Institution Affiliated to Bharathiar University

G.N.Mills Post, Coimbatore - 641029, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

  • Re-accredited by NAAC with 'A' Grade 3.64 CGPA (3rd Cycle)
  • College of Excellence (UGC)
  • Co-Educational Institution Approved by UGC, New Delhi
  • NIRF Rank: 51 (All Over India)



      To develop students with an embodiment of determinative mind rejuvenated with the legacy of eternal radiant ideals of Thiruvalluvar, Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda, and Subramaniya Bharathiar and evolve a sense of universal brotherhood for ethical and humane society.


  • To imbibe the history of classical divine Tamil language and its age old historical tradition in the minds of students.
  • To inculcate the students with efficient speaking and writing language skills.
  • To endow finest platform to display the linguistic talents of the students.
  • To prepare students to take up civil service examinations and capitulate ideal citizens for our country.
  • To re-establish the traditional arts which harmonize different custom, practices, values and beliefs.
  • To enlighten the concepts of ecological conservation inscribed in ancient and modern literatures with the present scenario.


     The Department of Tamil was started in the year 1973. The Department offers Tamil as a Part-I Language subject for the disciplines of Arts, Basic Sciences, Biological Sciences, Commerce, Management and Computer Science & related disciplines. The Department is committed to the growth of the students into well-moulded individuals who can take lead roles in any classroom, academics, literary and cultural phases. The faculty members are wholeheartedly involved in stimulating passion towards literary, developing competence, fostering creativity and infusing human values among the students. The curriculum provides sufficient opportunities to gain values for life and motivate the students to take competitive examinations. The syllabus for all the semesters is framed in such a way to improve the literary knowledge in a well expanded manner and oratorical skill of the students by intensifying the confidence level among them.

     The Department provides multiple skill based opportunities to the students to excel in various fields of media such as television, radio and newspaper.


     The Department stands unique in having prepared Question Bank Series for all the semesters from the academic year 2003-2004 onwards.

    With the financial support of the Management, on the occasion of the Tamil Scholars birthday, National festivals etc. we  conduct various competitions such as Verse writing, Essay writing, Extempore, Pattimandapam, Short films dramas and workshop have been conducted by our department faculty members based on the curriculum,  for the skill development of the students in arts and humanity which help them in their career.

    To inculcate our tradition and culture various  guest lecturers have been conducted for the benefits of the students.    


     M.Phil and PhD research programmes in Tamil were introduced in the academic year 1987 and showing a remarkable progress over the years. The Department is well equipped with the state-of-the-art research facilities to strive for excellence in research and extension activities and furnished with computers & related aids for research scholars and staff members.

Our thrust research focus includes

  • Sangam (Classical) Literature and Grammar
  • Epic Literature
  • South Asian Studies
  • Devotional Literature
  • Modern Literature
  • Folklore and Tribal lore
  • Journalism and Mass Communication

     We carry out research based on the needs of our society and benefiting the same. The Department has received various Major and Minor research projects from number of funding agencies on various aspects of our research area.

    The members of staff have participated, presented and published papers and research articles on current topics in various Seminars, Workshops and Conferences both at the State National and International Levels. As of today, the Department staff have published more than 10 books and are further involved in publishing more and continue to be subject experts, Resource Persons at the College Level.


     The staff members of our Department have successfully conducted many research programmes (Major and Minor) with the assistance of the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi. Besides, they have also conducted Conferences, Workshops at the State as well as National Levels with funds secured from the UGC and Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore and Central Institute of Classical Tamil, Chennai.


Our Curriculum are being developed with recent advancements keeping keen focus on

  • Oratorical Skills in Tamil
  • Introduction to Journalism & Tourism
  • Tamil for the aspirants of Civil Service Examinations & Self-study of literary genres.
  • Interaction between the authors (of the prescribed books) and the students.
  • Inter-collegiate literary competitions.


  • The Department has proposed to implement an ambitious plan of providing modern equipments and techniques to equip the students for real-time situations in public speaking.
  • To organize conferences at International Level on 'Teaching of Tamil with nformation Technology'.
  • Plan to start the Diploma course in Tamil Language, Epigraphy and manuscripts with the UGC funding.
  • Plan to start the PG course in Tamil Language from the next academic year.


Some of the noteworthy alumni of our department who has put their significant contribution in their respective fields are

  • Dr. Ponmozhi   - Head, Dept. of Tamil, Kandasamy Kandar College, Velur
  • Dr. Salma Mahaja T. M. Been - Asst. Professor, Dept. of Tamil, Govt. Arts College, Chithur, Kerala.
  • Dr. Mohanapirya - Asst. Professor, Dept. of Tamil, CMS College, Coimbatore




Dr.A. Saravanan

M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Bakthi Literature,Folklore



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Dr.K. Palanivel

M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D,HDCA

Assistant Professor

Sangam Literature



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Assistant Professor

Sangam Literature,Folklore,Tribal Research



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Dr.D. Priya

MA, MA, MPhil, PhD

Assistant Professor

Modern Literature



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Dr.J. Nishanthini


Assistant Professor

Sangam Literature, Modern Literature, Feminism, Folklore



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Mr.M. Sathish Kumar


Assistant Professor

Sangam Literature



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