Classes to start from November 1: UGC (Image Credit: Pixabay)

New Delhi: Colleges and schools have finally begun to open up and while there exist a lot of rules and regulations, there are new updates that keep coming in. And now, as has been directed by the University Grants Commission, the classes for first-year students as per the revised academic calendar will start from November 1. In addition, the academic calendar has also mentioned that they must wrap up the admission processes by the end of November itself.

Meanwhile, it was expected earlier that the classes begin from September 1 and the final year exams were to be conducted in July. However, given the existing sicario of the pandemic, everything was delayed and the revisions for the final year exams were set in.

And now, the session for 2020-21, as per the decision, will begin from November 1. If in case there happens to be a delay further as far as the results for the qualifying exams are concerned, the dates might be pushed to November 18. The Vice-President of UGC has clarified that there are no rules laid out for conducting classes online/offline.

Meanwhile, it has also been issued that a full refund will be provided in case of admissions being canceled or migration of students up to November 30. However, if it is delayed up to December 2020, entire fees will be refunded in full with a deduction of not more than Rs 1000 as a processing fee.

This means that the entrance exams for both UG and PG courses should wrap up by October while the process for remaining seats will be worked through by November 30. As has already been announced by UGC, universities can offer provisional admission to courses and the same can be done until September 30, 2020.


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