Non-Government organisations play a vital role in the educational growth in the state. The Government of Tamil Nadu has safeguarded the interests of the minority people in the state and allowed generously to open educational institutions for the welfare of the minority people and others. The various codes, acts and rules empower the state government to fix norms and conditions for the opening and functioning of the private schools. Majority of the primary and middle schools are managed by the Education Department. However, their maintenance of building is looking after by Panchayat Unions. Non-government organisations also managed a substantial number of primary and middle schools although majority of them are private-aided receiving cent percent grants from the state government. To see list of Schools Govt/Private/Aided schools click here.
The Christian missionaries are the biggest voluntary organisations managing educational institutions in Tamil Nadu. The following are the Christian organisations running educational institutions in the State.
1. Church of South India Diocese (C.S.I)
2. Roman Catholic Diocese (R.C. Mission)
3. Tamil Nadu Evangelical Lutheran Church (T.E.L.C.)
Apart from the Christian missionaries, the R.K.Mission, the organisation of Muslim educational institutions and various welfare associations and educational trusts are also running educational institutions in the state.
Community Participation is available in the form of village education committees. The village education committees play an important role in meeting the educational needs of the area. The committee cooperates with teacher in enrolment of more children, provide help for acquisition of land, provide buildings facilities and also render assistance for maintenance of school buildings.
Parent Teacher Association
Each school is having Parent Teacher Association. The Parent Teacher Association in the state was established in the year 1964 with the object of creating good relationship between facilitating the school improvement schemes by all ways and means. The objectives of the Association are: to develop good relationship and better co-operation between the parents and the teachers; to guide the students for their improvements in social, economic, cultural and educational activities; to develop leadership among students; to give necessary assistance to the parents and teachers to publish literary magazines, organizing cultural, library meetings etc. These functioning of PTA are watched at district level and state level.