UGC asks Colleges/Universities to commence new academic session 2020-21 for 1st year UG/PG students

Srinagar, Sep 25: The University Grants Commission (UGC) Monday ordered Universities & Colleges to commence classes for new academic session 2020-21 from 1st  November for first year Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.

UGC also directed the Universities and Colleges to complete the admission process by October-31 next month.

UGC said, “The academic calendar for the first-year students proposed in the guidelines issued on April-04 stands amended. Hence, the academic session 2020-21 may commence from 01/11/2020 for first year students.”

UGC also said that the semester break shall be observed from March/03/2021 to April/04/2021, commencement of classes for even semester shall commence from May/04/2021 followed by the preparatory break from August/01/2021 to August-08-2021and the examinations shall be conducted from August/09/2021 to August/21/2021 then again semester break shall be observed from August/22/2021 to August-29-2021 and the commencement of next academic session for this batch shall start from August/30/2021 accordingly.

“If there is a delay in declaration of the academic results of the qualifying examinations, the universities may plan and start the academic session by 18/11/2020. The teaching learning process may continue in offline or online or blended mode,” it reads.

UGC said that all universities may follow a 6-day week pattern for the academic session 2020-21 and 2021-2022 to compensate the loss for this batch of students.

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