As per the UGC guidelines, Malayalam University conducted a short term course on Contemporary Malayalam Literature during the period from 17 to 31 May. Around forty writers and critics from different literary field debated with students in the course held at Vailopilli Sanskriti Bhavan,Thiruvanathapuram. Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Malayalam University, Sri. K. Jayakumar inaugurated the short term course. Prof. G. Padmaravu, Head, Dept. of Malayalam,University of Kerala presided over the function. Sri.S.Bhasurachandran, Dr. Bhavana Radhakrishnan and Dr.K.S. Ravikumar, Head Dept. of Malayalam, Sanskrit University spoke on the function.
On second day, Sri. Santhosh Echikkanam and Sri. Unni R.delivered talk on the topics “Story and Story Writers” and “Views of Story writers” respectively. On the ollowing days, Sri. T.D .Ramakrishnan delivered class on ‘Narrating Art’, Dr. Valsalan Vathusery on ‘Malayalam Novel’, Sri. N.S. Jyothikumar on ‘Diaspora Literature’, Dr. Asok Dcruz on ‘Social life and Writing’, Dr. PK. Rajasekharan on ‘Contemporary Malayalam Literature’, Dr. Georege Onakkoor on ‘Heroism in Novel’, Sri. B. Murali on ‘Short Story’, Sri. P. Raman on ‘My Poetry’, Sri. M.S. Paul on ‘Malyalam Poetry’, Dr. E . Radhakrishnan on ‘Literary education’ and Dr. C. Ganesh on ‘Food Literature’, Dr. J. Devika on ‘Feminist Criticism’, Dr. Seema Jerome on ‘Woman Identity’, Dr. Rajawarrier on ‘Malayalam Drama’, Sri, Anwar Abdulla on ‘Malayalam film’, Sri. T.K. Santhoshkumar on ‘New Media Literature’ and Dr. A.G Oleena on ‘Woman and Power system’ Dr. C.R. Prasad and Smt.Chandramathi also took classes. Sri. Ezhacheri Ramachandran, Sri. Kureepuzha Sreekumar, Sri. Anil Panachooran and Dr. Roshni Swapana presented their poems. Dr. T. Anithakumari, Professor, Dept. of Malayalam, Malayalam University co-ordinated the Short term course programme.