Tamil University, [TU] Thanjavur prides itself in the rich legacy and heritage of the Tamil language and culture which they fondly represent. One of the most intimate ethos of the university is to carry forward this rich heritage. Situated on a 850-acre campus stands an impressive architecture and design. Its gopuram-inspired structure towers over the Thanjavur-Tiruchirappalli NH. Tha campus includes boys’ and womens’ hostels, a magnificent library, conference hall and construction of a Museum is currently underway.
With a focus on promoting excellence in all bodies of knowledge for the betterment of human society, the university has a vast scope of subjects and courses offered. Tamil University, [TU] Thanjavur offers courses mostly at the postgraduate, M.Phil and doctoral level. The university has 5 departments, namely- Department of Arts, Language, Science, Manuscriptology and one dedicated entirely to the Development of the Tamil language. An exhaustive list of specializations and courses are offered under each of these faculties.
The university offers Certificate courses in Tamil, Telugu and Music. In addition to this, there are Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma [PGD] courses that can be opted for by the candidates. Further details regarding specializations available are in the table below-
|Diploma||Manuscriptology, Music, Tamil, Telugu|
|Certificate||Music, Tamil, Telugu|
|PG Diploma||Translation, Geographic Information System in Coastal EcoSystem, Siddha drug Standardization Regular|
At the undergraduate level the University provides only two courses, namely-
The eligibility criterion for both is 10+2 or equivalent examination in any stream.
With an expansive and extensive array of postgraduate courses, TU offers students an opportunity to study the more nuanced and off-beat courses in much depth. The programmes offered are M.Sc, MA, MSW, M.Ed, MCA, MFA and M.L.I.Sc. However, the specializations are truly peculiar. Some subjects offered for study are Lexicography, Linguistics, Manuscriptology, Palmleaf manuscripts and Rare Paper Manuscripts, Maritime History, Applied Geology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Siddha Medicine to quote a few. Detailed list is as given below-
|MA English||English, Translation, Linguistics|
|MA Tamil||History, Manuscriptology, Translation, Linguistics, Lexicography, Comparative Literature|
|MA Linguistics||Linguistics, Lexicography|
|MA Fine Arts (Sculpture and Paintings)||Art History, History-Fine Arts, Fine Arts|
|MA History||History, Fine Arts, Art History, Sculpture, Tamil, Tamil History, Manuscriptology, Epigraphy|
|MA History & Archaeology||Epigraphy, History|
|MA Archaeology||History, Archaeology, marine Archaeology|
|MA Social Work||Social Work, Sociology|
|MA Sociology||Social Work, Sociology|
|MA in Philosophy, Yoga, Indian Culture and Religious Studies||Yoga, Temple Management, Philosophy, Culture|
|M.L.I.Sc.||Library and Information Science|
|M.D. Siddha, Pharmaceutical Sciences, related subjects||Siddha Medicine, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Botany, Chemistry, Medicinal Botany, Pharmaceutical Sciences|
|PG in Geology, Earth Sciences, related subjects||Geology, Applied Geology, Earth Science, Remote Sensing, geography, Geoinformatics|
|PG in Botany and related subjects||Botany, Biotechnology, Sericulture, Forestry|
|MCA/M.Sc Computer Science/M.Sc IT||Computer Science|
|PG in Environmental Science||Environmental Science, Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Management,|
|M.Sc||Environmental Science, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, Biomedical Science,|
|MA Manuscriptology||Maritime History and Marine Archaeology, History, Epigraphy, Archaeology, Rare Paper Manuscripts, Palmleaf Manuscripts|
|MA Arts||Drama, Music, Bharatanatyam, Sculpture (History, Art and Culture)|
Most courses of the postgraduate level are continued into the 1-year M.Phil course. A total of 19 specialization subjects ranging from Arts and Science to Archaeology, Linguistics and Education are being offered by the University. The aim is to provide a sound knowledge base of nuanced subjects which will create better scholars, and thus lead to continued research and addition to the existing body of knowledge of these rare, specialized subjects.
|M.Phil||Library and Information Science|
|Maritime History and Marine Archaeology|
|History, Epigraphy, Archaeology|
|Rare Paper Manuscripts, Palmleaf Manuscripts|
|Music and Dance|
|Sculpture (History, Art and Culture)|
The specialization subjects offered under the Ph.D programme are duly categorized into various subject groups such as History, Music and Bharatanatyam, Comparative Literature, Philosophy, Education, Science, Anthropology, English, Tamil, Translation, Folklore, Social Work and Library Sciences. A total of 32 subjects are open for study and research at the doctoral level. The scope of Specializations provided under each group are given in the table below-
|Ph.D [History Group]||History, History-Fine Arts, Fine Arts, Art History, Sculpture, Manuscriptology, Epigraphy, Archaeology, Marine Archaeology|
|Ph.D [Music & Bharatanatyam Group]||Music, Bharathanatiyam|
|Ph.D [Tamil Group]||Tamil, Lexicography, Manuscriptology|
|Ph.D [Social Work]||Social Work, Sociology|
|Ph.D||Temple Management, Yoga, Culture|
|Ph.D Comparative Literature||Comparative Literature|
|Ph.D L.I.Sc||Library and Information Science|
|Ph.D in Science||Environmental and Herbal Science, Ancient Science, Industries and Earth Science, Computer Science,|
Admission to the Ph.D courses in any of the fields of study is on the basis of the candidate’s score in the Tamil University Research Common Entrance Test [TURCET]. Apart from this, candidates must have a postgraduate degree, or a diploma and work experience in the relevant field.
To apply offline, candidates may avail the application form at the University campus or alternatively, download it from the Admissions section of the official website. To apply for admission to TU, Thanjavur online, visit the official website of the university.
For further details, refer to the TU, Thanjavur Fee Details.
|Tamil University||Contact Details|
Tamil University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India- 613010
What are the courses offered by the university?
The university offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate, M.Phil and Ph.D courses. Apart from this, the university also offers Certificate courses Diploma and PGD.
What are the Diploma/Certificate courses offered?
Diploma course: Manuscriptology, Music, Tamil, Telugu Certificate courses: Music, Tamil, Telugu Post Graduate Diploma: Translation, Geographic Information System in Coastal Eco-System, Siddha drug Standardization
What are the UG courses offered?
The university offers the following two courses at the undergraduate level- Bachelor of Performing Arts [BPA] - Dance (Koothukkalari) B.Ed - Education