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Department of Tamil - About the Department

உலகத் தொல்குடிகள் தினத்தையொட்டி நடைபெற்ற பழங்குடி மக்களின் கைவினைப் பொருட்கள் விற்பனைக் கண்காட்சி
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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.
Genesis

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

Salient Features
  • Functional Work Book to develop writing skills.
  • Oratorical Skill Evaluation  Card. 
  • Literary Creators Meet.
  • Audio and Visual  Teaching Aid Utilized through Mini theatre.
  • Publishes Text books, Functional work books and  Question Banks.
  • Motivate students to take up civil service examinations and thus mould them as ideal citizens of our country through the Tamil language.
  • Committed to the growth of the students into confident and competent individuals who can take lead roles in academic, literary and cultural fields.
Thrust Areas

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 1500 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 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 59 books and are further involved in publishing more and continue to be subject experts at the University Level.

Milestones
  • M.Phil., Ph.D. (PT) was started in the year 1987.
  • M.Phil., Ph.D. (FT) was started in the year 2014.
  • Certificate Course on Sanskrit in the year 2021.
  • Certificate Course on Hindi in the year 2021.
  • Certificate Course on Bharatha Nattiyam in the year 2021.
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. Thangamani , Assistant Professor in Tamil, Bharathiar University,Coimbatore.
  • Dr.A.Murugesan, Head, Department of Tamil, Government Arts College, Ooty.
  • Dr. K. Ponmozhi, Head, Department of Tamil, Kanthasami Kandar College (Aided), Paramathi velur, Nammakal.
  • 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, PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore.
  • Dr. P. Anu, Assistant Professor in Tamil, PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore.
  • Dr. S. Sakunthala, Assistant Professor in Tamil, Sankara College of Arts and Science Coimbatore.
  • Dr. S. Selvakumar, Assistant Professor in Tamil, NGM College, Pollachi.
  • MR. S. Jeeva Bharathi , Reporter, Nakkeeran Magazine, Chennai.
  • K. P. Ilakkiya, Reporter,  Vikatan Groups (Aandandha Vikatan) Chennai.
  • Iswarya, Sub Editor, Thannambikai Monthly Magazine.
  • Dr. N. Deepa, Assistant Professor in Tamil, Sri Ramakrishna Arts and Science for Women’s College, Coimbatore.
  • Dr. Nagarathinam, Assistant Professor in Tamil, SNS College, Coimbatore.
  • Dr. M. Tamilselvi, PG Assistant, GRG Metric. Hr. Sec. School, Coimbatore.
Roll of Honour
Faculty Name  Designation Period of Service
Dr. T. Kaliyanasundaram Professor & Head Period of Service:1973-1986
Prof. V. Umapathi Associate Professor & Head Period of Service:1975-2008
Dr. S. Palanisamy Associate Professor & Head Period of Service:1987-2012

 

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.
Genesis

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.

Salient Features

 

Thrust Areas

The Faculty members of the department carry out research in many frontier areas

Milestones
  • In 1974, as a Dept. in the PG Centre of University of Madras, Coimbatore started with research programs in the field of Thin Film Research
  • In 1982, the Department became a constituent part of Bharathiar University.
  • In 1984, a Plasma research lab was established.
  • In 1988, Solid State Ionics lab and Molecular modeling labs were established
  • During 2002-2007, DST supported the department under the FIST program at Level -0 support with a financial sanction of twenty lakhs. With this support, a computer lab was established
  • In 2005, Nuclear theory labs and Nanomaterials labs were established.
  • During 2007-2012, UGC sanctioned a Reader post for the Innovative Course of Postgraduate diploma in Nano Science.
  • In 2008, Crystal growth lab and Molecular Quantum mechanics labs were established.
  • During 2008-2013, under the UGC-SAP (DRS-I) support, High performance computing lab, DSC, and vacuum coating facilities were created.
  • In 2009, an Atomistic simulation lab and energy devices lab was established.
  • During 2008-2013, the Powder XRD facility and FTIR facility was created with the support of DST – FIST Level –I.
  • During 2010-2015, a Single-crystal XRD facility was created and a state of the art lab was established with the support of DST – PURSE grant (Phase-I)
  • In 2012, the Tamilnadu government recognized this Department as the center of excellence.
  • During 2013-2014, two faculty members joined at the level of Associate Professor and Assistant Professor under the UGC- FRP scheme. The plasma modeling and simulation lab and surface and interface labs were established in this period.
  • During 2015-2020, DST supported again the department under FIST Level – I.
  • In 2014, a Molecular simulation lab was established.
  • In 2015 Environment Control Plasma was established.
  • During 2016-2021, UGC supported the department under SAP (DRS-II). With this support Laser lab for material characterization and up-gradation of FTIR was carried out.
  • In 2016, UGC recognized this department as a “Centre for potential with excellence in Particular Area” to carry out research related to solar materials.
  • In 2017-2018, research innovation in solar materials was carried out with RUSA support.
Notable Alumni

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
Roll of Honour
Faculty Name  Designation Period of Service
Dr.A.Saravanan Assosiate Professor Period of Service:
Dr.S.Arichandran Assistant Professor Period of Service: