The new academic session 2021-22 for pan-India universities will not begin before September. Hence, the reason for this uncertainty and delay is the second covid-19 wave. This has resulted in the subsequent postponement of Board Exams which were to be held in May 2021.
Fresh admissions and resumption of the academic session 2021-22 are far-fetched. The situation was slightly better in February this year. However, it took a complete spin and went back to lockdown.
Delayed academic session 2021-22 in Delhi University:
Vice-Chancellor, P C Joshi says, ”The second wave of the covid-19 pandemic has a direct bearing on us.” Delhi University had returned to reopening the campus in a phased manner in February and March. However, they had to close as the virus took a deadly approach.
The fate of the new academic session 2021-22 will completely rely on the Board Exam results. However, a considerable amount of delay is expected due to the postponement of exams. Vice-Chancellor, P C Joshi says that the DU faculty are making efforts to not compromise the merit criteria. However, they don’t want to risk the health of any student.
The situation of the new academic session 2021-22 and the cancellation of Board Exams:
The second wave of covid-19 has deeply impacted the education system, especially higher education. The dean of the Maulana Azad National Urdu University of Hyderabad says that last year’s situation is repeating. He adds that fresh admissions will be delayed.
The central and state governments are compelled to rethink their plans about Board Exams. Also, CBSE recently canceled its 10th Board Exams and postponed class 12th Exams. School Boards including Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Punjab, Haryana, and many others have canceled Board Exams 2021. ICSE and ISC have also canceled their exams. Hence, most of these boards will make their decisions in June after reviewing the situation completely.