Ram M Sundaram

Chennai slum resettlements to have playgrounds & gyms

The Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board had constructed nearly 32,000 tenements to rehabilitate dwellers from informal settlements across the city.

22 Jul 2017

50 percent of first year engineering students in Chennai flunk physics exam

Of the 1.08 lakh students of colleges affiliated to Anna University who appeared for physics exam in April-May this year, only 52,000 managed to clear the paper.

20 Jul 2017

Physical education director suspended; YMCA does U-turn in Tamil Nadu fake certificates case

According to officials in the directorate of collegiate education, P K Ilango under suspension had allegedly submitted a certificate for a course that never existed.

19 Jul 2017

RTI applicant in Chennai gets 5 kg wrong documents as reply

The Right to Information (RTI) portal was launched to allow citizens get concise and precise reply to their query.

16 Jul 2017

Experts cry foul over plan to cut lunch break in government schools

Current lunch break of one hour and 10 minutes alloted in government schools will be reduced to 40 minutes.

16 Jul 2017

RTI applicant in Chennai gets 5 kg wrong documents as reply from state food safety department

Unhappy with the quality of rice being served by a store, a motor mechanic had filed an RTI petition with the food safety department in August 2016. 

10 Jul 2017

Tamil Nadu may stick to its no-detention policy

Centre intends to scrap it from the next academic year; a few states, including Kerala, not on the same page

08 Jul 2017

‘Adhere only to UGC 2010 fiat while naming aided college principals’ 

Though the University Grants Commission eplaced Regulations of 2000 with subsequent regulation of 2010, several government and aided colleges adopted  UGC Regulations, 2000 for appointment.

07 Jul 2017

MTC canteens in Chennai have no food safety license

Violating the food safety norms, all the canteens maintained by state-owned Metropolitan Transport Corporation were found operating without food safety licenses and registration certificates.

06 Jul 2017

Whopping 95% candidates fail to clear teacher test

Out of the 7.53 lakh candidates who took TNTET this year, only 34,979 managed to pass.

05 Jul 2017

NEET sessions for teachers from July 10

To prepare government school students in Tamil Nadu for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and other national-level competitive exams, the State govern

04 Jul 2017

NATA norm may keep 25% BArch seats vacant in Tamil Nadu

Students aspiring to join architecture-related courses from Tamil Nadu are in troubled waters now due to the State government’s ‘unaltered’ eligibility policy.

30 Jun 2017

Move to reserve seats in unreserved category illegal, feel legal experts

THE Centre’s move to reserve medical seats in open category for candidates from upper castes is unconstitutional and will not stand legal scrutiny, say experts.

27 Jun 2017

Medical admissions all India quota: 50.5% reservation for the upper caste?

New ‘Unreserved’ rule will leave less seats for backward category students

25 Jun 2017

ESIC medical college not surrendering seats for all India quota this year

Clearing the air over admissions to ESIC medical college in Chennai, a senior government official said 65 out of the 100 seats will continue to be filled through the state counselling.

25 Jun 2017