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There are many schools and colleges newly getting ready each year in Chennai, let's share our views on this here, thank you.
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Velammal school recently opened in many places of city. They are still mushrooming with different flavors of CBSE like bodhu campus, new gen, etc .. anyone knows where in Manapakkam they have planned? Heard 2 new schools upcoming there from Velammal..

Tamil Nadu government would soon set up coaching academies for civil services aspirants in all districts, state Education Minister K A Sengottaiyan said today.

“To help those appearing for IAS/IPS examinations, the state education department will soon start coaching academies in all the 32 districts,” he said.

The academies would benefit poor and middle class youths in their bid to clear the exam and get good ranks, he added.

The Minister was speaking at a function at nearby Thindal village where he distributed over Rs. 10.50 lakh worth pooja articles to 420 temples under the administration of the state Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment department.

The Minister also said steps were being taken for repairing damaged school buildings and constructing new class rooms across the state.
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IIT-M placed 264th in world ranking

It is 18th among BRICS countries while Anna University is placed 85th

The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2018 that was released on Thursday has placed the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras at the 264th rank among world universities.

Known for its electrical engineering programme, it is placed among the 51-100 rank band for the subject and 18th in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) ranking.

Eight indicators

Anna University is placed 85th among BRICS countries. Reputed for its chemical engineering programme, the university is ranked in the 201-250 band among the BRICS countries.

Among world universities, it is placed in the 651 to 700 rank band for citation per faculty of research papers.

The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University is ranked 105th and the Madras University is placed in the 171-180 band among BRICS countries.

“The BRICS ranking is compiled using eight different indicators, including the ratio of faculty to students, the proportion of academic staff with a Ph.D and the institution’s reputation among academics and employers,” according to the website.

The ranking organisation has placed the Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru at the 190th rank among world institutions.
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IIT-Madras plans second campus within 30 km radius

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) is planning to create a satellite campus to join the ranks of universities that have non-monolithic campuses. The proposed second campus should ideally be within 30 km from the existing campus, and the Institute has requested Tamil Nadu government for permission and support in this regard.

Sources from IIT-M told DT Next that once the proposal for the second campus fructifies, a new master plan exercise would be necessary for both the present campus and the new one.

This would also enable the Institute to grow to 12,000 students and 1,200 faculties, as envisaged in the recommendations of the Kakodkar Committee.
The development of a satellite campus opens up various possibilities for the institute, which is creaking under space crunch at its campus in Chennai. The new campus would provide space for creating large inter-disciplinary centres as physically and architecturally distinct units, creating the ambience of a discovery park.

Additional accommodation for scholars, faculty and staff members could also be created there. The second campus could accommodate facilities such as a convention centre as well. It may be possible to create an extension of the IIT-M Research Park, too, at the new campus. Funds could be raised from donors to create world-class infrastructure.

The expansion plans are not limited to infrastructure alone; IIT-M is also planning to recruit around 30 top-class faculty members each year. The institute has decided to provide a five-step path for promotion and reward to the faculty once every 5 years.

In addition to these, steps being taken include energy and water conservation measures, and safe disposal of waste among others. These include increasing the efficiency of appliances (such as minimising energy consumption for air-conditioning) and the use of renewable energy sources.

There is also a plan to augment the waste water treatment towards zero discharge in the present campus, and systems are being strengthened to improve waste disposal and handling processes and to ensure recycling of all materials. Steps are being taken to dispose of hazardous waste in a safe manner. Also, land use is being optimised through full lifecycle planning of built infrastructure.

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^^ Anyway, they have got land in Thaiyur for satellite campus. What do they mean by second campus ?
RGUHS loses Karnataka's top medical college to Tamil Nadu university

In another boost in the medical education of the State, the University Grants Commission (UGC) allows RajaRajeswari Medical College and Hospital, Bengaluru to become a constituent college of Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute (Deemed to be University), Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Karnataka’s top medical college will now become a part of a deemed to be university and get disaffiliated from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS).
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Good News. TN Need some Best Design Schools too like Shrishti in Bangalore and NID in Ahmadabad.
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TN CM K Palaniswami launches exclusive education TV channel

The Tamil Nadu government on Monday launched its exclusive education TV channel, aimed at benefiting students of classes I to XII. An initiative of the School Education Department, "Kalvi Tholaikkatchi" (Education TV) was launched by Chief Minister K Palaniswami here.

