Masters of Arts in Tamil specialization is basically a language focused literature course. The history of Tamil language is more than two thousand years old and there were and there are many contributors from South of our country who has works for the evolution of this language.
The language and course is mainly found in Tamil Nadu and Kerala of India, Tamil from Diaspora and Sri Lankan Tamils. The course study of many Tamil writes and their books focused on Economical, Social and political issues.
Being a masters or post graduate course, Graduates for similar field like BA in Tamil are eligible for this course.
Being a literature course, the admission process is quite simple and easy. Many candidates even opt for a distance learning course; hence the competition is less in this field.
Just like other masters courses; it is also having 2 years duration for normal- regular course. The duration may vary in distance learning mode.
Further study options
In the literature courses, candidates usually opt for M.Phil or doctorate degree like PhD after their post graduation. These courses give them in depth knowledge of their field and hence increase the possibilities of getting good job.
Interested candidates can even pursue B.Ed to have career in teaching field.
The course is completely focused on Tamil language. All the subjects are related to Tamil language basics, its history and evolution. Some important topics are Ikkala Ilakkaim, Tholkappiam- Porulathikaram, Ilakkia Kolgaigal, etc. Idiakkala Ilakkaim, Sanga Ilakkiam, kappiangal, Tholkappiam (Ezhuthu Athikaram- Chollathikaram) are also some important topics of this course.
Apart from these topics, candidates are also allowed to select some elective courses as Oppilakkiam and Thiruvalluvar.
These candidates will have different career options like teacher, translator, etc. After post graduation, candidates can join colleges as Assistant professor in the field of teaching. Some institute offering language course, hire these candidates for teaching on good salary scale.
Interested candidates can work as a freelancer and can work for different firm for content development in Tamil language.
If it comes as a self employed, candidates can start their own tuition classes.
Other jobs are as interpreters, it can be liaison, general and consecutive.
The translator can work in many different fields like scientific field, business related field, technical field, etc. They can also work in research institutes and firms, publishing houses, travel and tourism sector, bureaus and many more.
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