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Equal Opportunity Cell (SC/ST Cell)

The Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe (SC/ST) Cell


The Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe (SC/ST) Cell of Tamil Nadu Open University functions for the welfare of the SC/ST students, members of the staff and faculty of University, its affiliated and regional centres and community Colleges. The cell functions for effective implementation of the policies in affairs related to student admissions, teaching faculty and administrative staffs’ appointments of this University and its affiliated institutions. It is interested in taking measures for achieving the objectives of higher education and in continuous monitoring and evaluating the targets laid down related to SC/ST affairs by the Govt. of India and Govt. of Tamil Nadu


The SC/ST Cell was established in the university to co-ordinate with the university authorities in the implementation of the various policies and programmes launched by the State Government and the UGC for the benefit of the SC/ST students and employees. It also undertakes the activities to develop awareness among the SC/ST students especially from the rural areas about the role of Tamil Nadu Open University in higher education avenues. The members of the staff in the cell are actively engaged in coordinating and solving the problems in matters of admissions/appointments and resources utilization in the university. They also announce details of government scholarships and fellowships through circulars to the SC/ST students. The Cell concentrates on the implementation of the rules of reservation in student’s admission and appointments in teaching and non-teaching position as well as monitoring the prevention of atrocities against the laid down groups. The cell aims at providing educational opportunities to those, who are economically and socially deprived, in the higher education institution.

Moreover, the SC/ST Cell has taken up problems of the SC/ST students and employees with the university authorities and has solved some of them amicably. The cell, in the ultimate analysis, has been a user friendly counsellor to all SC/ST employees and students. The University is providing statistical information periodically and promptly on all aspects to the Government of India, and the Government of Tamil Nadu. The SC/ST Cell offers guidance to various University Committees in respect to recruitments/promotions based on the latest rule position concerning SC/ST reservations.

Members (if applicable):

Dr. R. ARUMUGAM, Coordinator i/c

Contact Details

  • Name of the Contact Person : Dr. R. Arumugam
  • Designation : Coordinator i/c
  • Address for Communication :
    Tamil Nadu Open University
    577, Anna Salai, Saidapet
    Chennai – 600 015
    Tamil Nadu. INDIA.
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