The academic year for universities and colleges can start from September instead of July with the consideration of Coronavirus Pandemic, UGC have appointed two new panels to Handle the situation. Panel one recommended to start the colleges and universities from September instead of July. By the effects of recommendation students may not avail the winter holidays for the following academic years.
Colleges will work on Saturday and other holidays to compensate the Covid19 pandemic leave.
Another panel appointed by University Grand Commission recommended to conduct online exams for students wherever possible. This panel suggest possible measure to improve online education led by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOI) V-C Nageshwara Rao.
Exams for the current semester will be conducted immediately once the colleges are reopened. Exams for the final year students are conducted immediately once the lockdown is over for final year students the entire process of exams, paper correction and results will be announced in 30 to 40 days of time period. Whereas exams for the first and second year will be conducted will be done leisurely
Except Delhi University, all other universities expressed concern about conducting online test for end semester exams. It is difficult to conduct online exams as all students may not be take themVC special Invitees to the UGC
UGC official Press Release statement
It has come to our notice that some news regarding examinations and academic calendar citing the reports of the UGC Committees have appeared in the media. In this regard, it is clarified that the UGC constituted two committees to look into the issues being faced by the universities and colleges regarding teaching-learning processes, examinations. admissions, academic calendar, and other related issues in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and countrywide lockdown, to avoid academic loss and take appropriate measures for the future of students.
The first committee under the chairmanship of Prof. R. C. Kuhad, Former MemberUGC, and Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Haryana was given the responsibilty to look into the issues related to Examinations and Academic Calendar, whereas, the second committee under the chairmanship of Prof. Nageshwar Rao, Vice-Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) was asked to look into issues related with promoting Online Education.
It is further clarified that both the committees have submitted their reports on 24 April 2020 to UGC. The reports will be discussed in the UGC Commission meeting and based on the decision of the Commission, UGC will issue Guidelines/Advisories, next week, to the Universities and Colleges regarding the measures to be taken for the current academic session as well as next academic session in the larger interest of the student community.