Private colleges file plea against TN government

Chennai: A section of private colleges in Tamilnadu has moved the Madras High Court seeking direction to the State government to release scholarship funds meant for students from SC and ST communities which are pending since 2017.

Disposing of the plea, Justice K Ravichandra Baabu directed the State to consider the representation of the association and dispose of the same in eight weeks.

According to the Association of Private Colleges, scholarships meant for students SC and ST has not been released to private colleges concerned since 2017.

Such funds would be released by the state government at the end of every academic year directly to the college concerned. The court directed the state to consider the plea within eight weeks.


NT Bureau