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CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Monday directed Anna University to conduct a re-exam for engineering students who appeared for an online proctored test in February. Engineering colleges complained that the pass percentage in the exam was low due to multiple choice-based questions and the university has withheld the results of many students. Following the complaints from the students about the test, chief minister M K Stalin conducted a review meeting with higher education minister K Ponmudi, secretary Apoorva, and officials from Anna University on Monday.

Considering the hardships faced by the students, the government directed the university to conduct re-exams for students who appeared for the online proctored tests in February. More than four lakh students took the online exam then. “Students who have passed the February test can appear for a retest if they wish. The online exam will be conducted for three hours like in other universities. Exams for next semester also will be held in the same pattern,” a release from the state government said.

Students need not pay the exam fee. The government also announced that exams for college students, which were stopped due to lockdown, would be conducted from May 25. “The announcements will be released by respective universities, and students are requested to prepare for the exams,” the release said.

CHENNAI: While some city colleges are planning to go ahead with their online semester exams during the lockdown, state universities like Madras University and Anna University are likely to conduct their exams only after the lockdown is over. Due to the assembly elections in the state, many colleges had scheduled their online exams from May 3. The Tamil Nadu government announced lockdown from May 10 to 24.

The directorate of collegiate education on Sunday asked the particulars from colleges including the number exams completed so far and number of days needed to complete the remaining exams to take a call on online exams.

Loyola College has completed four exams and three exams are scheduled till May 15. “Students and faculty members want to complete the remaining online exams as per the schedule. Since the exam is conducted online, students need not come out of their houses to write the exam. The staff members can also invigilate the exams from their houses. So, we would like to continue with the exams,” said Thomas Amirtham, principal of the college.

Students will write the exams in pen and paper mode and scan the answer sheets and send it to colleges online. The 90-minute exams will be monitored online by faculty members.

Guru Nanak College asked the faculty members to prepare to conduct and monitor exams from their houses. “Unless the government says no to conducting online exams, we will continue with our exams as per the schedule,” said M G Ragunathan, principal of the college. As per the schedule, the exams will be conducted till June 5.

However, some colleges like DG Vaishnav College postponed their online semester exams to June. “We planned to conduct online exams from May 17. But, all students may not have internet connections at their houses. So, we have decided to postpone it,” said S Santhosh Baboo, principal of DG Vaishnav College.

Meanwhile, colleges like Madras Christian College and Women’s Christian College have completed their exams.

Madras University also planned to start the online semester exams for affiliated colleges from May 17. However, exams were delayed due to setting question papers and non-payment of exam fees by students. “We will start the online exams only after the lockdown for affiliated college students,” an official from the university said.

Anna University announced a retest for students who could not appear for exams due to technical glitches from May 17 for students studying in its four campuses.

“The university has not taken any decision on the retest so far,” sources in the university said. For affiliated colleges, the university is yet to schedule exams for BE, BTech students due to the confusion over the delay in deciding the mode of exams. The exams are likely to be scheduled only after the lockdown.

Anna University Re-exam 2021 for engineering students is expected to begin from June first week. Even though the exam is optional, students can still appear to improve their marks. Check the mode of the retest.

Anna University Re-exam 2021 for engineering students is likely to begin from the first week of June. The re-exam was earlier scheduled to begin from May 17, which was later postponed till further notice. The exam is optional for the students. However, students from the third, fifth, and seventh semesters can appear for the Anna University Re-exam 2021 to improve their marks.

 

A total of 4.25 lakh students had appeared for the university exams. Out of which, the results for 2.3 lakh students were declared, and the remaining results were withheld for suspected malpractices. Later, by hearing the request from many students, the TN government had ordered to conduct Anna University Re-exam 2021.

 

Anna University conducted a meeting with principals of the affiliated colleges to decide on the mode of examinations. As per the inputs from TOI, the below-mentioned points are the outcome of the meeting. The colleges must follow these points to conduct the Anna University Re-exam 2021 or any other exams in the future.

