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Course Name Malayalam II
Course Code 19MAL111
Program B. Tech. in Computer and Communication Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Ancient poet trio: Kalayanasougandhikam, (kallum marangalun… namukkennarika vrikodara) Kunjan Nambiar – Critical analysis of his poetry – Ancient Drama: Kerala Sakunthalam (Act 1), Kalidasan (Translated by Attor Krishna Pisharody).

Unit 2

Modern / romantic / contemporary poetry: Manaswini, Changampuzha Krishna Pillai – Romanticism – modernism.

Unit 3

Anthology of short stories from period 3/4/5: Ninte Ormmayku, M. T. Vasudevan Nair – literary contributions of his time

Unit 4

Part of an autobiography / travelogue: Kannerum Kinavum, V. T. Bhattathirippadu – Socio-cultural literature – historical importance.

Unit 5

Error-free Malayalam – 1. Language; 2. Clarity of expression; 3. Punctuation – Thettillatha Malayalam
Writing – a. Expansion of ideas; b. Précis 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 mother-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 the different cultural influences in linguistic translation
  • CO2: Identify and appreciate the Romantic elements of modern literature
  • CO3: Analyze the genre of autobiographical writing
  • CO4: Critically evaluate the significance of historical, political and socio cultural aspects in literature
  • CO5: Demonstrate good writing skills 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



  • Narayana Pillai. P. K, Sahitya Panchanan. Vimarsanathrayam, Kerala Sahitya Academy, 2000
  • Sankunni Nair. M. P, Chathravum Chamaravum, D. C. Books, 2010.
  • Gupthan Nair. S, Asthiyude Pookkal, D. C Books. 2005
  • Panmana Ramachandran Nair, Thettillatha Malayalam, Sariyum thettum etc., D. C. Book, 2006.
  • M. Achuthan, Cherukatha-Innale, innu, National Book Stall, 1998.
  • N. Krishna Pillai, Kairaliyude Katha, National Book Stall, 2001.

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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