Department of School Education

Government of Tamil Nadu

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About

The Government of Tamil Nadu accords the highest priority to providing quality education to the citizens of tomorrow. Education is the gateway to a better future for children and it is the formative years of school education that lay the foundation for their future wellbeing. It is the primary objective of the state to provide quality, accessible and inclusive education to all its children, and to this end, the government has provided the highest budgetary allocation of Rs.32,599.54 crore for the year 2021-22 for school education.

Objectives
Programs

 NSS aims at personality development of  students through community services like assisting in health camps, blood donation camps, various awareness programmes and tree planting. There are 97,650 student volunteers on the NSS rolls and 1958 units are functioning in Higher Secondary Schools in Tamil Nadu. A grant of Rs.2.5 crore towards regular activities and Rs.2 crore towards conduct of special camps are sanctioned under this scheme every year.

Developing sports culture among students studying in various schools across the state is of cardinal importance. Students are trained and encouraged to participate in various District / state / National level competitions. Due to growing popularity, about 15 lakh students now participate in various events from Zonal to National levels every year

Financial assistance is given to students of Classes 1 to 12 studying in Government and Government aided schools whose bread winning parent (father or mother) expires or becomes permanently incapacitated. The Government ensures that the education of such students is not affected due to unforeseen dire circumstances. An amount of Rs.75,000 is deposited in Government Financial Institutions in the name of the student whose bread winning parent expires or becomes permanently incapacitated in the accident. A sum of Rs.5.70 crore has been allotted for the scheme during the year 2020-21.

  • Bicycles are supplied to students studying in Classes 11 in Government and Government aided schools. Students belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes and Most Backward Classes are given cycles through the respective welfare departments. Students belonging to other classes (OC) are provided bicycles through the School Education Department. 
  • Students studying in Class 11 in Government and Government aided schools are provided with Laptops

During 2020-21, civil works such as new High and Higher Secondary school buildings, additional classrooms, computer rooms, library buildings, laboratories, lab equipment, art and craft rooms, toilets, drinking water facilities, solar panel, ramps with handrails, repair works, etc., have been initiated at a cost of Rs.182.66 crore. Civil works for upgraded High and Higher Secondary Schools are carried out with assistance from NABARD.

Services Offered

Scope: Equivalence Certificates are issued to the students who have studied in Boards other than State Board such as IGCSE 10thGrade, GCE ‘AS’ level and ‘A’ level, IB(Diploma) etc. 

 

Beneficiaries: Students who have studied 10th & 12thStd from Boards other than Tamil Nadu State Board. 

 

Whom to apply

District level: Chief Educational Officer & District Educational Officer concerned; 

State level: Joint Director(Vocational) Directorate of School Education. 

For more information on the eligibility criteria, documents required, and grievance redressal Click here

Scope: To provide financial assistance of Rs.75000/- to students who lost their bread winning parent or whose parent become permanently incapacitated in accident. 

 

Beneficiaries: Students studying in Government and Government Aided Schools who lost their bread winning parents or whose parents become permanently incapacitated in accident. 

 

Whom to apply

Block Level – Block Educational Officer concerned 

District Level – Chief Educational Officer & District Educational Officer concerned (through School ) 

State Level – Joint Director (NSS) Directorate of School Education

For more information on the eligibility criteria, documents required, and grievance redressal Click here.

Scope: Provides financial relief as given below, to the parents or guardians of students who met with unexpected accidents while in school or on school related activities: For accidental death of a student – Rs.1,00,000 For major injuries – Rs.50,000 For minor injuries – Rs.25,000

 

Beneficiaries: Students studying in Government and Government Aided Schools involved in accidents or their family 

 

Whom to apply

Block Level – Block Educational Officer concerned 

District Level – Chief Educational Officer & District Educational Officer concerned (through School ) 

State Level – Joint Director (NSS) Directorate of School Education

For more information on the eligibility criteria, documents required, and grievance redressal Click here.

Scope: Date of Birth / Name correction in 10th and 12th standard Transfer cum Mark sheet certificates. 

 

Beneficiaries: Students studying in any School.  

 

Whom to apply

District Level – Chief Educational Officer & District Educational Officer concerned  

State Level – Joint Director (NSS) Directorate of School Education

For more information on the eligibility criteria, documents required, and grievance redressal Click here.

Scope: To award scholarships to meritorious students of economically weaker sections to encourage them to continue their study at Secondary stage of education. Selected students get Rs.12,000 per annum for 4 years from Standards 9 to 12. Scholarship is disbursed in one installment in a year. Written examination for this scheme is conducted by the Directorate of Government Examinations.

Beneficiaries: Students studying in 8th Standard in Government and Government Aided Schools with minimum 55% marks in 7th Standard. SC/ST students must have secured 50% marks in 7th standard.

Whom to apply:
Block Level -Block Educational Officer concerned
District Level – Chief Educational Officer & District Educational Officer concerned (through school)
State Level – Joint Director (NSS) Directorate of School Education

For more information on the eligibility criteria, documents required, and grievance redressal Click here.

Scope: Selected students get Rs.1,000 per annum for 4 years from Standards 9 to 12.

Beneficiaries: Students studying in 9th standard in Government and Government aided schools and Government recognized schools including Matriculation and other schools. Students must have scored above 50% marks in 8th Standard. 50 boys and 50 girls will be selected from each district, except Chennai district

Whom to apply:
Block Level -Block Educational Officer concerned
District Level – Chief Educational Officer & District Educational Officer concerned (through school)
State Level – Joint Director (NSS) Directorate of School Education

For more information on the eligibility criteria, documents required, and grievance redressal Click here.

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