Speaking on the occasion, he complimented the government for starting the university and noted that Malayalam is an important language among ancient languages.
Regular classes will being only by August 26. Seventy six students have joined various courses, for which there are a total of 100 seats.
About 70 per cent of those admitted are girls.
State education minister P K Abdurabb presided. Renowned writers M T Vasudevan Nair and C Radhakrishnan were among those spoke.
K Jayakumar, Vice Chancellor, Malayalam University, welcomed those present.
The university was started last year.
Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University will be an Institution of Excellence. Dedicated to the study of Kerala's language, literature, arts, other cultural expressions, intellectual traditions and the life of people in depth, with a view to generate new perspectives, knowledge and ideas and connect them with the present;
- To constantly watch the contours of the cultural changes in the present and evaluate its complexity.
- To equip Malayalam language and Kerala's cultural and intellectual life to meet the challenges of the future.