7.5 % preferential quota for govt school students in Tamil Nadu

  • The Tamil Nadu government set apart 7.5 percent reservation on “preferential basis” to the state government school students for their admissions to engineering, agriculture, veterinary, law and other professional degree courses offered in government, aided and private institutions in the State.
  • The quota bill, introduced in the assembly by Chief Minister M K Stalin, applies to the students who have studied in state run schools from sixth to 12th standard and gives effect to the recommendation of the commission under chief justice of High Court, Delhi, justice D Murugesan.
  • “Over the years, fewer students from the state government schools got admitted to the professional courses. During 2020 – 21, a mere 0.83 percent government students were admitted to the Anna University, 6.31 percent in government institutions, 0.44 percent in aided engineering colleges while 3 percent got admission in Veterinary course,” he said. Only 3.7 percent government school students got admission in fisheries, 4.89 percent in agriculture and less than 1 percent in the National Law University in Tiruchirappalli, stated in the bill.