The Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University, dedicated to the study of Kerala's language, literature and arts, has planned to set up a digital library of works in the language.
The University, set up a year ago on Kerala formation day on November 1, had decided to implement digitisation of the language, Vice Chancellor K Jayakumar said in a release here. Books which had copyright and those without it would be collected for digitisation, he said.
Four projects would be taken up next year for the promotion of the language, he said. The first project would be on those who have studied Malayalam literature and culture across the globe.
Other projects are the preservation of diversity of the language by documenting various slangs spoken in different regions, publications of yesteryear and documentation of classes of eminent teachers and writers to make them available for coming generations.
A study would be conducted to make the society aware of the drawbacks of children not studying the mother tongue and an online course would be started on April 1 next year for non-resident Keralites to study Malayalam language.
Diploma courses on television script writing and presentation, new media studies, video film-making and advertising would also be started soon, he said.