Yearly Programmes

  1. Prof. Ulahannan Mappila Memorial Lecture on Malayalam studies.
  2. Mary Anne John Stuttgen Memorial Lecture on English studies.
  3. Researchers meet. Paper presentation and discussion of research scholars from all over the state who are doing research in the field of Kerala Studies Workshop on Research Methodology.
  4. Screening of the classical films for the public with an open forum every month.
  5. Ex-Ker – Experiencing Kerala – A certificate course on the history, arts, culture and biodiversity of Kerala.

Inviting research papers for award

Prof. Ulahannan Mappila Centre of St. Berchmans 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.

The papers should be either in Malayalam or in English. The best paper will be awarded Prof. Ulahannan Mappila Memorial cash award of Rs. 8000 and a citation. The remaining eight papers will be given cash awards of Rs. 1500 and citations. Scholars below 40 years are eligible to participate in Researchers Meet. The abstract of the paper should reach on or before 15th August, 2012 and the completed text should be submitted on or before 1st September 2012.

Ex-Ker – Experiencing Kerala

It is a certificate course with 4 credits. During the course, participants are introduced to a wide variety of topics related to Kerala. They include:

  • Culture and history of Kerala
  • Classical theatre ((Koodiyattam, Kathakali, Chakyar Kuthu, Nangiar Kuthu)
  • Other performing arts (Thullal, Mohiniyattam, Thiruvathira, Margam Kali, Oppana, Chavittu Natakam)
  • Folk religious rituals (Theyyam, Thira, Padayani etc)
  • Traditional percussion arts (Thayambaka, Panchavadyam, Edakka)
  • Martial arts (Kalaripayattu)
  • Traditional architecture
  • Ayurveda (System of traditional medicine native to India)
  • Biodiversity


There will be two courses every year in accordance with the prominent seasons of Kerala.

August - September
It is a season of the major local harvest festival, Onam. Other attractions of the season are snake boat race, poorampadayani and Ayurveda.

April - May
It is the season of folk religious rituals such as Theyyam, Thira, Padayani etc. Seasonal festivals like Vishu, Thrissur Pooram, Gajamela etc are also attractions.


  • Lecture/demonstration classes by experts.
  • Field visit to historical places, monuments, cultural and religious centres.
  • Backwater cruise.
  • Hands on experience in indigenous practices under the guidance of well-known practitioners/artists.

Progrrammes for this year

  1. June 9th - first meeting on the Mega Research project - Study on Greater Kuttanad
  2. June 11th - formation of film circle
  3. July 1st week - the first seminar on Kuttanad studies
  4. August 3rd week - Researchers meet.
  5. September - Seminar on the Methodology of the study of Kuttanad
  6. November - Prof. U.M. Memorial Lecture. Mary Anne Stuttgen Memorial Lecture.

Prof. Ulahannan Mappila was a teacher who approached the human relationships at most priority. He loved his students like a father himself. He was not ready to limit his responsibility to students within the boundaries of a class room.

His Grace Mar Joseph Powathil
From the felicitation to Amrutham Gamaya, the autobiography written by Prof. Ulahannan Mapilla.