Tamil Virtual Academy
தமிழ் இணையக் கல்விக்கழகம்
|Established||17 feb 2001|
|Director||T. Udhayachandran IAS|
The government of Tamil Nadu established the Tamil Virtual University (TVU) on 17 February 2001 as a Society. The university provides internet-based educational resources and opportunities for the Tamil diaspora as well as for others interested in learning the Tamil language and acquiring knowledge of the history, art, literature and culture of the Tamils.
Tamil Virtual University offers certificate courses at three levels (Basic, Intermediate and Advance) and B.A. Programme in Tamil. The postgraduate Programme M.A. (Tamil) has been approved by Tamil University, Tanjore.
The Chairman of the university is T.K.RAMACHANDRAN IAS.
The digital library of TVU provides literature, glossaries and dictionaries. It accommodates literature starting from Sangam era to the present day, with the following features:
- Classified sections of books.
- Ancient and medieval literature, with their commentaries.
- Romanized versions of Tolkappiyam, Patthuppaattu and Ettutthogai.
The library has subject-indexing and search facilities.
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