Govt Orders 1st Year Students To Attend Classes From Nov 1: Full Academic Calendar
On Monday the University Grants Commission approved an academic calendar and directed all universities to start the classes for the new batch i.e. first year from November 1 onwards.
Read on to know more about the re-opening of universities…
All First-Year Classes of All UG/PG Courses To Start By November!
The first-year sessions for undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) students can begin in November, said UGC.
The universities need to conclude the admission schedule by November end. In other words, the entrance/qualification exam result based-admissions for UG and PG students should be completed by October end and the remaining vacant seats should be filled up by November 30.
The admission process for UG and PG courses for the academic year 2020-21 already ended on August 31, 2020. In case of a delay in the declaring of results for some entrance exams, the universities may plan and start the classes by November 18.
The high-education regulator has added in the revised academic calendar that in case of cancellation of admissions/ migration of students up to November 30 a full refund will be made. On cancellation/ withdrawal of admissions up to December 31, 2020, a deduction of a processing fee of not more than Rs 1000 will be made on the entire fees paid by the student and the entire amount will be refunded.
The universities across India have also been asked to begin the provisional admission process for UG and PG courses. The provisional admission should be concluded by September 30, 2020, as directed by UGC.
What Does Academic Calendar for 2020-2021 Say?
The previous academic calendar issued on April 29 by the UGC suggested that the sessions for first-year students will commence from September 1 and final year exams should be conducted from July 1 to July 15.
After the calendar got revised, the commission made final year exams or terminal semester exams mandatory to be conducted by September end. The academic calendar approved by the UGC for the first year UG and PG students for the academic year 2020-2021 was shared by the Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal.
The Vice-President of UGC told New Indian Express that there is no hard and fast rule on holding online or offline classes.