Dr. Jansi James, Former Vice Chancellor, Central University Kasaragode, translator and writer inaugurated the three day National Seminar on Modern Trends in Comparative Translation Studies on July 13, 2016. Following this, in the seminar conducted in four sessions Prof.M.T.Ansari, Professor, Department of Comparative Literature Central University Hyderabad, Dr.Soumya Decchamma Associated Professor of the same department, Dr. P.Somanathan, Dr. Umar Taramel, Dr. R.V.M.Divakaran, Assistant Professor of Malayalam University, Dr. E. Radhakrishnan, Dr. Rajeev Mohan, Dr. Roshni Swapna and Sri.Anwar Abdulla and Archana Mohan, Research Student, spoke on various aspects.
On the second day Dr.P.P.Raveendran, Dr.V.C.Haris, School of Letters, M.G. University and Dr. K.M.Shereef, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Calicut presented papers. Dr.K.K.Sivadas, Assistant Professor, Kannur University, Dr.G.Padma Rao, Professor, Department of Malayalam, University of Kerala, Dr. Asok Dicrues, Assistant Professor Malayalam University, Dr.M.R.Shelly, Assistant Professor Fathima Matha College, Kollam, Dr. Aju.K.Narayanan, M.G. University, and Dr.S.Ajayaghosh, Associate Professor, S.N.College, Kollam presented papers. O.D.Divya, V.Dhyana and K.P.Neethu Gopi, research scholars, Malayalam University also presented papers. Following this Marx Sohoyil the drama directed by Dr.V.C.Haris was staged.
In the third day of the seminar Dr. Chathanath Achuthanunni famous scholar and former Professor, University of Calicut presented the main research paper. Translator Sri.K.P.Ramesh, and K.Swathi Krishna and P.Ligith, research students participated in the discussion. Dr. C.Ganesh has been the moderator. In the various sessions that followed Sri.Kiran Mohan, Assistant Professor, S.N.College, Chathannur, Dr.Smitha.K.Nair, Dr.P.Abdul Gafoor (Govt. Arts College Kozhikode), and research students from various universities – Mini.S. Nair, Obed Ebanezer, S.V.Ardra, Smitha.G.Nair, T.Sumesh, K.Revathi, K.Veena, Nighila, T.Subi, Shineesh Augustine, Ranjith and Ramya.K.P spoke. Dr.G.Sajina, Dr.N.V. Muhammed Rafi and Dr.P. Satheesh, Asst. Professors of Malayalayam University have been the moderators.