CHENNAI: In view of the rising Covid-19 cases , University of Madras has postponed all semester exams scheduled to begin on January 21. Regular November 2021 practical exams that began on January 3 also stand postponed, a circular issued on Friday said. “We will issue a new schedule,” vice-chancellor S Gowri said.
Autonomous colleges in the city are also likely to postpone semester exams scheduled to begin on January 21. “We have to accommodate 1,500-3,000 students a day during the exams. If Covid-19 cases continue to rise, it may not be possible to hold exams in January,” said S Santhosh Baboo, principal of DG Vaishnav College.
He said colleges can try for exams in February and finish the next semester in June. The State government had declared study holidays for all college students, except for medical students, till January 20.