The Department of Tamil was started in 1923 to offer Part I Tamil for Under Graduate (B.A.,B.Sc.,) courses. Considering the demand and requirements the department had started the programme M.A Tamil Literature in the academic year 2004 – 2005 and M.Phil programme in 2008 - 2009. Starting PG and M. Phil programmes and with qualified faculty helped the department to be elevated as Research Department with the approval of the Bharathidasan University since 2011. When Ph. D was started the department accommodates Research scholars not only for M.Phil but also for the Ph.D programme in Tamil (full time and part time Research Scholars). As the need for B.A Tamil literature was important it was started in 2018 - 2019
The curriculum is designed not only to provide Tamil knowledge but also to enable students to take up various competitive Examinations of the State and Central Governments.
Two Major projects were sanctioned by UGC to the department staff. 1) Dr.P.Thanapackiyam 2) Dr.A.Jasintha Rani Our staff members have authored four books. To make the learning simple and effective six books have been prepared and published by all the staff of the department for student’s use.
Special coaching classes are held for the slow learners. Students participated in inter collegiate competitions of other colleges for script writing, Poetry writing, dramatic and creative writing and received prizes and cash awards.
Every Year Veeramamunivar Tamil Association conduct Muththamizh Vizha to tap the talents and the department also organizes Inter collegiate competitions annually that develops the oratorical, dance, drama, poetry, recitation, essay writing, story and script writing skills of the students.
Every year II UG students of part I – Tamil are taken on an educational tour to different temples in Tamil Nadu for experiential learning of Temple art and Temple sculptures. Students are tested both in the CIA and External examination based on this out of the class room learning experience.
The Department plans to offer certificate courses in Tamil Journalism as a means of skill development for job prospects.
The Vision is to inculcate quality education of Tamil Literature, Tamil culture and heritage through Tamil Language for the Students and to nourish creative achievements in the mother tongue and develop the spirit of cultural Unity.
We strive to help Students communicate effectively in their mother tongue by learning Tamil Language through Tamil Literature, which has an important role in the modern world of Life, art and culture.