which was scheduled on May 25, 26 and 28, for all of its affiliated colleges. Though university sources maintained that the postponement of exams was due to unforeseen circumstances, sources said it was due to anti-Sterlite protests. “The written test and declaration of results for selecting students for the commencement of the 31st pre sea course of general purpose rating is postponed to June 10,” a senior staff from the University said. Similarly, admission to several schools were also affected. S Jeyaraj, a teacher in Thoothukudi, said that despite the announcement of Class 10 results, many students could not go to schools due to the widespread fear.