On Friday Tamil Nadu Assemly Question & Answers Session has railed question of will new engineering colleges be started in Madathukulam constituency, Tiruppur district? Minister Ponmudi explained the question of the legislator.
Speaking in the Assembly, he said that the situation was such that engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu would be closed. He said the engineering colleges in Tiruppur in particular were adequate to cater to the higher education need of the students.
Minister Ponmudi explained, “There is no need to start a new engineering college in Madathukulam constituency of Tiruppur district.
The existing colleges in Tiruppur district are sufficient to cater to the need for higher education of the students. The situation is that those who have built an engineering college in Tamil Nadu are closing it down.
In Tiruppur district alone, 6 self-funded engineering colleges have been closed. There are about 2 lakh seats in engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu. Of this 1 lakh 28 thousand space is full. 72 thousand is vacant.
Based on the need to increase the enrollment of students in engineering colleges in the future, the Chief Minister announced the ‘Naan Mudhalvan Scheme’ program and instructed the entrepreneurs to take action to create a new curriculum for the College of Engineering.
Steps will be taken to increase student enrollment in engineering colleges in the coming years. In addition, steps will be taken in the coming years to give priority to the backward districts and start colleges, ”he said.