India coronavirus: KTU exams postponed due to pandemic
KTU has postponed all exams as a result of the rising Covid-19 numbers in India, where there have now been over 500,000 cases.
APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University (KTU), the affiliating university for engineering colleges in Kerala, has found itself forced to put off its exams indefinitely due to the Covid-19 outbreak complications.
Numerous requests seeking postponement
The university management had received many requests from students and parents for the postponement of exams that were set to be held starting 1 July, amid concern over the spread of Covid-19 in India and the rising numbers of confirmed cases every day.
Vice-Chancellor MS Rajasree affirmed that these concerns were taken into consideration by KTU's Syndicate Standing Committee on Examinations, which made the decision to delay the exams until the situation improves in the country.
Updates to be announced later
KTU exams were scheduled to be held on 1, 3 and 7 July, but students have now been asked to visit the university's official website, ktu.edu.in, to get the latest updates on the new dates and times, which are to be announced in due course.
CBSE exams in India were cancelled for classes 10 and 12 earlier for the same reason, as per a decision made by the Attorney General, who in turn informed the Supreme Court to cancel the exams.
Covid-19 cases in India
Kerala state has recorded 4,310 confirmed Covid-19 cases so far including 23 deaths, while India has witnessed 548,000 confirmed cases, 322,000 recovered patients and 16,475 deaths.
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