The Virtual Learning Portal is a Web based initiative run by Department of Employment and Training, Government of Tamil Nadu to assist young aspirants who are preparing for Government competitive exams. It is a well known fact that free coaching classes for various competitive examinations are conducted in all the District Employment and Career Guidance Centres. This portal was envisaged as yet another enterprise of Career Guidance and coaching which is one of the primary function of this department. Launched by the Hon'ble Chief Minister on 22.2.2019, this platform contains e-content for various competitive exams such as TNPSC (Group I, Group II, Group IV & Group VIIB / VIII), TNUSRB, UPSC, SSC, IBPS, RRB. Objective of the project is to build a centralized, web-based virtual learning system and to enable the students to access the learning environment from any location, any time through a multitude of electronic formats.

Special Features :
  • All the e-content of this portal has been uploaded bilingually ie.in both Tamil and English so as to suit the needs of even remote rural competitive aspirants. Also, these e-content documents are downloadable which make these study materials accessible in offline mode too.
  • This site also has provision to train the students through Model tests and Assessment tests.Video content of the coaching classes are uploaded in the portal for the benefit of the youngsters of remote areas who can’t access the free coaching classes conducted at District Employment and Career Guidance centres on a daily basis.
  • Furthermore the visitors of this portal are informed duly about Career information - Government Sector, recent advertised vacancies, Exam notification, etc.
  • A Mobile app has been provided in the website for the users who opt to study using their mobile phones. So our mission is to strive, in every way, towards aiding the aspirants of the state in realising their dream of playing a part in Government bureaucracy.

Study Circle

Study Circles functioning at all the District Employment and Career Guidance Centres were established in the year 1999 with a view to assist aspirants of various competitive examinations by rendering them free coaching and guidance. The vision of these voluntary units is to act as a niche and a learning platform for all the youngsters who are pursuing a career in Government sector. Free Coaching Classes are conducted for various examinations like TNPSC (Group I, Group II, Group IV, Group VIIB / VIII), TNUSRB (PC & SI), TET, SSC, IBPS (Clerk and PO) and RRB by inviting expert faculties.

Through the Coaching given by Study Circles, nearly 4140 (2011 to upto August 2020) aspirants have emerged successful and secured placement in various Public Sector Establishments. Coaching Classes are also being conducted in additional places like libraries, Schools etc as per requirements.

Special initiatives are also taken to provide free coaching to the Differently-Abled aspirants by engaging Sign interpreter for the assistance of hearing impaired aspirants and Braille assistance to the Visually Challenged aspirants.

Over and above coaching Classes are also conducted in ten Universities and affiliated Arts and Science Colleges for the interest of economically weaker section students studying in the Final Year to enable them to take up these competitive examinations.

Career Guidance Activities

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Career guidance is one of the pivotal functions of the department of employment and Training. In order to perform this function effectively, District Employment and Career Guidance Centers are conducting various career guidance programmes so as to guide the School/College Students, Registrants and job seekers to choose the right career path. Following are the career guidance activities undertaken by the District Employment and Career Guidance Centres in all the districts.

  • Career Exhibitions and Seminars are conducted in schools and colleges to create awareness among the students about diverse professional fields.
  • In these exhibitions, Career talks are delivered by the experts belonging to various disciplines. The students are also introduced to multiple career possibilities via pamphlets, banners and the display of Competitive exam books.
  • Career master training programme for School teachers to enhance their awareness regarding the career options and the contemporary job market to enable them to educate the students in the school through Career Corners
  • Confidence building programmes for school/college students, registrants and job seekers in order to make them fit enough to meet the employment market demands.
  • Career Awareness and Skill Awareness in the Office premises
  • Guidance on Registration in Virtual Learning Portal launched for providing e-materials for various competitive examinations for the aspirants.
  • Guidance through State Career Guidance Centre on various aspects such as Higher Studies / Job opportunities / Skill / Self Employment etc.,
  • Registration Guidance for Overseas Manpower Corporation and Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation.

Special Programs

Following special guidance programmes are conducted by District Employment and Career Guidance Centres to give marked attention to some special groups of the the society and to some overlooked occupational sectors in career opting.

Special Awareness Programme for Airmen Selection

Conducting exclusive career guidance programmes & rallies for creating awareness regarding the recruitment in the Indian Air force. In all these Programmes, Senior Officers from Indian Air Force take part and talk to the participants on the various avenues in Air Force, Training given by them and subsequent placement opportunities.

Special Coaching classes for Differently Abled aspirants at the Study Circles

Special initiatives are also taken to provide free coaching to the Differently-Abled aspirants by engaging Sign interpreter for the assistance of hearing impaired aspirants and Braille assistance to the Visually Challenged aspirants.

The Study Circles in various District Employment and Career Guidance Centres also take special steps to conduct free Coaching Classes for the Differently-Abled registrants aspiring to enter into Public Service Establishments. Due to the relentless efforts of the Employment Offices, nearly 50 Differently abled aspirants have successfully got placed in government sector.

Special Coaching classes for Differently Abled aspirants at the Study Circles

Special programmes are regularly arranged by district employment and career guidance centres for the benefit of Transgender candidates. Talks about career opportunities and various welfare schemes are given to them by appropriate experts.

Career Awareness Week and Skill Week

Every year July 2nd week and july 15th are celebrated as career guidance & skill awareness week and skill day respectively. Various activities such as Career counselling and talks, Career exhibitions, Career awareness and skill training through mobile vans, Skill Rallis, Skill Camps, Special Programmes for Differently – Abled, ITI students, School students, Women and Transgender, distribution of booklets and pamphlets on careers and skill training, Seminars on career awareness and skill awareness etc., are carried out all through the skill week. Skill competitions for students are also held.

‘An activity - A day’ initiative

Under the Unique initiative, ‘An Activity- A day’, every day of the week is ear-marked for a specific activity to ensure a focused outcome based approach for the activities of the District Employment and Career Guidance Centre.

The details of activities under this initiative are given below:

Concept for the day Activities to be taken up on that day
ThiranmiguThingal திறன்மிகுதிங்கள் (Monday) Skill Camp, Skill Assessment & Registration for Skill Training.
SevaiChevvaai சேவைசெவ்வாய் (Tuesday) Career Guidance, Confidence Building, Career Exhibitions & Seminars & Career Master Training Programs
PottithervuBudhan போட்டித் தேர்வுபுதன் (Wednesday) Free classes for competitive exams, Mock Tests and Interviews
Vizhipunarvu Vyazhan விழிப்புணர்வுவியாழன் (Thursday) Group Discussions, Individual Guidance, and Psychometric Analysis
VelaivaippuVelli Vyazhan வேலைவாய்ப்புவெள்ளி (Friday) Conducting job fairs for all registrants, Updating details of Job seekers, employers, vacancy details and new jobs.