The university semester exams in Tamil Nadu scheduled for later this month have been postponed indefinitely due to the Covid-19 situation in the state, the government said on Monday. Higher Education Minister K Ponmudi said the decision was made in consultation with Chief Minister MK Stalin, who was interested in student welfare.
“All university exams are indefinitely postponed due to rising covid numbers. The revised schedule will be announced later,” he told reporters here. Currently, colleges are closed for study holidays and if there are complaints about an institution remaining open, they will be asked to close, he added. Amid a surge in coronavirus cases in recent days, Tamil Nadu reported 12,895 new cases on Sunday, while active infections stood at 51,335.
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