Tamil Nadu: Class 11, 12 students to have career guidance classes

Among various education initiatives, TN govt school class 11, 12 students will be receiving career guidance to help them in self-assessment.

TN govt school class 11, 12 students. (Picture: Shutterstock)TN govt school class 11, 12 students. (Picture: Shutterstock)

Ishita Ranganath | November 5, 2022 | 05:25 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Career guidance classes for Class 11 and Class 12 students across government schools in Tamil Nadu have begun. These classes have been introduced to help students in self-assessment.

“The school education department has already trained 3,600 teachers across 38 districts and we will be providing proper guidance to students according to the merits and demerits of each student,” M Aravindan, a teacher at a government school in Tiruchy said. The department has also launched a book that includes everything on careers.

Also Read | NEP 2020 similar to Tamil Nadu education policy but opposed for political reasons: Subhas Sarkar

This initiative is a part of the 'Naan Mudhalvan' scheme launched by the Tamil Nadu government earlier this year to focus on students who have complete their Class 12 education in the 2022-23 academic year and are yet to seek admissions in higher education institutions.

The department is also planning to conduct similar classes for students in Classes 9 and 10 to help them pick streams or courses for higher secondary education. With hi-tech labs in schools the institution can help students apply for college from next year, said an official.

Also Read | Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin launches free breakfast scheme for government school students

Aravindan also said that the State Council for School Education and Training (SCERT) has trained 152 District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) teachers who have acted as the key resource persons for the project. "The response has been overwhelming and we expect that poor government school students are benefitted," said school education department official KR Marimuthu.

In addition to these initiatives, the Tamil Nadu School Education Department (TNSED) is promoting various activities on art and culture in government schools that include workshops on various art forms that are conducted periodically. The ‘Puthumai Penn Thittam’ scheme provides a monthly amount of Rs 1,000 to all girl students of government schools for higher education to ensure they do not drop out after schooling.

Follow us for the latest education news on colleges and universities, admission, courses, exams, research, education policies, study abroad and more..

To get in touch, write to us at news@careers360.com.

Download Our App

Start you preparation journey for JEE / NEET for free today with our APP

  • Students300M+Students
  • College36,000+Colleges
  • Exams550+Exams
  • Ebooks1500+Ebooks
  • Certification16000+Certifications