Tamil Virtual Academy

Tamil Virtual Academy, formerly known as the Tamil Virtual University, is a distance education institution based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The Government of Tamil Nadu established the Tamil Virtual University on 17 February 2001 as a society. The announcement was made at the closing ceremony of the Second Tamil Internet Conference in 1999 by M. Karunanidhi. 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 Academy
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Tamil Virtual Academy
Established17 February 2001; 20 years ago (2001-02-17)
ChairmanT.K. Ramachandran
DirectorT. Udhayachandran
Location, ,

Tamil Virtual Academy 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.[1]

Digital libraryEdit

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:

The library has subject-indexing and search facilities.


  1. ^ "தமிழ் இணையக் கல்விக்கழகம் - Tamil Virtual Academy". Tamilvu.org. Retrieved 15 February 2019.

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