About the Department

The Department of Tamil was established in 1921. The objective of the Department is the promotion of Tamil Language and Literature among the rural students of this region. Its contribution to the language is immense. Kurunthogai, one of the eight anthologies was collected from the palmyra leaves and published by the first Professor of the  department Thiru Sowriperumal Arangan. The Government of Tamil Nadu recognized this achievement and arranged centenary celebrations of its publication in 2015 at Islamiah College.

Kavikko. Dr. Abdul Rahman the well known Tamil Scholar, Poet, Orator and great thinker served as the Head of the Department for more than three decades and worked for the development of Tamil Language and Literature in this region. He was awarded Sahithya Academy  Award - Tamil Language (1999) for his remarkable and famous poems  “Aalabanai”. He received several awards like Kalaimamani Award (1989), Bharthidasan Award (1989), Ashara Award (1992), Sirpi  trust Award (1996), Kalaignar Award (1997), Rana Literature Award (1998) etc.

Similarly, his successor Thiru D.M. Abdul Kadar, the popular Orator  was bestowed with the honor Kavimamani and Umaru Pulavar Award (2017) by the Government of Tamilnadu. 
Dr. P. Sivaraji, the present head of the Department was honoured by the Government of Tamilnadu on two occasion with Thamizh Semmal (2018) and Maha Kavi Bharathiyar award (2019) for his contribution to Tamil literature. 
The other faculty members are also contributing for the development of the Department and the student community by the scholarly publications.

The special feature of the Department is Kavirathri being organized for instilling interest among students in writing poems in Tamil and participating in poetry competitions on the model of Urdu Mushaira.

Program Offered

Foundation Tamil.

Ph.D in Tamil (PT).


Dr. P Sivaraji B.sc.,M.A.,M.Phil. B.Ed.,,Ph.D.,


Dr. P.Sivaraji was born on 04 th of April 1965 at a village named Ramanaickanpet under Thirupattur District.He pursued his school education from I to


Dr. M Mujeebur Rahman M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,


Born and raised in Mathur Village, Vridhachalam t.k.,Cuddalore Dt. Tamil Nadu. He studied  B.A., M.A.,M.phil., in T.K.Govt.Arts College,Vridh


Dr. G Vengadakrishnan M .A.,M.Phil.,PhD


Dr. G. Vengadakrishnan was born on 19th of January 1969 at a village named Narayana Kuppam under Thiruvannamalai District.He pursued his school educat


Mr. A Askar M.A.,M.Phil.,UGC (NET) .


A.Askar was born on 15th of Feb 1981 at old pet Krishnagiri , Krishnagiri (District). He pursued his school education from I to V standards a


Best Practices

Department of Tamil conducts every month Maanavar Kavi Arangam.
Literary Competition like Essay writing competition, oratorical competition, Poetry competition and  Quiz competition are conducted regularly.

Research Supervisor


Name of the Supervisor


Area of Specialization


Dr. P.Sivaraji

Associate Professor & Head

Sangam Literature, Modern Literature


Dr. M.Mujibur Rahman

Assistant Professor

Sangam Literature, Modern Literature


Dr. G. Vengadakrishnan

Assistant Professor

Sangam Literature, Modern Literature


Seminar & Workshop | 10-04-2021 | Venue: Seminar Hall

How to Excel in Business

RIFAH Chamber of Commerce Karnataka  and Islamiah College (Autonomous)Vaniyambadi organize the ...

General | 24-03-2021 | Venue: Allama Iqbal Auditorium

College Day Celebrations 2021

Islamiah College (Autonomous) Vaniyambadi College Day Celebrations 2021 can be viewed through this Y...

Seminar | 21-01-2020 | Venue: Seminar Hall

Seminar and Book Release

Department of Tamil Conducted  Seminar and Released a book entitled on  “A Deep Stud...

Seminar | 17-09-2019 | Venue: Seminar Hall

Special Seminar on “Kavi  Ka. Mu. Shereef –Vazhvum Paniyum”

Department of Tamil and P.G Department of History jointly organized a Special Seminar on “Kavi...

