dr. Shooba K.S. Asst. Professor

 M.A, B.Ed,

UGC Ph D

shoobaks@gmail.com 9446347278
 4 M. R. Anilkumar Asst. Professor

 M.A, B.Ed,

UGC

anilkumaremmaar@gmail.com 944623742
 5 Dr. Domanic J Katoor Asst. Professor

 M.A, B Ed,

UGC, Ph D

djkattoor@gmail.com 9744972617
 6 Dr. Thanuja. G Asst. Professor

 M.A, B. Ed,

UGC,  Ph D

thanujahari@gmail.com 9496816410
 7 Kala B Asst. Professor

M.A, B.Ed,

UGC, M.Phil

bkalaharidasan@gmail.com

9445750436
8 Bindu R.S. Asst. Professor

M. A, B. Ed,

UGC, M.Phil

  9946322753
9 Alikutty C Asst. Professor

M.A, B.Ed., UGC,

alikutty.tirur@gmail.com 9496363208

Students profile

a. Qualification: Candidates with a pass in the plus two or equivalent examination with any optional subjects are eligible to apply for B.A. Malayalam.  The rank or index mark is calculated by adding twice the mark of Malayalam with total. For M.A. both degree holders in Malayalam and other who had Malayalam as second language at the undergraduate level can apply.

b. Present number and categories:

Class

UG I

UG II

UG III

PG I

PG II

Sanctioned Strength

40

50

40

20

20

No.of Students Admitted

40

50

40

20

20

No of present students

39

36

35

20

19

Boys

02

04

10

04

01

Girls

37

32

25

16

18

SC

10

11

9

4

2

ST          
OBC and minority

21

29

19

14

10

General

6

4

4

 

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c. Most of the students signing up for UG Malayalam have arts/humanities background at the plus-two level. It is not rare students joining Malayalam without studying it at the previous level.

d. In the tune with the general trend of the college, most of the students are from disadvantaged strata of the society. Though this is apt to pose difficulties in terms of resources and financial support, students are generally successful in tiding over the difficulties thanks to grants, concessions, scholarship and part-time employment.

e. In spite of the hurdles, the department has fared well both in the university and in NET examinations, as it is clear from the given tables:

No. Name of the student

NET/JRF

Year

1 P. Geetha

JRF

1989

2 T. Sreevalsan

JRF

1990

3 H.K. Santhosh

JRF

1990

4 K. Soya

NET

1990

5 Deepa Maria Thomas

NET

1990

6 M.R. Anilkumar

NET

1993

7 P. Ravichandran

NET

1995

8 P.V. Madhusundaran

JRF

2005

9 P. Alikutty

NET

2007

10 K.P. Smitha

NET

2007

11 K.P. Smitha

NET

2007

12 P. Girija

NET

2007

13 J. Princy

NET

2008

14 T. Mimimol

NET

2008

15 M.P. Asha

JRF

2009

16 S.V. Ardra

NET

2009

17 P. Ajesh

NET

2009

18 T.S. Sabitha

NET

2009

19 Soumya

NET

2010

20 Sunila A.G

JRF

2010

21 Shahina

JRF

2010

22 Lakshmi JRF 2014
23 Ramlath JRF 2015

f. Ranks:

M. A Ist Rank – Laksmi 2014

 Recent curricular changes

The UG program has been converted into credit and semester system from 2009 admissions onwards. Syllabus of PG &UG programs were revised in 2013.

