Kerala Universities Exam POSTPONED Latest News 2021: Universities in the state POSTPONED offline exams, REVISED DATES to be announced later - check here for details
Following the intervention from the Governor of Kerala Arif Mohammad Khan, all the exams scheduled by the universities of the state from today have been postponed.
Kerala Universities Exam Postponed 2021 Latest News: The surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country seems like dominoes for the schools and other educational institutions. The respective state governments are closing down schools and other educational institutions and postponing exams to control the spread of the disease. Amidst this situation, the universities in Kerala have postponed the the exams.
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As per a report by ANI, following the intervention from the governor of Kerala Arif Mohammad Khan, all the exams scheduled by the universities of the state from today have been postponed. The Kerala Governor's office informed, "Vice-Chancellors have been requested by the Governor to postpone all offline exams. The Governor has suggested that fresh dates be given based on the prevailing conditions."
The universities that have 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.
Due to the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) last week announced the cancellation of class 10 board exams and the postponement of class 12 board exams. Various other state boards have also followed the path shown by CBSE and have either cancelled or postponed the board exams. However, the exams at colleges and universities are somewhat a different scenario.
A release from Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University stated that all the scheduled undergraduate and postgraduate exams in the colleges under the university has been postponed and new dates for the exams will be announced later.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor had also urged the Governor of the state to postpone all the physical exams as he has received representations from the students at various universities who have to appear for their exams physically between April 19 and April 28, 2021.
In his letter Tharoor wrote, "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."
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