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TN government includes Viswanathan Anand in 13 member panel to frame state education policy

- April 5, 2022

Chennai, April 5 (BPNS)

The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday formed a thirteen-member panel headed by retired justice of Delhi High Court, Justice (Rtd) D. Murugesan to frame the state education policy. Former world chess champion, Viswanathan Anand and music mastero, T.M. Krishna are also on the list of 13 persons who will frame the state education policy. This was announced by the Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin.

The panel members are drawn from various sections and include a middle school headmaster, a chess champion, a musician, a writer, and members of the planning commission other than the retired District Judge.

Chief Minister said that the panel would give its recommendations to frame the new education policy within a year.

The Tamil Nadu government had in its interim budget for 2021-22 said that it would form an experts panel to frame the state education policy. The new education policy, according to the Chief Minister’s office will highlight the ancient culture of Tamil Nadu, its present position, and future objectives.

It is to be noted that the state government under DMK has been continuously objecting several key features of the National Education Policy including conducting common entrance examinations for all UG  courses, introduction of a three-language formula, and conducting common exams for Classes III, V, and VIII.

The state government has also opposed four-year degree and also giving options for multiple exits. The Tamil Nadu state government is of the opinion that giving the option of multiple exits would encourage more dropouts and will create two types of graduates.

Other than the Chairman of the panel, the other members are L. Jawaharneesan, former Vice-Chancellor, Saveetha University, R. Ramanujam, retired professor, Institute of Mathematical science,  Sulthan Ismael and R. Sreenivasan, both members of state planning commission, Aruna Ratnam, former education expert with Unicef, Tamil writer S. Ramakrishnan, former world chess champion, Viswanathan Anand, Music maestro, T.M.Krishna, educationists, Tulasidas and S. Madasamy, R. Balu,headmaster, Government panchayat union middle school, Kichankuppam and Jayashree Damodaran of Agaram foundation.