UP Government Issues New University Guidelines for Academic Session 2020-21

Last Modified: 22 Jun 2024

The admission process to all graduation courses will start from September and the first year course will commence from 01st October.

The Uttar Pradesh state government on Sunday issued new guidelines with regard to the beginning of the next academic year for the state-run universities. The universities and colleges in the Uttar Pradesh have been shut-down since March 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the state and across the country.

As per the media reports, an official statement has been released which stated that the admission process to the graduation programme 2020-21 is set to begin from September while the classes for the first year graduation will begin from 01st October 2020. On the other hand, the classes for all the post graduation (PG) courses will begin from 01st November 2020.

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State Govt Decision on Reducing Syllabus

The university examinations for the 2020-21 academic session will schedule to be conducted in March-April next year. The state government had earlier took a decision on reducing the syllabus of all courses for the next academic year keeping in mind the loss of classes encountered due to the lockdown. The decisions on the syllabus reduction for the courses will however be taken within a month through a series of meetings between the officials.

Classes Delayed in The State Universities and Colleges

The classes and course examinations in all the state-run universities have been delayed, in a view of the COVID-19 pandemic and the sudden surge in the virus infection. Recently, Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, stated that a zero session will not be declared and the government will find ways to make up for the lost time.

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The Uttar Pradesh Board is also considering to reducing the syllabus for the next academic year because of the lockdown situation in the state. With the schools and colleges being closed since months, the academic calendar has been delayed which is why the board has decided to reducing the syllabus for the next academic year as a onetime measure for students.