Tamil Nadu

Online and Offline Application

25% Reservation Intake Capacity (2017-2018) District and School wise Details


Tamil Nadu Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules, 2011


The government has issued a government order, rules, guidelines and FAQ's which specify:

Disadvantaged Group

Weaker Section


Parents or guardians whose annual income is lower than `2,00,000

Competent Authority

Tahsildar, Revenue Department

Application Forms are available at the CEO’s office in every district, free of cost.

Registration Slip should be collected by parents/guardians as proof of application submission


Minister (School Education)

Principal Secretary (School Education)

Director (Directorate of School Education)

State Project Director (Directorate of School Education)

District Collectors

Member of Parliament - Lok Sabha | Rajya Sabha


Right to Information (RTI)

RTI Reply Tamil Nadu Government


16 October 2014


General enquiries: +91 (0)44 28270169

Bhumi (NGO): +91 8144-22-4444

Number of Seats


Tamil Nadu State Information Commission


Tamil Nadu Government Online Public Grievances Redressal System for District Collectorates

Centralised Online National Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System

Tamil Nadu Commission for the Protection of Child Rights


‘Implement Right to Education Act effectively’ (The Hindu, 16 July 2014)

SCPCR intervention sought in implementing RTE Act (30 June 2014)

Gets LKG seat, withdraws case (30 June 2014)

Free education for all, much before the RTE Act (26 June 2014)

‘Increase Right to Education quota’ (25 June 2014)

Pre-auditing of RTE admissions raises private schools’ hope on fee refund (The Hindu, 24 June 2014)

RTE quota: income criteria not applicable to ‘disadvantaged groups’ (23 June 2014)

‘Implement RTE Act’ (The Hindu, 17 June 2014)

Deprived sections may enrol wards in schools till June 30 (the Hindu, 16 June 2014)

SFI members attempt to lay siege to CEO’s office (The Hindu, 12 June 2014)

SFI activists stage protest in Coimbatore over RTE Act (The Hindu, 12 June 2014)

Panel scrutinises admissions under RTE Act (The Hindu, 11 June 2014)

Activists want proper implementation of RTE Act (The Hindu, 10 June 2014)

Association plea to govt. on reimbursement of fees (The Hindu, 8 June 2014)

RTE quota: parents stage sit-in protest in Coimbatore (The Hindu, 8 June 2014)

RTE admission deadline extended to June 30 (The Hindu, 6 June 2014)

Call for changes in RTE reservation provision (the Hindu, 5 June 2014)

Make changes in RTE reservation provision: parents and activists (the Hindu, 5 June 2014)

PIL to implement RTE Act (The Hindi, 5 June 2014)

Revised schedule to process RTE applications yet to be announced (The Hindu, 4 June 2014)

A challenging year begins for private schools (the Hindu, 2 June 2014)

‘Parents, officials need better understanding of RTE Act’ (the Hindu, 31 May 2014)

Dalit outfit resents discrepancies in RTE Act implementation (The Hindu, 30 May 2014)

Parties seek effective implementation of RTE Act (The Hindu, 29 May 2014)

‘Ensure proper admission under RTE quota’ (The Hindu, 27 May 2014)

‘Form panel to monitor fleecing by private schools’ (The Hindu, 24 May 2014)

Effectively implement RTE Act: AIYF (The Hindu, 23 May 2014)

‘Act against schools violating RTE’ the Hindu, 23 May 2014)

RTE quota: May 31 is last date (The Hindu, 21 May 2014)

Private schools urge govt. to expedite decisions (The Hindu, 21 May 2014)

RTE quota: complete compliance needed (the Hindu, 21 May 2014)

RTE Seat Fee Amount to be Paid in 90 Days (The New Indian Express 7 May 2014)

Survey throws light on discrepancies in RTE implementation (Times of India 9 Apr 2014)

Pvt schools deny RTE applications, parents complain to CEO (The Hindu, 7 May 2014)

Quality education for the marginalised remains elusive as schools ignore RTE (Times of India, 7 May 2014)

Private Schools Ignore 25 Percent RTE Quota Time-table (Amritha KR, The New Indian Express, 1 May 2014)

RTE reimbursement: parents, schools in a fix (Asha Shridhar, The Hindu, 19 April 2014)

Better monitoring may improve implementation of RTE Act (V Devanathan, Times of India, Apr 19, 2014)

Court extends RTE application deadline to May 18 (Times of India, 17 April 2014)

Madras HC extends time limit for issue, submission of school forms (India TV, 17 April 2014)

HC extends time limit for issue, submission of school forms (Press Trust of India, 17 April 2014)

Schools Get Whip on RTE Quota (The New Indian Express, 26 Mar 2014)

Ban schools from filling RTE seats with rich kids: Plea (Times of India 28 Mar 2014)

Chennai schools reminded about setting aside seats for RTE Act (The Hindu, 12 Nov 2013)

50,000 students enrolled under RTE: Minister (Times News Network, 11 Oct 2013)

Ensure that poor kids don't miss out opportunity (M Ramya, TNN, 7 August 2013)

Govt to pay both schools, parents in RTE refund formula (M Ramya, TNN, 7 August 2013)

Justice Chandru hails RTE for educating poor (Express News Service, 28 July 2013)

Applicants for RTE Act quota seats extremely choosy, says CEO (R.Sairam, The Hindu, 19 July 2013)

Only 25% seats filled under RTE in city (Asha Shridhar, The Hindu, 18 July 2013)

Call for transparency in admissions (The Hindu, 15 July 2013)

State fills 31% of RTE seats; schools in city take in 1,067 (The Hindu, 11 July 2013)

School admission is now a right, but reality seems different (R. Sairam, The Hindu, 8 July 2013)

'Lucky dip only' for admission in this Tamil Nadu school (NDTV, 21 June 2013)

Private schools toe the RTE line in Madurai (TNN, 19 June 2013)

Private schools scout for right to education recruits (TNN, 19 June 2013)

Parents unhappy with revised fee structure for private schools (TNN, 14 June 2013)

MDMK cadre create awareness on RTE Act quota (The Hindu, 14 June 2012)

Keep RTE seats vacant even if there are no takers, says CEO (Hindu, 9 June 2013)

Timeline for Tiruchi school admissions under RTE issued (The Hindu, 30 May 2013)

Deadline to apply for seats under RTE extended to June 20 (Times of India, 29 May 2013)

Deadline to apply under RTE extended, parents get 2 weeks (The Hindu, 28 May 2013)

Schools collecting fees for RTE Act quota seats: parents (R. Sairam, The Hindu, 18 May 2013)

Many schools shy away from going public with RTE admission results (Asha Shridhar, The Hindu, 12 May 2013)

E-database to keep track of TN schools, students (Deccan Herald, 10 May 2013)

Collector warns schools on failure to implement RTE Act (Times News Network, 11 May 2013)

Private schools still reluctant to follow RTE norms (R. Gokul Times News Network, 8 May 2013)

Steps to popularise RTE Act (The Hindu, 1 May 2013)

Schools in a fix over admitting students under RTE quota (R.Krishnamoorthy, 21 March 2013)

Unending race, a promise unkept (Asha Shridhar, 17 February 2013)

Kendriya Vidyalaya starts issuing application forms (9 February 2013)

Right to Education helplines ringing off the hook (C.M.Phillips, Times of India, 8 Aug 2012)

Queries on quota flood RTE helpline (M.Srinivasan, 7 May 2012)

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