Tamil Nadu Free Laptop Scheme
Tamil Nadu Free Laptop Scheme

A device like a laptop has become as important as mobile phones in everyone’s daily lives. Especially for all the students as because of the pandemic, they need to attend their school classes online. But not everyone can afford laptops so the state government of Telangana has come up with the ‘Tamil Nadu Free Laptop Scheme’.

Now, all the students from the Government and Government-aided schools and colleges of the Tamil Nadu state would get free laptops and this scheme has been implemented by the government since 2011-12.

Today, we are going to discuss all the details about the Tamil Nadu free laptop scheme and how you can register yourself, what are the criteria, and everything else. So, keep on reading.

Official Information

NameTamil Nadu Free Laptop Scheme
Launched byChief Minister of Tamil Nadu
BeneficiariesStudents of 10th and 12th
Official websitehttp://

About Tamil Nadu Free Laptop Scheme 2024

This scheme was launched by the Chief Minister of the state Edappadi K Palaniswami. By implementation of the Tamil Nadu free laptop scheme, it will help all the students in their studies and acquire better skills for their futures.

Under this scheme, free laptops would be distributed to all the students who have passed class 10th and 12th of the Tamil Nadu state. Last year because of lockdown the implemented plan wasn’t completed fully.

And, a lot of students couldn’t get free laptops so this year the list of all the eligible students is already made even for this academic year. And for the year 2022 the Tamil Nadu, free laptop scheme will be implemented and all the students can apply for this scheme.

Benefits of the Scheme

  • Through the Tamil Nadu free laptop scheme, a lot of students who are financially backward will be benefited.
  • This implementation will encourage students to study with full concentration and is a great step towards modern technology.
  • Under this scheme, 51.767 lakh laptops have been distributed to all the students free of cost from 2011-12 to 2019-2020 with a total cost of Rs. 7,2576.1 crore.
  • This scheme is an advancement towards providing a better model of education to all the students who have passed class 10th and 12th.

Specifications of Laptop under the Free Laptop Scheme

Brand name of the LaptopHP
System nameELCOT PC
Warranty of the laptop1 year
Screen size14-inch
Processor nameIntel Pentium Dual Core
Market priceRs. 25,000
Hard diskMinimum 16 GG, Maximum 320 GB
Pre-installed softwareAdobe, Microsoft Office, TN Schemes
System typeX 86
RAM2 GB DDR3 SD RAM AT 1066MHz speed
System manufactureAMD Processor

Eligibility Criteria

  • Below is given the eligibility criteria for applying for the Tamil Nadu free laptop scheme:
  • You need to be a permanent citizen of the Tamil Nadu state to apply to this scheme.
  • All the students who have cleared their examination from the government or a government-aided school are eligible.
  • The preference would be provided to all the scheduled tribes (SC) and scheduled caste (SC).

How can you Register Yourself?

  • Start by visiting the official website of the Tamil Nadu free laptop scheme.
  • Then go to the homepage of the website and you need to search for the ‘registration link’.
  • After that fill in the registration form properly with all the required details and then select ‘submit’.
    Now you need to login on to the website with a username, password, and captcha code.
  • And then attach all the other documents with the application form.
  • Upload your signature and photo (if required) and then select the option of ‘submit’ and you’ll be registered for the scheme.

Process of Checking Beneficiary List of Scheme

Firstly, visit the official website of the scheme.
Go to the homepage and you need to select the ‘beneficiary list’ option.
Then you’ll see a PDF file where you can check the list.

Documents Required

  • School ID
  • Aadhar card
  • Caste certificate
  • Income certificate of the family
  • Resident proof
  • Further admission proof

Contact Details

In case you have any queries you can contact the officials by below-given contact details:

  • Phone number: 044-2567 0783
  • Address: Information Technology Department, Government of Tamil Nadu, 2nd Floor, NKM Building, Secretariat, Chennai-600009.
  • E-mail address: secyit.tn@nic.in
  • Fax number: 25670505


So, today in this article we have provided all the detailed information about the Tamil Nadu free laptop scheme. You can easily apply for this scheme as it is beneficial for all the students for their studies and their career.

We hope this was helpful for you in case of any other related questions you can drop your questions in the comment box we’ll surely reply. Thank you!

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  1. Respect mam/sir. I completed my 12th STD in 2023. Now I am going to join my college. I am willing to join in B tech course. So I need laptop for my studies. My father is a driver.we are financially back word. Can you help us.
    I have passed in my 12th exams with 78%.


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