(Last Updated on : 03/01/2009)
There are several colleges in Tamil Nadu, located all across its various districts and regions. Colleges with custom-built courses on management, polytechnic, physiotherapy and hotel management are extensively found in Tamil Nadu. Besides, the reputed medical and engineering colleges, Tamil Nadu boast some of the rare colleges dealing with traditional Indian courses like Homeopathy, Ayurveda and Siddha practices.
Management studies help to set and achieve the objectives with least resources. Adaikala Matha College is the one in Thanjavur district; Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Dr. MGR Damodaran Institute of Management and D.J. Academy for Management Excellence Othakkal lies in the Coimbatore district. Annamalai University is a reputed institution of Tamil Nadu dealing with distance learning courses on various subjects. Besides the well-known Bharath Institute of Science and Technology, there are many more management colleges in Chennai.
Polytechnic Colleges provide many short-term technical courses for the boys and girls after their school education, thus offering them good technical job opportunities. In Chennai, Institute of Chemical Technology, Central polytechnic, Institute of Textile Technology and Institute of Leather Technology are the predominant ones. Thanthai Periyar EVR Government Polytechnic lies in the district of Vellore, while Alagappa polytechnic is in Karaikudi district. Bharathiyar Centenary memorial Womens Polytechnic is in Ettayapuram and Government polytechnic is in Krishnagiri.
Ayurveda is another branch of education, extensively taught in Tamil Nadu. Different from the modern form of medicine and a career in section aims at conquering various life threatening ailments. Sri Sairam Ayurveda Medical College and Research Center and Venkatramana Ayurveda College lies in Chennai, while Ayurveda College is in Coimbatore district and Dharma Ayurveda Medical Research Institution, lies in Sriperumbudur. Sri Sankar College of Ayurveda, Trichy is one of the popular colleges of Tamil Nadu in this discipline.
Physiotherapy is a highly rewarding branch of medicine and a career with constant demand for professionals in the nation. Aalim Muhammed Salegh College of Paramedical Sciences, Saveetha Dental Collelge and Hospitals, S.R.M. College of Physiotherapy, Sree Balaji College of Physiotherapy and Vel's College of Physiotherapy are some of the best in Chennai. R.V.S. College of Physiotherapy, Coimbatore and Vinayaka Mission's College of Physiotherapy, Salem are also among the best colleges in the state.
The colleges of Tamil Nadu have lately included many more professional courses to study. Nursing, Catering and Hotel Management are the two branches of education that assures very good job opportunities in India and abroad. The need for professionalism in the field of education is increasingly realised and appreciated by the Tamil Nadu government and thus many government and private colleges are being initiated in the state.