Chennai, Feb 21 (BPNS)
AIADMK leader and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K. Palaniswami said that the leap in higher education in Tamil Nadu is due to the efforts of the AIADMK government.
He was speaking at the inaugural function of a private medical college owned by the former Deputy Speaker of the Loksabha, Thambidurai on Monday at Hosur.
The former Chief Minister said that the percentage of entrants into the higher education sector in Tamil Nadu rose from 33% to 51% during the AIADMK regime.
He said that the entry of students from modest backgrounds to medical colleges in Tamil Nadu was testimony to the efforts taken by the AIADMK government.
The AIADMK leader said that the state government’s 7.5% quota for medical education through NEET ensured that a large number of students from modest backgrounds could dream of medical education.
EPS said that 541 students from poor families could pursue medical education due to the 7.5% quota for government school students implemented by the Amma government.
The former Chief Minister also said that it was the AIADMK government that established 7 Law colleges, 21 polytechnic colleges, 23 medical colleges, 5 veterinary colleges, and 40 government arts and science colleges.