Officials at the Vellore prison, where the two are lodged, they did not have an examination centre in the prison and could not arrange special security to take them to a regular centre. "Murugan completed his Masters in computer applications through the Indira
Gandhi National Open University and wanted to appear for the regular Class
Arivudai Nambi said, We provided Murugan and Perarivalan with all guides and study material and had approached the state educational department to set up an examination centre on the Vellore prison campus but failed.
We promised to get Murugan and Perarivalan permission to write the exam in the 2011-12 academic year."
When Murugan and Perarivalan were jailed, they had completed their Class 10 and Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering respectively. Later, they completed the Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA) course. They are yet to finish their Masters in Computer Applications (MCA) since they have not submitted the final year projects to complete the course.