Seminar | 22-08-2019 | Venue: Allama Iqbal Auditorium

 Seminar on “Awarness of Lexicon’’

Department of Tamil Conducted  Seminar with Senthamizh Sorpirapiyal Agara Muthali Thitta Iyakka...

Seminar | 31-03-2018 | Venue: Seminar Hall

TNSCHE sponsored National Seminar - 31.3.2018 Tamil

Tamilnadu State Council for Higher Education sponsored a National Seminar on "Contributions of Child...

Celebrations | 04-03-2018 | Venue: Allama Iqbal Auditorium

Dept. of Tamil - Muthamizh Vizha - 4.3.2018

A Grand Muthamizh Vizha was organized by the Dept. of Tamil on 4.3.2018 at Allama Iqbal Auditorium a...

Seminar & Workshop | 07-02-2018 | Venue: Multimedia Hall

One day work shop on “Thamizh Chol Thedal"

Department of Tamil has organized One day work shop on “Thamizh Chol Thedal" on 07.02.2018. Dr...

Inauguration | 17-08-2017 | Venue: Allama Iqbal Auditorium

Inauguration of Tamil Mandram - 17.8.2017

Department of Tamil inaugurated “Tamil Mandaram” on 17.8.2017 at 11.00 am at the Allama ...

Seminar | 28-03-2017 | Venue: Allama Iqbal Auditorium

UGC Sponsored National Seminar On " Thirukkural Kattum Valviyal Nerikal" - 28.3.2017

Department of Tamil has organized a UGC National Seminar on “Thirukkural Kaatum Vazhviyal Neri...

Seminar | 04-10-2015 to 05-10-2015 | Venue: Allama Iqbal Auditorium

National Seminar on "Poet Sowriperumal Araganayar's Kuruthogayum Puthuriyum" on 4 and 5 October 2015

Department of Tamil has organized National Seminar on "Savariperumal Aranganar Kurunthogai Puthurai"...

Inauguration | 16-08-2015

Inaugration of Tamil Mandram - 16.8.2015

Tamil Mandram of Islamiah College was inaugrated on 16-08-2015.  Dr. Andavar, Associate Profess...

Club | 22-02-2015 | Venue: Aditorium

Muththamizh Vizha 22-02-2015

Muththamizh Vizha was conducted by department of Tamil on 22-02-2015.

General | 24-09-2014

Inaugration of "Tamil Mandram"

Tamil Mandram of Islamiah College was inaugurated by Dr. M. Rajedhran, Former Vice Chancellor, Tamil...

Seminar & Workshop | 14-12-2013 to 24-12-2013

Ten Days Worshop on Tamil Grammer

Ten Days Workshop on Tamil Grammer was held from 14.12.2013 to 24.12.2013 at Islamiah College. ...

Seminar | 11-12-2013 | Venue: Seminar Hall

State Level Seminar on "Ullaha Padaippellikiyathil Pengallin Punku"

The department of Tamil of our college has conducted State Level Seminar on "Ullaha Padaippellikiyat...

General | 15-09-2013 | Venue: Auditorium

Tamil Mandram

Inauguration of Tamil mandram (Tamil Association) held on 15.9.2013 at Allama Iqbal Auditorium. ...

Competition | 12-02-2013 | Venue: Seminar Hall

Ten Colleges Pariticipating in Various Competitions Conducted by The Tamil department

Students from ten colleges participated in various competitions conducted by the Tamil department, i...

Seminar | 10-11-2012 | Venue: Seminar Hall

Kaviko Abdul Rahman's Speech

Kaviko Abdul Rahman's speech was one of the best scholastic speech ever we might have heard at this ...

General | 26-09-2012 | Venue: Seminar Hall

The Occassion of Tamil Manram Inauguration

Secretary & Correspondent Janab Ghani Mohammed Jaweed saheb honoring Thiru Kovai Vanavil Thangav...

Islamiah College (Autonomous)
Vaniyambadi - 635 752
Tamil Nadu, INDIA.
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