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TamilNadu educationThe state of Tamil Nadu in education stands as the literate state in India with 80.33 percent over the country average. The tn education department is classified as

The Education Administration or Authority has divided into two namely Tamil Nadu Government and union govt which again split into tn hr education dept and  and tn school education dept and the Union Government as ugc and aicte or simply All India Council for Technical Education

Throughout the tamilnadu education you have both english and tamil Medium of instruction with private institutes or schools teaching in english and government aided schools are in Tamil medium with exception to Kendriya Vidyalaya’s of central govt with English & Hindi.

ALl the recognized schools in the state of tamil nadu falls under one of the category

Central Board of Secondary Education CBSE
Tamil Nadu State Board TNSB
Indian Certificate of Secondary Education ICSE
Matriculation System K 10
Tamil Nadu Anglo-Indian School Leaving Certificate AISLE
International Baccalaureate
American system

There are about twelve years of 3 levels of schooling
8 years of Elementary level split into 5 yrs of primary & 3 yrs of upper primary stages
2 years of Secondary level
2 years of Higher Secondary level

For all these school levels the textbooks are made available online over the internet to download from the official website portal

Table Showing School Levels in Tamil Nadu Education Department

Level Stage Stanard Years to study
Elementary Primary I to V five
Middle Upper Primary VI to VIII three
Secondary High School IX to X two
Higher Secondary Higher Secondary XI to XII two


Government of India � Department of Education

National Education Policy

National Council for Teacher Education

Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai

Universities in Tamil Nadu

Teachers Education Research and Training

Tamil Nadu State Council for Higher Education

Tamil Virtual University

Madras Institute of Development Studies

State Resource Center-Tamil Nadu

Teacher Recruitment Board

Department of Social Defence

Missing Child Bureau

Rehabilitation of the Disabled (Special Education)

Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children

Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women Limited

Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu


School Syllabus

School Text Books Online

Directorate of Elementary Education

Directorate of Government Examination

The above links are useful educational links for the students taking education in tamil nadu at any level.

Following are the list of universities recognized and aided by the government of tamil nadu for the students to take admission for higher collegiate education

No. University Name Location District
1 Alagappa University Karaikudi Sivagangi
2 Anna University Chennai Chennai
3 Annamalai University Annamalai nagar Chidambaram
4 Bharathiar University Coimbatore Coimbatore
5 Bharathidasan University Trichy Trichy
6 Madurai Kamaraj University Madurai Madurai
7 Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Tirunelveli Tirunelveli
8 Mother Teresa Women’s University Kodaikanal Dindigul
9 The Tamil Nadu Dr. M. G. R. Medical University Chennai Chennai
10 Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University Chennai Chennai
11 Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore Coimbatore
12 Periyar University Salem Salem
13 Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Chennai Chennai
14 Tamil University Thanjavur Thanjavur
15 Thiruvalluvar University Vellore Vellore
16 University of Madras Chennai Chennai
17 Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University Chennai Chennai
18 Tamil Nadu Open University Chennai Chennai
19 Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University Chennai Chennai
20 Tamil Nadu Fisheries University Nagapattinam Nagapattinam


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