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Tamil Nadu cancels all semester exams except for final year college students

July 23, 2020

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said on Thursday, July 23, 2020 that college students will be promoted to the next year without having to take up even semester examinations for the year 2019-20. The announcement however does not include final year students and further details are expected to announced soon.

The state government had constituted a high-level committee to make decisions about the exams, based on University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) recommendations following which the government has cancelled the semester exams. The students will be promoted to the next academic year, that is, first and second year undergraduate and first year postgraduate students studying in arts and science colleges, first, second and third year undergraduate and first year postgraduate students studying in engineering colleges and first year MCA students.

It is expected that colleges will be asked to use internal assessments to evaluate students instead of the cancelled semester examinations and final year students will have to write the exams online. However no final announcements have been made regarding the same.

Source: The New Indian Express

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