Saturday, September 11, 2010

Department of Malayalam

Department of Malayalam has been functioning in the college from the inception of the college Various literary & cultural programmes are conducted for the students in collaboration with different clubs and associations functioning in the college, such asSargam Literary Association (later renamed as Book Club), Media Club, Focus Film Club etc. Almost 75% of the students opt for Malayalam as their Part II second language as it is their mother tongue. 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 B Sc (Language reduced pattern) and B.Com courses. Dr Joseph K J, lecturer in the Department, regularly writes articles like essays and poems in leading Malayalam literary magazines. He has been an integral part of the editorial team of our college magazine every year and currently serving as the staff editor of the College Magazine 2003-04.
Back ground
■ 1995 onwards department is functioning in
the college
• Dr.Joseph K.J joined in the dept on 25.8.95
• Sr.Jessin Jose joined as parttime lecturer in 2005
• Sri. Santosh T George joined as Guest lecturer in 2006 and served in the dept till
2009 March.
• Mrs Sony Jacob joined in the Dept in 2009 April as Guest Lecturer and till 2010 March
• Sri Sunil T C worked as Guest Lecturer in the Dept during 2010-11 and 2011-12 .
■Jaison P John served in the department of Malayalam, during the academic year 2011-12. He died on 3 March,2012 Saturday at 5.15 an accident near Vythiri along with his mother.
■ No main courses-Part II Second language only
Evaluation of the Department : From the inception of the college, Students opted for part II Malayalam in the college could achieve almost 100% results in the university examinations conducted by Kannur University. Results in Language Reduced Pattern (LRP) in part II Malayalam for B Sc Computer Science students and Pattern for B Com students was also good in the previous years.
When the revised syllabus for the Credit based and Semester system for Undergraduate course was introduced in the Kannur University, the faculty members of the department could actively involve in the preparation of the syllabus and restructuring of the course.
Teaching strategy
■■ Giving emphasis on
-Malayalam Literature
-Functional aspects of Malayalam language
-Cultural heritage of Kerala
■■ Focusing on literature as the expression of human imagination and feelings in an aesthetic form
■■ Opening new avenues of language technology,linguistics, translation etc.
Activities of the Department
Demonstration classes
Group Discussions
Reading Club
Literary Competitions
Participation of the dept. in the activities of the college
■ Production of college magazines
1995-96 -Mary Matha
1997-98 -Magazine’98
1999-00 -Kaazha
2001-02 -Uravu
2002-03 -Prism
2003-04 -Nib
2004-05 -prayanam
■ Book Club Activities
■ coordinating the literary competitions and cultural programmes
■ Coordinated the Decennial Celebrations of the college.
■ Coordinating the Fine Arts Club of the college.

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