Department of Additional Languages

Malayalam :

The Department of Malayalam has been in existence ever since the inception of the college in 1967. The department offers the learning of Malayalam as an optional language for students who pursue the undergraduate courses. Malayalam is included as an additional language in the first four semesters of the Model I U.G courses and the first two semesters of the Model II U.G courses.

Hindi :

The Department of Hindi, established in 1967, is one of the oldest Departments of the College. The Department offers Hindi as a second language to the students of BA/B.Sc./B.Com. There are more than 1500 books in the Hindi section of the College library. Many of the students of the Department have consistently won the First place in the Hindi Extempore speech in the M.G University Youth Festival. The Department also offers an Add-on Course of UGC in Journalism and Functional Hindi.

French :

The Department of French was established in 1980, owing to the rising demand from the student community for a third option as second language besides Malayalam and Hindi. Among the three Colleges under M.G.University having official Departments for French, the Cochin College is proud to be one of them. The Department offers French as additional language to the students of Model I BA/ BSc students in the first two years of their course and to the Model I B.Com as well as to the Model II B.Com/ B.Sc students in their first year only. In order to motivate the students, activities are arranged and French books and magazines are diffused. The ‘French Day’ celebration is an annual event.


Associate Professor in Hindi
M.A (Hindi); M.Phil (Hindi), P.G. Diploma in Hindi Translation



Assistant Professor in Malayalam
M.A, NET, Ph.D, B.Ed


Janu V. Kumar

Assistant professor in French
M.A. French, UGC NET


The College is sponsored by the Cochin Education Society which was founded as a result of the joint efforts of the Indian Chamber of Commerce and the former Mattancherry Municipal Council. The College is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and offers various courses in both Science and Humanities at the degree level such as Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Commerce, Economics, English Literature and Mathematics. At the P.G level the College offers M.Com, with specialization in Financial Management, M.Sc Physics with Electronics, M.Sc Chemistry with Environmental Chemistry and M.Sc. Mathematics. M.A. in English Language and Literature and M.Sc. Zoology has been introduced in the academic year 2013-’14. The College is consistently producing good results in all the disciplines in University examinations.

Organized a seminar on ‘Cinema and Society’ in collaboration with the Departments of Hindi,French,and History.
  1. Series of Demonstration classes on Traditional Art forms of Kerala
  2. Sopanasangeetham by Njaralath Harigovindan on 28th June 2012
  3. Chakyar Kooth by Edanaad Rajan Nambiar on 18th January 2013
  4. Chavittu Nadakam by Krupaasanam, Alappuzha on 11th February 2013
  5. Forthcoming
  6. Koodiyattom
  7. Thullal




There are nearly 75 students of French and the ‘French Day’ is an annual event, celebrated with much ‘elan’. Our students also partake in the ‘French Fest’ at St. Teresa’s College every year, bagging several prizes.

A French Poetry Recitation competition was held this year, under the auspices of the ‘Alliance Francaise’, in which our student participated and won the first prize