Tamil is an ancient and dominant Language of South East Asia belonging to the primitive Dravidian family with Rich culture , History and Literature. The Government of India has officially recognized Tamil as a Classical Language. It is no wonder then, that since its inception in 1971. The Department of Tamil in Guru Nanak College has been attracting thousands of students who opt Tamil as their First Language.
The Department offers Part – I Tamil as Foundation course for B.A., B.SC. & B.COM Classes. Since 2009, The Department also offers Basic Tamil as a Non Major Elective for Non – Tamil Students. Advanced Tamil is offered for Students who have studied Tamil as First Language upto SSLC.
Successive Heads of the departments
To Introduce the students to the rich heritage of Tamil literature , culture and history and thereby creating the Tamil consciousness in young minds
Enriching their creative and communication skills & sensitizing the students to socio cultural ethos of Tamil society
Cultivate moral and social values in the young generation so that the graduated youth shares and serves his/her knowledge with the society around to build a prosperous nation.
The Department has been functioning with the objective to inculcate the spirit of the language and appreciation of literature, to enrich creativity and to prepare the students to face examinations. As part of its co-curricular activities, the Department Association conducts competitions , arranges lectures and cultural events to sensitize students in socio-cultural aspects of Tamil language.
Best RRC Program Officer ( Chennai Region) for the year 2012 – 13
Organised a Three Day National Seminar on Classical Literature with the grant of CICT,2014
Articles Published-25 , Compiled a Text Book, Associated With Media, Has worked as an ANNOUNCER (part-time) in AIR.
Author of 6 Books &10 articles. Motivates and Guides Students For Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Examinations, Carried out an UGC Funded Major Project “ Epistemology & Ethnic science of Tamils thro’ classical texts”
RJ:anchoring Youth Programs in AIR. Anchors various Literary Programs
Articles Published 15, Skillful in Tamil Computation ,creates blogs, Tamil e Books and e Tamil Apps for Mobile applications.
Dr.N.Praveen kumar M.A.,M.Phil., Ph.D
Author of 3 Books & 25 articles
Editor of ‘Puranadai’, Idayveli Literary magazines. Translated Poems & articles.
Conducted a Seminar on “ Chennai Lores “ and workshop on Poetry..
Worked as News Reader cum Translator in AIR
Author of on Book & 8 articles. Conducted a Seminar on “ Chennai Lores “ and workshop on Poetry. Skilful in folklore & Theatre
Author of Two Books & Ten articles. Motivates students in Cultural activities.
Autor of 12 articles and 2 Books
“MAGUDAM AWARD 2017”, By News18 Channel for Best Social Work for his Organization ARIVUSUDAR educational service for the poor. . Conducted a National Conference on Babasaheb Dr.Ambedkar .
Editor of BeemanadhiMagazine.
Dr.K.Amaresan (Shift II)
Author of 2 Books &15 articles
Skilful in Folklore and Theatre, Street Plays.
Member of Editorial in Beemanadhi Magazine. Selected as Best Theatre Group to stage the Play in Thirupathi.
With the guidance of the Department ,Five of our students have published their Collection of Poems
Nam yedu a bimonthly Literary magazine is being brought out by the students with Baburaj as the Editor.
Secured Runner up Place in Podigai TV ‘Zhagaram’ Talkshow
Staged a Debate in Royal TV on the occasion of 70th Independence Day 2017
Staged a Talent Show in AIR , Youth Program, 2015.
Team of fifty students performed cultural programs in IBC TVon the occasion of Pongal -2016
.A HELP DESK is maintained in the department to give special attention to Slow learners. Students are encouraged to taken additional classes in the HELP DESK and have close interaction with the Teacher.
Teachers motivate and counsel the Students in the HELPDESK and have a close watch on the Students’ Progress
Eminent Personalities are invited in the Department to give motivational Speeches to the students.
Study Circle – Bharathiyar padippu vattam
A Readers Circle has been initiated in the Department to create awareness of book reading and intellectual activity among the students. Students share and debate their views on recently read books. Best Books are suggested and circulated among students to broaden their knowledge apart from regular Curriculum
Padaiparangam is an innovative forum to bring to light the Creative works of Students.
Every week students gather on all Fridays and stage their creative works Poetry, short Story and articles for which constructive criticism and appreciation is given then and there. Students Read , discuss and Debate on Current affairs and various issues
Preparation of Online study materials for students
The Department Web Page www.kalloorithamizh.blogspot.in has a collection of all first year and second year syllabus and explanatory notes with education related web links
Educative films :
Biographical, historical, cultural Documentaries and short films are screened every month in the Department . Students watch and later discuss and critically analyze the content and making of the film.
Students are also encouraged to use all the online resources in the Department Computer
The Department also encourages and assist students in Publishing their Poems, stories and other writings, by
For aspiring students guidance is given in preparing for Competitive Examinations : TNPS & TRB
Ph.D , Part –Time
Research Supervisors –
Research Scholar – Ms,Selvarosary pushpa.
Title : Jo di cruz novelgalil Neythal Nila vazhviyal
1. V.Sivasankari :Sanga panuvalgalil vanika panbadu
2.N.Mohanraj : Sanga ilakkiyam
3.V.Suresh : Thamizh Hindu nalidhazh
U.G.C Funded Major Research Project- Dr. K.Jeyaseelan-
Title : Exploring the Epistemology & Ethnic Science of Tamils.