Due to the ongoing lockdown, students across the country have no clue about when regular classes across Universities and colleges in India will resume. However, as per a report, the Union Grant Commission panel is considering to start the academic sessions somewhere in September.
The committee chaired by Prof RC Kuhad, a former member of the UGC and Vice-Chancellor of the Central University of Haryana has suggested the sessions to begin from September and not July. This is rightfully said as even PM Modi believes that coronavirus cases in India can spike somewhere in June and July.
Also with the change in an academic session, the examination will also be postponed. The UGC will now plan the academic calendar and issue necessary guidelines for the coming session on the basis of the panel’s recommendations.
Once this is done, the government will likely release fresh dates of admissions for its colleges and Universities. For the students already studying, a shrink in time between classes and examination could burden them. Thus it’s better for them to prepare in advance.
UGC’s panel has also recommended Universities to conduct online examinations if there are enough resources available to conduct the same. If not, universities can wait for the lockdown to get over and then decide a date for the exam.
All colleges and universities in India were asked to shut down from March 16 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.