The Cabinet approved the project report for establishment of Malayalam University at Tirur on Tuesday.

It asked the Chief Secretary K. Jayakumar, who had prepared the report to take further steps for establishment of the University.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told the media after the Cabinet meeting that the University would start functioning from November 1 from temporary premises. Acquisition of land for the camps would be started immediately.

Mr. Jayakumar had recommended in his report that University should offer postgraduate courses and research programmes in Malayalam linguistics, poetry, novel and drama, performing arts, Kerala music and visual arts, cultural anthropology, social history, cultural studies, heritage studies and media studies. With five faculties dealing with linguistics, literature, performing arts and cultural and intellectual heritage, the University would have schools in Malayalam language studies, literature, comparative literature, translation, performing arts, visual arts and architecture, cultural studies, media studies and traditional knowledge systems.