B.A. in Malayalam is a 3-year undergraduate non-technical course, focusing on the core Malayalam language, its origin, history, etc. The course is more in demand in the Southern part of the country as Malayalam is one of the main languages of that region.
This language-based course includes components of study such as:
|Bachelor of Arts in Kerala||Bachelor of Arts in Tamil Nadu||Bachelor of Arts in Andhra Pradesh||Bachelor of Arts in Puducherry|
The topics covered within the course’s curriculum include:
The course can be pursued after successful completion of the 10+2 level of education in any stream from a recognized educational Board.
Such graduates are hired in capacities such as:
The average course fee charge in India ranges between INR 2,000 - 4 lacs for the total duration.
The average annual salary offered to successful graduates of the course ranges between INR 4 and 10 lacs per annum.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||10+2 from a recognized university|
|Admission Process||Direct admission to colleges. Entrance test in some cases.|
|Course Fee||INR 2,000 to 5 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 4 to 10 lacs per annum|
|Top Recruiting Areas||Academic Institutes, Journals, News Agencies, Photography Companies, Printing Companies, Private organization Advertising Agencies, TV Channels, Translation and other language services, Tourism etc.|
|Job Positions||Consultant, Teacher, Customer Service Associate, Personnel Manager, Economist, Sociologist, Political Scientist, Relation Executive, Sales Coordinator, Interpreter (from one language to other), Content Writer - Editor, Actor, Translator, Part Time Trainer – Malayalam, Assistant Professor - Malayalam Journalism, Data Entry Operator, Tele-caller etc.|
This course has been designed for candidates who:
can speak and understand Malayalam.
The program aims to familiarize eligible candidates with:
Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.
|Name of Institute||City||Average Fees|
|Presidency College||Chennai||INR 1,245 (course)|
|Madras Christian College||Chennai||INR 18,719 (course)|
|Government Victoria College||Palakkad||INR 4,500 (course)|
|Maharaja's College||Ernakulam||INR 1,985 (course)|
|University Of Calicut||Calicut||INR 1,127 (course)|
|Farook College||Kozhikode||INR 2,040 (course)|
|Bharata Mata College||Kochi||INR 15,000 (course)|
|Archbishop Powathil Assumption Community College||Kottayam||INR 1,000 (course)|
|Assumption College||Kottayam||INR 2,922 (course)|
|Baselius College||Kottayam||INR 18,000 (course)|
|Bishop Kurialacherry College For Women||Kottayam||INR 1,314 (course)|
|Bishop Moore College||Mavelikara||INR 3,005 (course)|
|CMS College||Kottayam||INR 4,840 (course)|
|Christ College Irinjalakuda||Thrissur||INR 2,730 (course)|
|Christian College||Chengannur||INR 7,050 (course)|
|Co-Operative Arts & Science College||Kannur||INR 1,575 (course)|
|Deva Matha College||Kottayam||INR 1,953 (course)|
|Devaswom Board College||Kottayam||INR 18,000 (course)|
|Ettumanoorappan College||Kottayam||INR 18,000 (course)|
|Fatima Mata National College||Kollam||INR 18,000 (course)|
|Government Brennen College||Thalasery||INR 4,808 (course)|
|Government College||Malappuram||INR 1,705 (course)|
Listed below are the minimum criteria which candidates interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfil, in order to be eligible to apply for the course.
Most institutes offering the course admit students based on performance in a relevant entrance test. Admission process generally varies across colleges.
A few institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s performance at the 10+2 level.
Some such institutes that hold entrance exams in India for admission to the course are:
A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.
|Semester I||Semester II|
|Foundation Course – Language-1 (Optional)||Foundation Course-Language-2 (Optional)|
|Foundation Course- English-1||Foundation Course-English-2|
|Early Modern Poetry||Modern Poetry|
|Cultural History of Ancient Kerala||Cultural History Of Modern Kerala|
|Optional A) Writings for Print Media B)Functional Malayalam||Optional A) Writings for Visual Media B) Comparative Literature|
|Semester III||Semester IV|
|Foundation Course-Language-3 (Optional)||Foundation Course- Language-4 (Optional)|
|Foundation Course-English-3||Foundation Course- English|
|History of Ancient Malayalam Literature||History of Modern Malayalam Literature|
|Fiction||Introduction to Malayalam Software|
|Optionals: SanskritVisual and Performing Arts||Optionals: General Linguistics Screen Play and Film studies|
|Semester V||Semester VI|
|Prosody and Poetics||Malayalam Grammar|
|Literary Theories||Literary Criticism|
|Ancient and Medieval Literature||General Prose|
|Special Paper (Optional): Folkloristic Feminist Literary Theory and Criticism||Special Paper (Optional): Introduction to Cultural Studies Eco Aesthetics|
Such professionals can explore career options such as:
Translators work in fields such as:
Freelancers work across areas such as:
Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful graduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Pay Scale in INR|
|Teacher||A Teacher is responsible for teaching and guiding students, and creating appropriate lesson plans for imparting learning. Also, they track student progress and work with school administration, and train students for standardized tests.||3,01,462|
|Professor||Professors teach students a wide range of subjects at the post-secondary level. They deliver scholarly articles, perform research, and instruct in the discipline.||913,657|
Content Editors are in charge of all parts of written material, including improvement, outline, creation, introduction, assessment and investigation, to name a few.
They utilize information and criticism from clients to help assess and improve the quality of composed written material.
|Political scientist||Political scientists study the beginning, origin, development, and operation of political frameworks. They examine political ideas and examine governments, arrangements, policies, political patterns, and related issues.||3,20,333|
10+2 from recognised board.