Department of Tamil Studies in Foreign Countries



  • To undertake research on Tamil Diaspora, and their language and literature
  • To do research on language issues
  • To impart training to those residing within and beyond India who desire to study Tamil language and Literature.
  • To prepare textbooks and teaching tools
  • To study the problems of the overseas Tamils, especially those relating to their linguistic, socio, economic, religious and cultural aspects.
  • Offering training courses on Tamil Language and literature


  • The Faculty members have published more than many books
  • Training programmes have been conducted
  • Many research projects have been completed by the faculty Members

Academic Programmes

  • M.A.
  • M.Phil. Tamil Studies
  • Ph.D. Tamil Studies

Faculty Members

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Dr. R. Kurinchiventhan
Professor and Head of the Department

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Dr. G. Palanivelu
Associate Professor

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Dr. D. Vetrichelvan
Associate Professor

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