After SC gave its verdict to organize final year exams, all the colleges in India are gearing to conduct the final year exams. Tamil Nadu’s Anna University directed its affiliated colleges to begin preparations to conduct the final year in-person examinations for students, as per reports. The university said it is planning to conduct the exams in the third week of September. As per the reports of a leading daily, a circular from the Controller of Examinations of Anna University said that the university is preparing to administer the examinations during the third week of September so that the entire process can be accomplished by the end of September.
Earlier, the university was pondering over online examinations for students pursuing their final year programs but decided to have offline examinations since the lockdown restrictions have been eased by the government of Tamil Nadu. The circular also asked the regional offices to furnish details on the number of students to be accommodated for the exams after taking into account issues like colleges being converted into COVID Care Centres and the decline in the number of students in one exam room due to physical distancing norms.
Sources say that centers will be allocated to students based on their residential addresses irrespective of the college they study in since the students are back home due to the COVID-19 lockdown. It is likely that the exams will be conducted for three hours and the students will have the option of writing it on online mode. Detailed regulations and examination schedule is expected to be issued soon by the state government.