New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued new guidelines that states academic session 2020-21 will begin from November 1. The UGC therefore has directed the educational institutions to speed up merit/ entrance-based admission process by October 2020.
In case of delay in the declaration of results of the qualifying examinations. the universities may start the session from November 18, says the latest guidelines issued by the UGC.
The institutions where admissions are solely through entrance tests and have completed the necessary requirements or are likely to complete these requirements in near future, may start their academic session of Ist year at the earliest. If necessity arises, provisional admissions may also be made. The relevant documents of qualifying examination be accepted up to 31.12.2020.
Further, the UGC has suggested the institutions to conduct the first semester/year examination between March 8 and 26, 2021.