Schools and colleges in Tamilnadu have been declared three days holiday due to the sudden demise of TN Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. All the schools and colleges across Tamilnadu will be closed on 6 till 8 December, considered as a part of the mourning period.
On Monday morning (5 December), Anna University has cancelled the examinations scheduled for the day, knowing the critical condition of Jayalalithaa. Madras University has also cancelled classes and examinations for schools and colleges under its jurisdiction. This declaration was updated on Tamil Nadu education department website on Monday.
The State government has marked seven days as mourning period and three days holidays for varsities. The CM who was admitted for dehydration and fever at the hospital, passed away on 5 December following a critical condition of cardiac arrest.
Chief Secretary of state P Rama Mohana Rao in a notification said, "The government of Tamil Nadu announce with profound regret, the demise of Selvi J Jayalalithaa, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu at 11.30 PM on Monday, Dec 5, 2016. State Mourning will be observed for seven days from 6.12.16, during which period the national flag on all government buildings will be flown at half-mast. No official entertainment will also be held during this period."
During the period, the national flag on all government buildings will be flown at half-mast. No official entertainment will also be held during this period, Mohan Rao added.
Puducherry Union Territory has also on the other hand declared holiday for government offices and educational institutions in a gesture to show respect for the departed CM.