Mary Matha Arts & Science College

Profile of Malayalam Department

Malayalam, the language with a continuous history of more than 2,300 years and a long record of ancient and modern literary works of acknowledged excellence. It is the native language of the South Indian state of Kerala and the Lakshadweep Islands in the west coast of India, spoken by 4% of India’s population, and belongs to the same Dravidian linguistic family of languages such as Tamil, Kannada, and Telugu.

Department of Malayalam has been functioning in the college from the inception of the college, and is thriving to explore the antiquity and the richness and diversity in the literature of the language. At Mary Matha, almost 75% of the students opt for Malayalam as their Part II second language as it is their mother tongue. Thus, the course content is designed in such a way that students choosing Malayalam as second language will be able to understand deeply the cultural and linguistic heritage of Kerala and to imbibe modern trends in Malayalam literature. The department also envisages that through this course, historical, sociological and cultural aspects of our rich heritage would be transmitted to students. There are separate syllabi for Part II Malayalam for BSc (Language reduced pattern) and B.Com courses.

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