Technical Education Ailed by Poor Grant

Published: 13th August 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2014 08:10 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Technical education in government polytechnic colleges in the State was hit during the DMK regime due to miniscule funds and failure to reconstitute the State Board of Technical Education and Training, a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report said on Tuesday.

The report stated that the Board, set up to advise the government on general programme as well as specific individual schemes necessary for bringing about coordinated development of technical education and training in the State, was not reconstituted after 2008.

It added that as against the approved State plan outlay of `3,149 crore for education in the 11th five-year plan period (2007-12), allocation of `241.60 crore was made for technical education out of which only `14.78 crore was allocated for polytechnic colleges.

The report further said that there was shortage in infrastructure such as classrooms and laboratories in the government polytechnic colleges, where the pass percentage of students declined from 72 in 2008-11 batch to 47 in 2010-13.


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