Education

Since this district is adjacent to the city of Chennai, there are remarkable number of Educational Institutions in the district. Many professional institutions particularly the veterinary university add honour to this district is the field of education. The literacy rate is about 68% of the total population as per 2001 census and 76.08% of the total population as per 2011 census (provisional). The list of educational Institutions are given below.

Universities

1

Arts and Science Colleges

11

Colleges for Professional Education

1.

Medicine (Allopathic)

3

2.

Engineering colleges

23

3.

Polytechnic

12

Primary Schools

1397

Middle Schools

264

High and Higher Sec. School

602

Teacher's Training Institute

1

Schools

In Tiruvallur District 2263  Schools are functioning. The details of schools are given below

Elementary Schools

1397

Middle Schools

264

High Schools

148

Higher Secondary Schools

454

Total

2263

Students

Computer Education

All the High and Higher Secondary Schools are equipped with Computer to impart computer literacy to the students and to the public.

New Schools

Total number of new schools opened during the year 2009-2010 & 2010-2011 are given below :

Details

2009-2010

2010-2011

Middle schools (1st-8th Std.) made as
High Schools (6th to 10th Std.)

11

16

High Schools (6th-10th Std.) made as
Higher Secondary Schools (6th to 12th Std.)

3

2

Bifurcated Higher Secondary Schools in to
Girls High Schools

-

-

Schemes

Under various Tamil Nadu Government Schemes students are benefited as detailed below:

Scheme

Benefited students

Chief Ministerís nutritionís Noon Meal Program

164328

Free Uniforms

109773

Free Books

326369

Free Cycles
(XI -XII Standard  Students are given free bicycles to
attend the school by bicycles under this scheme.)

9968

Rural Talented Scholarship 2009-10 

(Rs. 1000X311)  = Rs.3,11,000

311

Agriculture Labour Social Welfare Scheme

Boys          (Rs. 1750 X 77)

Girls           (Rs. 2000 X 92)

169

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan ("Education for All")

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan which is other wise called "Education for all" is a movement rather than a scheme to universalize elementary education by community-ownership of the school system. This movement aims at improving human capabilities of children through provision of community-owned quality education in a mission mode. Objectives of Education for All (EFA)

  1. The first and foremost objective is to enroll all children by 2003. No child may be left out.
  2. All children complete five years of primary schooling by 2007
  3. All children complete eight years of elementary education by 2010
  4. Quality education is ensured
  5. Bridge all gender and social category gaps
  6. Universal retention by 2010