Schools and colleges will remain closed on Wednesday even as the State Government declared a state holiday as a mark of respect to the scion of Mysore royal family Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, who passed away on Tuesday.

Commissioner for Public Instruction Mohammad Mohsin confirmed that all schools - government, aided and private - will remain closed across the State on Wednesday.

The Government has declared two-day mourning, Chief Secretary Kaushik Mukherjee said.

Meanwhile, the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) and Bangalore University (BU) have postponed the exams scheduled for Wednesday Mr Wadiyar’s death.

H.G. Shekarappa, Registrar (Evaluation), VTU, said all the exams scheduled on Wednesday in B.E./B.Arch, MBA, MCA and M.Tech have been postponed to a later date which will be notified soon.

BU Vice-Chancellor B. Thimme Gowda also said the varsity had decided to postpone the exams. “The exams for undergraduate courses scheduled for Wednesday, which otherwise would have been the last day of exam, will now be conducted after two days. Similiarly, Wednesday’s paper for distance education and post graduate exams in law will be conducted after the last exam,” he added.

All courts will function normally on Wednesday as the holiday has not been declared under provisions of Negotiable Instruments Act.

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