In the wake of killer cyclone Gaja, various universities had cancelled the exam scheduled on November 15 in Chennai. The universities released an official notification informing the same.
The universities, however, will announce the new schedule of postponed examinations shortly. In a statement from the Puducherry University, it said that the varsity will soon release new schedule of examinations.
“New Schedule of the postponed examinations of Pondicherry University affiliated colleges will be announced shortly by Dr. Chitra, Controller of Examinations (CoE), Pondicherry University”, said the statement.
Due to cyclone Gaja storms and heavy rains, the examinations of Pondicherry University and affiliated colleges in all the centres at Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe, Yanam and Andaman and Nicobar scheduled on November 15, 16 and 17 were postponed. On 17th the examinations of Affiliated Colleges of Arts, Science and Engineering Colleges were postponed except MBBS examinations.
Due to heavy rainfall on November 16, 2018, Pondicherry University declared holiday.
Anna University will also soon announce revised Dates For Exams Postponed Due To Cyclone Gaja.
“Hence, The Students of the Pondicherry University and Pondicherry University Affiliated Colleges are requested to take note of the new schedule of examinations and appear for examinations accordingly,” said a statement from Pondicherry University.
One Bharathidasan University had scheduled the semester examinations from November 16 onwards.
Movement of Cyclonic storm:
According to recent reports, the Cyclonic storm Gaja crossed Tamil Nadu coast between Cuddalore and Pamban on November 15, bringing heavy rainfall with strong wind.
Three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have arrived in Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu to provide immediate assistance to the affected people.
Apart from this, twenty-two cyclone shelters have been kept ready to accommodate people and a 24-hour control room was functioning at the collectorate.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister K Palaniswami informed on Saturday that the number of deaths due to cyclone Gaja have increased to 33.
Speaking to reporters at Salem, about 350 kilometres from Chennai, Mr Palaniswami said, “ 20 men, 11 women, and 2 children died due to the cyclone that crossed the Tamil Nadu coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam districts between 12.30 am and 2.30 am on Friday”.
The cyclone have caused a massive destruction in Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Cuddalore, Pudukkottai and Ramanathapuram districts, damaging houses, huts and crops.
Mr Palaniswami said about 70 livestock and several goats, poultry and deer have also died due to the cyclone.
Some 127,000 trees were uprooted by the strong cyclonic winds that touched a maximum speed of about 120 kmph, the Chief Minister added.
He said supplies of water, milk and food were being distributed to the people affected by the calamity.
About 177,500 people are staying in 351 relief camps in the cyclone-affected areas.