Thiruvananthapuram: The state government declared public holiday for the educational institutions including professional colleges in the state due to the heavy rain alert in next 48 hours by the IMD. The eight district include Kannur, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Malappuram, Ernakulam Alapuzha and Kottayam. The district collectors declared public holiday for all educational institutions where the relief camps work on 13 and 14. All the examinations scheduled to be conducted on August 13 by the Kerala and Mahatma Gandhi University was put off and the renewed date to be announced later. The student’s Union election at Mahatma Gandhi University decided to be held on 14 was also postponed Registrar Sabukuttan informed. All the examinations in Calicut University scheduled to be held on August 16 has been postponed and the renewed date will later be informed.