Schools in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu situated in the southern part of India has always performed reasonably well in the field of education. The “Oxford of the South”, Tamil Nadu has shown remarkable growth in the literacy rate resulting to 73.47% in the year 2001. The state government of Tamil Nadu has introduced free and compulsory education for all students up to a certain age limit. Several schemes and programs have also been launched for improving the scenario of education in the rural areas of the state. The enrollment ratio of Tamil Nadu is far better than any other state of the nation.
Different Kinds of Schools in Tamil Nadu
Schools in Tamil Nadu are either operated by the government or by private organizations. Some of the schools also receive financial aid from the state government. Most of the private schools in Tamil Nadu are affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or ICSE board. Schools that receive funds from the state government are mainly affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education.
Medium of Teaching in Tamil Nadu Schools
Schools in Tamil Nadu offer both Tamil-medium and English-medium education. However, most of the CBSE and ICSE schools in Tamil Nadu use English as their medium of instruction.
Drop Outs in Tamil Nadu Schools
Special measures taken by the government has reduced dropout rates at schools in Tamil Nadu. In the year 2006-07 the drop out rate has come down to 2% from 12% in 2002-03.
Top Schools of Tamil Nadu
Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School,
Kamban Karpakam Matriculation Hr.Sec. School, Karaikudi,
The Lawrence School, Lovedale,
Don Bosco Matriculation HR. SEC. School, Chennai,
American International School, Chennai,
St. John's Public School, Coimbatore,
Vidya Mandir, Chennai,
The RSK Higher Secondary School, Tiruchirapalli