Tirunelveli is considered as the oxford of South India. The District is one of the
most important land marks of Tamilnadu and known for its multifaceted dimensions
of its rich cultural heritage, patriotism and Educational Advancement. The literacy
rate of the distirict is 82.92 %. The literacy rate of male and female of the district
is 89.66% and 76.38% respectively.
SSA Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan was Started in the academic year 2001. The scheme ensures
education to all school aged children between the age group of (6-14) .Though many
education Regarding Programmes were Organized after independence, SSA remains the
most successful scheme, it focuses on higher order of learning with the objective
of building children’s Knowledge, Potential and talent.
In Tirunelveli District the SSA structure includes the DPO, District project office
headed by ACEO & Assisted by APO (Assistant Project Officer). The District is divided
into 21 blocks. Each block is headed by a Supervisor who comes under the cadre of
High school Headmaster and Block Resourse Teacher Educators and Cluster Resourse
Teacher Educator have been appointed to train the teachers, who teach the children
upto the class VIII. BRTEs supports both the sides of subjects and in the methodologies.
DISTRICT PROJECT OFFICE
SARVA SHIKSHA ABHIYAN (SSA)
TIRUNELVELI - 627 009
Ph : 0462 - 2502223
Email id : dpctnv08[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]in
Additional Chief Educational Officer
Assistant Project Officer
Media and Documentation Officer
District Coordinator - Training
District Coordinator - IED
District Coordinator - CAL, GRANT
District Coordinator - OSC
District Coordinator - QMT
Accounts and Audit Manager
Name of the Block
Block Office Address
Supervisor Mobile No.
No. of CRC Attached
No. of Schools
Pin: 627 851
Ph : 04633 - 272023
@AVRMV Govt. Girls HSS.
Pin: 627 401
Ph: 04634 - 251598
@ Periyar GHSS,
Pin: 627 414
Ph: 04634 - 261906
@ PUPS Kalyanipuram
Kadayam - 627 415
Ph: 04634 - 240156
@GHSS (B) Kadayanallur
Pin: 627 751
Ph: 04633 - 245543
@ GHSS Kalakad
Pin: 627 501
Ph: 04635 - 262049
@ T.P.S. GHSS, Pavoorchatram
Pin: 627 808
Ph: 04633 - 252138
@ GHSS Kuruvikulam
Pin: 627 754
Ph: 04632 - 251415
@ GHSS, Tirunelveli - 627 001
0462 - 2320372
@ GHSS Tirumalapuram
Pin: 627 956
Ph: 04636 – 270222
@ GHSS Nanguneri
Pin: 627 108
Ph: 04635 – 250680
BRC Palayamkottai Rural
@ GHSS Reddiyarpatti
Pin: 627 051
Ph: 0462 – 2551450
@ PUPS Mukkudal
Pin: 627 601
Ph: 04634 - 274191
@ GHS, Radhapuram
Pin: 627 111
Ph: 04637 - 254148
@ GHSS (B), Sankarankoil
Pin: 627 756
Ph: 04636 - 226883
@ GHSS (B) Shenkottai
Pin: 627 809
Ph: 04633 - 234917
@ ICI Govt. HSS (boys) Tenkasi Pin: 627 811
Ph: 04633 - 280917
@ GHSS Valliyoor
Pin: 627 117
Ph: 04637 - 223681
@ GHSS Puliyangudi
Pin: 627 855
Ph: 04636 - 235977
BRC Palay Urban
@ CPS Perumalpuram
Pin: 627 002
Ph: 0462 - 2552479
BRC Tirunelveli Urban
@ GHSS Tirunelveli
Pin: 627 001
Ph: 0462 - 2335885
SSA ensures that no child of School age is left uneducated. The SSA norms provided
for opening of new primary and upper primary schools under RTE Rules by the state
Government, 39 new Schools were started and 78 primary Schools were upgraded into
upper Primary Schools up to 2011 - 2012. .
Children in remote habitation or in urban area where availability of land is a problem
may not find access to neighbourhood Schools. Such children are provided support
Every year school mapping exercise is conducted in the District. The unserved areas
(areas without schools) are found, Resultantly the District level planning team
claim for New Schools and Upgradation of existing primary schools.
The State Project Director remains the head of the scheme. District level monitoring
committee is headed by the senior most member of the parliament, in the district.
Block level committee is functioning under the leadership of the chairman of the
Block. The Village Educational Committee in each and every Government and Government
aided school is headed by the Panchayat President of the village. The school management
committee is being run and headed by the parent in Government primary and upper
primary schools. In the case of the aided Government primary schools it is headed
by the correspondent.
State’s vision of quality education has a special focus on inclusive education.
