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B.A. Tamil (B.A. Tamil)

Updated By Sakunth Kumar on 25 Nov, 2020
Average Duration
3 years
Average Fee
5 K-12 K INR annual
Exams Accepted
CA CPT, CUCET, JUET ...
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

Undergraduate

Duration of Programme

3 Years

Eligibility 

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

Semester-Wise

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

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B.A. Tamil Career Options and Job Prospects

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

S.No

Particulars

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)

Questions Related to B.A. Tamil Course

Sir/Madam, I do not possess excellent writing skills yet I wish to become a journalist. What are the other skills that a journalist should have? Which UG course should I choose to become a journalist?

-Guru PriyaUpdated on July 31, 2021 06:05 PM
  • 4 Answers
Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, it is imperative for a journalist to possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. You can become a ...

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My daughter completed her 12th this year in the Arts stream. Can you please suggest some good arts stream courses and colleges for her?

-DineshUpdated on July 31, 2021 06:04 PM
  • 7 Answers
Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear parent, there are many arts stream courses that are tailor-made for your daughter given her educational background at the ...

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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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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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