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.

M.A Tamil-CO        M.A Tamil-PEO,POs and PSOs




m Dr. T.M.S Chandramani Jebarani Assistant Professor and Head In-Charge
m Dr. Vasuki Jeyarathinam Professor, Retired on 28.02.2013
m Dr. T.Kamali Professor, Retired on 31.05.2021


* 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
S.No Project Title Name of the Principal Investigator/ Co Investigator (if applicable) Name of the Funding Agency Year of Award Funds provided (INR in lakhs) Duration of the project

An assessment of warfare methods and values followed in ancient Tamil Nadu and China through classical Tamil and Chinese Literature


Central Institute of Classical Tamil 2012 2.5 2012-2018

20-aam Nootrandu Tamil Kavithai Nokkum Pokkumm


UGC 2013 5.16 2013-2019