BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Wednesday announced the new academic session for universities across the country. UGC had constituted a special committee for when and how to start a new session in universities. This seven-member committee constituted by the UGC has submitted its report on exam-related issues and academic calendar.
An UGC committee, in a recommendation, said, “While the new academic session for first-year students starts from September 1, for second- and third-year students this academic session can be started from August 1.”
Extension of six months be granted to MPhil, PhD students and viva-voice be conducted through video conference, UGC suggested to universities.
Universities may follow six-day week pattern, devise proforma to record travel or stay history of staff, students for lockdown period, said the commission.
“Intermediate semester students will be graded based on the internal assessment of the present and previous semester. In states where the COVID-19 situation has normalized, there will be exams in the month of July,” UGC said.
“Universities may conduct terminal / intermediate Semester / year examinations in offline / online mode, as per their Ordinances/Rules and Regulations, Scheme of Examinations, observing the guidelines of “social distancing” and keeping in view the support system available with them and ensuring fair opportunity to all students,” it added.