Department of Hindi

Department of Hindi


The Department of Hindi instituted in the academic year 2014-15 with the Additional Language Courses for Five-year Integrated PG Programmes (IMSc.). Later on, in the academic year 2016-17, these courses were brought under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) and offered as one of the optional languages for the students of second year of IMSc. In view of enhancing the academic programmes, the department embarked on the PG and Research Programmes (M.A. & PhD) during the academic year 2016-17. The programmes of study have been designed in conformity with the requirements for the employment spread over in various academic and industry oriented pursuit. The courses offered for Post Graduate Programme (M.A. Hindi Language and Literature) covers the areas such as Hindi language, literature, linguistics, poetics, functional Hindi, translation, journalism, content writing and comparative literature. The PG Programme comprises of 19 different courses covering the above areas. The courses are supported by special lectures/talks of the eminent academicians/scholars/writers.

It is the only department in the university, wherein National Fellowship Holders (JRF/RGNF) have been enrolled for PhD Programme. To ascertain the quality research work, the research scholars have to undergo course work for one semester compulsorily. The course work comprises of four courses i.e. Research Methodology, Various Views and Approaches to Criticism, Modern Literature and Philosophy, Broad Area of Research. At the beginning of the research, the course, Broad Area of Research sets up the carrying into action for thesis and puts down the thinking of long drawn out research.
The department has been a trend setter for impelling the additional language teaching-learning for the integrated programmes. These courses demonstrate the uniqueness of the department. The Additional Language offered by the department has four courses, each having three credits. These courses are purely optional with the following patterns:

  • Hindi Language Learning (earlier titled as ‘Basic Hindi-I’).
  • Hindi Language Skills (earlier titled as ‘Basic Hindi-II’)

These courses are offered for the beginners, who have never studied Hindi Language at any level of their education.

  • Hindi Language: Structure and Literature (earlier titled as ‘Advanced Hindi-I’)
  • Modern Hindi Literature, Functional Hindi and Translation (earlier titled as ‘Advanced Hindi-II’)These courses are offered for those students who have studied Hindi either in secondary school level or higher secondary level or qualified in Basic Hindi Courses.



Second Language Teaching is conventional and quiet common phenomenon at the level of graduation. The universities that offer graduation programmes do pursue with language course as an option. Therefore, the students have the option to choose any one language to study for two years for their academic benefits.

Programmes Offered
M. A. in Hindi
Eligibility Criteria:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Hindi with at least 55% (Gen) [50% (OBC Non-creamy Layer)/45% (SC/ST/PWD)] of aggregate marks (or) any Bachelor’s Degree with at least 55% (Gen)[50% (OBC Noncreamy Layer)/45% (SC/ST/PWD)] of marks in Hindi as Optional/Elective/Compulsory Language.

Duration of the programme: Two Years (Four Semesters)
Mode of Selection: CUET Score
Sanctioned Strength: 26
Ph. D. in Hindi
Eligibility Criteria and Guidelines:
Dr. P. Rajaretnam

Dr. P. Rajaretnam

Associate Professor

Dr. Madhulika Ben Patel

Dr. Madhulika Ben Patel

Assistant Professor

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Head of the Department
Department of Hindi
Central University of Tamil Nadu
Thiruvarur – 610 005
Phone : +91-4366-277230
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