The University Grants Commission (UGC) after a prolonged period of time has finally stated that the new academic session for the undergraduate and post graduate first year students would start from November 1, 2020. The first year would commence from November 2020 and would end in August 2021.
The admission process for the coming academic year should be completed by end of October 2020.A new set of guidelines has been issued by UGC which all the colleges are expected to follow. For colleges and institutes which have already completed the admission procedures they can start the academic session as soon as possible. Special guideline have also been issued taking into consideration certain norms which have to be followed due to Covid-19. Academic activities will be conducted in the coming academic year taking all the necessary precautions.
A six week working day pattern is expected to be followed and the final exams for the first term would be conducted in the month of March, 2021. Also talks have been going on about cancelling winter and summer break in order to compensate all the lost time. By November 31 all the vacant seats of the various courses should be filled. In case if there are any delays the academic session can be postponed and the new term would start from November 18.