DEPARTMENT OF TAMIL STUDIES

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The department of Tamil studies established in 1985 with the objective of bringing equality through education. It offers courses, conducts conferences, seminars, workshops and undertakes valuable research projects. Women in women’s writing, Tamil literature through the ages-feminist point of view, status of women through literature are the themes on which conferences were conducted by the department. A study of women head loaders in kodaikanal, portrayal of women in Tamil  novels written by women writers, a hand book  of feminist terms, concept of  chboinist literature, Devotional literature, Modern literature, Ancient literature, Comparative literature and Translational studies are the specialized arena of the department. Training is given to students in creative writing. The department conducts monthly seminars for its students and scholars. Four Endowments namely Pavendar Bharathidasan endowment ,Prof.Dr.N .Subbu Reddiar  Tmt Chellapapa Ammal Endowment, Prof.Dr.R.Alagappan Endowment, Dr. Aruna Sivakami  Anantha Krishnan Endowment  are  in the Department and  lectures and seminars regularly conducted by the department. The department has received funds from U.G.C for Major and Minor Research Projects and other projects funded by CICT, Chennai. Scholars are getting U.G.C J.R.F. RGRF, S.C|S.T|B.C Fellowships given by the central and state government.

COURSES OFFERED

M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D in Tamil Studies

Certificate Course in Saiva Elakkiam,Vainava Elakkiam, Christava Ilakkium, Islamiya Ilakkiam, Linquistics, Folklore, Tamil prosody, Creative Writing for media, Tamil Computer Training and Electronic Tamil

FACILITIES

* Well Equiped Laboratory with high speed internet connection

* Eminent Teaching for Meritorious students. Extran coaching for average and below average students.

* Payment hostel for rich students

* Free hostel for poor students

* Bus Concession and University bus facilities are available for transportation

RESEARCH THRUST AREAS

Devotional Literature, Feminist Literature, Ancient Literature, Comparative Literature, Modern Literature, Folk Literature, Mass Communication, Media Studies and Translation Studies

FACULTY

1. Dr.T.Kamali

Professor of Tamil Studies, Dean-Research, Dean-College Development Council, Coordinar-Grievances Redressel Cell

Educational Qualification

M.A., M.Phil.,Ph.D.,M.A(WS), M.A(Soc), M.A(JMC), M.A(Eng), M.Sc(Psy), BLIS, Cer. In Inter Lingual Indian Literature

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2. Dr.V.Jeyalakshmi

Professor of Tamil Studies, Coordinator, Publication Committee

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