 

Anna University semester exams are scheduled to be conducted in May 2021. The University decided to allow students from all semesters except the final to refer to the course material online or offline while writing the examination. Students must note that the Anna University’s semester examination will be a proctored test, so group discussion will be considered malpractice. Considering the ongoing pandemic situation, on April 19, 2021, Anna University also directed all faculty members to work from home starting from April 20 until further orders. During this time period, the varsity will conduct all the semester classes through online mode. The University will conduct the semester exams in an open-book format.

Anna University Re-exam 2021 for engineering students is likely to begin from the first week of June. However, there is no official announcement made on the same.

Anna University Re-exam Registration 2021 to begin from today; i.e. May 24, 2021. All those students who have not yet registered themselves in November/ December 2020 examination can now complete the process. Students can access the details on Anna University Re-exam Registration 2021 on the official website of Anna University, i.e. annauniv.edu.

Anna University Re-exam 2021 for engineering students is likely to begin from the first week of June. However, there is no official announcement made on the same. The re-exam was earlier scheduled to start from May 17, which was later postponed till further notice. Students are advised to complete Anna University Re-exam Registration 2021 as per the schedule.

The short notice released by the Anna University reads, “Registration for re-exam will start from 24-05-2021 (only for candidates who have not registered in Nov / Dec 2020).”

A total of 4.25 lakh students had appeared for the university exams. Out of which, the results for 2.3 lakh students were declared, and the remaining results were withheld for suspected malpractices. Based on the request of the students, Tamil Nadu Government had ordered the University to conduct the re-examination.

The University had also conducted a meeting with the principals of the affiliated colleges to decide on the mode of examinations. As per the latest updates, Anna University Re-exam Registration 2021 link will get activated from May 24, 2021. More information can be obtained on the Anna University Controller of Examinations website.

As of now, only a flash message on Anna University Re-exam Registration 2021 is available on Anna University affiliated college website. The complete notice and activated link are yet to be released by the University. Students can keep checking the official site for more updates on Anna University Re-exam Registration 2021.

CHENNAI: All colleges in Tamil Nadu should start admissions only after July 31 after declaration of Class XII results, higher education minister K Ponmudi said on Monday.

Following the announcement of evaluation criteria for Class XII students, the higher education minister and other officials on Monday held a meeting with chief minister M K Stalin on college admissions.

The CBSE and the state board have announced that they would declare Class XII results based on the evaluation criteria before July 31.

“Colleges need to consider the CBSE and state board Class XII marks to rank the students for giving admissions. These two boards will finalise the marks before July 31. So, the admissions to government, government-aided colleges and private colleges will start only after July 31,” the minister said.

“We came to know that some private colleges had started admissions. The chief minister instructed that college admissions should start only after the declaration of Class XII results. So, the college admissions will start on August 1. If any college start admissions now, the government will take action,” he said.

However, the admissions to polytechnic colleges which are based on Class IX marks commenced last week.

As per the evaluation method announced by the state government, Class X board exams would carry 50% weightage while Class XI marks would carry 20% weightage. The government gave 30% weightage to Class XII internal assessment and practical exams.

He said there was no link between cancellation of MPhil by Madras University and National Education Policy 2020. “The opinion is divided among teachers and students about the need for an MPhil degree. Some universities have discontinued it. But, it is not connected with NEP,” Ponmudi added.

He said the government would take steps to appoint professors in Tamil Nadu as vice-chancellors of Anna University and Annamalai University.

CHENNAI: As per the All India Council for Technical Education’s (AICTE) new norm, engineering colleges in the state need to get no objection certificate (NOC) from Anna University to start new courses from 2021-22. As per the earlier practice, colleges get approval from AICTE and apply to the university for affiliation to the new course.

According to the corrigendum issued by the council to its approval process handbook 2021-22, the NOC from affiliating body was made mandatory along with the overall 50% admissions norm in the previous academic year to apply for a new course.

Due to declining admissions in traditional engineering courses such as civil engineering, electrical and electronics engineering and mechanical engineering, the engineering colleges want to start new courses in emerging areas to attract more students.

“Many colleges have got approval to start new courses in emerging areas last year. However, the universities were not giving permission to start the new courses. So many colleges approached the council last year. So, the council made it mandatory to get the no objection certificate from the affiliating university before applying for a new course to avoid any issue in the future,” an official from AICTE said.

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