Varsities Asked To Conduct Classes For First-Year Students From Nov 1

New Delhi: The classes for first-year undergraduate and postgraduate courses will begin on November 1 in accordance with the revised academic calendar approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Also, new admissions will not be allowed beyond November 30.

After the delay in conducting entrance exams due to the coronavirus pandemic, the UGC has now deferred the first day of the new academic session to November 1.

Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ also took to Twitter to make this announcement. He said, ” The commission has accepted the report of the committee and approved the UGC guidelines on the academic calendar for the first year of undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Universities for the Session 2020-21.”

Here’s the schedule

The UGC’s latest guidelines state, “If there is a delay in declaration of results of the qualifying examinations, the universities may plan and start the academic session by 18.11.2020. The teaching-learning process may continue in offline/ online/ blended mode.”

“In order to avoid financial hardship being faced by the parents due to lockdown and related factors, a full refund of fees 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,” the guidelines further stated.

The UGC guidelines also said, “To be crystal clear, the entire fees, including all charges, be refunded in totality (zero cancellation charges) on account of cancellation/ migration up to 30.11.2020. Thereafter, on cancellation/ withdrawal of admissions up to 31.12.2020, the entire fee collected from a student will be refunded in full after deduction of not more than Rs 1000 as processing fee.”

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