Tamil Nadu Higher Education department will be opening ten new arts and science colleges in the state to encourage more girls to pursue higher education.

The state government has already announced Rs 1,000 per month for girls as an incentive to pursue higher education.

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Colleges are coming up in Manapparai, Chenjee, Thali, Tirumaiyam, Anthiyur, Aruvakurichi, Thirukattupalli, Reddiarchatram, Vadalur and Sriperumbudur.

Higher Education Minister K. Pondmudi while speaking to IANS said: “We will be opening ten new arts and science colleges and the focus is mainly on girls. The Chief Minister has announced Rs 1,000 monetary assistance per month for girl students who are pursuing higher education.

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