The Madras High Court on Monday directed Anna University to immediately publish on its website, details of exams rescheduled to December 28 and inform the HC about it on Tuesday. The first bench, comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice T S Sivagnanam, stated this when Government Pleader S T S Murthy,counsel for AU,informed it that the exams in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Cuddalore and Tiruvallur had been postponed in view of the heavy rains and floods.
The court was hearing a petition by a trust ‘Abdul Kalam Vision, seeking to quash the revised timetable. The University informed the Court that it is postponing the first semester exams for first year engineering courses to Dec 28 in view of the heavy rains and floods. The GP further submitted that the postponement would be applicable to colleges located in these four districts.
When the petition by Abdul Kalam Vision came up earlier in the day, the bench directed the GP to get the instructions and submit it. He did so and furnished details of postponement in the evening,after which the bench directed him to publish all details in the site and furnish details tomorrow to the Court.
S Kumar, trustee of Abdul Kalam Vision India Trust,made a mention before the bench earlier to order postponement of the exams scheduled to commence from December 15. He submitted that students in affected areas could not prepare themselves for the exam in view of the unprecedented rains and floods. Moreover, the first year students, who have come straight from the schools, were going to experience the University exam for the first time and they should not be put into an uncomfortable situation and the same should not create panic in them, he submitted.