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B.A. Tamil: Course Details, Fees, Eligibility, Admission Process, Career Scope & Jobs, Syllabus

Updated By Sakunth Kumar on 21 Oct, 2021
Average Duration
3 years
Average Fee
5 K-12 K INR annual
Exams Accepted
Study Mode
Regular,Distance Learning

About B.A. Tamil

Bachelor of Arts in Tamil or B.A in Tamil is a three-year undergraduate programme is taught to those students who want to increase their competence and knowledge in Tamil Literature and Language. Through the B.A Tamil programme, the students understand the language discourse and linguistic concepts from a functional grammar perspective. In this undergraduate programme, the students gain rare insights into a range of literary styles, periods, and genres of Tamil language. 

B.A. Tamil Course Highlights

The course highlights of B.A Tamil have been provided in the table below - 

Level of Programme


Duration of Programme

3 Years


10+2 qualified candidates who have studied Tamil at the +2 level

Admission Process

Direct Admission or Merit-Based Admission

Average Course Fee

INR 1,000/- to INR 20,000/-

Examination Type


Average Starting Salary

INR 2 LPA to 9 LPA

Usual Job Profiles

Tamil Linguist, Tamil Teacher, Interpreter, Translator, Multimedia Reporter etc

B.A. Tamil Eligibility Criteria

Any student who has passed his/her class XIIth exam from a recognised Board and has studied Tamil as one of the compulsory subjects at the qualifying level is eligible for the B.A Tamil programme. The student must have cleared the qualifying exam with a minimum 55% aggregate but a reserved category student (OBC/SC/ST) is considered eligible for B.A Tamil programme with a 50% aggregate at the qualifying examination level.

B.A. Tamil Admission Process

A merit-based admission process is followed for the B.A Tamil programme in which the qualifying exam marks of the applicants are considered for admission into this three-year undergraduate programme. A few institutions/universities, however, conduct an entrance examination to determine the suitability of the applicants for the B.A Tamil programme. 

B.A. Tamil Course Fee

The course fee for B.A Tamil varies from institute to institute and university to university. Usually, in the government and government-aided institutes/universities, the fee for B.A Tamil programme is less compared to that in the private and un-aided institutions/government. On average, students pursuing the B.A Tamil programme have to spend somewhere between 1,000 rupees and 20,000 rupees per semester - again depending on the type of institute or university it is, i.e government or private.

B.A. Tamil Syllabus

Here is a list of some excellent job profiles that a student after completing B.A Tamil studies can target - 

  • Interpreter
  • Bookkeeper
  • News Anchor
  • Journalist (Regional)
  • Translator
  • Teacher

B.A. Tamil Career Options and Job Prospects

The detailed semester-wise B.A Tamil syllabus have been provided in the table below - 



Ist Year

  • Tamil (Language)
  • English (Language)
  • Modern Literature
  • Grammar - I (Nanool: Ezhuthu. Sol)
  • History of Tamil Nadu & Culture (Allied Subject)              

IInd Year

  • Tamil (Language)
  • English (Language)
  • Medieval Literature 
  • Grammar - II (Nambiyagapporul, Purapporul Venba Maalai)
  • Journalism
  • Environmental Education

IIIrd Year

  • Sangam Literature
  • Grammar - 3 (Yapparungalakkarigai, Thandi alangaaram)
  • History of Tamil Language & Literature
  • Literary Criticism & Creative Writing
  • Folklore (Life Oriented Course)

FAQs about B.A. Tamil

I want admission in B.A. Tamil. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

English and Foreign Languages University Entrance Test , Andhra Pradesh Residential Degree Colleges Common Entranc Test , Delhi University Entrance Exam , Delhi University Science , Delhi University Arts are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in B.A. Tamil courses.

What are the top colleges offering B.A. Tamil courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Arts and Humanities courses : A.G. Teachers College (Ahmedabad) , Jesus and Mary College (New Delhi) , St. Xavier's College (Kolkata) , Institute of Management-Christ University (Bangalore) , Gargi College (New Delhi). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer B.A. Tamil or not.

What is the average fee for the course B.A. Tamil ?

The average fee for B.A. Tamil is INR 5000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to B.A. Tamil ?

Some of the popular specializations for B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) are : Architecture , Logic , Economics , Philosophy.

What is the duration of the course B.A. Tamil ?

B.A. Tamil is a 3 year course.

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Questions Related to B.A. Tamil Course

Has the BA admission registration process at JS Hindu Degree College Amroha started for the academic year 2021-22?

-AnonymousUpdated on August 12, 2022 08:02 PM
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Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, the official website of JS Hindu Degree College Amroha is currently unaccessible due to some technical issues. Due …


When will the BA 1st year admission process of Yasin Meo Degree College Nuh begin for the academic year 2021-22?

-wahidUpdated on July 28, 2022 01:03 PM
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Dear student, no details regarding when the BA 1st-year admission process at Yasin Meo Degree College Nuh will begin for …


Dear Sir! I completed my +2 studied 15 years ago. Am I eligible to apply for admission into BA Tamil Literature offered PKR Arts College for Women, Erode?

-MaheshwariUpdated on July 21, 2021 04:40 PM
  • 1 Answer
Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear aspirant, there is no maximum age limit to apply for admission into the BA courses. But, we suggest you …


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