Exclusive Portion on Classical Tamil from Second Semester
From the second semester onwards, the prose section in Tamil will have a portion exclusively dealing with classical Tamil, Higher Education Minister K. Ponmudy said on Wednesday.
After discussing the modalities with Vice – Chancellors of arts and science colleges, he said “it has been decided to implement Classical Tamil as a subject in the prose section from this academic year.
As it is already late this year, we will include the subject from the second semester onwards. From next academic year onwards, third and fourth semester will have both prose section including subject of Classical Tamil in B.A and B.Sc.”
According to the Minister, in the second year, advanced classical Tamil will be taught.
A committee headed by Tamil University Vice – Chancellor M. Rajendran has been set up to develop syllabus and distribute it to all the universities for implementation. This committee would complete the process by 31st August, 2010.
Mr. Ponmudy launched Tamil State Academic Audit and Accreditation Council (TNSAAC) website and urged the teachers to create conducive atmosphere for students to learn more so that they would get more employment opportunities.
K. Ganesan, Higher Education Secretary, highlighted the several innovative schemes that were introduced in the State to improve the education standards.
“The Choice Based Credit System has been functioning in the State successfully for the last four years. We have also created centres of excellence in each college and have been conducting career counselling session for students,” he added.
G. Thiruvasagam, Vice – Chancellor, Madras University, said that they have received a vital clue on the question paper leak and the issue would be solved soon.