Students of five tribal hamlets in Anthiyur walk nearly five kilometres to reach the government higher secondary school at Hosur daily as there is no bus service.
Twenty-one-year-old Gautam Kerketta, who hails from a village in Gumla district in Jharkhand, is enamoured by the state.
Police stationed there laid barricades to prevent the two groups from clashing and took the protesting students into custody.
For partially blind Linsi George, life is not for making compromises because of the darkness surrounding her, but it is all about leading generations towards the light.
A resident of Ramkya Thanda in Raghunadhapalem mandal of the district, Nagaraju has grown up around abject poverty.
Of the total 1,39,916 students dropped out of schools in past 10 years, around 19,000 belonged to ST category
It is the five teachers of Government Tribal LP School, Attathodu in Perunad grama panchayat in Ranni, who undertake the arduous journey to the tribal hamlets.
Though schools have switched back to virtual classes, there is no end to the struggle of students in tribal settlements in the district.
Successive governments have made tall claims, but not much has changed in tribal villages, especially in those perched atop hills.
The news that about half of the tribal students in Tamil Nadu do not continue their studies beyond Class 10 is alarming.
Tribal Welfare School at Kongaragidda village to get new building; Collector Shashanka, other officials concerned visit the school as per KT Rama Rao’s directions
Minister of Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare N Kayalvizhi on Friday met Malasar tribal student M Sangavi who cleared NEET 2021 at M Nanjappanur at Thirumalayampalayam.
"I am getting a sum of Rs 2,500 from MGNREGS and another Rs 1,000 from differently able scheme. I run my family with this sum," Radhakrishnan's mother T Mahalakshmi said.
As many as 40 students from Super-60 special campus have secured seats in prestigious IITs and NITs while others got admissions in reputed engineering colleges.
These will be telecast through a local cable television channel which would enable more students to attend classes without interruption.