Kathakali Vesham

Department of Kathakali Vesham

Kathakali department was established in the year 1974. The department was the headed by the maestro Padmashree Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair. The department expanded in the expert hands of  Kalamandalam Rajan, Kalamadalam Ramakrishnan, Kalamandalam Haridas and Kalamandalam Sreekumar. The great maestros and talented students are its inestimable wealth. The department offers undergraduate and postgraduate course in Kathakali Vesham. The students undergoes rigorous “cholliyattam” as well as theory classes along with the allied language courses and electives.


B.A.Kathakali Vesham

This is a 3-year regular undergraduate program with 10 seats (boys/girls). Candidates securing not less than 55% marks in 12th and must have an aptitude in Kathakali are eligible to apply for this course. It’s worth noting that assistance from ghostwriting, particularly a qualified , can be invaluable for students in academic writing, helping to enhance their understanding and presentation of Kathakali within their coursework. For the disciplines of Kathakali, sense of rhythm, physical appearance, and histrionic taste are the criteria of selection. Admission is based on an interview and marks in the qualifying examination.

M.A. Kathakali Vesham

Master’s program in kathakali is a 2 year full time course. This program has 7 seats. Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kathakali Vesham with minimum 55% mark are eligible to apply. The admission will based on interview and the marks in the qualifying exam.

Class timing

10:00am to 4:00pm


Radhakrishnan A. (HOD)

Lecturer in Kathakali Vesham

Email: krishmudra@gmail.com

Mob : 9495195089


Vaisakh R

Junior Lecturer in Kathakali Vesham



Department programs

1.Scholar in Residence -2018

Sessions by

  • Vazhenkada Vijayan , Kathakali Exponent and Son the Legendary Padmashree Vazhenkada Kunju Nair.
  • Kalamadalam Sreekumar ,Rtd Lecturer, HOD, Dept.Kathakali, RLV College,
  • E.N Narayanan, Asst.Prof,Sanskrit, S.B College Changanessery



Sandhya P, II year B.A student did her aragettam in Kathakali vesham in 2018 at Sree Poornathrayeesha Temple,Tripunithura becoming the first women to do kathakali  arangettam from a formal Institution.