According to an official release here, five heads of the departments (civil, mechanical, electrical, electronics & communications and computer) will be appointed to the newly started polytechnic colleges in Theni, Thiruvarur, Villupuram, Thiruvannamalai, Dharmapuri, Karur and Perambalur.
Further, 18 lecturers, one librarian, one physical instructor, two workshop instructors, 15 lab assistants, two assistants, two junior assistants, one typist, one security, three gardeners, one housekeeping staff and one scavenger will be appointed.
'The Chief Minister has ordered to create a total number of 371 vacancies in these seven colleges. This will cost Rs 15.51 crore,' the release said.
It added the Chief Minister has ordered appointment of four heads of the departments (civil, mechanical, electricial and electronics & communication), 12 lecturers, one librarian, one physical instructor, two workshop instructors, 10 lab assistants, one supervisor, one assistant, two securities, one gardener, two housekeeping staff and two scavengers at the Government Polytechnic Collge at Ambalakaranpatti in Madurai district. This will cost Rs 1.38 crore, added the release.
'In total, Jayalalithaa has ordered creation of 410 vacancies in eight polytechnic colleges. She has sanctioned Rs 16.89 crore for the purpose,' it concluded.
Only yesterday the Chief Minister directed expanding an existing technology based education scheme to nearly 2000 more schools, allocating an initial sum of over Rs 26 crore towards it.
The expanded scheme would cover 1999 schools across Tamilnadu and it would be implemented over five years at an estimated cost of Rs 127.94 crore, an official release here said.
Jayalalithaa allocated Rs 26.65 crore as first instalment for the scheme, it said, adding, 2341 schools had already been covered under the Information and Communication Technology-aided medium of instruction.