CHENNAI: In order to cater to the needs of the students of university constituent colleges, the State government is going to introduce 89 new courses during the current academic year. Minister for Higher Education KP Anbalagan made the announcement in the State Assembly on Thursday.
During the last six years, 24 constituent colleges of arts and sciences were established. A large number of students joined these colleges with four to five courses in the beginning, he said and added “New courses are essential as students want to join these colleges and continue post-graduate courses in the same institutions.”
He added, “As many as 89 new courses, of which 42 are undergraduate and 47 postgraduate, will be introduced in the university constituent colleges during 2017-18 academic year.” The government has earmarked `2.89 crore for these courses.
The minister also informed that a scheme for sustainable industry-compliant certification parameters for employability will be implemented at a cost of `2.94 crore.
Setting up of a zonal centre of Tamil Nadu Open University in Tirunelveli, providing training to SC/ST students in skill development, skill upgradation through THADCO and increasing fund allocation for students project scheme of TN Council for Science and Technology were some of the other announcements made by the minister.