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Education in Tamil Nadu

Education in Tamil Nadu has been the soul and centre of learning providing opportunities for its students all over the country and abroad. Tamil Nadu is a state that boasts of a cardinal, presidents, scholars, scientists and academicians apart from its well renowned ancient art, culture and music. It has one of the three oldest universities of the British period mainly the University of Madras, in the state. Education has surged by leaps and bounds in the state with the rate of literacy moving from 62.66% in 1991 to 73.47% in 2001. The Christian Medical College, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and among others institutes are forerunners in the field of professional education in India. It has forty universities besides 350 engineering colleges in the state. Among 259 institutes for technical education in Tamil Nadu there are 2 National Institutes of Technology.

Distance education in Tamil Nadu

New vistas of learning opportunities have been opened even for those desiring to achieve their dreams that they had postponed, working professionals, housewives, school drop outs etc. Apart from the fact that these courses are cost effective, large sections of the states population can avail of these facilities as distance learning can help educate those living in remote and distant areas. Several universities offer distance education in Tamil Nadu. M. Phil distance education in Tamil Nadu has great scope hence an increasing number of students apply for courses in M. Phil distance education universities. Besides this, MBA education in Tamil Nadu is getting popular with more and more Business Schools offering MBA distance education in Tamil Nadu. B.Tech opportunities are availed in Tamil Nadu Engineering Colleges of which 270 are registered under four technical universities. Universities

M.Phil Distance education in Tamil Nadu

M.Phil distance education in Tamil Nadu is conducted by M.Phil Departments under the University. Tamil Nadu Open University conducts courses in M.Phil through distance education in its Directorate of Technical Education Campus, Guindy Chennai. The University of Madras, Chepauk provides distance education in M.Phil. Madurai Kamaraj University's Directorate of Distance Education founded in 1971 with 1.20 lakhs students has 37 Centres of Spot Admission andStudy Centres numbering 97 in India and 15 abroad. M.Phil distance education course application forms can be downloaded from the website. M.Phil Course syllabus and exam dates information is also provided online under the section M.Phil distance education course details.

M.Ed distance education in Tamil Nadu

The advanced course in higher education is offered to those in the teaching profession. M.Ed distance learning courses make it easy for those residing away from M.Ed Institutes to avail of a degree in higher education through the distant mode. The eligibility for the course at Lady Willington College Education Kamarajan Salai is a degree in teaching. Triplicane Chennai 600005 Institute of Advance Study in Education Education Saidapet, Chennai-600015

Lakshmi College of Education Gandhigaram PO 624302 Ambathurai requires minimum B.Ed eligibility Other M.Ed. institutes on distance education are Institute of Advance Study in Education Saidapet, Chennai-600015 Application forms for M. Ed distance education course can be downloaded from the institute websites. M.Ed Course syllabus and examination dates are provided under the section M.Ed Distance Education in the website.

School Education In Tamil Nadu

School education system in Tamil Nadu has been boosted by the liberal education policy of the Tamil Nadu government. Moreover the school educational system is run by the CBSE, State Board, Matriculation as well as the Anglo Indian Board. While the education percentage in comparison with other states is good in the state of Tamil Nadu there is always room for improvement. With regard to primary education in Tamil Nadu, the percentage of enrolment is 92% from the age group 6-11 years. 63.78 lakhs students out of total 65.15 lakhs were enrolled in 2005-06 in the age group 6-11 years.

Elementary education and Secondary education in Tamil Nadu

The institutions in the middle school number about 8,017 . The total number of teachers in this section were 62156 while 23,48,141 students were enrolled in the year 2005-06. In the high schools there were 33314 teachers for a total number of 12,38,121 students in 2,918 high schools in Tamil Nadu Elementary school in Tamil Nadu and Secondary School education is on the rise in Tamil Nadu. But statistics show a downward trend in comparison with primary education in Tamil Nadu. The student enrolment figures are down to 84% in the age group of 16-18 years in school education in Tamil Nadu. With regard to the number of students in the year 2005-06, the 16-18 age group numbered 130.20 lakhs out of a population of 154.46 lakhs.
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