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Tamil Nadu to bear all costs of students from govt schools joining in professional courses under 7.5% quota | Chennai News

Tamil Nadu to bear all costs of students from govt schools joining in professional courses under 7.5% quota | Chennai News, the vie

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government would bear all costs — including tuition fees, hostel fees and counselling fees — of government school students joining in professional courses under the 7.5% special reservation, chief minister M K Stalin announced on Monday.
While issuing the admission letters to 50 students under the special reservation in Anna University in Chennai, Stalin said around 10,000 students would join engineering courses and 350 students would join agriculture, veterinary, fisheries and law courses under this quota.
“Due to this, the families of students, their town are being taken in the path of development. It will also benefit the state and I am proud to issue the admission letters,” Stalin said.
He said 69% of students studying in government schools were from villages and the special reservation had become like a rural development scheme. He recalled that the DMK government headed by former chief minister M Karunanidhi had cancelled entrance exams for medical and engineering as it had been blocking the entry of rural students in professional courses.
“The government is conducting a legal battle against the NEET. Government orders ensuring social justice laying foundation for equitable society,” he said.
Asking the both school education and higher education department to lay the foundation for Tamil society’s all round development, he said the present government’s tenure should become a golden period for higher education, professional education and research.
“If any one of the students benefiting in this reservation comes and tells me years later that he is working in a big company or started his own business because of this government order, there cannot be a much happier moment for me,” the CM said.

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