The Department of Tamil, one among
the thirty five departments, was established on 02.08.1985. The
M.Phil and Ph.D. Programmes was introduced during the academic year
1985 - 86 itself. The Post Graduate course has been launched during
the academic year 1986-87.
The Department, since its inception, has been paying
keen attention to research on certain thrust fields such as Sangam
Literature, Grammar, Modern Literature, Folkloristic, Kongu regional
history, Modern drama, Mass Media, Computer for Tamil studies etc.,
The Department has so far produced 475 postgraduates, 185 M.Phil.
Scholars and 114 Doctorates in the discipline of
Tamil Language and Literature. Ninety percentage of the scholars
who had been crowned M.Phil and Doctorate degrees from this departments,
have been excelling in teaching profession and remaining Ten percentage
of scholars have been serving in the fields of Journalism and Mass
The faculty members and the students of this Department have authored
more than 200 books and 750 research articles which are being acclaimed
by contemporary Tamil researchers. The Department, to its credit,
organized around 100 National level Conferences, seminars, Refresher
courses, workshops, Endowment Lectures, etc., A Computer Lab, Smart
Class room and Department Library are available in Department of
Tamil. Realizing the significant contribution made by this Department
to the Tamil research, the UGC; New Delhi honoured this Department
by awarding Special Assistance Programme (SAP) in the year 2007.
Department of Tamil
Coimbatore - 641 046
Tamil Nadu. India.
Phone: 0422 2428487
The page is last updated on 15.07.2009