The much awaited school education website for Tamil Nadu, pallikalvi.in, was launched here on Sunday by minister for school education Thangam Thenarasu. The website, which will connect 35,000 schools, three lakh teachers and 1.5 crore students, will provide all the information that people seek about the seven directorates in the school education department, from the number of institutions in a district to the number of posts of teachers lying vacant there, claimed the minister. It would also contain date on the review of welfare schemes, data compilation, online data collection, coordination between schools, students' profiles, teaching learning through ICT, and essential application forms for students and teachers.
Students who register would also get their examination results by email and sms, said Perumalsamy. The website would offer online training, video conferencing, online teacher transfer counseling, proactive disclosure of important information and statistics about the department to fulfill RTI rules. It would contain information on the ope ning of schools and their recognition status. 'The website is exhaustive,' said Arivoli, joint director, department of school education. Perumalsamy, the director of school education, said a private agency, Mark and Meclin Solution Pvt. Ltd, would update the website every three months. 7,000 teachers soon About 7,000 posts of government teachers, including graduate and PG teachers, in various schools through the state would be filled up in the coming academic year. Security tightened The minister said that examination centres have been provided high-level of security to check malpractices during the board examinations starting on Monday. Principals, headmasters, and those teaching the relevant subject would not be allowed inside the examination centre while the tests are going on, to avoid distracting students, informed the minister.