Saturday, December 1, 2012

Highlights of the Department

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 part time 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.
Mrs Manjusha M K Joined the dept on 1st June 2012.
■ 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 -prayaanam
2012-13- Vitha
■ 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.

Malayalam Dept 

Faculty Members:
1) Dr Joseph  K J
2) Dr Shanmukhadas M C

 Dr. Joseph K J is Associate Professor of Malayalam in the college.   He took MA in Malayalam from Dept of Malayalam and Kerala Studies, Calicut University. Took MA in Linguistics from UGC Centre of Advanced Studies in Linguistics, Annamalai University. He took Ph.D. from Mysore University on the topic ‘ The Language of Newspaper Headlines in Malayalam Dailies ’ under the Guidance of Prof C S Ramachandra, Director of Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies. He has passed UGC Net. He has worked as Research Fellow in Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore in the Indo-Japanese Lexicography Project for compiling a Malayalam-English-Japanese dictionary for second language learners. He has been associated with Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, as a resource person, for the production of language teaching materials since 1992. He has contributed mainly to the projects like Bharathiya Bhasha Jyothy-Malayalam, Language Games in Malayalam and Pictorial Grammar of Malayalam for second language learners.  He has been associated with Testing and Evaluation Unit of Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore and contributed to the preparation of  Multipurpose Indian Languages Evaluation System (MILES).  Before joining Mary Matha Arts and Science College Manathavady he had worked as a lecturer in Malayalam in St Philomena College Mysore. He has served as Programme Officer of NSS for four years. He was the coordinator of IQAC for One year. He  Completed a UGC-sponsored minor research project titled A Sociolinguistic Study on the Kurichyas of Wayanad. He is a  resource person of State Institute of Languages, Kerala Thiruvananthapuram,   and a subject expert in Malayalam for Kerala State Public Service Commission. He is the Joint Secretary of Kerala Society for Linguistic Research, Life member of the Folklore Society of South Indian Languages and the life member of OISCA Intentional. He is a member of the board of studies(UG- Malayalam from 2006-2010 and PG-Malayalam from 2010 onwards) of Kannur University,  He is a member of Malayalam Doctoral committee from 2009onwards and Expert committee member of the Department of Rural and Tribal sociology, Kannur University. He has been involved in the design and development of the curriculum and syllabus of MA Tribal Sociology. He has been taking classes for students of MA Malayalam through distance education programme, Calicut University from 2007 onwards. He has been guiding four research students doing Ph.D. in Malayalam from 2009 onwards in various fields including Linguistics, Folkloristics, Media Studies and Film Studies.  He has published 15 research papers in the journals and more than 20 articles in periodicals. He has attended several seminars and workshops and presented 20 research papers. Dr. Joseph K J has three books and a collection of poems in Malayalam.