A man's great education is a glory to him alone, but a woman's education brings glory to the family. Apart from that, for a society to progress, female education is very important. For a woman to be equal to men she must be educated. Therefore, the government of Tamil Nadu has launched the Muvalur Ramamirtham Ammaiyar Memorial Higher Education assurance scheme called "Pudhumai Pen" on 05.09.2022 across Tamil Nadu.
The scheme aims to help 6 lakh women annually and has a budget allocation of Rs 698 crore.
Last year, according to the "Performance Quality Index 2019-2020" report by the Union Education Ministry, Tamil Nadu ranked last among the southern states in terms of learning outcomes and quality. Also, according to the ASER 2018 report, one in four 8th class students in Tamil Nadu could not read 2nd class level texts and only 50% of the same class could do division. So programs like "Pudhumai Pen" are needed to improve the education quality in Tamil Nadu.
The scheme was launched with the aim of increasing the higher education enrolment rate of female students completed schooling in government schools by providing financial assistance.
For 2022, it is reported that around 3 lakh girl students have applied under this scheme. It is envisaged that 9,981 government school girl students who enroll in engineering courses for the year 2022 under the 7.5 percent reservation will be given higher education assistance of Rs.1000 per month.
Following are the basic eligibility requirements for this scheme
The documents required to enrol for the scheme are listed below
Online application can be made through the website https://penkalvi.tn.gov.in/.
Students have to register first and then login to fill the online application.
Last Modified : 9/11/2023
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