Who is the Education Minister of Tamil Nadu?

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Who is the Education Minister of Tamil Nadu?

A young politician and MLA from the DMK party in Tamil Nadu, the education minister of Tamil Nadu are Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi. From the Thiruverumbur seat, he was elected to the Tamil Nadu Assembly in 2016. He comes from a politically active family. He is the grandson of DMK veteran Anbil P. Dharmalingam and the son of the late DMK MLA Anbil Poyyamozhi. Anbil Periyasamy, another member of the DMK party, is also a politician. He was a Member of the Legislative Assembly from 2016 – 2021. He served as the State Secretary of the DMK Youth Wing from 2014 – 2019.

Background Information Education Minister of Tamil Nadu

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Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi


2 Dec 1977

Place of Birth

Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India


He attended Trichy ER Higher Secondary School. Later, he earned a Master's degree, Master of Computer Application (MCA), from Bishop Heber College in Tiruchirappalli.






Cabinet Minister

Government of Tamil Nadu

Minister of Education: 

Starting Date: 7 May 2021

Member of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly

Starting Date: 16 May 2016

Constituency: Thiruverumbur



Starting Point of a Political Career

He attended Trichy ER Higher Secondary School for his education, and in April 2001, Bishop Heber College in Tiruchirappalli awarded him a Master of Computer Application (MCA) degree. Following in the footsteps of his ancestors, who had worked in the party, he joined the DMK party after ten years of working as a software engineer in several IT fields. He is the grandson of former Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Minister Anbil P. Dharmalingam and the eldest son of former DMK MLA Anbil Poyyamozhi. He has always been interested in politics.

Current Education System in Tamil Nadu

In 2011, the state's literacy rate was 80.33 percent, higher than the average for the country. According to a poll by the business group Assocham, Tamil Nadu is the Indian state with the highest Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) in elementary and upper primary education, at almost 100 percent. Lastly recorded, there were 12,855,485 students enrolled in schools throughout the state, with 9,797,264 of them attending primary school, 1,873,989 attending secondary school, and 1,184,232 attending higher secondary school.

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Accreditation Boards in Tamil Nadu

All accredited boards followed by institutions in Tamil Nadu are:

  1. Central Board of Secondary Education
  2. Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations
  3. State Board of Tamil Nadu 
  4. Matriculation System for grades K to 10, and the Tamil Nadu State Board took over automatically for grades 11 and 12.
  5. For grades K to 10, the Tamil Nadu Anglo-Indian School Leaving Certificate automatically transferred to the Tamil Nadu State Board for grades 11 and 12.
  6. A few schools that use the American system, the International Baccalaureate, the IGCSE, or the Montessori approach are exceptions to the norm above.

Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education

The Department of Education, Government of Tamil Nadu, India, is in charge of the Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education, founded in 1910. Three board exams—one at the end of class 10 and the others at the end of classes 11 and 12—are administered by the Tamil Nadu State Board of School Examination to measure the development of children. Universities utilize the class 12 (together with class 11) board test results as a cut-off for entrance to their courses and to establish eligibility.

Directorates of Tamil Nadu

The state's education is overseen by the Minister of Education, a member of the state legislature. The following directorates carry out the components of education that are managed by the School Education Department-

  1. Directorate of Elementary Education
  2. Directorate of Government Examinations
  3. Directorate of Matriculation Schools
  4. Directorate of Non-formal and Adult Education
  5. Directorate of Public Libraries
  6. Directorate of School Education
  7. Directorate of Teacher Education, Research and Training
  8. State Project Directorate, District Primary Education Programme and SSA
  9. Teachers Recruitment Board
  10. Tamil Nadu Text-book Corporation
  11. State Project Directorate, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA)

Growth Of Education in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu government has refocused attention on the state's educational system with a slew of changes. These programs include the "Naan Mudhalvan" scheme, under which the government hopes to annually improve the academic and employability skills of 10 lakh young people, and the "Illam Thedi Kalvi," which was started with the assistance of around 2 lakh volunteers to address the learning losses caused by COVID in children. The state budget recently included the largest amount for education in Tamil Nadu: a whopping 36,895 crore. Although the quality of education has long been a concern, the state's emphasis on social inclusivity and innovative intervention measures like the lunch-meals program and the free distribution of notebooks, uniforms, and laptops have ensured a consistently high enrollment rate at all levels.

Who is the Education Minister of Tamil Nadu? FAQs


Who was Tamil Nadu's first Education Minister?

Ans. Tiruppur Subrahmanya Avinashilingam Chettiar was the First Education Minister of Tamil Nadu.


List some achievements by the Education Minister of Tamil Nadu.

Ans. He has a net worth around 8 crores as stated in the affidavit submitted to the Election Commission of India. He has assets around 10 crores and liabilities of nearly 5 lakhs. In May 2021, he was elected as an MLA for the second time from the Thiruverumbur constituency, and he was assigned as the Tamil Nadu School Education Minister.


Name some reputed institutions for higher education in Tamil Nadu.

Ans. NIT (Trichy), IIT (Madras), Loyola College (Chennai), Asian College of Engineering and Technology (Coimbatore), NIFT (Chennai) and Presidency College (Chennai).


What is the medium of instruction used in Institutions of Tamil Nadu?

Ans. While, Tamil & English are the most common medium languages, most private schools' medium of instruction is English, while the schools run by the Government are primarily Tamil medium. However, the Kendriya Vidyalaya's run by the central government have a dual medium of instruction: English and Hindi.

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