Established in the year 1925, French was taught from the very inception of the college, first as second language and as main from 1928. Over the course of years, the Department of French has provided language skills to those students who had chosen French as a second language. In 2002, BA programme in French Language and Literature was re-introduced and thus the department became the first and only department in the state of Kerala to run an undergraduate program in French.
The department functions under the guidance of experienced and knowledgeable faculty members. The department also plays host to French nationals who are qualified to teach at college level. The foreign teachers bring with them a wealth of knowledge and French culture and traditions. It is felt that a foreign addition to the teaching staff would enhance the quality and add depth to teaching. In addition, the department introduced a Master programme in Tourism and Travel Management in the year 2015.