In yet another time after the series of disasters Chennai has faced, the Anna University has postponed its theory examinations to January 2 next year, owing to the inconvenience to students caused by Cyclone Vardah.
The theory exam was earlier scheduled for December 14. However, now, the dates have been pushed to January In the latest notification the University has stated that all the November/ December 2016 and January 2017 undergraduate and post graduate examinations of the affiliated colleges will be conducted on January 2, 2017.
According to reports in a newspaper, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technological University (KTU) on Wednesday has also postponed all its semester examinations from December 15. Only after KTU re-opens after the Christmas holidays, these examinations are expected to start. The tentative dates would be after January 3.
'Vardah' was a severe cyclonic storm that hit Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. On December 12, TN and Andhra governments announced holidays for varsities in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur, besides coastal taluks of Villupuram.
Many students complained of "no electricity" in their area because of which they are unable to study.
Anna University had deferred the semester exams earlier in December due to Cyclone Nada, the demise of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa and the announcement Milad un Nabi public holiday on December 13. The semester exams were constantly postponed and the final dates of the exams are yet to be announced.