Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University was established by the Government of Kerala in 2012. The initial Ordinance of 2012 was replaced in April 2013 by the Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University Act 2013. The University came into being on 1st November 2012. The objectives of the University are to formulate and implement various programmes in such way as to make proud about mother tongue and to encourage studies among malayalees. And imparting education at the post graduate level on different areas of Malayalam literature, science, humanities, social science and technology through Malayalam medium, Malayalam language and linguistics, comparative literature, Malayalam criticism, antique,ancient record, evolution of South Indian language scripts, history of scripts, tribal language study, regional language study, the study in the categories of Poem, Short Story, Novel, Study of Kerala Renaissance History, Science, Science and Technology and Social Sciences, Epigraphy,Archaeology and Museology, and Translation into and from Malayalam. Malayalam University offers only postgraduate courses and research programmes through the medium of Malayalam. The cultural and intellectual heritage of Kerala is a major area identified for postgraduate and specialized studies. The University is mandated to study, document and preserve various cultural expressions and manifestations. Besides, the University will also take up research work to make Malayalam resilient to the possibilities of IT.
To make the study of Malayalam language, literature and culture more relevant to offer post graduate courses with high academic standards,.Malayalam University has initiated research in critical areas and undertook publication of books and journals. Ministry of Human Resources and Development has sanctioned the Centre of Excellence for Classical Malayalam to the Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University to pursue activities aimed at enriching Malayalam language to the needs of the day and encourage translation of Malayalam works into other Indian and foreign languages and to conduct additional researches. In short, Malayalam University is actively engaged in studies, activities and projects that would empower Malayalam language capable of handling any area of knowledge at all levels.
Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University is an institution of excellence dedicated to the study of Kerala’s language, literature, arts and other cultural expressions, intellectual traditions and the life of people in depth, with a view to generating new perspectives, knowledge and ideas and connect them with the present. The University will constantly watch the contours of the contemporary cultural changes and evaluate its complexity and to equip along with Malayalam language and Kerala’s cultural and intellectual life to meet the challenges of the future.
The Governor of Kerala is the Chancellor of the Malayalam University. The Chancellor will preside over General Assembly meetings and graduation ceremonies.
The Minister in charge of the Department of Higher Education will be the Pro-Chancellor of the University. In the absence of the Chancellor, the Pro-Chancellor may exercise the power of the Chancellor.
The Vice-Chancellor is the primary head of the academic and administrative affairs of the University. The Vice-Chancellor is also the ex-officio Chairman of the University Academic Council and Executive Committee. The Vice-Chancellor is responsible for the efficient running and administration of the University.