Tamil University, Thanjavur

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Department of Translation


Department of Translation

Translation of Tamil literary works into other languages and vice versa, evaluation of the modern as well as ancient translations presently available and to work on the theory of translation are the aims and objectives of the Department.
Guidance to M.Phil and Ph.D students is a regular academic programme of the Department with the financial assistance extended by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi. The Department has been conducting, once or twice in a year . Refresher courses for the faculty members of various colleges on topics related to language and literature and on translation of scientific works. The Central Institute of Indian Languages Mysore, on many occasions sought the collaboration of the Department in preparing manuals for Translation and in compiling Bibliographies of Translated works both in English and Tamil.

Courses offered

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Post Graduate Diploma Translation (PGDT)


=> To translate Tamil literature into other languages and vice-versa.
=> To evaluate the existing translations of Tamil Literature.
=> To evaluate the literary and non-literary translation works of other languages into Tamil
=> To organize refresher courses, seminars, workshops, guest lectures and training programmes for teachers and professionals at various levels.
=> To work on Tamil translation theory and to bring out books on theories in translation.
=> To prepare a series of bibliographies related to translation and to maintain a documentation centre to store up all available materials in translation related to Tamil.
=> To teach the Translation techniques for research students of M.Phil. and Ph.D.
=> To support research on translation


=> Tamilnadu allotted the work of translating the Thirukkural, and poems of Bharathiyar and Bharathidasan into the Chinese language.
=> The department has organized 35 seminars, workshops and refresher courses
=> The faculty members of the department have completed one research project.
=> The faculty members have published 12 books
=> John Ambulance Institution Supporting the Tamil University five hundred students. (?)


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