AICTE working on alternative calendar

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AICTE in a relief to students has directed engineering and management institutes to not demand payment of fees until the lockdown.

The council will release further guidelines in this regard soon. The decision comes after the council came across reports that certain standalone institutes had insisted students pay the fees including admission fees during the lockdown.

The Council has also clarified ambiguity around the disbursal of Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS).

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AICTE will come out with a calendar of events laying down fresh timelines soon.

The council has assuaged their fears by saying that students who are not able to pursue their summer internship during the lockdown can pursue internships from home.

AICTE has also clarified that online classes for the current semester will be continued during the extended lockdown.

UGC and AICTE will release a revised calendar in this regard.

As for semester exams, UGC has constituted a committee for recommendations on modalities of conduct of examination, award of marks, and passing criteria in the exam. Directions in this regard will be released separately.

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