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TN government welfare scheme benefits 2.73 lakh girl students for higher education, report

- May 27, 2024

Chennai, May 27 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu government in a statement said that 2.73 lakh girl students benefited from the Moovalur Ramamirtham Ammaiyar Higher Education Assurance Scheme or ‘Pudhumai Penn Scheme’ launched by Chief Minister M.K. Stalin in 2022.

The statement on Monday also said that this scheme of the state government has led to a 34% increase in enrollment of girl students in the higher education sector of the state.

It may be recalled that the Pudhumai Penn scheme aims to provide a monthly aid of Rs 1,000 to girl students, who have studied from Class VI to XII in State government-run schools and are pursuing higher education.

The government in the statement said that 1960 proposals were received under the Chief Minister’s Research Grant scheme and added that several students were benefitting from the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Research Fellowship scheme.

The statement also said that the Higher Education Department was constructing an auditorium to be named after former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi in Presidency College in Chennai.

The 2,000 seat capacity auditorium spread over 5,500 sq.m. was being constructed at a cost of Rs 63 crore.

The statement also said that the Naan Mudhalvan scheme of the state government had benefited over 27 lakh students and over 1.9 lakh students have gained employment opportunities.

The Tamil Nadu government, it may be recalled, has introduced curriculum courses for the students of government-run polytechnic, engineering and arts and science colleges in collaboration with the Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation under the Naan Mudhalvan scheme.

‘Naan Mudhalvan’ provide information for college students on course and industry-specific skill offerings that would help them to get trained in their chosen field of interest that will help them in achieving their career goals.

The State government has also extended aid to the tune of Rs 213.37 crore towards the hostel and other expenses of 28,601 students who have benefitted from the 7.5% reservation in professional courses provided to those who have studied in government-run schools, it said.

The Tamil Nadu government, according to the statement, has provided an assistance of about Rs 1,000 crore during the past three years to benefit 13,241 first generation learners.