Tamil Nadu (TN) Chief Minister (CM) K Palaniswami on Thursday (23 July) said he has ordered cancellation of semester exams and allow the students to proceed to the next academic year in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
However, the announced exemption is not going to be extended to final year students.
In a statement issued in Chennai, Palaniswami said a high level committee set up to examine the possibility of holding semester exams for college students has said owing to Covid-19 pandemic exams cannot be held.
Palaniswami said based on the guidance of University Grants Commission and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) under graduate and post graduate students of arts, science, engineering, computer science courses are exempted from exams for this semester only.
"These students are exempted from writing the semester exams (May 2020). They should be awarded marks followed by UGC and AICTE guidelines," CM Edappadi K Palaniswami said.
(With inputs from IANS)
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