Department of Translation

This is the only Department in Tamil Nadu for Translation at University level.


  • To translate Tamil literature into other languages and vice-versa.
  • To evaluate the existing translations of Tamil Literature.
  • To evaluate the literary and non-literary translation works of other languages into Tamil
  • To organize refresher courses, seminars, workshops, guest lectures and training programmes for teachers and professionals at various levels.
  • To work on Tamil translation theory and to bring out books on theories in translation.
  • To prepare a series of bibliographies related to translation and to maintain a documentation centre to store up all available materials in translation related to Tamil.
  • To teach the Translation techniques for research students of M.Phil. and Ph.D.
  • To support research on translation


  • Tamilnadu allotted the work of translating the Thirukkural, and poems of Bharathiyar and  Bharathidasan into the Chinese language.
  • The department has organized 35 seminars, workshops and refresher courses
  • The faculty members of the department have completed one research project.
  • The faculty members have published 12 books
  • John Ambulance Institution Supporting the Tamil University five hundred students. (?)

Academic Programmes in the First aid Training programme

  • M.Phil. Completed – 42 On going – 04
  • Ph.D. Completed – 22 On going  – 14
  • P.G. Diploma in Translation from 2011 to till date (For all P.G. Students from Tamil University departments)
  • M.A.
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D.

Faculty Members


Dr. B. Rajesh
Associate Professor

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Dr. S. Veeralakshmi
Associate Professor

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Dr. R. S. Murugan
Associate Professor & Head of the Department

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 Dr.vijaya rajeshwari

Dr. S. Vijaya Rajeswari
Assistant Professor

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