Tamil is one of the classical language in the world. It is very rich with vast literary works. As literature is considered to be a subject which teaches life, the department desires to provide sound knowledge in Tamil language and literature to the student.

B.A Tamil literature was started in the year 1971 to help students from rural background to continue their higher education after their high school studies. To enhance women’s education, P.G course was started in the year 1980 and Shift II for UG Tamil course was introduced in the year 2007. To enhance research studies in Tamil Literature, M.Phil course was started in the academic year 2013-14. Further the essential steps are being taken to introduce Ph.D programme and to upgrade the department into a Research Department.