CHENNAI: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday inaugurated a new co-education arts and science college at Manalmedu in Nagapattinam district. Besides, she declared open new buildings for colleges built at a cost of `26.42 crore in various districts and laid the foundation for new buildings to be constructed at an expenditure of `63.79 crore.
She also launched skill development facilities for technical education institutions set up at a cost of `19.80 crore. In all, the Chief Minister inaugurated completed projects and laid foundation for new ones at a total cost of `91.40 crore, through the video conferencing facility at the Secretariat.
The Chief Minister also inaugurated video conferencing facilities in 20 polytechnic colleges and 10 engineering colleges, E-Yantra Robotics laboratories set up in 10 government and government-aided polytechnic colleges and six government engineering colleges.
She also launched the job seeker series of animated videos produced by British Council to 350 engineering colleges and bilingual textbooks and audio-video CDs suitable for local needs for 140 polytechnic colleges.