Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court, Uma Nath Singh, will administer the oath of office to Shanmuganthan, they said.
He was appointed as the new Governor on May 12 following the state having a stint of over four months without a permanent Governor.
Keshari Nath Tripathi, the West Bengal Governor, was given additional charge in January this year since former incumbent KK Paul was sworn in as Governor of Uttarakhand.
Shanmuganathan is a post-graduate and an M Phil in political Science.
He joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in 1962 and later joined Bharatiya Janata Party and served in many party positions.
He has been in charge of the Defence, Research & Documentation and Overseas Friends of BJP Cells.
A prolific writer, the BJP leader had written three books relating to culture and social aspects in Tamil.