“The State shall endeavor to provide within a period of ten years from the commencement of this Constitution, for free and compulsory education for all children until they complete the age of fourteen years.” -( Constitution of India, Directive Principles of State Policy, Article 45)
3.2 Education in Tamil Nadu
While the literacy rate of Tamil Nadu was almost comparable to the all-India …show more content…
Education in Tamil Nadu, before the settlement of the English in the country and during the early years of the colonial rule, was a very private affair, with each household deciding whether their children will study in the different institutions across the state. Till the year 1813, the British East India Company did not promote education among the natives of the state of Tamil Nadu. It was in the later years, during the mid-19th century that several schools were established within Tamil Nadu. The grants that the state government authorities received from the central government were used for the promotion of education by building several schools and centers of higher education in and around Tamil Nadu. Today this South Indian state is a favorite haunt for students seeking higher education, especially professional education. Tamil Nadu has thousands of reputed schools. The capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai has some of the top schools in India. The schools are built in different locales and covers different people of almost all walks of life, such that their children can also have quality education.
School education in Tamil Nadu is an elaborate process. Children have to go through several stages of schooling to reach college.
The education system of Tamil Nadu is classified into the different stages of: