Department of Linguistics


  • To write text books in Tamil on Linguistics and dictionary/ encyclopaedia of technical terms in Linguistics.
  • To study the grammatical structure of Tamil in traditional way.
  • To study the grammatical structure of Tamil diachronically.
  • To study historically and descriptively the traditional grammatical works in Tamil.
  • To study the regional and social dialects of Tamil.
  • To study the social conditions for the maintenance and loss of language.
  • To study Tamil and other languages in finding out similarities and differences.
  • To do research from the point of view of Natural Language Procession.
  • To take up studies on psycholinguistics and neuro-linguistics.
  • To take up studies on phonetics (articulation, auditory, acoustics etc.)


  • The department has organized some seminars, workshops and refresher courses
  • The faculty members of the department have completed some research projects
  • The faculty members have published some books

Academic Programmes

  • M.A.
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D.

Faculty Members


Dr. K. Visvanathan
Assistant Professor and
Head of the Department

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Dr. P. Mangayarkkarasi
Assistant Professor

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ramesh kumar

Dr. M. Ramesh Kumar
Assistant Professor

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Dr. K. Perumal
Assistant Professor

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