It has a special focus on education of children with special needs (CWSN). The children
who are physically handicapped admitted in regular schools as per RTE norms. These
children are identified by EER Registers, Survey, Aganwadi Registers and ICDS Centre
Public were made aware of the privilege by awareness campaign. The motto of this
campaign is to identify the CWSN conducting Medical camps, giving identity cards,
giving aids and appliances, conducting surgery. Specials teachers and physiotherapist
are given the training in mobility, sign language, Braille version etc.
Adaptive Teaching Learning materials were prepared by the trained special teachers
for teaching special skills to the children with special needs. The models are easily
communicable, attractive, clear and usable in Tirunelveli District. There are 14
Day care centres. The main aim of the day care centre is to enroll, provide nutritional
Diet, arrange transport facilities, providing aids and appliances and also giving
parental training. Every block is provided with resource rooms which consist of
basic equipments. The Specials teachers and physiotherapist are there to train the
Medical camps are conducted in 21 Blocks. The identified children for surgery and
assistive devices are provided according to the needs. Braille kit is given to visually
partial impaired. Home based volunteers attend the affected children at home and
give basic training such as eating, dressing, toilet habits etc. for the access
and retention of CWSN Transportation with escorts are provided in our District.
Special Residential Bridge course centre have been established in 2 places at Aykudi
and Pattathur. These centre are provided with team of experts. The CWSN are Specially
supported by hand rails, child Friendly toilets. In order to encourage the CWSN,
inclusive Sports are conducted. They are enthusiastic both physically and psychologically.
The main objective of Sarva Shiksha Abiyan is to educate the out of school children
who belong to the age group of 6-14 Years old. A considerable number of efforts
are taken to admit the out of school children in the Schools. They are Non Residential
Special Training centres (long term & short term) and Residential special Training
centres and NCLP. Yearly survey is undertaken to find out the dropped out never
enrolled and migrated children. It is conducted basing the data provided by EER
(Elementary Education Register), Anganwadi Registers and DISE,COHORT and PMIS. The
never enrolled children or dropped out children who are residing nearby schools
are admitted in the non residential special training centres and the others like
rag pickers, children who are begging who are orphans are admitted in the Residential
special Training centres. The children in NRSTC are provided with SABL cards, Books,
School Bags, Note books, uniform and chappals.
The Children of RSTC are provided with meals, uniforms, footware, medical expense
and TML. Educational Volunteers have been appointed in every NRSTC’s and RSTC’s.
They are equipped with training like computer, scout, SABL, content Enrichment Health
education and Life Skill training. Resultantly the School children are trained in
the above said areas. So out of school children were educated and mainstreamed,
so far in the districts
SSA’s foremost objective is to provide quality education to all to impart quality
education, the teachers are provided with various training programme which would
not only to educate children but also to mould their personality. 20 days in service
training is given to teachers. These 20 days of training Programme include the topics
like content, methodology, Arts & craft, computer, inclusive education, yoga, personality
development etc. These needed based training programme enhance capacity building
Primary and Upper Primary Teachers are encouraged to do Action Research every year.
They identify the specific problems of children, undertake short period research
on that and find out the solutions. Basing these problems the training programme
for the following year are designed.
The teachers in the new Primary schools which are started by SSA and the 3 subject
teachers in Upgraded Middle schools and also the subject related teachers of 6-8
classes of high and higher secondary schools who are appointed by SSA are provided
with Salary by the Scheme. SSA also provide salary to the part time teachers who
teaches music, painting, craft, physical education, horticulture etc. to the children
of Government Middle, High and Higher Secondary schools.
SSA has the accessibility of fulfilling the basic facilities in the panchayat union
primary and middle schools. A school building consists of one classroom, two class
rooms, or three class rooms. Not only class room but also an office –cum-store room,
head teacher room, clean toilet, safe and adequate drinking water etc, In order
to secure the school building boundary wall, or green fencing, a kitchen for cooking
MDM, a play ground, equipment for sports and games a library and teaching learning
Materials. The class rooms are designed in a manner that physical spaces serve as
an aid in learning which is known as BALA (Building as a learning Aid). Along with
the class room a ramp in provided for the easy move of the CWSN Additional class
rooms are provided to the needed schools. All SSA construction works are supervised
by the Civil Engineers. To create a happy and child friendly atmosphere play materials
are given to primary and middle schools which includes both indoor and outdoor games.
These schools are given indoor and outdoor play materials. Of the Successful scheme
work a high quality BRC and CRC buildings are given .The BRC’s act for the heterogeneous
activities of the SSA. CRC serve under the guidance of BRC for its remarkable work
SSA is a mission which is interested in the holistic development of the children
according to RTE, Grants are released by SSA to carry out its various works. There
are various grant such as school grant, maintenance grant, Teaching learning grant
and BRC, CRC grant. These grants are given in the form of cheque addressing VEC
of the School. Thus grants are utilized properly and it is ensured by BRTE’s
Both Government and aided schools are given Rs. 5000 for purchasing fire extinguisher,
Dictionary, globe, Maps, Science charts and models for science and Maths lessons.
