Tamil Nadu Free Laptop Scheme (2021)

On 27 February (Wednesday), The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu K Palaniswami launched Tamil Nadu Free Laptop Scheme through which Palaniswami government will distribute free laptops to cooperative and college students in the state. Here in this article we will provide you all the information related to Registration, Application Form & Beneficiary List information. So read this article from beginning to end completely.

The scheme was launched by the Chief Minister with laptop distribution to seven students. To improve the knowledge of computers to students and for the bright future, Cooperative and aided college students are being given the benefit of this scheme.

With this scheme, free laptops will be distributed to a total of 15.18 lakh students this year. The total value of laptops available under the laptop scheme is Rs. 1,340.44.

With the line of Government of Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, The Government of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami introduced this scheme. In the year 2011 free laptop scheme was first introduced by Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. So far 37, 88,528 students have received laptops at an outlay of Rs.5,552.39 crore.

Scheme Details

Name of the Scheme    – TN Free Laptop Scheme

Launched By   –    Tamil Nadu CM K. Palaniswami

Beneficiaries      – 10th or 12th students in the state

Mode of Registration    –  Online

Category    – Tamil Nadu Govt Schemes

Benefits   –     Contribution of students to higher education

Official Website      –

To enhance the future of the students in the state of Tamil Nadu, it has been launched. Giving information regarding this, a senior official of the Tamil Nadu Electronics Corporation (ELCOT) said that the government is planning to distribute laptops to 1.5 million students.

A Total of 15 lakh laptops have been distributed to the students by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami himself. So far, the state government has procured and supplied 32,35,894 laptops in five phases. All laptops have been procured and bid through tender. The possibility of distribution of laptops is expected soon in the year 2020 as well.


Some of the major benefits of the free laptop scheme started by the Tamil Nadu government for students are as follows.

  • The education towards computers will get boosted among students and move ahead with modern technology.
  • Students can study well through laptops for further higher education. This is the major benefit for the students.
  • Through the laptop, students will get to know about the world of the Internet and its various applications. He will be able to book railway tickets online, air tickets.
  • The scheme will also play an important role in helping students in their professional fields. Through this, he will be able to know about the computer world in detail.


The specifications of the Laptop that is provide by the state government are as follows

  • Laptop Brand Name HP
  • Screen Size 14-inch Screen
  • System Name ELCOT PC
  • System Type X 86
  • Market Price 25,000 RS
  • Warranty of Laptop 1 Year
  • Processor Name Intel Pentium Dual Core
  • System Manufacture AMD Processor
  • RAM 2 GB DDR3 SD RAM at 1066 MHz Speed
  • Pre-Installed Software Microsoft Office, ADOBE, TN Schemes
  • Hard Disk 160 GB Minimum – 320 GB Maximum

Eligibility Criteria

Certain criteria are set by the Tamil Nadu government that need to be met in order to get benefit out of this scheme. They are as follows

  • Applicant must be a permanent resident of Tamil Nadu
  • Students of all government and aided schools will be able to avail of the free laptop distribution scheme of the state government.
  • Only students who have passed the examination of 10th / 12th from a government or aided school are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes will be given the benefit of reservation in the process of distribution.

Necessary Documents

The following documents are considered necessary to avail TN Free Laptop.

  1. Aadhar Card
  2. School id
  3. Family income certificate
  4. caste certificate
  5. Government or Aided College Information

Registration Procedure for Tamil Nadu Free Laptop Scheme

Those students who fulfill all the eligibility criteria and has necessary documents can now apply for the Tamil Nadu Free Laptop Scheme by following the steps given below

  • Go to the official website of ERP Software Solution Government of Tamil Nadu. Home page of the website opens now.
  • Click ” Login ” button available on the home page
  • After this you have to enter all the information asked in the login page
  • By entering the name, password, and captcha code, You will be able to login. After which a registration form will open.
  • In this form, you have to enter all the necessary information like roll number, class and other details.
  • Click submit after checking the information entered in the registration form.
  • The Tamil Nadu Free Laptop Scheme registration will be completed in this way.

In case of successful registration of the Free Laptop Scheme, your name will be published in the beneficiary list. This beneficiary list will be released district-wise.

Steps to Check Beneficiary List

  • Go to the official website of ERP Software Solution Government of Tamil Nadu. Home page of the website opens now.
  • Click the “Beneficiary List” option on the homepage of the website.
  • A PDF file Opens on your screen. 
  • In that PDF file. Search your name in this PDF file.

Note: We hope you find the information in the article useful. We will update it on our website after the state government gives other updates in relation to this scheme.

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