Centre for Folklore Studies
Established in 1999
  Head of the Department : Dr. Anil K M  

Folklore, both in cultural and academic domain, is significant for the role it plays in the contemporary socio-economic and political life of Kerala. To document, preserve and disseminate Kerala folklore and to serve the need of the academic and cultural communities, the Centre for Folklore Studies was established in 1999 at Vatakara, under the headship of Professor Raghavan Payyanad. The activities of the Centre include: Post Graduate Course in Folklore, Short-Term Courses in Folklore, Guidance for MPhil and Doctoral students, Fieldwork, Documentation & Archiving, Seminar, Workshops, Exhibition, Publications, Website, Dissemination Programmes through FACE (Folklore Association of the Centre), Folklore project.
Folklore Project
The Folklore Project is funded by the Ford Foundation, India. With its assistance, the Centre is carrying out various dissemination activities through FACE. To preserve the folklore tradition and initiate and encourage folklore activities, the Project has been involving in organising festivals, seminars, workshops, conference and exhibitions.

 Thrust Areas
All major areas of Folklore including Folk religion, Folk medicine, etc.

 Faculty Members
Dr. Raghavan Payyanad
E.K. Govindaraja Varma
Smt. Jisha .C.K.
Dr.Soman Kannachamkuttikuni
Courses Offered
Course NameIntakeDuration
M.A. Folklore Studies 15
4 semester
M.Phil   -