**Tender Ref No. ELCOT/IT-Infra/OT/32985/MPLS/2017-18 Due Date 23.10.2017 - Corrigendum-2 is available in ELCOT & TN Website.**
Tamil virtual university (TVU)
A "Tamil Virtual University" has been created at Chennai. This will promote the learning of Tamil by interested students anywhere in the world through the Internet. This is the first of its kind in the world in a language other than English.

The Hon'ble Chief Minister, launched the digital library of the Tamil Virtual University on June 18, 2002. The " library " available on the university's web site, www.tamilvu.org , contains Tamil language learning kits and the syllabi for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.The library comprises three sections - Tamil books from the Sangam age to the post-modern era; dictionaries; and a cultural panorama spanning Tamil festivals, arts, Saivite and Vaishnavite shrines and a two-lakh jargon.

Hon'ble Chief Minister also released "Ponvizhi", an optical character recogniser ,the first Tamil software funded by Tamil Software Development Fund , on this occasion.

Vision
The Tamil Virtual University aims at providing Internet based resources and opportunities for the Tamil Communities living in different parts of the globe as well as others interested in learning Tamil and acquiring knowledge of the history, art, literature and culture of the Tamils.
Mission
  • 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.