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Ulahannan Mapilla Centre for Oriental Studies

As a mark of respect and gratitude to Prof PV Ulahannan Mappilai, the legendary teacher of Malayalam, his friends, students established a facility that includes an air-conditioned seminar hall, a library and a well-equipped reading hall. The main objectives of the centre are to promote Kerala Studies and to facilitate research in the field of art, language, literature and culture. There are four research guides and sixteen research students affiliated to this centre. Researchers Meet conducted every year is a notable event of the centre. Eleven selected participants from all over Kerala are invited to present their research papers. The best paper is awarded a cash prize and a merit certificate. The proceedings of the seminar are compiled and published every year. The centre also conducts seminars, workshops and lectures on Kerala Studies. Some of the scholars who delivered lectures in the previous years include: Sri Adoor Gopalakrishan, Dr MR Raghava Varrier, Dr T Sathyanath, Dr B Ikbal, Dr PK Michael Tharakan, Prof M Thomas Mathew, Dr Scaria Zacharia, Prof MK Sanu