UGC Notified Universities To Conduct Semester Exams In July

Last Modified: 26 May 2024

UGC released new guidelines to universities for Academic Calendar 2019-20 and 2020-21. Check details.

The University Grant Commission has come up with the new guidelines for students belonging to new as well as old academic calendar at different universities/ colleges recognized by UGC. As per the released dates, the new academic session for new-batch 2020 may begin in universities from September and for already enrolled students it is August. The reason behind to take this decision is in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.  

What Official Notifications Says?

UGC, the national higher education regulator, notified regarding the pending examinations and other activities along with the academic calendar for the fresher’s seek admission in the next academic session and for students who are already enrolled. As per the notice, released at - “in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, the commission said the exams for final semester students be conducted in July”.

Direct Link To Open NoticeClick Here

UGC Academic Calendar, Exam Guidelines – Important Points

  • For Intermediate students – they will be graded based on internal assessment of the present and previous semester. However, in states where the COVID-19 situation has been normalised, exams will be conducted there in July.
  • For Terminal Semester Students – exams will be placed in the month of July 2020.
  • A COVID-19 cell is launched in every university from where students will be notified with their queries regarding academic calendar and examinations.
  • In case the situation get worsen in the country related to coronavirus infection, there will be a 30 days summer vacation introduced from 01st June to 30th June.
  • The academic session 2020-21 will be commenced from 01st August 2020 for old students and for new entries, it will start from 01st September onwards.
  • The universities are advised to conduct the PhD and M. Phil. Viva -Voce Examinations over Video Conferencing by using the digital medium named as Google, Skype, Microsoft Technologies or any other reliable and mutually convenient technology.
  • Universities might follow a six-day week pattern and devise proforma to record travel or stay history of students and staff for the lockdown period.

The commission clarified that the released guidelines are advisory in nature and varsities may chalk out their own plan taking into consideration issues pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check New UGC Academic Calendar 2019-20

For Session 2019-20

Start of even semesters

01st January 2020

Suspension of classes

16th March 2020

Continuation of teaching through online mode

From 16th March 2020 to 31st May 2020

Finalisation of project work/ internships/ assessment/ assignment/ placement drive

01st June 2020 to 15th June 2020

Summer vacations

16th June 2020 to 30th June 2020

Conduct of examination

  • Terminal Semester/ Year
  • Intermediate Semester/ Year


01st July 2020 to 15th July 2020

16th July 2020 to 31st July 2020

Declaration of Result

  • Terminal Semester/ Year
  • Intermediate Semester/ Year


31st July 2020

14th August 2020

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Check New UGC Academic Calendar 2020-21

For Session 2020-21

Admission process starts

01st August to 31st August 2020

Commencement of classes

  • Students of 2nd/ 3rd year
  • First semester students (fresh batch)


01st August 2020

01st September 2020

Conduct of examinations

01st January to 25th January 2021

Commencement of classes for even semester

27th January 2021

Dispersal of classes

25th May 2021

Conduct of examinations

26th May to 25th June 2021

Summer vacations

01st July 2021 to 30th July 2021

Next academic session starts

02nd August 2021

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