Vijayawada: Despite the daily surge in Coronavirus infections, and several boards deferring the exams, JNTU-Kakinada is going ahead with its first semester engineering exams in the beginning of May.
Nearly 50,000 students from eight districts — Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur and Prakasam — are to attend the exams at 241 affiliated colleges. The exams are to be held from 10 am to 1 pm.
The students are also to attend first-semester mid-exams from April 26.
University officials said they would be complying with all standard operating procedures (SOPs) recommended by the Centre and the AP government against the Coronavirus. Only 12 students would be seated in a class room and six-feet distance would be maintained between them.
In addition, all students would have to wear face masks and would be allowed to carry a bottle of sanitiser and a water bottle into the exam centre. Students showing Covid-19 symptoms or…