In a major development, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has allowed all the technical institutions to admit students till November 30. The last date for admission and commencement of first year engineering classes have been extended by a month.
The AICTE has once again revised the academic calendar for 2020-21, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. As per the revised calendar, the academic session will commence from December 1, earlier scheduled to begin from November 1.
The AICTE notice says: “Due to prolonged emergent conditions in the Country and requests from various state governments and ongoing admission process of llT’s and NIT’s, the Council has extended the last date of admission to first year Engineering courses (UG and Diploma lateral entry) to 30th November, 2O2O. Accordingly, the last date of commencement of classes of first year is December 01.”
Earlier in July, the AICTE had issued revised academic calendar following the University Grants Commission (UGC) issuing exam-related guidelines on July 6 for all the universities. The AICTE circular then stated that the new batch of PGDM courses would begin from August 10, while those for other technical courses including BTech were pushed to October 15.