Malayalam University becomes a reality.This year's November 1st, birth day of Kerala State, which is the 57th one, is a special one. Kerala is the home land of Malayalam speaking people and on this day a University dedicated to the growth and development of Malayalam language is coming into existence.
The head quarters of this Malayalam University is being located at Thirur, the birth place of Thunchath Ezhuthachan, the father of Malayalam language. Kerala is having a University for Sanskrit language, but not one for its mother tongue, which is now going to be fulfilled.
This new University will not be an affiliating University. It will have its own departments of study and in the beginning nine centres are proposed. These departments will offer Post Graduate courses leading to M.A. Degree in 12 different specialized subjects. Also it is proposed to start special Chairs in the names of Swathy Thirunal, Rajaravi Varma, C.V.Raman Pillai, Kumaranasan and Herman Gundert.
In the beginning the University will start functioning at the Campus of Thunchan Memorial College at Thirur and within two years it will be shifted to its new site at Athavanadu, near Thirur in Malappuram district where hundred acres have been set apart for this University.