Exams in Lockdown: Since the last year (2020), there is always confusion on the conducting of the examination, classes due to COVID 19. This year also contains the same problem because of COVID 19 second Wave and Assembly Election and also Lockdown. The Tamil Nadu government has made an announcement of Lockdown from 10th May 2021. In this situation, state universities like Madras University and Anna University are likely to conduct their exams only after the lockdown is over. While some city colleges are planning to go ahead with their online semester exams during the lockdown. Let’s check the details in this page.
Online Exams in Tamil Nadu Colleges:
Due to the assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, many colleges in the state had scheduled their online exams from May 3. But the state government has imposed lockdown from 10th May to 25th May 2021. The directorate of collegiate education on Sunday asked the particulars from colleges including the number exams completed so far and number of days needed to complete the remaining exams to make a decision on online exams.
Loyola College (In Lockdown Period):
Loyola College has completed four exams and three exams are scheduled till May 15. Thomas Amirtham, principal of the college stated that “Students and faculty members want to complete the remaining online exams as per the schedule. Since the exam is conducted online, students need not come out of their houses to write the exam. The staff members can also invigilate the exams from their houses. So, we would like to continue with the exams,” Students will write the exams in pen and paper mode and scan the answer sheets and send it to colleges online.
Guru Nanak College (In Lockdown Period):
Guru Nanak College directs the faculty members to prepare to conduct and monitor exams from their houses. M G Ragunathan, principal of the college stated that “Unless the government says no to conduct online exams, we will continue with our exams as per the schedule”.
DG Vaishnav College (After LockDown):
DG Vaishnav College postponed their online semester exams to June. “We planned to conduct online exams from May 17. But, all students may not have internet connections at their houses. So, we have decided to postpone it,” said S Santhosh Baboo, principal of DG Vaishnav College.
Madras Christian College and Women’s Christian College (After LockDown):
Meanwhile, colleges like Madras Christian College and Women’s Christian College have completed their exams. Madras University also planned to start the online semester exams for affiliated colleges from May 17. However, exams were delayed due to setting question papers and non-payment of exam fees by students. “We will start the online exams only after the lockdown for affiliated college students,” an official from the university said.
Anna University (likely after the lockdown):
Anna University announced a retest for students who could not appear for exams due to technical glitches from May 17 for students studying in its four campuses. As per some trusted news sources, the exams are likely to be scheduled only after the lockdown.
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