“From Love found yearning spring for

         Union Sweet of mind;

And that the bond of rare excelling

         Friendship binds”

                                   -Thirukural – 84

Tamil is a special language so varied from other languages. From the rich cultural history to its ease of use and the wide spread usage of it around the world, Tamil has a world of facts deep within it.

The Department of Tamil was established in the year 1982, with the objective of providing quality education to the rural students in and around Kanyakumari. The department offers Tamil as a part – 1 language for the disciplines of Arts, Science, Commerce, Computer Application and other related disciplines. The university granted permission for Research Center in Tamil during the academic year 2010-11. 


The vision of the Department is to develop every student as an embodiment of determinative and rejuvenated individuals with the legacy of eternal radiant ideals of the great philosophers, and evolve a sense of universal brotherhood creating an ethical and humane society.


The Mission of the Department is to endow finest platform to display the linguistic talents of the students, to transmit the cultural ethics to the next generation, to attain the Zenith through Tamil Literature, to enlighten the concepts of ecological conservation inscribed in ancient and modern literature with present scenario, to prepare students to take up Government service examinations and capitulate ideal citizens for our country.

The department has six faculty members with expertise in various fields of research. Under the guidance of Research Guides of the department, many scholars have completed their Ph.D degree course.

The Department has organized various Conferences, Seminars and special lecture programmes for the betterment of students. AGATHIYAR TAMIL MANTRAM helps the students to enhance their knowledge and interest in literary studies and develop their academic, professional and creative writing. It also inculcates values of humanity and ethical citizenship to the students.

Since its inception, the Department has been paying keen attention on research in certain thrust fields such as Sangam literature, Grammar, Modern Literature and Folkloristic Literature. The department has so far produced Twelve Doctorates in the discipline of Tamil Language and Literature.

The faculty members are whole heartedly involved in stimulating passion in students for literary contributions, developing their creative and curricular competence, fostering creativity and instilling human values among the students. The department is committed to mentor the students into well moulded individuals who can take lead roles in any classroom academics, and other literary or cultural phases.

The faculty members have presented and published papers in various Seminars and Conferences at the State, National and International levels. The faculty members have authored more than eight books and hundred research articles which are being acclaimed by contemporary Tamil researchers.

More over the department activities are always centered on promoting research in Tamil language and Sangam Literature with special focus on Classical Literature. The Department has organized a number of Seminars and endowment lectures.

The Department has its own library with nearly 400 Books on various categories for the benefit of the research scholars and students.

Staff Name Designation
Dr. K.ELAMKUMAR M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., D.J., C.G.T., HOD
Dr. P. SASIKALA M.A., M.Phil., B.Ed., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Dr. S.JEYAKUMARI M.A., M.A.(H.R.), M.A.(Ling),M.A.(P.S),M.Phil., Ph.D., D.J.D.F., Assistant Professor
Dr.R. B.RETNAKARAN M. A., M.A. (Tour), M. Phil., Ph. D., Assistant Professor
Dr.R.RAMAKUMAR M.A.,M.Ed.,M.Phil., Ph.D., M.A. (His)., T. Pandit, D.T.Ed., Agri(H)., Assistant Professor
Miss.A.SENTHIL KUMAR M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
MsH.CARMEL SHARMILA M.A., M.Ed., M.Phil., SET,TPT., Assistant Professor