The academic calendar for the odd semesters is yet awaited in various colleges but as per the sources, the classes for the odd semester can be expected to commence from 18 November.
The universities have been asked by the University Grants Commission to complete their respective admission procedures by October 31. In accordance with this, the classes for the odd semesters i.e. 1st, 3rd, 5th are supposed to commence from 1 November 2020. Considering the possibility of delay, the UGC has permitted the universities to begin the classes for the odd semester intermediate batches from 18 November 2020.
The recommendation is to conduct 6 days a week for this academic session for 2020-21 in order to compensate for the loss of learning hours.
Institutions are free to offer a blended teaching process approach including either offline, online, or both of them simultaneously.
In situations/ cases of cancellation of admission in a college, the universities have been asked by the UGC to refund the fee completely to the students or their respective parents.
In a notice released by the UGC, it stated that it has urged the expert committee for revisiting the guidelines dated 29-04-2020 and 06-07-2020 and then frame out an appropriate academic calendar for the fresher batch of UG and PG programs i.e. first-year students, for the academic year 2020-21.
Based on the report of the Expert Committee the UGC approved the guidelines on Academic Calendar for the first year of Undergraduate and Postgraduate students of Universities for the session 2020-21 in view of COVID19 Pandemic.
The merit-based admission for the academic session of 2020-21 will be completed by the end of October 2020 and in addition to that, the seats which will be left vacant in the universities/ colleges can be filled by November 2020.
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