The Department of Tamil was established in the year 1996 under the leadership of Dr. P. Yogeswaran, retired professor of Tamil Research Department, Presidency College.
In the year 1997 Chitra Bharathi famous Bharathi Aringnar, R. A. Padmanabhan inaugurated Bharathi Vizha. It was attended by scholars like kumari Anandan.
The Department has been consistently producing 100% success in university examinations.
Besides academic achievements, the Department encourages students to participate in various associations such as Kambar Kazhagam, Ilakiyacharal etc., to nurture their talent and create a platform to polish their core literary skills, which in turn will help them to emerge as future scholars in Tamil.
Successful students who are passionate about the language are trained by the Department and are placed in the field of mass media communication, preferably films, Television Channels & Print Media.
There was celebration in January, 2016 by arranging for lectures on Positive Thinking. The students from all the departments were involved in narrating Thought for the Day in Tamil and displayed quotes in English on the above theme in the campus.
A Guest Lecture was organised on 21 January 2016 on the topic Positive Thinking. Mr. G. Balakrishnan, Correspondent and Secretary, Mr. Prabakaran, Corporate Trainer and Mrs. Latha Prabakaran were the guests of the day.
Mr. G. Balakrishnanin, in his talk mentioned that hardwork, strong belief, patience, discipline, luck, right attitude, developing self confidence were some of the key factors to become a successful person in life. Mr. Prabakaran spoke on positive attitude by quoting slogans from famous personalities as examples. Also he emphasized on the need to develop positive outlook for one's development. Mrs. Latha Prabakaran narrated incidents from her own personal experience and stated that to develop positive thinking one should develop concentration by reducing negative thinking and focusing on managing failures. She appealed to the students to use their energy in the positive way.
Mrs. K. T. Hema, Vice principal delivered the vote of thanks.