Department of Tribal Research


  • The Department envisages undertaking comprehensive studies relating to tribal communities of Tamil Nadu.
  • To offer training for officers related to and working with tribal communities.
  • To evaluate the impact of the government schemes on the tribal communities and assisting government initiatives
  • To conduct anthropological, linguistic and other aspects of folklore studies, associated with the tribal groups in Tamil Nadu.
  • To organize seminars and trainings programs related to tribal studies
  • To prepare updated ethnographic profile on all tribal communities.
  • To establish a tribal museum
  • To investigate Bio-anthropological and Medical anthropological aspects of tribal groups and their bearing on health and disease problems.
  • To record useful ethno medical and ethno biological information on Tamilnadu tribes.
  • To collect and preserve valuable material cultures of tribal communities as reflected in the tribal artifacts used by them.


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

Academic Programmes

  • M.A
  • M.Phil
  • Ph.D.

Faculty Members

Sivaraman TRC

Dr. M. A. Sivaraman
Assistant Professor and Head

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