Malayalam is native language to the people of the state Kerala and union territories
of Lakshadweep and Puducherry of India. The language has over 70 million speakers
including native and non native speakers over the world. Malayalam is also spoken
in Qatar, Fiji, UK, Malaysia and Israel.
Courses available in the language:
- Certificate course in Malayalam
- Diploma Course in Malayalam
- B.A. (Malayalam)
- M.A. (Malayalam)
- M. Phil. (Malayalam)
- Ph.D. Degree in Malayalam
Few of the courses are offered as distance learning courses by few universities.
Academic eligibility for the courses:
Certificate course: Passing in Secondary School Certificate Examination i.e., class
10 or equivalent. But few universities seek Graduation.
Diploma course: Certificate course in the language or equivalent
Graduation course: Passing in 10 + 2 with the language as 1st or 2nd language
Post Graduation Course: Graduation in the language or any other graduation degree
from a recognized university with the language as one of the papers.
M.phil.: Post Graduation in the language
Ph.D.: Post Graduation in the language
The admission process of the courses ‘M.phil.’ and ‘Ph.D.’ include entrance test.
Few colleges consider the entrance test for Graduation and Post Graduation also.
The proficiency in the language gives a great scope of prospective career to the
The major opportunities for the language proficient are found in
- Translation and other language services
- Print Media
- Advertising Companies or agencies
- T.V. Channels
The chief job titles and the range of salary:
Teacher/Lecturer/Professor: The graduation in the language or equivalent with Bachelor
degree in education (B.Ed.) enables one to become a teacher. Post Graduation with
the passing out in National Eligibility Test (NET) is the required qualification
for being a Lecturer and Assistant Professor. The higher degree Ph.D. enables one
to be a professor. The opportunities are found in both government and private organizations.
The salary in the private field depends on the experience. The basic salary for
a fresh graduate in private organizations is around Rs. 7000/-per month and above
and the government job offers more than 10,000 per month including allowances. There
is even a great scope in online teaching.
Poet/Story or Novel Writer/Article Writer: Many people those who are confident of
their language skills choose these kinds of job roles. They work either as freelancer/individual
worker or under any reputed writer/ newspapers and magazines. Many like to take
three of the job roles to be a versatile writer. One can expect around Rs.5000/-
and above per month. In film and television industry one can be script writer or
story writer or lyricist as per their talent. The payment is not constrained for
the talented in these industries.
Journalist/Editor: These job roles require a certificate or a course in the journalism
or equivalent besides the degree in the language. The job roles are found in mass
media like news papers, t.v. channels. The pay for the fresher ranges around Rs.
6000/- and above per month.
Translator/content writers: Many servicing companies are recruiting the language
experts for the works like translating, content writing etc. The online servicing
companies are taking a lion’s share in providing the opportunities in the sector.
The pay ranges around Rs.6000/- and above per month.
The courses in the language make a way to the prosperous career options that one
can choose according to the interest.