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Authorities of the Akademi:

The Akademi functions under the overall control of a 35 member General Council consisting of eminent persons representing different branches of Malayalam literature, and is assisted by an eleven member Executive Board consisting of the President, Vice President, District Collector as Treasurer, Secretary of the Akademi and Secretary to Government in charge of Cultural Department or his nominee and six persons elected by the General Council from among its members. Apart from this there will be a Finance Committee, with the Treasurer as the Chairman, a nominee of the Secretary to Government in charge of the Culture Department, a nominee of the Secretary to Government in charge of Finance Department, one member of the Executive Board nominated by the Committee and one member of the General Council nominated by the Council.

Sub Committees:

In order to carry out the day to day functioning of the different activities of the Akademi effectively Sub Committees have been formed each with a Convener and a few members. The various sub committees are:

Publication Committee
Works & Planning Committee
Library & Research Committee
Editorial Committee on Malayalam Literary Survey
Editorial Committee on Sahitya Lokam, Sahitya Chakravalam
Educational Committee
Committee on Literary Meets
Sahityakara Directory
Sanskarika Diary & Literary Archives

Succession list of Presidents, Vice Presidents and Secretaries.

  1. Sardar K.M. Panikker  2. K.P. Kesava Menon
  3. Puthezhath Raman Menon  4. G. Shankara Kurup
  5. Kuttippuzha Krishna Pillai  6. Ponkunnam Varki
  7. P. Kesava Dev  8. P.C. Kuttikrishnan (Uroob)
  9. Thakazhy Sivasankara Pillai 10. S. Guptan Nair
11. M.K. Sanoo 12. K.M. Tharakan
13. M.T. Vasudevan Nair 14. N.P. Muhammed
15. Yusafali Kecheri  
Vice Presidents:
 1. Vallathol Narayana Menon  2. K.M. Cherian
 3. Ambadi Karthyayani Amma  4. P.A. Syed Mohammed
 5. S.K. Pottekkat  6. Lalithambika Antharjanam
 7. Dr. K.M. George  8. K.M. Tharakan
 9. V.K.N. 10. Akkitham Achuthan Namboodiri
11. Pala Narayanan Nair 12. C.P. Sreedharan
13. Madhavi Kutti 14. C.V. Sreeraman
15. U.K. Kumaran  
1. P.K. Sivasankara Pillai 2. V.A.A. Azeez
3. Pavanan 4. M.K. Madhavan Nair
5. Erumeli Parameswaran Pillai 6. Payipra Radhakrishnan
7. K.L. Mohana Varma 8. M. Kuttikrishnan
9. Prof. Damodaran Kaliyath 10. Dr. P.V. Krishnan Nair


Yusafali Kecheri

U.K. Kumaran
Vice President

Dr. P.V. Krishnan Nair
Dr. V.M. Gopala Menon, IAS
Dist. Collector, Thrissur

E.K. Bharatbhushan, IAS
Secretary, Cultural Dept.



Prof. M.R. Chandrasekharan
Dr. K.K. Rahulan
Perumpatavam Sreedharan
D. Vinayachandran
O.P. Joseph


Prof. K.P. Sankaran
K. M. Chummar
Prof. Toni Mathew
Kainakari Shaji
N.K.A. Latif

Lalitha Lenin
Balakrishnan Mangad
E. Harikumar
Mundur Krishnankutty
C.V. Balakrishnan
M.V. Benny
Dr. P.K. Rajasekharan
Dr. C.J. Roy
Prof. P. Meerakutty
Dr. C.P. Sivadas
Dr. N. Ajitkumar
Prof. Vattaparambil Gopinatha Pillai
J.R. Prasad
K.S. Narayana Pillai

Project Interactive CD   

 E. Harikumar, Project Director   

    Dr. S.K. Vasanthan, Research     
Prof. M.R. Chandrasekharan, Editing
Project Office: Akademi Archives
Photos,  Handwriting & Voice
from Akademi Collection


We are thankful to people who have sent in voice and hand writing of the Writers included in this CD.  These objects are very rare and valuable, and without them the CD would have been incomplete.
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