The Department of Tamil was established in the year 1950 and has grown with the college. It offers Part-I Tamil (Foundation Course) for the U.G. students. Hence, it has roughly 900 students and pass percentage is more than 85 % every year. Recently the faculty of the department began guiding to the Part-time Ph.D. candidates. The department has a separate department library with 600 books and the general library of the college has more than 2000 titles Tamil language and literature for the students’ reach. The department had the privilege of having number of eminent faculty members including the late Thiru. M. Rajamanickam. Their vision of academic growth and excellence of student community are carried out successful by the existing dedicated faculty members.

Dr. S. Mahadevan, Associate Professor and Head, has participated more than ten International level and National level seminars and presented papers. Some of them were published in various journals. He also attended special trainings and workshops. He published 6 books including 3 monographs and produced 3 educational softwares. He rendered his services in various Central Government bodies as well as University of Madras, Corporation of Chennai and various NGO’s like APAC, etc. as a resource person. He participated in a number programmes in All India Radio and Doordarshan Kendra.

Another faculty Dr. B. Dhananjayan, specialized on medieval literature in general and Vaishnavism in particular. He has attended and presented papers in 3 International level and 12 National level conferences and published 3 books. Dr.B. Dhananjayan, had delivered a number of lectures on stages and popular media regarding Vaishnavism.

The department has been active throughout the year by conducting various competitions round the year. The most important feature that adds colour to the department is ‘Tamil Maanavar Mandram-TMM’ (Tamil Literary Club). It has been regularly conducting competitions like oratorical, Poetry writing, essay writing, Singing, Mono-acting competitions successfully. This provides platform for the students to exhibit their talents and creativity. The TMM of the department also hones the skills in students and equips them to participate in inter-collegiate competitions.

In the year 2012 former chairman of TMM Selvan. A. Saravanan, III B.Sc, Chemistry got the first prize at the Inter-collegiate poetry writing competition conducted by the Directorate of Collegiate Education, Department of Higher Education and received the same from the Excellency Dr. K. Rosaiah, Governor of Tamil Nadu. In 1913 in the same competitions the multi-talented student Selvi. R. Tamil Selvi, III year Mathematics won the first prize in the oratorical competition and received it from the Excellency, Dr. K. Rosaiah, Governor of Tamil Nadu. The above said students participated in numerous of inter-collegiate competitions and won cash awards and mementos. A cash and memento in the oratorical competition on ‘Chief Minister’s Vision 2023’ conducted by the Department of Higher Education is remarkable one.

Our student Selvi. M. Suganya, II Year History won the second prize in the Slogan Writing Competition conducted by Department of Leprosy and Eradication, Government of Tamil Nadu and received the same from the Hon’ Minister of Health Mr. K.C. Veeramani. At the end of every academic year TMM has been conducting its Annual celebrations. Chief guests from various fields and celebrities from various media were invited to delivering lectures and distribution of prizes to the prize winning students of various competitions. The department has a clear road map and takes sincere efforts to built core competencies in subject and enhancing their overall skills.

Faculty Profile:

Sl.NO Photo Name of the Faculty,
Qualification & Designation
1 Dr.S. Mahadevan, M.A., M.Phil., B.Ed., Ph.D
Associate Professor & Head
1 Dr. B. Dhananjayan, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor


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