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Kerala universities postpone exams amid COVID-19 Surge

All the exams which were scheduled to be conducted by universities in Kerala have been postponed after the surge in Covid-19 cases across the state.

Among those universities that postponed various exams include APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Kerala University, Calicut University, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kochi, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kerala University of Health Sciences, Malayalam University, and Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University.

A release issued by the Controller of Examinations of the University said, “In view of the directions from the Chancellor and considering the representations from student organizations, Vice-Chancellor has directed to postpone all scheduled examinations of APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University.”

“It is informed that all the offline examinations scheduled for undergraduate and postgraduate of all colleges under Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University from April 20 stand postponed until further orders. The new dates will be announced later,” said a release from Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University.

The students of Kerala University, Kerala Technological University, Calicut University, Mahatma Gandhi University, CUSAT, the Kerala University of Health Sciences, the College of Agriculture in Vellayani, and LLB students in Kerala were set to appear for the exams between April 19 and April 28.

“I implore you, as chancellor/visitor of Kerala's universities, to take matters in hand and decree a postponement of all physically conducted examinations until such time as either COVID is passed, or online examinations can be conducted,” Mr. Tharoor had urged in the letter.

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