UGC Academic Calendar 2020-21 Released, New Session To Begin In September

In view of the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID 19) and subsequent lockdown, the UGC has issued guidelines on examinations and academic calendar for the universities. The University Grant Commission (UGC) has released the new academic calendar for 2020-21. The new UGC academic calendar 2020-21 suggests that the new session for fresh batch students will begin in September. The Classes for 2nd and 3rd year students can start from August 1, 2020.


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UGC Academic Calendar 2020-21 Released

UGC Academic Calendar 2019-20

The universities have completed the examinations of the odd semester during December 2019/ January-2020 and the results have been declared. Most of the institutions had already covered 60 to 70 per cent of teaching-learning process for ongoing Even Semester before the dispersal of classes in March 2020.

The notice reads, "The remaining part of the curriculum has been attended/ being attended through online mode as the norms of "social distancing" are to be followed by all educational institutions in the interest of the students, faculty and the staff. In fact, the norms of social distance will be required to be maintained by the educational institutions for quite some time, even if the normalcy returns by the first week of May 2020. Therefore, for the sake of safety of the students, faculty and staff, all universities are required to reschedule the academic calendar 2019- 2020."

UGC Academic Calendar 2020-21

Many school boards have not yet completed their Class XII examinations, as of now. The even semester examinations in the universities are also getting delayed due to the lockdown. These things will delay the admission process in the university system for the academic session 2020-21. A few amendments are required in the academic session 2020-21 to tackle the situation.

Academic Calendar 2019-20

Start of Even SemesterJanuary 1, 2020
Suspension of ClassesMarch 16, 2020
Continuation of Teaching-Learning through various modes such as Online Learning, Distance Learning, Social Media (WhatsApp or YouTube), E-mails, Video Conferencing, Mobile Apps, SWAYAMPRABHA Channels on DTH etc March 16, 2020 to May 31, 2020
Finalisation of Dissertation, Project Work, Internship Reports, E-labs, Completion of Syllabus, Internal Assessment, Assignment, Students Placement Drive etc June 1 to 15, 2020
Summer Vacations June 16 to 30, 2020
Conduct of Examinations

1. Terminal Semester or Year

2. Intermediate Semester or Year

July 1 to 15, 2020

July 16 to 31, 2020

Evaluation and Declaration of Result

1. Terminal Semester or Year

2. Intermediate Semester or Year

July 31, 2020

August 14, 2020

Academic Calendar 2019-20

Admission Process August 1 to 31, 2020
Commencement of Classes

1. Students of 2nd or 3rd year

2. Fresh batch (First Semester or Year)

August 1, 2020

September 1, 2020

Conduct of Examinations

January 1 to 25, 2020

Commencement of Classes for Even Semester January 27, 2020 Dispersal of Classes May 25, 2020 Conduct of Examinations May 26 to June 25, 2020 Summer Vacations July 1 to 30, 2020 Commencement of Next Academic Session August 2, 2020

The UGC notice reads, "In order to overcome such challenges in future, the faculty should be adequately trained for the use of ICT and online teaching tools, so that they complete about 25% of the syllabus through online teaching and 75% syllabus through face to face teaching."

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