August 23, 2016
Chennai: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today announced in the Assembly that all the universities in Tamil Nadu and their constituent colleges will be linked through cloud computing.
The Chief Minister has given three years’ time and a budget of Rs.160 crores to complete the project. In a series of announcements, under Rule 110, this time pertaining to higher education, she said that 100 students from 10 government engineering colleges will be sent to overseas institutions every year, for a 15-days industrial training session. A budget of Rs.1.5 crores has been set aside for the scheme.
Also on the list are training centres for the Indian Engineering Services exams at Chennai, Dharmapuri, Tiruchy, Coimbatore, and Tirunelveli, and a brand new and huge auditorium for Anna University, with a seating capacity of 5000.
Anna University will also get an international research development and training centre, specializing in patent rights, and a motor vehicle technical centre, to interact with the auto companies in the state. An audio-visual centre, to air the lectures of world renowned scholars, will be set up at the Directorate of Technical Education.
The Madurai Kamaraj University will see an upgradation of facilities, in addition to the four new consolidated courses that will soon be launched.
The opposition, meanwhile, boycotted the Assembly, en masse. While both the suspended and unsuspended DMK politicians stayed away, the members of the Congress and IUML walked out over the Speaker’s decision to reject their appeal to reconsider the suspension.