O Panneerselvam, the CM of Tamil Nadu appealed the Prime Minister to look into the Udaan scheme. As per the Chief Minister, there should be an increase in the number of contact centers in Tamil Nadu. The new scheme of CBSE, Udaan, is to guide girl students to prepare for admission to elite engineering colleges.
The brochure of Udaan discloses that Tamil Nadu will get 2 contact centres, one in Coimbatore and other in Madurai. Out of 151 centres in India, Tamil Nadu had got only 2 centers which came as a surprise to the Chief Minister of the state.
The Chief Minister wrote a letter to Modi in which he stated, "Two centres in a large state with substantial girl student population in the science stream are very inadequate and this by itself would act as a dampener for participation by girl students."
O Panneerselvam also stated that, “I request you to extend the last date for applications for the programme to at least November 30 to enable eligible students from Tamil Nadu to apply for admission under the scheme”.