Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus News August 26, 27 Highlights: Except for the final semester examination, other examinations for undergraduate and postgraduate students stand cancelled in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said on Wednesday.
Students who have paid the fee for subjects related to other semesters shall be exempted from taking the examinations and they be awarded marks, he said. The move is in sync with the guidelines of the University Grants Commission and the All India Council for Technical Education, the CM said.
EPS said he has directed the Higher Education Department to issue a detailed Government Order on the matter.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu on Wednesday recorded 5,958 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the total number of patients undergoing treatment for the disease in the state to 3,97,261. Of the new cases, close to 37 per cent came from Chennai and its neighbouring districts Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur.
As many as 118 deaths were recorded in the state on Wednesday, taking the COVID-19 death toll in Tamil Nadu to 6,839. Among the deceased, 11 patients had no comorbidities.