UGC Revised Academic Calendar 2020-21 - New Academic Session to Begin from 1st Nov

Published on : 28th September 2020    Author : Meenakshi

On Friday (25th September 2020), the University Grants Commission – UGC has issued a revised academic calendar and examination dates for 2020-21academic session. The released UGC revised academic calendar has been issued for undergraduate as well as postgraduate level courses offered by the universities and their affiliated colleges in the form of an official notification. The notice has been published and made available online on its official website of UGC.

As per the released UGC Notification, new academic session for 1st year students of college and universities students will commence from 1st November 2020. Along with the academic calendar, UGC has also issued revised set of guidelines and protocols that are to be followed by higher education institutions with regards to completion of admission process, especially in the current situation of the pandemic. Students who want to deep-dive into the various guidelines issued by the authority can check the UGC Revised Academic Calendar 2020-21.

UGC Revised Academic Calendar Released: Admission Process to be completed by The End of October 2020

The revised academic calendar and guidelines issued by UGC states that admission process for all students, including first semester students, should be completed by end of October. The notification released by commission reads “Merit/ entrance based admissions to the first-year programmes for the session 2020-21 is completed by the end of October 2020. The last date for admissions to fill up the remaining vacant seats shall be 30th November 2020.”

Revised UGC Academic Calendar – Check The Dates

As per the officials, the revised academic calendar released by the UGC has confirmed that the admission process has to be completed by 31st October 2020 and classes for all students who fall above 1st Year or 1st Semester will be started from 1st November 2020 onwards. The other dates with regards to the revised academic calendar have been mentioned below:

Important Events

Date / Deadline

Admission Process to be Completed By

31st October 2020

Commencement of Classes of above students Fresh Batch (First Semester / Year)

1st November 2020

Preparatory Break

1st to 7th March 2021

Conduct of Examinations

8th to 26th March 2021

Semester Break

27th March to 4th April 2021

Commencement of Classes for Even Semester

5th April 2021

Preparatory Break

1st to 8th August 2021

Conduct of Examinations

9th to 21st August 2021

Semester Break

22nd to 29th August 2021

Commencement of Next Academic Session

30th August 2021

Check Detailed Notice Here – Click Here

6 Days Classes In A Week to Make-up for Loss Time

UGC Guidelines for College and Universities also mentions for various measures to overcome or make-up for the loss of time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One such important measure that has been notified by UGC is that all universities will now have to follow a 6-day week pattern in order to compensate for the loss of classes. This is being done to ensure that academic session is held in accordance with the above-given calendar and final results would be declared on time and the degrees would be awarded in time.

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