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UGC Releases New Calendar For Universities, Semester Exams: Details Here

UGC Releases New Calendar For Universities, Semester Exams: Details Here

All you need to know about the UGC's new academic calendar for Universities.

As per the University Grants Commission (UGC), the new academic session for old students will commence from 1 August while for the new students it will be 1 September. The admissions for the 2020-21 session will be conducted between 1 August to 31 August.

Here’s what you need to know

  • Students appearing for the intermediate semester will be graded based on internal assessment of the present and previous semester.
  • Students who were to appear for the final semester will do so now in July.
  • States where the COVID-19 situation is under control, the students appearing for the intermediate semester will be appearing for the exam in July.
  • Furthermore, the Commission has granted permission to Universities for them to adopt alternative and simplified modes and methods of examinations to complete the process in the shortest possible period of time.
  • It has also been suggested that the time period of the examination be reduced from 3 hours to 2 hours.
  • Students pursuing an MPhil/PhD will be granted an extension of six months period and the Universities are at liberty to conduct the viva-voce examinations through video conferencing using Google, Skype, Microsoft Technologies or any other reliable and mutually convenient technology.
  • Universities to have a dedicated COVID-19 cell to enable students to call in with their queries related to the examination calendar.
  • Universities will also be permitted to hold classes 6-days a week.
  • Virtual classrooms and video conferencing techniques to be explored and utilised.

Important dates for 2019-2020

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  • Semester begins – 1 January 2020
  • Suspension of classes – 16 March 2020
  • Continuation of teaching via technological assistance – 16 March to 31 May 2020
  • Dissertation/ placement drives/Internship reports – 1 June to 15 June 2020
  • Probable summer vacation – 16 June to 30 June 2020
  • Examination dates – 1 July to 31 July 2020
  • Result declaration – 31 July to 14 August 2020

Important dates for 2020-2021

  • Admission process begins – 1 August to 31 August 2020
  • Commencement of classes – 1 August 2020
  • Examination – 1 January to 25 January 2021
  • Summer break – 1 July to 31 July 2021
  • Commencement of next academic session – 2 August 2021

For more details, you can access the guidelines here.

Also Read: Govt Issues Guidelines for ‘Mildly Symptomatic’ COVID-19 Cases: What You Need to Know

(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)

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