A modified academic calendar affirmed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) presently expresses that classes for first-year students will begin from November.
Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank declared the adjustment in date in a Twitter post, expressing —
To avoid financial hardship being faced by the parents due to lockdown and related factors, a full refund of fees will be made on account of all cancellation of admissions/ migration of students, up to 30.11.2020, for this very session as a special case.#UGCGuidelines
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) September 22, 2020
According to a report by The Indian Express, the UGC had first delivered an elective academic calendar for advanced education organizations first on 29 April in which it had expressed that the universities should direct their last year or terminal semester assessment from 1 to 15 July and proclaim the results toward the month’s end. Classes for first year were scheduled to begin from 1 September.
Notwithstanding, the dates got modified in July with the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) expressing that the terminal semesters/last year assessments in the universities will be held before the finish of September.
“The terminal semester will be directed by the universities before the finish of September, 2020 in disconnected (pen and paper) or on the web or mixed (on the web + disconnected) mode,” UGC had expressed in a letter.
With the most recent update, the UGC has now pushed the principal day of the academic year from 1 September to 1 November.
On the off chance that there is a postponement in declaring the results, the universities may plan and start the academic meeting by 18 November. In a cooperation with The New Indian Express, Bhushan Patwardhan, VP of UGC said that there is no firm standard on holding on the web and disconnected classes. He proceeded to include, “Organizations that total their affirmation cycle sooner can begin their academic year sooner and need not hold up until 18 November. The breathing space was given considering the circumstance in Maharashtra, where assessments will end by October.”
The report included that after 30 November,the whole expense gathered from an understudy will be refunded in full after allowance of not more than Rs 1,000 as handling charge, on abrogation/withdrawal of admissions up to 31 December.