The General Council is the supreme authority of the University. Honorable Chancellor is the Chairman of the General Council. The MP and MLA of the place are members of the General Council. Besides, all the Academies are represented.
The Executive Committee exercises the executive powers including general superintendence and control over the activities of the University. The Executive Committee is competent to take administrative and academic decisions subject to the provisions of the Act and Statutes.
The Academic Council has overall control and regulatory powers on academic matters. The Academic Council is responsible for maintaining high standards of research and study.
The Research Council is responsible for all policy decisions and guidance on matters relating to the research programmes of the University.
Malayalam University has a Registrar in charge, an Accounts Officer and an Administrative Officer to assist the Vice Chancellor. Besides, there is a Library Adviser, Editorial Consultant and a Media Consultant.