The State Institute of Languages Kerala was established in 1968 for working in the area of higher education. To meet this objective the institute conduct workshops, training programs for writers and translators for publishing first rate scientific and technical books in Malayalam. The institute has a publication division which deals with the production of books and a marketing division for the sales of its publication throughout the State. The Institute has published 195 titles during the financial year 2018-19 with 1,28,060 copies of books on informatics literature.
The sales and marketing division has been organizing book fairs throughout the State by conduting book fairs dirtectly and participating in book fairs organized by other publishers and agencies. During the financial year 2018-19, the institute has participated in 22 book fairs.
The institute has a regional center in Calicut which caters to the needs of the readers in northern Kerala where the Institute has two retail outlets one in Kozhikode and the other one in Knnur. The Regional Center has been conducting and participating in book fairs in the northern part of Kerala.
The Institute has seven book shops in the State including two in its headquarter in Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam, Kozhikkode, Thrissur and Kannur are the other cities where retail outlets of the Institute are working. The Institute has sold out books worth 2.58 Crores during the year 2018-19.