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 primary objective of the University is the promotion of study and research of Malayalam language, literature and Kerala culture. 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.
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 Malayalam language and Kerala’s cultural and intellectual life to meet the challenges of the future.
The University has the mandate to:
The Governor of Kerala is the Chancellor of the University. The Chancellor is the Head of the University and shall (when present) preside over the meetings of the General Council and at convocation.
The Minister in charge of Education is the Pro Chancellor of the University and shall exercise the powers of the Chancellor in the absence of the Chancellor or when authorized.
The Vice Chancellor is the principal executive and academic officer of the University and ex-officio chairman of the Executive Committee and Academic Council. Vice Chancellor is responsible for the management and administration of the University.