Learning Resources 

  • Department Library
  • Erayam – Reading Corner
  • Digital Archive
  • Photostat
  • Computer Lab

AcademicActivities

 

 

2015-16

  • Conducted a talk on Language and Environment by Dr. Renjith Kumar. P   on Jun 5th, World Environmental Day
  • Conducted  a short term Intensive Training for  HSA Malayalam PSC   Exam. 60 aspirants attended  the programme . 
  • Anoop kalalaya kathapuraskaram , a story writing competition for the students under Calicut University in memory of Anoop,  a famous writer and a former student of the department was organized by the Department with the help of Anoop sauhrudavedi and malayalanatu web community on September 22. AsokanCharuvil, Musafar Ahammed and other dignitaries graced the function by their speeches.
  • D .Vinayachandran memorial talk and kavithalapana malsaram for the students under the Calicut University  was organized on Nov.13, 2015. Renowned poet Desamangalam Ramakrishnan delivered the lecture.
  • Irayam, a reading space,  exclusively for periodicals and new books started functioning inside the department.     18 Journals are subscribed. A weekly discussion forum based on the new works in literature  is   also a part of this project.
  • A three day National Seminar on the History of  Malayalam Poetry –‘ Ezhuth vayana Kavithaute charithravazhikal’  funded by UGC was organized  on Nov 11, 12 & 13, 2015.
  •  Department hosted   a Two day workshop on Light designing in Traditional Theater’ attaprakasam’ organized by Ekalochanam, a cultural organization dedicated for Classical Theatre. The programme concluded with a kathakali performance.
  • Udal mozhi , a series of performance of Koodiyattom were organized by the department in collaboration with Ekalochanam. Department is also initiated a project for documenting  such traditional art performances    .                                                                                              
  • As a part of competency building  programmes under UGC, Department is conducting a 30 days long coaching in Malayalam Unicode Typesetting and Designing , a unique programme in the history of Malayalam Computing. The course was started with a one day workshop in Malayalam DTP on February 29.
  • A three day workshop on Research Methodology in Malayalam was organized  by the department on2016  Jan 28,29 & 30. The workshop was funded by the Department of Collegiate Education .
  • Department celebrated the world Mother tongue day on February 21. Dr Markose delivered a talk on the importance of strengthening First language.
  • Marar prabhshanam was held on March 2nd . P P Ramachandran, poet delivered a lecture on Poetry and Resistance.

Achievements

One research scholar was awarded Ph D and Three research scholars submitted their final thesis in this academic  year.  Dr. P geetha, former faculty of this department  needs a special mention of being honoured with Emirates  Professor by the UGC. She will join our department by the  end of this academic year .

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Honours and Awards

  • Dr. P. Geetha got UGC Professor of Emiratus Award and working as Emiratus Professor in the Department (2016 – 2018)

Research, Projects & Publications

Research Guides:

1. Dr. P. Geetha

2. Dr. C.P. Chithrabhanu

3. Dr. Muraleedhar

4. Dr. Elizabeth Thomas

5.Dr. K.V. Manjula

6. Dr. G. Thanuja

Research Scholars

Sl No

Name of supervisor

Name of the PhD scholar

Mode of PhD
 

1

Dr. P. Geetha

Sajnamol Amian

Full Time

2

Dr. P. Geetha

Divya K.M.

Full Time

3

Dr. P. Geetha

Shahina M.T.

Full Time

4

Dr. P. Geetha

Sunila G.

Full Time

5

Dr. P. Geetha

Asha M.P.

Part Time

6

Dr. P. Muraleedhar

Santhosh Kumar C.

Part Time

7

 Dr. C.P. Chithrabhanu

Sheeba. M.S.

Full Time

8

Dr. C.P. Chithrabhanu

Rameshan P.U.

Part Time

9

Dr. Elizabeth Thomas

Bindu M. S.

Part Time

10

Dr. Elizabeth Thomas

Salini P.

Part Time

11 Dr. Manjula K.V. Devi P.V. Full Time
  • Department is publishing a  Quarterly Research Journal titled ' Erayam'

Placement Records

Plan of Action

  • Make the department more research oriented
  • Integrate technology with teaching-learning
  • Starting of a research journal
  • Intensify NET coaching
  • Completion of Ph.D. projects
  • Redefine student projects
  • Frame alternate curricula
  • Provide computer awareness sessions
  • Training programs for local schools
  • More research supervisors
  • More major and minor projects, UGC and other agencies