Anna University to conduct Final Year Exams from 3rd week of September. Anna University is scheduled to conduct the examinations in the third week of September 2020. The decision was taken after the announcement was issued by the government with regard to the final semester examinations following which the university has asked around 500 Engineering colleges to begin the preparations for in-person exams. Students from different parts of the state will have the option to write exams near their native places.
The Controller of Examinations in a circular to the Regional Officers stated:
According to the directions of the government the institute is preparing to conduct the end semester exams for the final year students during the third week of September so that the exams can be completed before this month.
The circular also stated:
The details which include the maximum number of students who are to be accommodated in each zone with the exemption of colleges functioning as COVID-19 care centres and reducing the number of students in halls from 25 to 12 to maintain social distancing. The exam centres will be arranged in Engineering Colleges located near the residences of the students.
- The Higher Education Department conducted a meeting of the Vice-chancellors to discuss the in-person exams. One of the Vice-Chancellors who participated in the meeting stated that it was decided to conduct the final semester exams for three hours and students from outside the country and outside the state are likely to be given a choice of online exams.
- The Vice-chancellors have also added that the college hostels may not be open for the students coming from outside the city. The students are required to come to the college daily from the exams if they live far away the arrangements will be made for writing the exams in a nearby centre.
- Common guidelines will be issued by the state and the exam schedule will be released in a few days. Some of the professors have urged the state government to allow the students to opt for online or offline exams. Due to the COVID-19 situation, many of the parents will not be willing to send their children to the campuses to appear for the exams.