Colleges To Reopen From August 1, Classes For Fresh Students To Start From September 1: UGC
Colleges To Reopen From August , Classes For Fresh Students To Start From September : UGC
The University Grants Commission has allowed universities and colleges to conduct examinations in either offline or online mode and reduce the time from three to two hours.
The University Grants Commission(UGC) on Wednesday, April 29, said that college sessions will begin in August for current students and September for new ones. The admission process for the fresh batch of students will also be conducted in August. In the wake of the ongoing lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020-21 academic session for students entering higher education this year will be delayed by one-and-a-half months. According to the indicative academic calendar released by the UGC, while classes for first-year students can start by September 1, for intermediate year students, the classes can start on August 1.
The commission further said that the exams for final semester students will be conducted in July. However, universities and colleges are free to conduct their examination in either offline or online mode and reduce the time from three to two hours. The universities can also make changes to the suggested academic calender. "Universities may adopt efficient and innovative modes of examinations by reducing the time from 3 to 2 hours. The universities may conduct Terminal/Intermediate Semester/Year examinations in offline/online mode, as per their Ordinances/Rules and Regulations, Scheme of Examinations, observing the guidelines of "social distancing" and keeping in view the support system available with them and ensuring the fair opportunity to all students," the commission said in its guidelines.