TN reserves a 7.5 percent preferred quota for govt school students seeking admission to professional courses.

TN reserves a 7.5 percent

TN reserves a 7.5 percent preferred quota for govt school students seeking admission to professional courses.

The Tamil Nadu government announced on Thursday a 7.5 percent “preference basis” quota for state government school pupils seeking admission to engineering, agricultural, veterinary, law, and other professional degree courses provided by the government, aided, and private schools in the state.

The quota law, tabled in the parliament by Chief Minister M K Stalin, applies to students who attended state-run schools from the sixth to the twelfth grades and implements the recommendations of the panel chaired by Chief Justice of the High Court of Delhi, Justice D Murugesan.

The quota law, tabled in the parliament by Chief Minister M K Stalin, applies to students who attended state-run schools from the sixth to the twelfth grades and implements the recommendations of the panel chaired by Chief Justice of the High Court of Delhi, Justice D Murugesan.

Over time, fewer pupils from state government schools have been admitted to professional courses.Only 0.83 percent of government students were admitted to Anna University for the academic year 2020–21, 6.31 percent to government institutions, 0.44 percent to aided engineering colleges, and 3 percent to veterinary schools, he noted. According to him, just 3.7% of government school students were admitted to fisheries, 4.9% to agriculture, and less than 1% to Tiruchirappalli’s National Law University.

The Tamil Nadu Admission to Undergraduate Professional Courses on a Preferential Basis to Students of Government Schools Act, 2021 was initially supported by the opposition AIADMK.

According to the findings of the Justice Murugesan commission, which was formed to assess and analyze the reasons for the low intake of government school students in engineering and other professional courses, the students are in a disadvantageous position and require more facTaking into account the socio-economic situation, disadvantages suffered, and previous enrollment of government school students, the commission recommended that not less than 10% of seats in engineering, agriculture, veterinary, fisheries, law, and other professional courses be set aside to provide preference in admission to them. ilities to pursue their school education as well as preferential treatment in joining various professional courses.

The findings of the panel demonstrate that there are de facto disparities between government and private school students. After careful consideration of the commission’s recommendations, the government has decided to take affirmative action in order to achieve true equality between students who attended government schools and those who attended private schools, by allocating a certain percentage of seats on a preferential basis to students who attended state government schools from sixth to twelfth grade.

 

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