Tamil is being taught in the College since 1961 when the College was established. Dr. (Mrs) Kanaga Soundari Mahalingam, popularly known as ''Saalini'' writer of innumerable books and articles, was the first person to be appointed in the Department. Dr. V. Subramanian worked as a Lecturer in the Department for more than two decades and expired while in service in the year 1992. His research specialization is Tamil 'Theater and Film Studies'. He published a book on Tamil Cinema, two books of verses and two books of short stories. He won Tamil Nadu State Sahitya Academy award for his research book on Bharathi and Bharathidasan entitled "Vaazhviyal Kavignarkal " (1967).
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