Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday inaugurated 14 arts and science colleges, including two constituent colleges of universities, located across the State.
After the AIADMK government assumed office in May 2011, the Chief Minister had started 22 arts and science colleges to benefit students from rural areas.
The 12 new colleges have been come up at: Sivakasi (Virudhunagar dt), Kovilpatti (Tuticorin dt), Kadaladi, Mudukulathur and Thiruvadanai (Ramanathapuram dt), Karambakkudi (Pudukottai dt), Hosur (Krishnagiri dt), Kumarapalayam (Namakkal dt), Kangeyam (Tirupur dt), Uthiramerur (Kanchipuram dt) and Peravurani (Thanjavur dt) and Karimangalam (Dharmapuri dt).
An arts and science college at Veppur (Perambalur dt) constituent of Bharathidasan University and another college at Tittakudi (Cuddalore dt) were also inaugurated by the Chief Minister.
For the new colleges, 210 posts of teachers and 238 non-teaching staff have been created. Besides, `17.09 lakh has been granted for buying office furniture and other equipment. For constructing permanent buildings for these colleges, `105.85 crore has been allocated by the Chief Minister.
Admission of students has started in these colleges in subjects like BA (English), BA (Tamil), BCom and BSc, (Maths) and BSc, (Computer Science). S Padmavathi, a student from Kumarapalayam thanked the CM profusely stating that she had felt as if the college was inaugurated for her. “At a time when we are unable to think about our future studies, the Chief Minister has extended help to poor students like me”, she added