Chennai: Three engineering colleges affiliated to Anna University in Tamil Nadu had zero results in the semester examination held in December 2016. Not a single student was able to clear the semester.
In the released report of the academic performance by Anna University which has 506 affiliated colleges, these three colleges are from Tirunelveli, Kancheepuram and Coimbatore.
According to a report by DC, eighty-three students in total had appeared in the examination, but no one was passed.
Indian Institute of Handloom Technology in Salem has registered highest pass percentage with 94.74 percent of the students clearing the exam.
It was followed by the PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research in Coimbatore with 94.65 per cent and VSB Engineering College in Karur with 93.47 percent of students clearing the exam.
“The academic performance alone should not be the criteria for students to select the colleges. It is also one of the parameters to select the college,” a senior professor from Anna University said.
“This information is not the right tool to choose the college. What is the use of making the students pass the exam if they don’t get the job,” said consultant Jayaprakash A Gandhi, adding that some colleges in top 50 did not get good placements last year.