All Matriculation Schools come under the control of Directorate of Matriculation
Schools and are of English medium and Self Financed category.
Initially all Matriculations Schools were under the control of Chennai and Madurai
Universities. On 29.11.1976, a GO (No 2816) was passed and the matriculation schools
were transferred under the purview of the Directorate of School Education. On passing
GO No 188, on 8.11.2001, all matriculation schools and matriculation high schools
were then brought under the control of the Directorate of Matriculation Schools.