In order to augment engineering education in the state, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa recently announced Rs 310 crore to be given to Anna University through multiple projects.
The state government also initiated steps to augment educational facilities for the tribals and the economically weaker section.
To improve engineering studies in the state and to promote colleges for the economically weaker section, the Tamil Nadu govt concurred on the following steps:
- Rs 50 crore was allocated towards setting up an automobile technology centre at Anna University to treat carbon emission
- Rs 50 crore was allocated for the construction of new mega auditorium of 5000 seating capacity for the purpose of conducting international seminars on the skills and development of the students
- Rs 160 crore was allocated towards setting up a cloud computing centre for the promotion of a cloud computing centre to improve the facilities for the student, researchers, and teachers within the university
- Rs 50 crore was allocated by the state govt to promote a centre for international research and development and training. It is noted that the centre will also function as an agent to obtain information regarding Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). "The centre will provide information on inventions, incubation centres and research on industrial development," she said
- To ease the traveling distance for the students coming from remote areas, the state govt allocated Rs 8.29 crore towards setting up an arts and science college in Coimbatore and in the Nilgiris
- For the people residing at the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board Flats, the state govt. allocated Rs 8.48 crore towards setting up a new college at Perumpakkam, Kancheepuram district.