Why Tamil Studies at SOAS
TamilStudiesUK is a fundraising campaign to reinstate the study of Tamil within the Languages Department at SOAS University of London, for our young and aspiring Tamil learners to pursue Tamil at university level.
100 Years of Tamil
Tamil was taught at SOAS from the School’s inception in 1916 until 2010 when it could not continue due to government funding cuts. Reinstating Tamil at SOAS is vital for the Tamil diaspora and
Tamil enthusiasts to pursue Tamil Studies to sustain the language and culture.
Moreover, the academics focused on Tamil at SOAS would be instrumental in standardising the syllabus for Tamil schools, make recommendations
for UCAS points and conduct examinations in Tamil, and monitor the quality of the programme.
Long Term Endowment
A long term endowment of £10 million is required to reinstate Tamil Studies within the Languages department at SOAS and sustain it for the university’s lifetime. Out of this £10 million, £6 million will fund academic positions, and £4 million will endow Tamil Studies scholarships.
Karthigai Moi Virunthu 2022
We are fundraising for the love of Tamil Language. You are welcome to get involved!
B.H Abdul Hameed visited SOAS University of London, and supported Tamil Studies.