The department of Malayalam came into existence along with the establishment of the college in 1947.At first Malayalam was offered as additional language. In 1959 BA Malayalam was started as optional subject. Consequently PG classes in Malayalam commenced in 1964. In 1988 the department got the status of a research centre from the M G University. 13 PhD’s awarded from the Centre till date speaks volumes of the research efficiency of the department. The department has made a name for itself through the outstanding contributions of many eminent personalities who worked here. The Department has 10 permanent faculty members. Courses are offered at (i) Graduate, (ii) Post-Graduate and (iii) Doctoral level. There are about 100 students at the UG level and 36 students at the PG level.