Department of Malayalam

About Us

In July, 1965, a division was established to provide Malayalam language as a second option to the students. And in December, 1998, a full-fledged department was formed with the commencement of BA Malayalam (Vocational) Copy Writing Course with a sanctioned strength of 24 students. This was the first Vocational Malayalam Course offered in Kerala. The department started under the auspicious headship of Prof. Somavarma Raja. In line with the objective of the vocational nature of the course, most of the students who passed the course were able to take upreputable positions in leading media houses. Some of them are successfully placed in the teaching profession also. Today the department has grown into a strong well cohesive team which is successful in bringing out motivated and well trained candidates to be placed in the industry and society as professionals and good humans beings.

Strengths and Achievements

The department consists of 5 permanent teachers – two PhDs and two Mphils. Two teachers are currently pursuing research. Three teachers have submitted Minor Projects funded by UGC.  The students of the department have achieved awards and prizes at the university level competitions. Many students of the department get selected to institutions of repute for their higher education and many got placed in various media houses. While Some students have become entrepreneurs and started their own video and photography services many are successfully engaged in teaching profession.

What makes us unique?

  • Vocational Course
  • Equal focus on the creative and academic abilities of the student
  • Young, dedicated and creatively inclined faculty spearheads various activities of the department
  • Various extra-curricular activities and industry interactions for the development of students
  • On the job training
  • Focus on student’s holistic development through social sensitization
  • Annual publication of the magazine ‘MadhuramMalayalam’,an initiative by the students.
  • Students publish a full-fledged printed newspaper ‘Gulmohar’ every year with the guidance of the faculty.

Methodology of teaching learning

  • Lectures, presentations and debates
  • On the job training
  • Familiarising students withthe technicalities of Advertisements, Documentaries and Films
  • Seminars and Assignments based learning
  • Guided self-learning
  • Mentoring
  • Industry interactions

Infrastructural Facilities

  • Media Lab

January, 2004 a Media Lab was opened to the students to introduce them to various skills and technologies in the media industry. This media lab has turned out to be very helpful for the students in acquiring and horning needed skills and technological knowhow, thereby increasing their chances of being placed successfully in the industry.

 

COURSES OFFERED

Programme                   : BA Malayalam Model II (Vocational) Copy Writing

Core                               : B.A Malayalam

Vocational                    : Copywriting

Complimentary           : Journalism

Choice Based course  : “MalayalathileSthreekazhchakal”

Open Course                : “Madhyamapadanam”

Add-on Course            : Broadcast Content Development for TV and Radio (U G C sponsored)

Faculty Profile

Dr.Thomas Varghese

HOD(Assistant Professor)
M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D

Soumya Thomas

Asst. Professor
M.A, PhD, M.Phil

Liji Joseph

Assistant Professor
M.A, Ph.D

ANISH PAUL

Asst.Professor
M.A, PhD

Fr.Varghese Paul

Asst.Professor
M.A, M.Phil

ASSOCIATIONS AND EVENTS

Department has a very vibrant Malayalam Association which regularly conducts activities in a very planned and structured manner giving focus to the career aspirations of the students. The entire faculty and the students of the department are members of the association. The department has a very active Malayalam Old Students Association (MOSA) which involves in the activities of the department as and when required.

EVENTS

  • An annual ‘VayanaaVaaram’ to inculcate reading habit in students is conducted by the department.
  • ‘KeralapiraviDinaacharanam’ is observed by conducting a seminar on the 1st of November every year.
  • In association with District Industrial Department, a Seminar and exhibition are conducted to promote awareness on Handloom products among the public. Copy Writing and Elocution Competition are held for the students on this day.
  • National Seminars are organized every year in media related topics.
  • Every year a Five Day Seminar is held focusing on five various topics of academic interest.

 

WORKSHOPS/SEP(STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME)

Students Enrichment Programmes with external experts

Sl. No  Topic Name of the expert Date
1 Workshop on Advertising Prof.Josy Joseph 2016 March
2 National Seminar on Cinema 2016 February
3 National Seminar on Kerala Society and Broadcast Media Dr.Thomas Varghese 2015 March


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