During British regime the education was only 7 percent. But in Kamaraj’s period it was 37% . During Rajaji’s period there were 12000 schools in the state.Whereas it was 27000 in the period of Kamaraj. Power supply in all the villages , industrial growth were in the period of Kamaraj.
Tamils compared the education to our eyes. Hence Tamilians were considered as genius . Kamaraj who hailed from this group made a revolution in education.
He removed the system of communal education started by Rajaji. He ordered to re-open the 6000 elementary schools closed by Rajaji. Moreover he opened 14000 new schools.
During first plan schools which were 21500 in number had gone upto 26750 during 2nd plan which crossed over 30,000 later. Likewise the admission of students also went up gradually from 25 lakhs to 33.8 and to 46.1 lakhs. During 3rd plan it was decided to admit 14 lakhs more students.
The result of Kamaraj’s work was there for all to see. There was an all-round development with village as the nucleus. By inducting colleagues like Shri R. Venkataraman and C. Subramaniam in his Ministry he paved the way for the growth of industrial, agricultural and educational sectors.Tamilnadu set itself as an example for other States to emulate.