M.A. (Tamil)

Master of Arts in Tamil

Duration: 2 Years
Level: Post Graduation
Type: Degree
Eligibility: Graduation

M.A. Tamil or Master of Arts in Tamil is a postgraduate Tamil Language and Literature course. Tamil literature refers to the literature in the Tamil language. It has a rich and long literary tradition spanning more than two thousand years. The oldest extant works show signs of maturity indicating an even longer period of evolution. There are many contributors to the Tamil literature mainly from Tamil people from South India, including the land now comprising Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Sri Lankan Tamils from Sri Lanka, and from Tamil Diaspora. During the course many types of books by various writers are taught along with its social, political and economic conditions. The duration of the course is two years and syllabus is also divided into two years.

M.A. Tamil Eligibility

  • Graduates from any stream with Tamil as one of the subjects are eligible.

M.A. Tamil Syllabus

Syllabus of Tamil Language as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

Year I

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study


Ikkala Ilakkiam


Idaikkala Ilakkiam


Tholkappiam – Porulathikaram


Ilakkia Kolgaigal


Elective – Oppilakkiam

Year II


Sanga Ilakkiam




Tholkappiam – Ezhuthu Athikaram)


Tholkappiam – Chollathikaram


Elective – Thiruvalluvar


M.A. Tamil Colleges

M.A. Tamil Course Suitability

  • Candidates those who want to become lecturer/professor at colleges/universities levels both in government and private institutes after their Master’s degree also are suitable for it.
  • Applicants those who want to go for further research work in the very language also are suitable for it.
  • Those who are willing of developing Tamil language and literature also can go for it.

How is M.A. Tamil Course Beneficial?

  • After having passed this degree course candidates can become teacher in schools and obtaining NET qualification can become permanent lecturer in colleges/universities throughout the country.
  • There are many government jobs in colleges/universities administrative departments where they can find jobs.
  • They can go for research work in Tamil language.
  • They can also become an exponent of Tamil culture and literature.
  • The Master’s degree in Tamil is also credited in foreign countries such as Sri Lanka, Singapore and other Tamil speaking countries.

M.A. Tamil Job Types

  • Tamil Tele Caller
  • Deputy Manager - Accounts
  • Translator - (from Tamil to other Languages)
  • Commodity Dealer
  • Tamil Teacher & Home Tutor
  • Customer Support Manager
  • Online Tutor
  • Clerk

Advance Courses in M.A. Tamil

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