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30 Apr 2020

UGC Releases New Academic Calendar for Universities & Colleges for 2020-21

UGC Released New Academic Calendar

The University Grants Commission (UGC) released the new academic calendar and guidelines for the 2020-21.
  • The new session for old students of the universities and colleges will commence from 01 August, 2020.
  • The session for the new students will begin from 01 September, 2020.
  • According to the new calendar released by UGC, the admissions for the 2020-21 session will be conducted between 01-31 August, 2020.
  • The pending terminal and intermediate examinations will be conducted between July-August, 2020.

The guidelines and academic calendar have been prepared on the basis of the recommendations of an Expert Committee, which was formed by the UGC to look into the issues faced by the universities and colleges due to the loss caused by COVID19 pandemic.
As per the guidelines, the universities may conduct terminal /intermediate semester /year examinations in offline or online mode, as per their ordinances/ rules and regulations, the scheme of examinations, observing the guidelines of “social distancing” and keeping in view the support system available with them and ensuring a fair opportunity to all students.
In the situation does not comes to normal due to COVID-19, in order to maintain “social distancing”, safety and health of the students, grading of the students could be composite of 50% marks on the basis of the pattern of internal evaluation.
The UGC suggested two academic calendars, one for 2019-2020 (the portion which remained incomplete due to the COVID19 outbreak and the lockdown) and another for 2020-21.