Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Thursday, said that college students will be promoted to the next year without having to take up even semester examinations for the year 2019-20.
The announcement however does not include final year students.
Details are expected on when the final semester exams will be conducted.
The state government had constituted a high-level committee to make decisions about the exams, based on University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) recommendations.
Following this, the government has cancelled the even semester exams for the following students and promoted them to the next academic year: first and second year undergraduate and first year postgraduate students studying in arts and science colleges, first, second and third year undergraduate and first year postgraduate students studying in engineering colleges and first year MCA students.
The government said that further details will be announced later. Students are awaiting information on when and how final semester examinations will be conducted.