Department of Malayalam
The Malayalam Department of our college was established in 1964, the year in which the college itself was established. Malayalam language and literature is taught here only as second language. Rev.Sr.Helen SVM was the first lecturer for Malayalam language and literature. She served the institution for three years after which she was transferred to B.C.M. College, Kottayam on 15-03-1967. The following are the eminent teachers who had worked in the department. In June 1967 Sri. B.J.Antony joined the Malayalam department as a lecturer. For a long period of twenty eight years he was in the college as a Professor and the Head of the Department(HOD). Sri T.J.Mathai was appointed as a lecturer in July 1967 and he worked here for a short time. In August 1967 Sri Joseph Kunnacherry was appointed as a lecturer in the department and he worked here for a year. He was a well known novelist in Malayalam and published 30 novels. In July 1968 Sr.Rosalia SVM was appointed as lecturer in the department. She worked as a lecturer in B.C.M. College and was also a well known poetess and writer. She served the institution for two years after which she retired from the service on 21-03-1970. Sri P.J.Mathew joined the Department of Malayalam as a lecturer in July 1970. From 1995 he had been serving as the HOD of the Malayalam Department and he retired on March 2002. He is a writer and a well known speaker. He published two novels in Malayalam – Samagama Koodaram, A Night in Oakpark – and many articles in periodicals. Sri M.K.Chacko joined the department in 1980 and for 9 years he served the department. Sri.Babu Thomas joined the department in 1981. He was the former HOD (2002-2010) and is working as Head of Malayalam Department in B.C.M. College, Kottayam. Smt. Somi Jacob joined the Department in 1982. After 31 years of dedicated service, she retired as the HOD on 31-03-2012. Dr. Sr. Deepa joined the department in 1988. She is the HOD since 1-04-2012. Sr.Soumya was appointed in June 1993. She was relieved on 1995 to St.Pius X College, Rajapuram. Smt. Blessy.P.James joined the department in 2013. Now she is working as the Assistant Professor.
As part of our important Departmental activities, the Malayala Samajam is very popular in our college. It is an assemblage of students and teachers with aesthetic sense. It is an association of students and teachers who love nature and literature. Malayala Samajam has published a manuscript magazine also. Dr. Sr.Deepa took Phd in Folklore and a Folklore Club was established in our college for promoting folk arts with guidance of Kerala Folklore Academy. Teachers and students are members of this academy. Through this club, we give training for ‘Margamkali’ and other arts. A National Seminar had been conducted along with tribal performance too. Several Arts and Cultural Programmes are conducted as part of this club.
Department of Hindi
The Department of Hindi was established in 1964. Rev Sr. James was the HOD department in 1964.
For degree courses Hindi is being taught as additional language. Students are at liberty to take either Hindi or Malayalam as the optional subject for the additional language. A post admission test for 1 DC classes is conducted to find out the academic standing of the students. The weaker students are identified and given necessary guidance. Every year on September 14 Hindi Day is being elaborately and to instill the importance of role played in the Hindi language. Former faculty members of the Hindi Dept – Late Rev. Sr James and Late Dr. Sindhu k C, Prof. Sr. James scholarship and Dr. Sindhu K C Memorial Cash Award are given to the Hindi students. (Best students in Hindi for II DC Hindi examination, top scorer in Hindi in UG programme ) .At present Dr. Merly K Punnose (HOD) is serving in the department.