Anna University conducted a fully-automated test for final year students from September 24 to 29. Of the registered students, 93% successfully completed the test. Around 10,000 students faced technical glitches and 17,000 were absent.
“The university sought permission from the government to conduct supplementary test for students who faced tech glitches and absentees. Supplementary test is being planned for next week. The results would be announced immediately after the test,” a university official said.
The university will give 50% weightage to the previous semester exam results and 20% to internal tests. The latest online test carries only 30% weightage in the final year marks.
Meanwhile, an official from Madras university said, “The evaluation is at the final stage. We will release the results next week.” Around 60,000 students from took the exam conducted from September 21 to 30. Students downloaded question papers from the site and wrote the exam in pen-and-paper mode. On completing the paper, they uploaded answer scripts while some sent them across by post.
City institutes like Loyola College, Madras Christian College and Guru Nanak College have also completed evaluation and would declare results next week. “The results are likely to be released by October 14,” said Thomas Amirtham, principal of Loyola College.
Colleges also on the verge of completing their postgraduate admissions. “We are giving provisional admissions to students in postgraduate programmes. Despite the delay in admissions, we h”ave received good response,” said Paul Wilson, principal of Madras Christian College.