Anna University Semester 2020 Notification released officially

Anna University officially released exam notification for the upcoming semester.

Due to the Global coronavirus pandemic Anna University semester exams have been postponed semester exams. On the 6th of June, Anna University published a notification on a new schedule for the UGC exam for the even semester.

As per Anna University new schedule plans admission process will be open from 1st of August to 31st of August. Classes for the second year and third year will be comments from 1st August 2020.

And for new batches, it will be on the 1st of September 2020. Examination per those semesters will be from the 1st of January 2021 to the 25th of January 2021. Classes for those semesters will begin without any semester holidays from the 27th of January 2021.

Start of Even Semester01.01.2020
Suspension of Classes16.03.2020
Continuation of Teaching-Learning through
various modes such as Online Learning /
Distance Learning / Social Media (WhatsApp /
YouTube) / E-mails / Video Conferencing /
Mobile Apps / SWAYAMPRABHA Channels on
DTH etc.
16.03.2020 to 31.05.2020
Finalisation of Dissertation/ Project Work/
Internship Reports/ E-labs/ Completion of
Syllabus/ Internal Assessment/ Assignment/
Students Placement Drive etc.
01.06.2020 to 15.06.2020
Summer Vacations16.06.2020 to 30.06.2020
Conduct of Examinations:
(i) Terminal Semester/ Year
(ii) Intermediate Semester/Year
01.07.2020 to 15.07.2020
16.07.2020 to 31.07.2020
Evaluation and Declaration of Result:
(i) Terminal Semester/ Year
(ii) Intermediate Semester/ Year
Anna University Exam Notification

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For the current semester, examination dates are still not announced since the mode of examination cannot be finalized. Although many colleges and Universities have completed around 60 to 70% of the syllabus in March it is not possible to conduct exams in online mode. Colleges are not required to conduct examinations in online mode It is also not possible to make such kind of examination in remote areas. Hiring private Agencies to conduct online examinations would cost High Budget.

But guidelines for the examination or released

Admission Process 01.08.2020 to 31.08.2020
Commencement of Classes
i. Students of 2nd/ 3rd year
ii. Fresh batch (First Semester/Year)
Conduct of Examinations01.01.2021 to 25.01.2021
Commencement of Classes for Even Semester27.01.2021
Dispersal of Classes25.05.2021
Conduct of Examinations26.05.2021 to 25.06.2021
Summer Vacations01.07.2021 to 30.07.2021
Commencement of Next Academic Session02.08.2021

Anna University Guidelines for Upcoming Semester Exam

  1. Maintaining the sanctity of academic expectations and integrity of the examination
    process, the universities may adopt alternative and simplified modes and methods
    of examinations to complete the process in a shorter period of time in compliance
    with CBCS requirements as prescribed by UGC from time to time. These may
    include MCQ/ OMR based examinations, Open Book Examination, Open Choices,
    assignment/ presentation-based assessments etc.
  2. The universities may adopt efficient and innovative modes of examinations by
    reducing the time from 3 hours to 2 hours assigned to each examination, if need
    arises but without compromising the quality, so that the process may be completed
    in multiple shifts and, at the same time, the sanctity to evaluate the performance of a student is also maintained.
  3. The universities may conduct Terminal / Intermediate Semester / Year
    examinations in offline/online mode, as per their Ordinances/ Rules and
    Regulations, Scheme of Examinations, observing the guidelines of “social
    distancing” and keeping in view the support system available with them and
    ensuring the fair opportunity for all students.
  4. Terminal semester / year examinations for PG/ UG courses/ programmes may be
    conducted by universities as suggested in the academic calendar keeping in mind
    the protocols of “social distancing”.
  5. For intermediate semester/year students, the universities may conduct
    examinations, after making a comprehensive assessment of their level of
    preparedness, the residential status of the students, status of COVID-19 pandemic
    spread in different regions/states and other factors.
    In case the situation does not appear to be normal in view of COVID-19, in order
    to maintain “social distancing”, safety and health of the students, grading of the
    students could be a composite of 50% marks on the basis of the pattern of internal
    evaluation adopted by the universities and the remaining 50% marks can be
    awarded on the basis of performance in the previous semester only (if available).

    The internal evaluation can be continuous evaluation, prelims, mid-semester, internal evaluation or whatever name is given for student progression.
    In the situations where previous semester or previous year marks are not available,
    particularly in the first year of annual pattern of examinations, 100% evaluation
    may be done on the basis of internal assessments.
    If the student wishes to improve the grades, he/she may appear in special exams
    for such subjects during next semester.
    This provision for intermediate semester examinations is only for the current
    academic session (2019-20) in view of COVID-19 pandemic, while maintaining
    the safety and health of all the stakeholders and sanctity and quality of examinations.
  6. In addition to the above, the following steps are required to be taken:
    i. The scheme of “Carry forward” (for the subjects in which the student has
    failed) will be allowed for the current academic year in the universities
    and every student will be promoted to next semester/year. However,
    such students may clear the examination for the course in which he/ she
    has failed/ remained absent, whenever the examination is held next.
    ii. The students may be allowed to improve their grades by offering one
    additional opportunity to appear for the current semester course(s) in
    succeeding semesters/ years or through supplementary examinations.
  7. The modalities for examination and other related activities be applied uniformly
    across all courses in a university.
  8. The students should be informed well in advance (at least one week) about the
    conduct of examinations and other related activities.
  9. Regarding the requirement of a minimum percentage of attendance for the students/ research scholars, the period of lockdown may be treated as ‘deemed to be
    attended’ by all the students/ research scholars.
  10. The universities may adopt appropriate strategies to facilitate the UG/ PG students
    pursuing Projects/ Dissertations, in view of the prevailing circumstances. The
    universities may consider assigning review-based/ secondary data-based projects or software-driven projects, instead of laboratory-based experiments or field/survey-based assignments to these students.
  11. The universities may conduct the practical examinations and Viva-Voce
    Examinations through Skype or other meeting apps, and in the case of intermediate
    semesters, the practical examinations may be conducted during the ensuing
  12. The universities may conduct the Ph.D. and M. Phil. Viva -Voce Examinations
    through Video Conferencing using Google, Skype, Microsoft Technologies or any
    other reliable and mutually convenient technology, subject to the approval of the
    concerned statutory authority of the university, in compliance with Clause 9.6 to 9.9 of the UGC Regulations, 2016 regarding the award of M. Phil / Ph.D. Degree. While conducting the Viva-Voce Examination through Video Conferencing using
    electronic means, it may be ensured that it will be open to being attended by members of the Research Advisory Committee, all faculty members of the department, research scholars and other interested experts/ researchers, besides the
    Research Supervisor and Expert(s)/Examiner(s), as applicable. It is also imperative on the part of the university to maintain a due record of the same, including the report signed by Expert(s)/ Examiner(s) appointed for conducting the
  13. The M.Phil. or Ph.D. students, whose maximum period for submission of M. Phil./
    Ph.D. Dissertation/ Thesis prescribed under relevant rules/ regulations/ ordinances
    of the concerned universities is expired/ expiring during the Corona pandemic
    the period may be allowed to submit their Dissertation/ Thesis, including completion of pending formalities, within six months from the date of expiry of the regular prescribed period. The extension of six months may also be considered for those students who are yet to submit their Dissertation/ Thesis.
  14. Every University shall establish a cell for handling student grievances related to
    examinations and academic activities during COVID-19 pandemic and notify
    effectively to the students.
  15. The UGC will establish a Help Line for monitoring student grievances related to
    examinations and academic activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.