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In New UGC Plan, First-Year Classes to Begin From November: Report

In New UGC Plan, First-Year Classes to Begin From November: Report

Colleges must begin classes for first-year students in November and wrap up the admission process by the end of the month, a revised academic calendar approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) has said, reported The Indian Express.

In April this year, the UGC had released an alternate academic calendar, in which classes for first-year students were scheduled to begin from 1 September. In the same academic calendar, universities were advised to conduct final-year exams between 1 to 15 July.

In July, the UGC issued fresh guidelines asking all universities to conduct final-year exams by the end of September. These guidelines were challenged in the Supreme Court, which in August said that states cannot pass final-year university students without exams.
Since there has been a delay in conducting entrance exams, the UGC had to postpone the first date for beginning first-year classes by two months from 1 September to 1 November.


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The revised academic calendar also states that post-admissions, the teaching process may continue in online, offline or blended mode. In addition, the UGC has allowed universities to teach six days in a week and limit breaks and vacations to compensate for time lost so far.