Prof. P.V. Ulahannan Mapplia

The legendary teacher of Malayalam and an icon of Malayalam studies at St. Berchman’s college, Changanacherry, Kerala. He served the department of oriental languages as a faculty member and Head of the Department for over forty years. He was the first Syrian Christian from Travancore, with an MA degree in Malayalam.

Mary Anne John Stuttgen

Grand daughter of Prof. Ulahannan Mapilla and Mr. K.J. Chacko, Tharayil, daughter of Mrs. Thankamani John and Dr. Joshy John. She graduated in English Literature and European studies from Essex University. At the age of 29 she left the world for eternal life. She was an ardent lover of art and literature.


Dr. Joshy John on behalf of the friends, students and relatives of Prof. Ulahannan Mappila founded the centre in 2004. It has a three storied facility which includes a digital theatre/seminar hall, a library and reading hall.

Ulahannan Mapplia and Mary Anne John Stuttgen memorial trust administers the functioning of the centre. The centre is giving a lead role in coordinating various research projects, memorial lectures, seminars, workshops, etc. More...


The centre is promoting research studies in the field of language, literature and culture of Kerala and interdisciplinary studies. It functions as the research centre of the Department of Malayalam, S.B. College. More...


The centre publishes the research annual Lochanam. Papers presented in the researchers meet every year are the main feature of the journal. More...

News & Events

Inviting research papers for award

Prof. Ulahannan Mappila Centre of St. Berchman's College inviting research papers from young researchers in the field of language, literature and humanities for the presentation at Researchers meet which will take place on 5th September, 2012. More...

May 22, 2012

Prof. Ulahannan Mappila Memorial Lecture on Malayalam studies and Mary Anne John Stuttgen Memorial Lecture on English studies are scheduled to be held in November 2012.

May 12, 2012

Centre introduces a mega research project of Greater Kuttanad. The first conference on this project will be held on 2nd June, 2012. More...

May 2, 2012

The yearly programme of the centre, the Researchers Meet will be conducted in august 2012. More...