Tamil Courses in India


Being one of the oldest languages, Tamil has around 100 million native speakers and more than 10 million non native speakers. The language is spoken in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius and Burma. The major part of native speakers is found in Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Adaman and Nicobar Islands of India and Srilanka. It is recognized as one of the official languages in Singapore and in Malaysia is recognized as a language of medium.

Courses offered and academic eligibility:

  • Certificate course in Tamil: Passing in School secondary Board examination
  • Diploma in Tamil: Passing in 10+2 from a recognized board
  • B.A. (Tamil Literature/ Oriental Language): Passing in 10+2 from a recognized board
  • M.A. (Tamil): A Bachelor degree in the language or equivalent
  • Language Pandit: A Bachelor or Master degree in the language or equivalent
  • M.Phil. in Tamil: Master degree in the language or equivalent
  • Ph.D. in Tamil: Master degree in the language or equivalent

For some of the programs like M.Phil. and Ph.D. the admission procedure involves entrance test.

Career prospect and expected salary:

The language provides number of opportunities for the enthusiasts. Teaching institutes, print media, film and television industries are few of the major fields in which the openings are found for the language experts.

Teaching profession: Teacher, lecturer, Assistant Professor and Professor are the major occupations of the field. For being a teacher, the candidate must possess a bachelor degree in the language besides the bachelor degree in education or trained as Pandit. Teacher Eligibility Test (TET/CTET) is an eligibility test for being qualified as a teacher. Though few of the private organizations recruit the teachers who didn’t qualify TET or CTET, those who seek jobs in Government bodies in teaching positions must qualify the exam. National Eligibility Test (NET) is the test for getting eligibility for lectureship and also for getting an opportunity for the fellowship grant.

The average salary range starts with Rs. 5000/- and above for a fresh private teacher and Rs.9000/- and above for a government teacher. The average salary for a private lecturer starts from Rs. 8000/- and above and Rs.15,000/- and above for a government lecturer .

Print media: Article writer, columnist, Journalist, novelist, story writer, Editor, Poet, translator etc are the major roles of the field. Newspapers, magazines, publishing companies are few of the work providing areas. Innovativeness, weaving words according to the article in a contemporary style, grabbing attraction of the readers are the major attributes for being in the field. Journalism or creative writing courses help one for getting better opportunities. Many writing chances are also found in e-companies. Online magazines, online papers, online translating companies and websites require content writers. Permanent recruitments as well as freelance working are offered which are either online or offline.

The salary range starts from Rs.5000/- and above depending on the popularity of the paper and the job role.

Film and Television industry: Script writer, story writer, lyricist, content creator etc are the major roles of language experts. The qualification is least bothered and the end work is a major issue. The style of the work must always be updated according to the contemporary styles. New comers as well as the experienced or popular writers have equal prospects depending on the skills and talent.

The payment in the field ranges from Rs. 5000/- and above. The earning depends on the opportunities. Fixed income can be guaranteed for the permanent recruiters and high income sources for the skilled individuals.

Thus the language provides great number of opportunities that could compete with the opportunities in the scientific fields.

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