The Directorate of Matriculation Schools, Tamil Nadu is an accreditation and governing body for secondary schools in Tamil Nadu, India. In a concept unique to Tamil Nadu (within India), until 1971 Universities also governed secondary schools, and such schools were accredited to the Matriculation system. About 5% of schools in Tamil Nadu fall under this system.
Schools use English as the language of instruction. They have a unique curriculum until class 10 and follow the Tamil Nadu State Board curriculum for classes 11 and 12. Schools are accredited on an annual basis.
For the academic year 2008-09, 2.31 million students were enrolled in the matriculation schools with a boy to girl ratio of 10:9. From 2001 to 2008, the pass percentage has been 90 and above excepting for 2002 when it dipped to 87.
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