Tamil Nadu higher education enrolment ratio above national average: Chief Minister

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister ‘Edappadi’ K Palaniswami stated that promotional schemes in higher education has resulted in the State achieving enrolment ratio higher than national average.

Published: 19th April 2017 05:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th April 2017 05:05 AM   |  A+A-

Chief Minister ‘Edap padi’ K Palaniswami distributing prizes to students of Presidency College at its 175th year celebration on Tuesday

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister ‘Edappadi’ K Palaniswami on Tuesday stated that promotional schemes in higher education has resulted in the State achieving enrolment ratio higher than national average.

Addressing the 175th year celebrations of the Madras Presidency College here, he enlisted various schemes implemented to promote higher education.

“Thanks to various schemes, the higher education enrolment ratio has increased to 44.3 per cent in the State, over and above the national average of 24.5 per cent,” he said.

He noted that 4 government engineering colleges, 44 government arts and science colleges and university constituent colleges, 16 polytechnic colleges, a national law school and an Indian Institute of Technology were established in TN between 2011 and March 2017.

On the purpose of education, he said it should not be examination-oriented, but should guide the students in building their career.

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