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An autonomous Institution established by the
Government of Tamil Nadu
A Distance Learning Component of the Tamil University, Thanjavur
[see also Tamil Virtual
University Report by Patrick Harrigan
and Tamils - a Trans State Nation]
Dr. M.Ponnavaikko, Director, Tamil Virtual University announces launch of Tamil Virtual University at Kalaivanar Arangam, Chennai at 5 p.m. on 17 February 2001 by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Kalaignar M.Karunanithi.
|Welcome Address||Dr.V.C.Kulandaiswamy, Chairman, Tamil Virtual University|
|Presidential Address||Thiru Murasoli Maran, Hon'ble Minister for Commerce and Industries, Government of India|
|Opening of Tamil Virtual University||Dr.Kalaignar M.Karunanidhi, Hon'ble Chief Minister, Government of Tamil Nadu|
|Special Address||Prof K.Anbazhagan, Hon'ble Minister for Education, Government of Tamil Nadu|
|Felicitation||Dato Seri S.Samy Vellu,
Hon'ble Minister of Works, Government of Malaysia
Dr.M.Thamizhkudimagan, Hon'ble Minister of Tamil Official Language, Tamil Culture & Hindu Religion aand Charitable Endowment Department
Thiru R.Ravindran, M.P., Chairman, Tamil Internet Steering Committee, Singapore
Thiru S.Sivathasan, Chairman, Official Languages Commission, Sri Lanka
Dr.Thomaas Malten, Institute of Indology and Tamil Studies, Cologne University, Germany
|Inaugural Address||Dr.Kalaignar M.Karunanidhi, Hon'ble Chief Minister, Government of Tamil Nadu|
|Vote of Thanks||Dr.M.Ponnavaiko, Director, Tamil Virtual University|
Mission of Tamil Virtual University
To develop and deliver Internet based learning material in Tamil language, literature and culture to global Tamil Communities and others interested.
To develop and deliver customised programmes to meet the cultural needs of the Tamil Communities in different parts of the world and help them retain contact with their heritage.
To initiate and continue necessary measures to co- ordinate and pool together knowledge resources, developed in Tamil in different parts of the world, for wider dissemination.
To offer academic programmes in Tamil Language, literature and culture for audit or credit and to award appropriate Certificate/Diploma/Degree through Tamil University, Thanjavur on completion of prescribed requirements.