Kongunadu

Arts and Science College (Autonomous)

Institution Affiliated to Bharathiar University

Re-accredited by NAAC with 'A' Grade 3.64 CGPA (3rd Cycle)

College of Excellence (UGC)

Co-Educational Institution Approved by UGC, New Delhi

  G.N.Mills Post, Coimbatore - 641029, Tamilnadu, INDIA

44 years of educational excellance

DEPARTMENT OF TAMIL (AIDED)

VISION

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.

MISSION

  • 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.

HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

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.

UNIQUE FEATURES

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

  • Various workshops on creativity and verse-writing, documentaries and short-films based on their syllabus are being conducted for the benefit of the students.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

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. In addition to the College Library, the Department has its own library with nearly collection of 500 books on various categories for the benefit of the research scholars and students.

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 staff members 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 24 books and are further involved in publishing more and continue to be subject experts at the University Level.

UGC FUNDED RESEARCH SCHEMES

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.

ENDOWMENTS CREATED

Name of the Endowment Founder of the Endowment Purpose
U.O. Krishnan Memorial Endowment Thiru. K. Rajasekar, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Kongunadu Arts and Science College. Inter-collegiate Essay writing (Tamil)
Nandhi S. Siva Arumugam Annapoorani Endowment Thiru. A. Nandhivarman, Advocate Prop. Nandhi Achagam, Bharathi Park Road, Coimbatore - 641043 Inter-collegiate Oratorical Competition (Tamil)
Dr. T.E. Gnanamurthy Memorial Endowment Late Tmy. G. Maragatham Gnanamurthy, 18, Dhamu Nagar Coimbatore – 641018 Conduct the Seminar for Tamil Research Scholars
Dr. Kavidasan Endowment Dr. Kavidasan, Head, Dept of HRD, Roots Industries Ltd, Coimbatore - 641 006 To celebrate Student's Day in the name of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on his Birth Day
Professor Dr. K. Kalyana Sundaram Memorial Endowment Thirumathi Rajeswari, Theiva Marutham, Alagesan Road, Saibaba Colony, Coimbatore - 641011 Inter-collegiate Oratorical competition

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

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.

FUTURE PLAN OF THE DEPARTMENT

  • 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 Information 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.

NOTABLE ALUMNI

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

  • Dr. R. Saroja, Assistant Educational Officer, Salem District
  • Dr. R. Vijayan, Assistant, Taluk Office, Palani
  • Dr. R. Sivakami, Assistant Headmistress, Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Uthukkuli, Erode
  • Dr. R. Vijayalakshmi, Assistant Professor in Tamil, Bharathiar University college, Erode
  • R. Yavana priya, Assistant Professor and Head, Dept. of Mathematics, Pioneer Arts and Science College, Coimbatore
  • Dr. K. Thirumagal, Assistant Professor in Tamil, Palaniyandavar Womens College. Palani
  • Dr. Chinthamani, HOD of Tamil, Vellalar College for women, Erode
  • Dr. S. Sivagami, Assistant Professor in Tamil, Govt Arts College. Krishnagiri
  • Dr. S. Sakunthalai, Assistant Professor in Tamil, Kamadhenu College of Arts and Science, Sathiyamangalam
  • Dr. S. Sakunthala, Assistant Professor in Tamil, Sankara College of Arts and Science Coimbatore