Tamil Nadu universities exams postpone: The government on Monday said that the university semester examinations scheduled for later this month in Tamil Nadu have been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 situation in the state.
Higher Education Minister K Ponmudi said the decision was taken after a meeting with Chief Minister MK Stalin. Earlier, the Madras University had postponed all semester examinations that were scheduled to begin from January 21. The regular practical exams that were scheduled to start from January 3 have also been postponed. The cases of corona are increasing rapidly in the country, in view of the security it has been decided to postpone the university semester examinations. However, no information has been received about when these examinations will be held at the moment.
As per reports, Education Minister K Ponmudi said, “Due to the rising Covid numbers all university exams are being postponed indefinitely. Revised schedule will be announced later. He said, “A circular has already been issued that physical classes will not be conducted in colleges. Earlier, many state governments had directed the closure of schools, colleges due to the increase in COVID-19 cases. On January 5, all schools up to class 9 were ordered to be closed.
12th offline classes continue
However, he had earlier announced that physical classes would continue for class 10, 12 students in view of the board exams and vaccination drive. According to the data updated by the Union Health Ministry, more than 400 cases of the highly-mutated variant have been registered in India in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of Omicron cases has increased to 4,461. Health ministry data also showed that Omicron cases have spread to 28 states and union territories.
first published:Jan. 11, 2022, 7:16 p.m.