(Last Updated on : 03-02-2014)
Education in Tiruvallur district in Tamil Nadu
is well-developed due to its closeness to the metro city of Chennai. There are several educational institutions in the district of Tiruvallur including a number of professional institutions particularly the veterinary university which adds honour to the district's education sector in the district. The literacy rate in the Tiruvallur district of the Tamil Nadu state is about sixty eight percent of the total population as per 2001 census.
There are one thousand five hundred and forty two schools, one thousand one hundred and thirty eight elementary schools, two hundred and one middle schools, one hundred and twenty four high schools and seventy nine higher secondary schools functioning in this district. All the Higher Secondary Schools are equipped with Computer to impart computer literacy to the students and to the public. There are also institutions for higher education in the district of Tiruvallur in the Tamil Nadu state. There are twelve arts and science colleges, one university and a teacher's training institute. There are several colleges for professional education including three medical colleges, twenty three engineering colleges and twelve colleges for polytechnic.
The literacy rate of schedule caste and schedule tribes in the district of Tiruvallur in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu is 52.7 percent. The 'Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan' which is also known as 'Education for all' is a movement rather than a scheme in order to universalize elementary education by community-ownership of the school system. The aim of this movement is to improve human capabilities of children through provision of community-owned quality education in a mission mode. There are about 153913 boys and about 153913 girls enrolled in the primary and upper primary schools of this district. The total numbers of students enrolled in the schools of this district are about 299366.
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