Chennai: Chief Minister M K Stalin today announced that the State government will take care of the college fees and hostel expenses of students who have joined engineering colleges under the 7.5 per cent reservation scheme of the government.
Handing over the admission copies to students who have joined B.E today, Stalin said 10,000 students will be benefitted by the 7.5 per cent reservation scheme this year.
He further said that this government should be a golden period for higher education, technical education and research.
Stalin also added that the State government will continue its fight against NEET. The Tamilnadu government passed a bill to provide 7.5 per cent reservation to students from government schools in professional courses like engineering, agriculture, fisheries and law.
The quota is applicable to the students, who have studied from class six to 12 in the State government schools, in admissions to UG courses offered in universities, private colleges, government aided and government colleges.
The decision to have special reservation for government school students was based on the recommendation of the justice (retired) D Murugesan committee, which was constituted on 15 June by the DMK government. The committee examined the reasons for poor representation of government school students in professional courses and recommended remedial measures to address the issue.