Tamil Nadu : The Education Hub

An Outlook on the Education System in Tamil Nadu: 

Tamil Nadu, the second most literate state in India, after Kerala with a staggering 80.3% literacy rate, is a boon to all who go there seeking education.  With over 3,500 private schools, about 1.3 crore students enrolled into schools, Tamil Nadu is surely an example for all the other states in India for the efficient education system they follow.  Tamil Nadu also follows the conventional educational system, with the students required to complete 12 years of schooling (10+2+3 System). Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education was established in 1910, and is known for how it’s history and pattern of evolution.  

Tamil Nadu government is set on providing free fundamental education for all the students who belong to an age group lying between 6 and 14. They also want to provide a compulsory free education for 8 years. They aim to build libraries in localities consisting of around 5000 members, so that everyone can inculcate the sense of curiosity and the willingness to learn within themselves. Eradicating dropouts has been prioritised as one of the primary challenges for the education system. Health education also is of ample importance as children need to very much aware regarding the same.

Rules and Working of the Institution: 

All the schools in the region are presided over by a headmaster, with senior teachers given the additional duties to manage different grades and sections. For the knowledge of all children seeking admissions in Elementary and middle school; it involves about 220 working days, while High schools mainly work on about 200 days. The former follows 9:30 to 4:30 pm schedule while the latter 9:00 to 5:30. All the staffs working in the educational institution are required to follow the basic norms set by the government and the body itself, including:

Category of staff  Governed by the Rules 
Teaching staff   
Elementary and Middle Schools  Elementary Education Subordinate Service Rules 
High Schools  School Education Subordinate Service Rules 
Head Masters, District Educational Officers, Chief Educational Officers, Directors  Tamil Nadu Educational Service Rules 
Higher Secondary Schools including Headmasters  Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary Educational Service Rules 
Non-Teaching Staff  Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service Rules,[Text Wrapping Break]Tamil Nadu General Subordinate Service Rules,[Text Wrapping Break]Tamil Nadu General Service Rules,[Text Wrapping Break]Tamil Nadu Basic Service Rules 


Top Colleges in Tamil Nadu 

Tamil Nadu being an education hub is home to many prestigious colleges. In the field of engineering and technology, IIT Madras remains one of the best colleges to attend in the country. VEL Tech university, Sri Sai Ram Engineering college, Agni College are some of the good options for the students to consider if they are to pursue B.Tech/Engineering degree in Tamil Nadu’s Engineering colleges 

Tamil Nadu’s MBA Colleges are also renowned for the quality of education they provide, university of Madras, Loyola Institute of Business being some of the good colleges for students to consider for MBA degree after they are done with their bachelor’s program.  

All Schemes and Facilities Provided: 

All the government schools are to implement the mid-day meal program, for all the students from classes 1 to 10. Supply of textbooks, slates, etc. for free, and girl students studying in class XI and XII given free bicycles to help them travel.  


Tamil Nadu offers quality education at a reasonable price and provides all the students with a lot of opportunities and benefits. This makes it the perfect place for students to pursue their degree in a well-balanced system; Cost of living is affordable to most of the students, while opportunities are present everywhere waiting for students to make the best of them.

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