- The Department of Tamil was started in the year 1974.
- In the Self-financing wing the Department was started in the year 1987.
- The faculty members of the Department have participated in Workshops, Seminars and Conferences and have published 42 papers.
- The Department has completed 5 minor research projects funded by UGC worth
- The faculty members have been the Chairpersons and members of the Board of studies in Periyar University and have also acted as members of the Inspection Committee for various Colleges in and around Salem.
- They have also been the Academic Council Members in Periyar University.
- Two of our staff members were awarded the “Best Paper Presenter” at the National level Seminar.
- The Department has produced four Ph.D scholars.
- To enrich the language skill of the students, various competitions are conducted within the campus and they are also motivated to participate in the competitions conducted by other Colleges.
- Consecutively for the past three years, our students have won cash prize of Rs.13,000/- and trophies in various competitions organized by various organizations.
To educate students on the special qualities of classical Tamil language.
To teach the students to appreciate the nuances of Tamil language and Literature.
- The following staff members received grants for Minor Research projects from University Grants Commission during 2015-2017.
Dr.B.Malliga Devi – Rs. 1,15,000/-
Dr.S.Uma – Rs. 1,50,000/-
Ms. S.Umarani – Rs. 1,40,000/-
Dr.K.Essaki – Rs. 2,00,000/-
- M. Gomathi of II B.Sc Mathematics won the second prize and a shield, in the Oratorical Competition conducted by Ulaga Thirukural Peravai, Madurai on 04.04.2015.
- Dr. K.Essaki received the Best Paper Presentation Award at the International Seminar conducted by Dr.Zakir Hussian College, Illayankudi on 15.10.2015.
- Dr. S.Uma won the first prize in the State Level Essay Competition conducted for College teachers by Vivekananda Kendram, Kanyakumari on 18.02.2016.
- J.Sandhiya of II B.Sc Mathematics won the third prize and a cash award of Rs.1000/- for Oratorical Competition conducted by Vidiyal Kalai Elakkiya Mandram, Madurai on 13.07.2016.
- S. Anandhakumar of II. M.Sc Chemistry won the second prize of Rs.7000/- in Oratorical Competition conducted by Tamil Valarchi Kazhagam, Namakkal on 20.12.2016
- Dr. K.Essaki received the Best Paper Presentation Award at the National Seminar conducted by KSR Women’s Arts and Science College on 12.12.2017.
- Dr. S.Uma won the Bharathiar award in Poetry Writing Competition conducted by Tamil Kalai Elakkya Mandram, Chennai on 29.07.2018.
- R.Shanmugapriya of III B.Sc Mathematics won the third prize and a Cash award of Rs.5000/- for Oratorical Competition conducted by Tamil Valarchi Kalagam, Nammakkal.