Education Minister announces date for commencement of classes for first year students

By Rajan Nath - September 22, 2020 1:09 pm

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Tuesday announced that the Commission has accepted the report of the Committee and approved the University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines on 'Academic Calendar' for the first year of the Under Graduate and Post Graduate students of Universities for the session 2020-21.

He tweeted that "In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission has accepted the Report of the Committee and approved the UGC Guidelines on Academic Calendar for the First Year of Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate Students of the Universities for the Session 2020-21."

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Here is the suggested Academic Calendar:

Admission Process (To be completed) October 31, 2020
Commencement of Classes of above students Fresh batch (First Semester/Year) November 1, 2020
Preparation break March 1, 2021-March 7, 2021
Conduct of Examinations March 8, 2021-March 26, 2021
Semester break March 27, 2021-April 4, 2021
Commencement of Classes for even semester April 5, 2021
Preparation break August 1, 2021-August 8, 2021
Conduct of Examinations August 9, 2021-August 21, 2021
Semester break August 22, 2021-August 29, 2021
Commencement of next Academic Session for this batch August 30, 2021


educareThe Education Minister added that "To avoid financial hardship being faced by the parents due to lockdown and related factors, a full refund of fees will be made on account of all cancellation of admissions/ migration of students, up to November 30, for this very session as a special case."


The educational institutions including schools and colleges have been closed since March when the nationwide lockdown was announced by the Prime Minister to contain the spread of coronavirus.

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-PTC News