According to an academic calendar issued by UGC earlier, admissions to the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for the 2020-21 session ought to be completed by August 31. If the necessity arises, provisional admissions could be made and documents of qualifying examinations cleared by students may be accepted up to September 30.
The Academic Session 2020-21 may commence from August 1 for old students and from September 1 for fresh students, the UGC said.
Former UGC member Inder Mohan Kapahy said: “Considering the trajectory of spread of Covid in India to extend the beginning of academic sessions for UG and PG courses from November and December respectively is a reasonable decision. However the decision of the Kuhad Committee, accepted by the UGC, to make it mandatory to hold the final year semester end or year end examinations in offline/online/mixed mode needs revisit. The UGC has done away with the compulsory requirement for such examinations for non final year UG and PG students. They shall be promoted in ac ordnance with average performances and internal assessments in the previous years or semesters. Why should the same formula not be applied also to final year students.