New academic Year will be started from the month of august for all college and universities throughout the country. University Grants Commission has decided in a meeting and announced it through an official notification. In the recent Corona pandemic situation, all colleges and universities in the country have been stopped academic procedure. Therefore, as per the scenario the academic calendar has to be set back for this year.
UGC recently formed an expert committee with the whole matter in mind. Following the recommendation of that committee, it has been decided to start the academic year for the new or fresher students from next August at colleges and Universities. Classes of new students can be started from next September.
As a result, the academic year of the newcomers is going back two months. For the current students, the academic year is one month behind. Guidelines have also been issued for candidates who would appear for the final exams this year at the college or university level. It has been informed that keeping in view the corona situation in the state, the final examination may be taken at the month of July for the final year students. On the other hand, the candidates who are supposed to sit in the interim semester can be accessed through internal exams. In this case, the universities of the concerned states also have to decide on their own.
The expert committee also discussed online education, including the whole scenario of the academic process, in the aftermath. The new UGC decision has already been sent to all higher education institutions in the country and the state higher education department.