Why Tamil Chair at SOAS university, London

SOAS – School of Oriental and organisational studies is located in London in the UK. SOAS is a centre for the study of subjects concerned with Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This university is producing eminent scholars for the past 100 years. This university has been globally ranked 4 under development studies category by the QS world university rankings in 2018. SOAS library has 1.2 million volumes and electronic resources for the study of Asia, Africa and middle eastern countries. Setting up a chair in the SOAS, London which has eminent professors in the field of Asian studies will facilitate in the research and development of Tamil language. Digitisation of rare palm leaf manuscripts will also take place under the Tamil chair at SOAS.