DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS

Brief Profile of the Department

  • Department of Linguistics:
  • Department of Linguistics was introduced in 1966 and has been part of the Programme of the Department of Tamil Studies. Department of Linguistics started the Part-Time Evening Certificate Course in 1968 and Diploma course in 1969. Department of Linguistics started the Full-time P.G. Course in 1978. Simultaneously introduced Certificate and Diploma course in Transltaion. UGC Recognized the Department of Linguistics as Identified Department (1981). The Department has introduced two M.Phil Courses, M.Phil Linguistics and M.Phil Language Science in 1989 and 1995 respectively. Department of Linguistics was included in the School of Linguistics and Communication in the year 2013.

  • Placements:
  • Students are appointed in various Universities, Colleges and Schools. Appointed in Central Institutes of Indian Languages, Mysore. Appointed in foreign countries like Mauritius, Singapore, United States, etc. Appointed in various government administrative services Indian Institute of Tamil Studies, Chennai. Central Institute of Classical Tamil, Chennai. Census of India, Kolkatta. Endangered Languages, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore.

  • Highlights:
  • Published 73 books, edited 55 books and published 775 research papers. Produced 30 Ph.D’s and 125 M.Phil’s. Organized various National Seminars, 5 Research Courses and 15 Workshops. Conducted Orientation Programmes for Teachers and Professors in Testing and Evaluation, Translation, Computational Linguistics, etc. Delivered 75 special lectures in various Universities and Colleges. Arranged lectures for the students appearing competitive examinations like NET, SLET, IAS, etc. For Admission Contact Prof. V. Renuga Devi - +91 9486898197.

    Faculty Members



    Dr.A. Munian

    Assistant Professor and Head i/c

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    Dr. K.Umaraj

    Assistant Professor

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    Dr.R.Kumarasamy

    Assistant Professor

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