Universities defer exams in Tamil Nadu following Jayalalithaa’s death

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Chennai | Published: December 9, 2016 8:37:31 AM

With the death of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa last Monday, several universities in the state have decided to postpone their exams.

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa last Monday had passed away on December 5. (Express Photo)Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa last Monday had passed away on December 5. (Express Photo)

With the death of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa last Monday, several universities in the state have decided to postpone their exams. Among them, Bharathiar University has postponed semester exams which were earlier scheduled to be held between December 6 and 12 and Anna University has shifted all exams which were originally scheduled from December 6 to 8.

The state government had announced an official mourning period in the state for seven days. All colleges and schools across the state were shut down from December 6 to 8 after the demise of the former AIADMK chief. The classes are likely from today, a report in ‘The Indian Express’ has said.

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Even as Bharathiar varsity, in a release, has said that the new exam schedule will be released at a later date, its School of Distance Education Examinations will be held according to the original time-table. Madras University has also suspended classes in all colleges and schools under its wing.

Not just in the state, but classes in colleges and schools in the neighbouring states of Kerala and Karnataka were too suspended as a mark of respected to Jayalalithaa for a day . Exams were postponed at several higher education institutions in Kerala also.

Jayalalithaa had passed away on Monday following cardiac arrest. Before her death she was being treated in Chennai’ hospital since September 22.

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