Ground Report | New Delhi: Give admission before 30 September; The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued guidelines on the examinations-academic calendars to universities and colleges. The UGC has asked educational institutions to complete the admission in the first-year course of 2021-22 before September 30, so that a new session can be started from October 1.
According to the new guideline, the final year examinations are to be held compulsorily before August 31, 2021. These exams can be conducted both offline as well as online.
Whereas for intermediate students, the assessment will be based on the previous semester’s. This is similar to the 2020 guideline.
The latest guideline said that for intermediate students, colleges can start their academic sessions (online/offline/in mixed mode) at the earliest. This should be done by following all the instructions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the order of the Supreme Court, it has been instructed that colleges and universities can take admission of students only when the results of their board exams are out. These instructions are for ICSE, CBSE, and all state boards. It is expected that all the school boards will declare their results for class XII examinations by 31 July 2021.
Admission to first-year courses/programs for the session 2021-2022 should be completed by 30th September 2021. The new session is to start by October 1, 2021.
If for any reason there is a delay in the results of the board examinations, then the colleges/universities can plan to start the academic session by October 18, 2021. (Give admission before 30 September)
The results of all school boards for class XII are expected to be declared by July 31, 2021. However, if there is a delay in the declaration of results, the higher education institutions can plan and start the academic session by October 18, 2021. “The teaching-learning process may continue in online/offline/mixed-mode,” the UGC said.