The Department of Tamil was established in 1998. The department offers many job oriented and currently relevant subjects such as Journalism and Mass Communication and Dramatics at the Undergraduate level and Computer in Tamil Research and Linguistics. The department also offers Tamil language under Foundation Courses, Basic Tamil for students who have not studied Tamil. True to its tradition, the Department has been doing good work in the training of good researchers and scholars. The contribution of the Department to the qualitative change of Tamil scholarship and research is recognized widely. The department offers M.Phil and Ph.D programmes.