The Malayalam department started functioning in 1982.the department was upgraded as degree department in 1991 and BA Malayalam with Journalism Degree course started in 2004.In 2013 the postgraduate course M.A Malayalam(self financing) had came into functioning.
At present there are six teaching staff in the department with one permanent staff. Now there are 136 studying in 3 batches. There are 1400 Malayalam books in the main library. The department publishes the news letter “Pavanatma Times” and releases documentaries as part of the project work of the students.