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Course Detail

Course Name Malayalam I
Course Code 19MAL101
Program B. Tech. in Computer and Communication Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Ancient poet trio: Adhyatmaramayanam, Lakshmana Swanthanam (valsa soumitre… mungikidakayal), Ezhuthachan – Medieval period classics – Jnanappana (kalaminnu… vilasangalingane), Poonthanam

Unit 2

Modern Poet trio: Ente Gurunathan, Vallathol Narayana Menon – Critical analysis of the poem.

Unit 3

Short stories from period 1/2/3, Poovanpazham – Vaikaom Muhammed Basheer – Literary & Cultural figures of Kerala and about their literary contributions.

Unit 4

Literary Criticism: Ithihasa studies – Bharatha Paryadanam – Vyasante Chiri – Kuttikrishna Mararu – Outline of literary Criticism in Malayalam Literature – Introduction to Kutti Krishna Mararu & his outlook towards literature & life.

Unit 5

Error-free Malayalam: 1. Language; 2. Clarity of expression; 3. Punctuation – Thettillatha Malayalam
Writing – a. Expansion of ideas; b .Precis Writing; c. Essay Writing; d. Letter writing; e. Radio Speech; f. Script / Feature / Script Writing; g. News Editing; h. Advertising; i. Editing; j. Editorial Writing; k. Critical appreciation of literary works (Any one or two as an assignment).

Objectives and Outcomes


To appreciate the aesthetics & cultural implications; to enhance creative thinking in mother0-tongue; to learn our culture & values; to equip students read & write correct Malayalam; to correct the mistakes in pronunciation; to create awareness that good language is the sign of complete personality

Course Outcomes

After the completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • CO1: Understand and inculcate philosophical thoughts and practices
  • CO2: Understand and appreciate the post modern trends of literature.
  • CO3: Analyse the literary texts and comprehend the cultural diversity of Kerala
  • CO4: Distinguish the different genres in Malayalam literature
  • CO5: Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate in Malayalam

CO – PO Mapping

PO/CO PO1 PO2 PO3 PO4 PO5 PO6 PO7 PO8 PO9 PO10 PO11 PO12
CO1 2 3
CO2 2 3
CO3 2 3
CO4 3
CO5 1 1



  • P. K. Balakrishnanan, Thunjan padhanangal, D. C. Books, 2007.
  • G. Balakrishnan Nair, Jnanappanayum Harinama Keerthanavum, N. B. S, 2005.
  • M. N. Karasseri, Basheerinte Poonkavanam, D. C. Books, 2008.
  • M. N. Vijayan, Marubhoomikal Pookkumbol, D. C. Books, 2010.
  • M. Thomas Mathew, Lavanyanubhavathinte Yukthisasthram, National Book Stall, 2009.
  • M. Leelavathy, Kavitha Sahityacharitram, National Book Stall, 1998.
  • Thayattu Sankaran, Vallathol Kavithapadhanam, D. C. Books, 2004.

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Internal External
Periodical 1 (P1) 15
Periodical 2 (P2) 15
*Continuous Assessment (CA) 20
End Semester 50
*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports.

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