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Senior TN Minister defends elevation of Udhayanidhi, says he should become Deputy CM soon

'There is no rule that the heirs of politicians should not become politicians,' senior minister in the Stalin Cabinet K Ponmudy said.

published on : 13th December 2022
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Revamped syllabus for arts, science colleges next year: TN Higher Education Minister K Ponmudy

The new curriculum was being developed by Tamil Nadu State Council of Higher Education (TANSCHE).

published on : 24th November 2022
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Tamil Nadu parties turn down 10 per cent EWS quota amendment

Stalin referred to the observation of former SC judge O Chinnappa Reddy that reservation is not a poverty alleviation scheme.

published on : 13th November 2022
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NEP will cause Tamil Nadu school dropout rate to spike, says Ponmudy

“The State government sent a recommendation to the Centre about changes that need to be brought in the policy. But that was rejected by the ministry,” he said.

published on : 5th November 2022
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Tamil Nadu: Hiring alert scares guest lecturers

“At this age, clearing a written test is going to be difficult for us. We have to compete with candidates much younger than us.

published on : 24th October 2022
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Will TRB provide 50 per cent reservation to guest lecturers in assistant professor recruitment?

"They stuck on to the job believing that their job would get regularised one day.

published on : 4th October 2022
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First-year engineering classes to commence by end of October

While the engineering first-year classes begin in September every year, they will commence by October-end this year, said State Higher Education Minister K Ponmudy.

published on : 1st October 2022
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Govt will hire 4,000 assistant professors: Ponmudy

Higher education minister K Ponmudy on Friday said 4,000 assistant professors for government arts and science colleges would be recruited soon.

published on : 24th September 2022
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Minister K Ponmudy’s query on panchayat chief’s caste draws flak

An open question by the State higher education minister to a panchayat union chairperson about her caste identity at a public event has irked human rights activists. 

published on : 21st September 2022
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‘Mundra port privatised in 1998, no sea in Vijayawada’: K Annamalai

He also said the minister’s claims that drugs were also coming from Vijayawada was foolish because there is no sea in Vijayawada.

published on : 3rd September 2022
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Union govt responsible for drug menace, says Ponmudy

However, Tamil Nadu cannot do it alone. The Union government is responsible for the drug situation,” said Ponmudy.

published on : 2nd September 2022
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K Ponmudy to release TNEA rank list Tuesday

The list will be available on tneaonline.org. Students can check their ranks after logging into their accounts with their email ID and password.

published on : 16th August 2022
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In a first, TN govt calls for meet of V-Cs

But it’s also being seen as an assertion of power against Governor RN Ravi, who serves as the chancellor of these universities.

published on : 9th August 2022
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Tamil Nadu government to terminate service of unqualified teachers in colleges

Addressing media persons, he also said efforts will be taken to regularise the services of qualified guest lecturers in government colleges.

published on : 20th July 2022
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Tamil Nadu minister K Ponmudy urges CBSE to release Class XII results before July-end

The UGC, on Wednesday, has asked all universities to fix the last date for admission to first-year undergraduate courses after the announcement of CBSE Class XII results.

published on : 15th July 2022
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Tamil Nadu minister K Ponmudy to boycott Madurai Kamaraj University event, blames Governor

Ponmudy alleged that the event was planned without consulting him, the pro-chancellor of the university.

published on : 13th July 2022
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Government opened 31 colleges in State in a year: Tamil Nadu minister K Ponmudy

Ponmudy said that Periyar, Arignar Anna and Kalaingar Kaunanidhi are the reasons for the development of education in Tamil Nadu.

published on : 13th July 2022
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Vocational students can study engineering: K Ponmudy

Ponmudy said there is an existing scheme for polytechnic students to join in the second year of engineering courses.

published on : 28th June 2022
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Tamil Nadu government tells universities told to follow 69 per cent quota policy

The minister's statement came in the wake of Madurai Kamaraj University's decision to provide 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker sections for Biotechnology seats.

published on : 15th June 2022
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'Language does not need any advocacy': BJP flays DMK for linking Hindi-speaking people to 'pani-puri' sellers

Tamil Nadu Higher Education Minister K Ponmudy had on Friday asserted that the state government will continue with the two-language formula as its policy.

published on : 15th May 2022
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