Speaking to TNIE, Velu said while two generations of the people belonging to their community received an ST - Malaikuravar community - certificate, the third generation is denied one.
Owing to the lack of certificate, several parents refrain from sending their children to schools after Class 9 and youth are finding it difficult to get jobs, despite having a degree.
Vijayalakshmi is all set to become the first graduate from her locality as she joins B.Sc., Mathematics and plans to prepare for competitive examinations.
Will lack of community certificate kill the college dreams of this student from the Kattunayakar community?
Jayalakshmi from Alwarkurichi, was denied admission for BSc Physics in a private college in the locality despite scoring 480 marks (80 per cent) in the class 12 examination.