“The final exams for students at state universities and technical colleges will take place after September 15th. Details of the examination schedule and examination centers will be published later. Arrangements are being made for all final year students to take exams in person, ”the minister said in a statement. He asked the students to start preparing for the tests.
With the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) underway and the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) slated for September 13th, the state’s decision to also take final exams in person has taken many universities by surprise, as the higher education department changes Staatliche Uni advised them on the implementation of online exams.
“If the government can do physical exams for all senior year students why not do residue testing in a similar way,” asked former Anna University Vice Chancellor E Balagurusamy.
Career advisor Jayaprakash Gandhi urged the state to give senior year students some leverage by running online exams. “If other students are exempt from the semester exams, only the students from the previous year are asked to write the exams personally. Anna University is equipped with the technology necessary to conduct online exams. You should take online exams for engineering students and possibly consider offline exams for others, ”he said.
The Minister of Higher Education added that candidates will be able to apply for BArch admission from September 7th.