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B.A. Malayalam: Course Details, Fees, Eligibility, Admission Process, Career Scope & Jobs, Syllabus

Updated By Abhik Das on 21 Oct, 2021
Average Duration
3 years
Average Fee
5 K-12 K INR annual
Exams Accepted
Study Mode
Regular,Distance Learning

About B.A. Malayalam

Bachelor of Arts in Malayalam or B.A Malayalam is a three-year undergraduate degree programme offered by various reputed Universities and colleges in the country. In this undergraduate degree programme, the students learn in and out about the Malayalam language loke its history, origin etc. Malayalam graduates are in high demand in the southern Indian region of the Indian peninsula. 

Throughout the entire duration of the programme, the students are taught about Malayalam drama, literary criticism, poetry, fiction etc and also taught with it are the verbal structure of the language, the figure of speech and their uses, effective communication using common verbs, effective communication using common nouns etc.

B.A Malayalam Course Highlights

Level of Programme

Undergraduate level

Duration of Programme

03 Years

Degree Offered

Bachelor of Arts (B.A)

Eligibility Criteria

10+2 qualified candidates from any recognised Board (preference to those who have studied the language at the qualifying level)

Admission Process

Both Entrance Test Based and Merit-Based admissions

Average Programme Fee

INR 2,000/- to INR 5,00,000/-

Average Starting Package 

INR 4,00,000/- to 10,00,000/- LPA

Job Roles Suitable

Telecaller, Malayalam Journalist, Assistant Professor, Translator, Content Writer/Editor, Interpreter, Teacher etc

B.A. Malayalam Eligibility Criteria

Students who have qualified their 10+2 examination from a recognised Board with a minimum aggregate of 50% (45% for OBC/SC/ST) are eligible for B.A Malayalam admission in various universities and institutions. Candidates who have studied Malayalam at the qualifying level or have basic proficiency in the language will be given preference. 

B.A Malayalam Admission Process

Various universities/institutions conduct an entrance examination for the purpose of admission into their B.A Malayalam programme. The final admission is done on the basis of cumulative score of the candidates in their qualifying exam and entrance test. 

There are several other universities and institutions which offers merit-based admission into the B.A Malayalam programme where only the scores of 10+2 exam are considered for admission.

B.A Malayalam Course Fee

The course fee for B.A Malayalam in various institutions differs as the public institutions charge less for the programme compared to the private institutions. On average, the total course fee for B.A Malayalam varied between 2000 rupees and 5,00,000 rupees in various Indian institutions. 

B.A. Malayalam Syllabus

Check out the table below for the detailed semester-wise syllabus for B.A Malayalam - 



Semester - I

  • Cultural History of Ancient Kerala
  • Early Modern Poetry
  • Foundation Course - English I
  • Foundation Course - Language I (Optional)
  • (Optional) Writing for Print Media Or 
  • Functional Malayalam

Semester - II

  • Cultural History of Modern Kerala
  • Modern Poetry
  • Foundation Course - English II
  • Foundation Course - Language II (Optional)
  • (Optional) Writing for Visual Media Or
  • Comparative Literature
  • Environmental Studies

Semester - III

  • History of Ancient Malayalam Literature 
  • Fiction
  • Foundation Course - English III
  • Foundation Course - Language III (Optional)
  • Sanskrit Visual and Performing Arts (Optional)

Semester - IV

  • Introduction to Malayalam Software
  • History of Modern Malayalam Literature
  • Foundation Course - English
  • Foundation Course - Language IV (Optional)
  • General Linguistics Screen Play and Film Studies

Semester - V

  • Drama
  • Ancient and Medieval Literature
  • Literary Theories
  • Prosody and Poetics
  • Special Paper - Follloristic Feminist  Literary Theory and Criticism (Optional)

Semester - VI

  • Translation
  • General Prose
  • Literary Criticism
  • Malayalam Grammar
  • Special Paper - Introduction to Cultural Studies Eco Aesthetics

B.A. Malayalam Career Options and Job Prospects

Here are some viable career options for a Malayalam graduate to pursue from post-completion of studies - 

  • Travel guides
  • Journalism
  • Interpreter
  • Teacher
  • Content writer/editor
  • Telecaller
  • Translator
  • Data entry operator
  • Customer service associate

FAQs about B.A. Malayalam

I want admission in B.A. Malayalam. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

English and Foreign Languages University Entrance Test , Delhi University Arts , Delhi University Entrance Exam , Banaras Hindu University Undergraduate Entrance Test , Delhi University Science are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in B.A. Malayalam courses.

What are the top colleges offering B.A. Malayalam courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Arts and Humanities courses : Sri Venkateswara College (New Delhi) , Shri Ram College of Commerce (Delhi) , St. Xavier's College (Kolkata) , St. Andrew College Of Arts Science & Commerce (Mumbai) , Ramjas College (New Delhi). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer B.A. Malayalam or not.

What is the average fee for the course B.A. Malayalam ?

The average fee for B.A. Malayalam is INR 5000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to B.A. Malayalam ?

Some of the popular specializations for B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) are : History And Heritage Management , Islamic Studies , Securities law , Multimedia , Human Development.

What is the duration of the course B.A. Malayalam ?

B.A. Malayalam is a 3 year course.

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