Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Ulloor Smarakam

Mahakavi Ulloor Memorial Library and Research Centre, popularly known as Ulloor Smakaram is the centre developed in memory of great Malayalam poet and literary historian, Ulloor S. Parameswara Iyer. Started in 1956 as a library, later relocated to the two-storeyed building now functions at Jagathi in Thiruvananthapuram was opened in July 1966 by Dr S Radhakrishnan, the then President of India. 

With the acquisition of the reference material used by Ulloor for his monumental historiography, the centre has become a research haven for scholars. The centre also opened Kerala’s first Open University Centre for non-formal education in 1978 and it offers classes in Sanskrit, Malayalam literature, poetry and telecasting. 
The centre also instituted an annual award, the Ulloor award in poetry. 

Contact details
Ulloor Smarakam
DPI Junction, 
Thiruvananthapuram – 695 014
Phone: +91 471 2325406


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