On Saturday, the University Grant Commission (UGC) has released new guidelines under which it has informed about the final date of the final year’s examination and first year’s admission. UGC has also released the academic calendar for session 2021-2022. 

As per the issued guidelines, universities/ colleges are ordered to wind up the examination of the final year by 31st August 2021 and the first-year classes must commence from 1st October 2021 following the completion of the admission procedure on 30th September 2021. 

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Latest guidelines issued by University Grant Commission: Details

1.) Commission has asked the universities/ colleges to end the final year examination by 31st August 2021. 

The issued guideline read, “The Terminal Semester/ Final Year Examinations (2020-2021) be compulsorily conducted in offline (pen & paper)/ online/ blended (online + offline) mode by no later than August 31, 2021, following the prescribed protocols/ guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

2.) Commission about the Academic session of intermediate classes said that the higher educational institutes must start their classes as soon as possible, they can use online/ offline/ blended mode of teaching, Covid-19 guidelines and directions must be followed. 

3.) UGC has said that Higher education Institutes would commence the admission process only after the declaration of class 12th board exams by the CBSE, ICSE and State Boards. It is expected that the result of class 12th would be declared by July 31, 2021. 

4.) The institutions have to start the academic session 2021-2022 by 1st October 2021, following the completion of the admission process by 30th September 2021 and the last date of admission, to fill the vacant seats, suggested by UGC is 31st October 2021. 

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5.) UGC has provided a special province to the parents who have faced financial difficulties due to Covid-19. Issued guidelines read, “In view of the financial hardship being faced by parents due to lockdowns and related factors, a full refund of fees should be made on account of all cancellations of admissions/ migrations of students up to 31st October 2021 for the academic session 2021-2022 as a special case. It is made clear that the entire fee, including all charges, should be refunded (with no cancellation charges) on account of cancellation/ migrations up to 31st December 2021, the entire fee collected from a student should be refunded in full after deduction of not more than Rs 1000/- as processing fee.”

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