Department of Higher Education
Department of Collegiate Education
Government of Tamilnadu, Chennai
The Directorate of Collegiate Education was carved out of the erstwhile Directorate of Public Instruction in the year 1965 with a view to administer exclusively the Collegiate Education
Tamil Nadu enjoys the privilege of being one of the most developed states in the Country in the field of Higher Education
27 Universities are functioning in Tamilnadu and of these 12 Universities are getting their Block Grants from the Government of Tamilnadu through the Directorate of Collegiate Education
Presently 1464 colleges are functioning under the administrative control of the Directorate of Collegiate Education as detailed below:
||Arts and Science
||Schools of Social
||Colleges of Education
In the Head office, the Director is assisted by two Joint Directors of Collegiate Education viz., Joint Director of Collegiate Education (Finance) who is in charge of the works relating to the Aided colleges in the State and the Joint Director of Collegiate Education (Planning & Development) who is in charge of the works relating to the Government Constituent Colleges in the State.
The Financial Adviser and the Chief Accounts Officer and the Senior Accounts Officer in the Directorate assists the Director in the Budgetary control and other financial related matters.
A Legal cell headed by a Law Officer is also functioning in the Directorate which deals with the court cases relating to the department.
8 Regional Offices located at Chennai, Vellore, Coimbatore, Trichy, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Dharmapuri and Thanajur are functioning under the administrative control of the Directorate of Collegiate Education
Each Regional office is headed by a Joint Director of Collegiate Education.
Each Regional office is headed by a Joint Director of Collegiate Education
The Regional offices attend to the works relating to the Aided colleges in the respective regions like release of monthly salary grant, approval of appointments, auditing of accounts etc.
The Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations (MDGs,2002) considers knowledge as the prime mover of development in the new Millennium. Hence acquisition of quality and excellence is the Goal set for the Higher Education Institutions
Develop the curriculum to offer diversity and flexibility to learners
Redesign/Restructure curriculum relevant to the Regional and National needs
Collect feed back from students, alumni, faculty,
community and employees
Organise training programmes in effectiveness in
teaching learning process
Autonomy to Colleges
Total autonomy to be given to colleges as per UGC
Constituting a Research cell to encourage, co-ordinate
and promote research
Encouraging teachers to engage themselves in Research
activities with field application
Encouraging faculty to do consultancy services
to industry, Government and other organizations
IT enabled services
Providing IT linkages in the institutions as well
as other organizations
Providing training to all members
Developing Computer aided learning packages in various
subjects for usage in class rooms
Accreditation from National Bodies
the process of Assessment and Accreditation
As on date 343 Colleges in Tamil Nadu have been
assessed and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation
Council. The Directorate is taking effective steps to expedite this
process. A State Level Workshop for the Principals of Non accredited
Colleges was organized by the Quality Assurance Cell of this Directorate.
Improvement Programmes for the Teachers working in Constituent Colleges
The Directorate is conducting
Quality Improvement Programmes for enhancing teacher motivation,
upgradation of their skills and exposure to the latest trends in
of Autonomy to colleges
Granting of Autonomy to colleges
has been proved to be successful and effective in Tamil Nadu. As
on date 20 Government Constituent Colleges and 60 Government Aided
Colleges and 7 Self Financing Colleges have been granted Autonomous
status in Tamil Nadu.
coaching to SC/ST and MBC students
Special coaching by way of remedial
classes, outside class hours and also on weekends is given to SC/ST/
MBC students who are weak in English, Maths and Science subjects.
Computer Training to Visually Handicapped students
As envisaged by the Hon’ble
Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, free computer training is being given
to Visually Handicapped Students. A centre for this purpose has
been established at Presidency College, Chennai and 10 visually
handicapped students are given training every year at free of cost.
As envisaged by the Hon’ble
Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, a “Digital Reading Library”
is set up for the Visually Handicapped Students of Presidency College,
Computer Literacy Programme
is being implemented in all the 60 Government Constituent Arts and
Science Colleges so as to make all the students studying in the
Constituent Colleges, Computer Literates. From the academic year
2005-2006, the programme has been made optional.
coaching exclusively for women students for appearing in IAS / IPS
So as to enable women students
to appear in the I.A.S./I.P.S. examinations, two centres one at
Queen Mary’s College, Chennai and the other at Arulmigu Meenakshi
Government Arts College for Women, Madurai have been established
by the Government to give free coaching to women students. In each
centre, 60 women students are given free coaching for appearing
in IAS/IPS Examinations. During the current financial year, the
Government have provided a sum of Rs. 10.00 lakhs for implementing
EDUCATION TO POOR GIRL STUDENTS (PERIYAR EVR NAGAMMAI SCHEME)
Periyar EVR Nagammai Free Education
scheme to women students has been implemented from 1989-90. Under
this scheme, women students irrespective of their caste, creed and
community and whose parental annual income does not exceed Rs.24000/-
are exempted from payment of tuition fees in undergraduate courses.
FOR TAMIL MEDIUM STUDENTS
The Government was sanctioning
Rs.180/- per year to each student who studied in Tamil Medium classes
in Government and Government Aided Colleges from the academic year
1971-72. This stipend is granted to all the students who study in
Tamil Medium classes irrespective of community and parental income.
The Government have raised the amount of Rs.180/- to Rs.400/- as
stipend to each student studying in Tamil Medium classes in order
to encourage the students studying in Tamil Medium classes and also
to attract them more to join in Tamil Medium Classes.
The Following Scholarships are
being awarded by the Directorate of Collegiate Education.
I. Scholarships to cadets belonging to Tamil Nadu in Rastriya
Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun.
II.Scheme of payment of stipend to full time Ph.D. research scholars
in Govt. and aided colleges.
III. Deceased Government Servants Scholarship.
IV. Waiver of Tuition fees –UG and P.G
V. E.V.R Nagammai Scholarship.