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Technical Education holds Key to Growth
A new government polytechnic college came up at Kaniyalampatti in Kadavur Taluk of the Karur district on Wednesday. District Collector J.Uma Maheswari declared open the college at a function.
Dr. Uma Maheswari stressed the need for students to opt for technical education that could earn them their daily bread and also propel them to prosperity on the fast track.
Technical education held the key to prosperity and it was all the more noteworthy that a rural pocket is set to possess a polytechnic college, she added.
Access to Technical Education
Stating that it was high time the students in the rural areas had access to quality technical education for ensuring an all round educational development, the Collector said Kadavur, a backward area in the district, would be served well with the opening of the new polytechnic college.
The State government has allotted Rs. 8 crore for the polytechnic college and Rs.4 crore for improving basic amenities.
A total of 45 new teaching and administrative positions have been created for the college, she said.
She expressed the hope that the polytechnic would soon function in its own building.
The 300 students enlisted for the current year would be taught in a temporary location.
The District Collector lauded the efforts of the Krishnarayapuram MLA P. Kamaraj and those who donated lands for making this polytechnic college a reality and said others should emulate them in serving the society through the path of education.
Mr. Kamaraj thanked the Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, and Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin for sanctioning the polytechnic for the backward area.
Over 860 applications were received out of which 300 candidates were chosen for admission after counselling. The Department of Backward Classes Welfare is planning to construct a hostel for boys at a cost of Rs. 85 lakh in Kaniyalampatti.
Former MP K.C. Palanisamy honoured the 14 philanthropists who donated land for the polytechnic college.
DMK district Organiser Nanniyur G. Rajendran, philanthropist Karuvoor Kannal, Kadavur Panchayat Union chairperson Nandhini Tamilselvan, Manjanaickenpatti panchayat president Namperumal and Polytechnic principal Major R. Palanisamy were among those who spoke.