Trays, Mat and Racks are purchased. More it is utilized for buying soap, Towel,
oil, Hand ball, Foot ball, Skipping rope, chess board and carrom board for laminating
the ABL ladder and group cards. Moreover by using school grant we can purchase water
purifier for electrification and repairing TV and DVD
Maintenance grant are given to Government primary and upper primary schools. This
grants are given to repair the toilet,to provide drinking water, to do minor repair
works in the roof to repair water purifier,computer and DVD player. It is also used
for fencing, white wasing, painting etc.
Teachers grant to make the classroom teaching enjoyable, effective and educative
teachers are supposed to make innovative models so far this teacher are given Rs.500
for preparing TLM.
TLE was sanctioned to newly started Primary school and upgraded middle school. It
is mainly used in purchasing of science lab equipments for upper primary schools
and furniture for primary schools.
ECCE (early child hood care Education) In collaboration with ICDS (Integrated child
development scheme) Early child hood care Education centres are being run.In our
district totally 750 centres are functioning Amidst them 250 centres are upgraded
in to pre primary centres .The children from age group 3 to 5 attend the ECCE centres
to acquire the basic skills They are provided with play materials,mini SLM kitboxes,and
study materials.The anganwadi teachers are equipped with training programme by SSA.
They includes Early child hood care and Education (ECCE),Girls Education,Education
for sc/st and intervention for minority children
In the district,almost all the upper primary schools are endowed with computers
and made as CAL centre they are 250 in total and they are provided with either 2
or 3 computers 88 cal centers are provided with projectors. A separate time table
for computer education is being followed in the daily schedule of the schools 64
educational CDs deal with various subjects from ASIM premji foundation are installed
Microsoft and Intel training are given to each and every teacher of all the Government,
Government aided primary and upper primary schools.
To ensure education to the children belong to weaker section and the disadvantaged
group, a special focus is given by SSA. Every year these children are given vocational
training, Lifeskill training, Maths kit box training, English communication skill
training. They are given dictionaries. They are also taken for exposure visits every
year. Two children from class V belonging to the category of SC and ST are selected
from each block and they are provided with free education, food hostel facilities
upto XII std.
SSA pays more attention on improvement of girl children. Every year they are provided
with vocational educational training special coaching and subject oriented coaching
Girls upto class VIII are also equipped with life skill training, English communication
skill training. A revolving fund is maintained in schools to get the material for
the vocational training.
Minority children are very much concerned by the scheme. Yearly Life skill training
is conducted on behalf of minority children they are also taken for exposure visits.
To improve their English language communication skill training is also given.
Block Resource Centres (BRC) are known for its heterogenous activities of SSA Scheme.
BRC comprises of Block level Supervisors, Block level Resource persons, Cluster
Level Resource Persons, Special Teacher, Accountants, MIS Coordinator and Data Entry
Operators. BRC serve as a resource centre for the CWSN, giving training to teachers
and conducting resourceful activities. Teacher Educator are the key persons to implement
the plans and distribute the grants provided by the State.
The Cluster Resource Centres (CRC) function under the control of BRC. The main function
of CRCs is to transact various training programme to the teachers. Moreover CRCs
act as a CAL centre too. It also act as a centre of adequate resource material which
are helpful in the academic side. Thus CRC centres promote a healthy safe and secure
school environment in each in their cluster.
School Management committee is being maintained in each and every Govt and Aided
Primary and Upper Primary school. A separate Bank account has been opened on account
of this. In every SMC 20 members are there. 50% of SMC members are woman. 75% of
the strength of the School Management Committee is from amongst parents or guardians
of children, one third of the remaining twenty five percent of the strength of the
SMC is from elected members of the local authority, one third members form amongst
teachers and the remaining one third from local educationists, students in the schools.
SMC prepares School Development plan, monitors the proper implementation of the
SSA scheme activities. The expenditures made by the SMC are recorded and audited
The Mobile Laboratory is one of the successful attempts to teach science to the
Middle school students, a great hallmark in the field of the education. The Science
Mobile Van which functions under the control of District Educational Officer was
reshaped under the scheme Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan with modern technologies. It is
known as “Ariviyal Kondattam” and it analyses the facts of science to instigate
their scientific interest and to improve the achievement in science subject. This
Ariviyal Kondattam is familiar among the children of VI, VII and VIII of Governemnt
as well as the Aided middle schools.
Library remains the source of knowledge. SSA enhances the schools with a rich variety
of library books of excellent quality. They are many in number. They deal with topics
like academic subjects puzzles, stories, drawing books, travel books etc. Reading
corner is set in each and every classroom. The books kept in the reading corner
are changed for every fifteen days. Upper Primary students are allowed to take the
books to home, library registers are being maintained.