Chennai, Apr 18: Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday, Apr 18 has decided to introduce a separate Education channel, Arasu Cable Television Network.
"This would bring quality education to the students at their homes after school hours. It would help all the students get the best tutorials, seminars, lectures and other related programmes which otherwise would not have been accessible to them," said NR Sivapathy, School Education Minister.
The state government will bring SMS-based application to monitor the teacher's attendance and it will be incorporated with the Education Management Information System (EMIS) that will help to maintain the database of teachers, schools, students and officials, he said.
"The (SMS) application will be activated when schools reopen on June 1, 2012. The attendance of teaching and non-teaching staff will be communicated by the Headmasters to the central server which will in turn transmit the information to all higher officials of the department," he added.
Meanwhile, the state government has also introduced Smart Card system for school students.
"This complete data of children will be very useful for providing all the facilities to the children. This card is also integrated with EMIS," Sivapathi said.