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Tamil Nadu Government’s Scheme Benefits 2.73 Lakh Female Students in Higher Education

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On Monday, the Tamil Nadu government announced that 2.73 lakh girl students have benefitted from the Moovalur Ramamirtham Ammaiyar Higher Education Assurance Scheme, also known as the ‘Pudhumai Penn Scheme,’ initiated by Chief Minister M.K. Stalin in 2022. According to the statement, the scheme has resulted in a 34 percent increase in the enrollment of female students in higher education across the state.

The Pudhumai Penn scheme provides a monthly stipend of Rs 1,000 to female students who have studied from Class 6 to 12 in government-run schools and are now pursuing higher education. Additionally, the government revealed that 1,960 proposals were received under the Chief Minister’s Research Grant scheme and that numerous students are benefiting from the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Research Fellowship scheme.

The statement further mentioned that the Higher Education Department is constructing an auditorium at Presidency College in Chennai, which will be named after former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi.

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