The Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil (2018-2019)
The Institute under its scheme of The Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil proposes to honour eminent scholars having to their credit outstanding contribution to Classical Tamil by conferring different awards for which nominations are invited. The following awards will be presented by the President of India:
1. Tholkappiyar Award (includes a certificate of honour, a memento and a one time cash of Rs.5 lakhs) - one award for each year for Indian nationals.
2. Kural Peedam Award (includes a certificate of honour, a memento and a one time cash of Rs.5 lakhs) - two awards for each year, one for Foreigner and another for Non-Resident Indian
3. Young Scholar Award (includes a certificate of honour, a memento and a one time cash award of Rs.1 lakh) - five awards for each year for young scholars in the age group of 30-40 years age should be between 30 and 40 years as on the last date of receipt of nominations for Indian nationals.
Published works of academic excellence in different fields relating to the Classical phase of Tamil (upto 600 A.D.) shall be considered for the awards. The works published in the fields of grammar, literature, translation, fine arts, architecture, archaeology, epigraphy, numismatics, manuscriptology, culture, etc. shall be eligible.
How To Apply ForThe Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil (2018-2019)
Nominations in the prescribed proforma may be sent by Post to the Director, Central Institute of Classical Tamil, No. 40, 100 Feet Road, IRT Building, Taramani, Chennai 600 113 on or before 6th July 2019.
About Central Institute of Classical Tamil CICT
The Central Institute of Classical Tamil (CICT) is an autonomous Institute of higher research functioning under the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India. This is an Institute constituted specifically for carrying out higher research Classical Tamil at international levels not to be found elsewhere globally. This unique Institute is functioning in Chennai from May 19, 2008. Earlier, from March, 2006 to May 18, 2008, the Institute was functioning in the campus of the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore and it was called Centre for Excellence of Classical Tamil.