UGC: Odd semester to commence from Nov 18

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According to reports, University Grants Commission (UGC) is likely to begin the odd semester classes from November 18, 2020. Earlier, the commission had released the guidelines and academic calendar for the year 2020-21 where it informed that the classes would begin in November.

The institutions have to complete the admission process by October 31, 2020.

The universities had been directed to commence the semesters from November 1, 2020, in case the admissions were completed by October 31. However in case of delay in admissions the classes can be conducted from November 18, 2020.

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It has also been directed by the Commission to conduct classes 6 days a week for the academic session 2020-21 so that the loss is compensated.

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The institutions however can offer blended teaching process. This means the classes could be conducted either through online, offline or using both modes. Also in case of cancellation of admission in a particular college UGC has asked the varsities to refund the admission fee in full to the parents or the student concerned.

UGC released a notice saying, “the UGC again requested the Expert Committee to revisit the guidelines dated 29-04.2020 and 06-07-2020 and suggest an Academic Calendar for the first year of UG and PG programmes for the session 2020-2021.”

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