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Hello, I am N Madhavan Namboothiri, at present holding the position of Dean of Academic affairs CHS , Governing Council Member Centre for Heritage Studies. I am otherwise an academician interested in the research area Toponomy.

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Birth & Education

Kizhakke Neelamana,Puliyoor-P.O.,Chengannur,Kerala,in April-17,1943 Ph.D. in Toponomy of Calicut under Dr. K.N.Ezhuthachan & Dr. C. P. Achuthanunni | M.A. Malayalam | B.Sc. Physics with Maths


Professor & HOD (Retd.)

Malayalam PG Centre- Sree Punnasseri Neelakanta Sharma Memorial Government Sanskrit Collage, Pattambi, Palakkad District, Kerala

Principal Investigator - UGC - Legacy of Nila (Nila Thada Padanam)

Department of Oriental Research Centre(Founder Member ORC), Sree Neelakanta Sharma Government Sanskrit College campus, Pattambi ,Founder member Vallathol educational trust Sukapuram ,Founder member Folk lore fellows of Malabar Cannore ,Pioneering works in Toponomy,Age of a village-Village history,Local history,Panchayath Vijnaniyam,Area history and Regional History .Thovari a Prehistoric site of Edakkal series was identified in 1986.Pioneering study of Calicut Port,Fort and Rajadhani.Kodungallur studies and Sacred grove studies.First detailed study of Feroke fort of Tippu Sultan(1986)Re-enacted Mamankam in thirunavaya in1998 which lead to excavations in thirunavaya.A palm leaf manuscript on Kunjali marakkar"s investiture ceremoney is brought to limelight. This is the only record related to kunjalis tiitle receiving function.Recently A survey of Kollam Thankasseri area is done This is the first study of the port at Tharisappally based on Tharisappally Inscriptions.Identified the Port and urban maritime Nucleus,Indigenous rulers Capital area Chiravathlkal, and Kulasekharas Court area near Rameswaram Temple  at Kollam .The earliest (dated 849 AD)planned port and city at Tharisappally reveals the planning of their maritime Trade system.It reveals that VENATTUTAIYAVAR is the LOcal chieftain (MUUPPAN-Chiravaymuuppan.Chiravay is near Thankasseri port) and he is not related to Kulasekharas.He is a member of VeLkulam/Aykulam and the family  transformed intoVenattu Swaruupam.AHere starts the history of Earliest swaruupam. The pattern study of Calicut thus become very important.

Guide ship

Thirty - Five years. Now ten scholars doing Ph.D. Supports many non-academic scholars for doing local history, family history and other researches.

Professorship & Lecturership

Christian College, Chengannur - 1964-1966 | Government Brennen College, Tellicheri - 1968-1970 | Govt. Arts and Science College, Calicut - 1970-1984 | Government Evening College, Calicut - 1985-1994 | Government Sanskrit College, Pattambi (Oriental Research Center) - 1994-1998 |


Centre for Heritage Studies,Hillpalace, Thrippuniththura

Centre for Oriental research and Computer Studies, Sree Neelakanta Sharma Memorial Government Sanskrit Collage campus, Pattambi, Palakkad District, Kerala

Present Assignment

Dean of Academic affairs  and  Governing Council Member of Centre for Heritage Studies

Convener,  Heritage Survey Project Committee, Centre for Heritage Studies, Department of Cultural Affaires Government of Kerala,  Hill  Palace, Thrippunithura, Ernakulam, Kerala,India 682 301 Pilot Principal Investigator ,Survey and Documentation of Kerala Heritage Project.Pilot  Survey   in Kuttanad Taluk is launched on13-1-20013


Karthika,Jawahar Balabhavan Road  Iron bridge PO Allappuzha-11, Kerala, India | E-mail : nmnampoothiri at gmail.com | Phone:+91-477-2260755 | Cell:9388603201,9446460755



Visited Germany in 1993 for Gundert Conference.Various universities-Foreign and Indian.