Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday announced initiatives worth over Rs 500 crore for higher education and school education in the state.
The Tamil Nadu government has allocated Rs 160 crore towards bringing all universities and constituent colleges in the state under cloud computing.
A cloud computing centre would be set up at Anna University in Chennai, and the project would be completed in the next three years, said chief minister J Jayalalithaa in the assembly on Tuesday.
Stating that various State, national and international level seminars are being conducted at Anna University, she said a mega auditorium with seating capacity of 5,000 will be constructed in the varsity premises at a cost of Rs 50 crore.
She said an international research development and training centre will be set up at Anna University. “The centre will coordinate all information and assistance regarding patent rights.
Details about patents, information about new inventions, awareness on incubation centres and research for industrial growth will be done through the centre.This will be set up at a cost of Rs 50 crore,” she said.
Proposing new initiatives for the school education sector, Jayalalithaa announced construction of schools, upgradation of the existing ones, providing raincoats and boots to the students of hill areas, computerisation efforts, creation of virtual classrooms etc.