A warm welcome  to Malayalam Department

 Promotion of arts and culture of Kerala has been one of the aims of the University of Calicut. As a part of realizing this objective, the Department of Malayalam was set up in 1971 under the leadership of the renowned Malayalam scholar and literary critic Dr. Sukumar Azhicode.From its very inception, the Department has laid emphasis on literary criticism, theories of literature (both Western and Indian) and translation and reinterpretations of ancient Indian texts. Such concerted efforts have resulted in scores of scholarly publications of enduring value. In view of the fact that the Northern districts of Kerala are a treasure house of original palm-leaf manuscripts of Sanskrit and Malayalam works, the Department has collected, catalogued and preserved over 10,000 palm-leaf manuscripts. The collection is now named as Thunchan Manuscript Repository. Two catalogue volumes of this repository have been published. A few more are due soon. The interest of the Department in Folkloristic has resulted in the setting up of a Centre for Folklore Studies at Vatakara as a separate and full-fledged Post Graduate Department of the University. While Malayala Vimarsam, a biannual journal of the Department is much sought after by students of Malayalam, Rajata Rekha, published to commemorate the silver jubilee of the Department, is a compendium highly valued by scholars for its listing of over 1200 research articles in Malayalam including the contributions of the teachers of the Department. The library of the Department has a large collection of over 28,000 books, journals and periodicals As of 2004, 84 scholars have earned their Ph.D degree under the supervision of the Department faculty.
 Thrust Areas

 Literary Theories, Manuscriptology and Linguistics Studies.

Contact Us

Department of Malayalam
University of Calicut
Thenhipalam PO
Malappuram - 673635 PIN