University Grants Commission (UGC) has finally come up with a set of recommendations for universities and colleges on when to conduct the semester and annual exams and how to go about with the 2020-21 academic calendar, reports Times of India.

The recommendations are not too far from the what the panel had suggested in which the academic calendar and admission process for 1st year students will begin in August.

With regard to the annual and semester examinations, the Commission has recommended that the exams be conducted in the month of July and the result be declared by July 31st.

Prominent universities including JNU, Delhi University (DU), and Mumbai University are waiting for the UGC recommendations to chalk out the future course of action. These universities are expected to come up with their own report on the exams and academic calendar soon.

The guidelines are based on recommendation made by two committees, one of which was formed to suggest measures on examination and academic calendar, and the other panel was set to suggest on how to use the online channels for exams and imparting of curriculum

Academic Calendar

According to the report by TOI, the UGC has recommended that the admission process for the 1st year students begin from August 1st and the process should be completed before August 31st. The academic process for new students can begin from September 1st. For old students, the studies are suggested to begin from August 1st itself.

Universities are suggested to maintain proper physical distancing measures and other COVID-19 related precautions to avoid putting students at risk to the infection.

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