Department of Tamil is one of the oldest departments in Govt. College Chittur. The department offers Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Research leading to Ph.D. Tamil is an optional subject for BA degree course and the additional language. University of Calicut raised the department to a Research Centre, leading to Ph.D. Our department is the first research department in this college and it is the one and only research and higher studies centre for Tamil under the University of Calicut. The Research Centre was started in this department as per the university order number 24229/72/GA(CL)dated 14.02.1976.