The even-semester examinations for all Under Graduates and Post Graduates in 80 Arts and Science colleges, including constituent colleges and university departments would begin on May 2.

A press release from the Controller of Examinations, Periyar University, Salem, said that the theory examination would commence on May 2 and the last date for submitting exam application without fine is April 10 and with fine is April 15. Earlier, the original schedule of examination is from April 15.

Vice Chancellor of the university Dr. K. Muthuchelian told The Hindu that classes would be compensated by working on Saturdays and theory syllabus would be completed on time. He said that practical examinations would begin from second week of April as scheduled.

However, the teaching fraternity will feel the heat as they have to complete the syllabus within a short period.