Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday ordered the setting up of ‘smart classrooms’ in 100 higher secondary schools functioning under the Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Department, from the current academic year.
She has granted Rs 5.05 crore for this purpose and for buying computers and science equipment required for these classrooms.
Under this scheme, one classroom in these schools will be converted into a smart classroom.
Training will be provided to two teachers in the school who wish to teach the students in these smart classrooms, an official release here said.
The release said the State government had been taking many steps to bring down the dropout rate among the SC/ST communities and the smart classroom was yet another measure in this direction.
The Chief Minister has sanctioned Rs 11.56 crore for supplying geographical maps depicting India, Tamil Nadu and its districts for each of the 1.48 lakh classrooms in the elementary sections in Tamil Nadu under the School Education Department and the Directorate of Elementary Education.