Tamil University, Thanjavur

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Department of Drama


Department of Drama

The Department of Drama, under the faculty of Fine arts strives hard to achieve the goal of the basic systems of Tamil Drama and to uphold the concept and tradition of the Tamil community.
The main aim of the Department is to serve as an inspirational force to the Language theatre of this region (ie) Tamil theatre, involving innovative and creative movements, rediscovering traditional theatrical elements by conducting intensive research studies, interacting with modern theatre concepts and engaging in experimental and traditional play production.

Courses Offered

BPA Kootukkalari
M.Phil Drama
PhD Drama


=> To facilitate theatre artists, researchers and theatre enthusiasts of Tamil theatre to understand universal theories and concepts of modern theatre practice.
=> To document the traditional and modern theatrical forms and techniques with the preparation of Drama encyclopedia and dictionaries.
=> To encourage the writers of Tamil dramas.
=> To promote traditional theatre
=> To promote children’s theatre.
=> To co-ordinate with various play troupes


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