The Department of Malayalam plays a key role in upholding the cultural heritage and tradition of the state. It is one of the oldest departments in the college. It was established in 1953 and the BA Degree course was started in the year 1959. The great Sarvodaya leader, Gandhiyan, orator, writer Prof. M. P. Manmathan was the founder Head of the department. BA Malayalam includes Malayalam language and literature with Kerala culture and Sanskrit as subsidiaries. Malayalam is also taught as a second language. Nearly 800 students of the college are studying Malayalam as their second language.
The course of study are not confined to mere academics but includes theatre, workshops, seminars, meet with the poets, tie ups with media houses and similar interactive programs that ensure students participation in the teaching learning process. The department has two approved research guides with 5 research students each and one thesis has been submitted. One faculty is a member in the Central Board of Film Certification.