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PM Modi To Inaugurate 11 Medical Colleges, New Campus for Classical Language In Tamil Nadu On Jan 12

New medical colleges will increase the number of MBBS seats to 1,450 in the state.

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File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate 11 new Government medical colleges across Tamil Nadu and the new campus of the Central Institute of Classical Tamil in Chennai on January 12, 2022 at 4 pm through video conferencing.

The new medical colleges will increase the number of seats to 1,450 under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme, in order to promote affordable medical education and improve health infrastructure across the country, said Prime Minister’s office in a statement.

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New medical colleges will cost the exchequer about Rs 4,000 crore, of which Rs 2145 crore was provided by the Central Government and the rest by the Government of Tamil Nadu. New medical colleges will be set up in Virudhunagar, Namakkal, Nilgiris, Tirupur, Tiruvallur, Nagapattinam, Dindigul, Kallurkurichi, Ariyalur, Ramanathapuram and Krishnagiri districts.

The new campus of the Central Institute of Classical Tamil (CICT) in Chennai will work to preserve and promote the classical language. The Central government has constructed a new three-storey building at a cost of Rs 24 crore. Previously,  CICT was operating from a rented building, but now it will function from the new campus. The new campus will have a spacious library, e-library, seminar halls and a multimedia hall.

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CICT, is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Education, that promotes Classical Tamil by conducting research to establish the antiquity and uniqueness of the Tamil language. 

The Institute Library has a rich collection of over 45,000 ancient Tamil books. The institute engages in academic activities such as conducting seminars and training programs and awarding fellowships to promote and support classical Tamil. 

It aims to translate and publish ‘Thirukkural‘ into various Indian languages ​​and over 100 foreign languages. The new campus will provide an efficient working environment for the Institute to promote Classical Tamil around the world.

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