Course Structure

Programmes



(i) Master of Philosophy in Tamil (M.Phil.) by Research.
(ii) Master of Arts in Tamil (M.A.) by Course work and Research.
(iii) Postgraduate Diploma in Tamil (PgD. Tamil) by Course work.


Introduction

These programmes are designed to provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills to those who are involved in the field of Tamil Language and Literature.


Objectives

The objectives of these programmes are to provide to the students with a complete understanding in the field of Tamil Language and Literature and its applications to face contemporary linguistic and literary issues. The programme is intended to develop appropriate analytical, methodological and practical skills to enable students to analyze all areas of Tamil Language and Literature effectively and implement the findings.


Course Duration


Two years for M.Phil. in Tamil
Two years for M.A. in Tamil
One year for PgD. in Tamil


Method of the Course

(a) Postgraduate Diploma Programme includes lectures and assignments.

(b) M.A. Programme includes seminars, workshops, report writings, presentations and research work in addition to the above. Lectures and tutorial classes will be conducted in the first three semesters. Seminars, Workshops, Presentations and Research work will be conducted during the fourth semester.

(c) M.Phil programme will contain research work only. The programme includes seminars, workshops, Guest lecture programmes, presentations and research work.



Postgraduate Diploma


Semester – I

Course Code Course Title Lecture Hours Credit Point
TML 501 C3 Sangam Literature and its Tradition 45 3
TML 502 C3 Ethical Literature 45 3
TML 503 C3 Folklore 45 3
TML 504 E3 Tholkaappiyam - Porulathikaaram 45 3
TML 505 E3 Tamil Poetics 45 3
TML 506 C3 Nannul 45 3


Semester – II

Course Code Course Title Lecture Hours Credit Point
TML 507 E3 Devotional Poetry and Minor Literary Genres in Tamil 45 3
TML 508 C3 Epic Literature 45 3
TML 509 C3 Novels in Tamil 45 3
TML 510 E3 Short Stories in Tamil 45 3
TML 511 C3 Modern Tamil Poetry 45 3
TML 512 C3 Modern Tamil Grammar 45 3


The PgD. Tamil consists of twelve course units such as TML 501 to TML 512. Each course unit will have a written paper of three hours duration and three continuous assessments. The examination for written papers will be conducted at end of the semester – I and semester – II of the first year. The candidates can choose 5 Course Units (4 compulsory units and 1 elective unit) in the first semester and any 5 units (4 compulsory units and 1 elective unit) in the second semester.



Master of Arts

The semester – I and semester – II programme of Master of Arts are same as the Postgraduate Diploma programme shown above.


Semester – III

Course Code Course Title Lecture Hours Credit Point
TML 601 E3 History of Tamil Language 45 3
TML 602 C3 Editing works of Old Texts and Development of Journalism in Tamil 45 3
TML 603 E3 Scientific Tamil 45 3
TML 604 C3 Literary Theories & Criticism 45 3
TML 605 C3 Research Methodology and Development of Tamil Research 45 3
TML 606 C3 Introduction to Modern Linguistics 45 3


Semester – IV

Course Code Course Title Credit Point
TML 607 C15 Thesis and Viva 15

In the Course Code the letter "C" stands for "Compulsory" and the letter "E" stands for "Elective".

The M.A. degree consists of five (4 compulsory units and 1 elective unit) course units and a thesis with a minimum 30,000 words in addition to the Postgraduate Diploma



Master of Philosophy

The students of Master of Philosophy should conduct research. They should submit a thesis with minimum 75,000 words.

Office Hours :

10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Postgraduate Unit

Faculty of Arts and Culture, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka.

Coordinator

  • Prof. MAM. Rameez

    Senior Lecturer, Gr. I in Tamil
    (Doctor of Philosophyin Mass Communication, M.Phil in Tamil, BA in Tamil)

    +94 67 2255180
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