This was a "first of its kind" initiative in the country, School Education Minister K A Senkottaiyan said. The content will include shows aimed at school children, besides those on jobs and related issues.

Palaniswami said the TV channel will impart knowledge on various subjects like facing competitive exams. "The (content will include) training for competitive exams, skill development, announcements made by the School Education Department, modern learning and talks by academicians," Palaniswami said.

Senkottaiyan said the launch of the TV channel in Tamil Nadu was being "done for the first time." "Students can now learn from home," he said at the launch event.
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Chennai boy wins silver at Chemistry Olympiad

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SRMIST to start Agricultural College

Chennai: With agriculture fast emerging as a competitive domain to traditional industry driven companies, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST) plans to set up a full-fledged Agricultural College in the panchayat town of Acharapakkam in Chengalpattu district, its Chancellor and Perambalur MP T R Paarivendhar said.

The existing college of Agricultural Sciences in the Kattankulathur campus will be shifted within six months to the new site, Paarivendhar said speaking at the second Agri Freshers induction programme.

He said 200 acres has been earmarked in Acharapakkam for the Agricultural College where students can cultivate in a rural ambience to emerge as agri entrepreneurs instead of pursuing a career in a multi national corporation or corporate entity.

Addressing to more than 300 freshers and their parents assembled at the Dr T P Ganesan Auditorium, Paarivendhar lamented that agriculture had been looked down upon as an inferior profession for decades with families even in villages reluctant to give their girls in marriage to farmers and instead preferring bridegrooms working in corporates and All India services. “However, this perception is changing already with organic farming coming up in a big way and science and technology fast changing the face of agriculture,” he said.

SRMIST Vice Chancellor Sandeep Sancheti, Pro Vice Chancellors T P Ganesan and R Balasubramanian, registrar N Sethuraman, director- finance Balasubramanian and dean of the faculty of agricultural sciences Thyagarajan participated.
FIITJEE Global School is launching two ultra-modern campuses in Chennai & Vellore

Fiitjee Group is foraying into formal education with its new school brand Fiitjee Global School.

The first two Tamil Nadu campuses are coming up in Chennai and Vellore. The group plans to open over 30 schools all across the country in the next few years. Fiitjee Global School is adopting the CBSE framework for its curriculum but intends to innovate and provide tremendous value adds via its unique methodology.

They would undertake a mammoth capability cum skill identification drive for all their students from early childhood level and map the findings to the most suitable profession where the child can get the maximum likelihood of success. “Creating pathways for the students’ professional dreams, entry into higher centres of learning or their vocation of choice- is what we want to achieve through our school chain” Mr. Ankur Jain- Business Head , Fiitjee Global School, passionately avers.

Fiitjee Global School is poised to start its student intake by October end, this year. The Admissions process would be launched with a big-bang marketing campaign and great fanfare. The Honourable Governor of Tamil Nadu, Shri Banwarilal Purohit, has graciously agreed to inaugurate Fiitjee Global School on the 15th of October 2019. The launch would be preceded by a Puja ceremony on Vijaya Dashami and events to engage students with Talent based contests.

To cater to its distinctive requirements, in terms of faculty and academic resources, Fiitjee Global School is creating its own Teachers’ Training Academy, as well. For more information you may visit

Fiitjee, the iconic brand in education has been a leader in tough competitive examinations like IITJEE and NEET for over a quarter of a century. Founded in 1992 by its maverick Chairman, Mr. D.K. Goel, it has a pan India footprint. Scores of Fiitjee alumni routinely make it to prestigious engineering & medical colleges like IITs, AIIMS and other Ivy League institutions.
SRM vs BITS vs MIT vs VIT College Compare 2019

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IIT Madras (Chennai), 60th Anniversary

IIITDM Kancheepuram Campus Tour

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Tamil Nadu government launches Education TV channel

Chennai, Aug 26 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Monday said the state government's 24-hour Education TV channel will broadcast not only programmes that are related to studies but also about skill development as well as suggestions to parents.

Inaugurating the Education TV channel here, Palaniswami said a sum of Rs 1.35 crore was spent on procuring modern cameras, drones and technical equipment for the channel.

Palaniswami also said the programmes being produced by Education TV would compete with those made by the private sector.

The Education TV content will be useful for students from Lower KG up to 12th standard. The channel will have experts on different subjects clearing doubts and on tests to take to prepare for competitive exams, among others, Palaniswami said.
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