On Wednesday, a report is released that for current students colleges will begin in August and in September for new ones, says University Grants Commission. Schools and colleges across the country are closed since last month amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A tentative cut-off date, for starting the new session has been kept as August-September, but it could also be delayed depending upon the local Covid-19 situation. New session Admission will be through online mode as per the guidelines of UGC. The committee suggested that admissions are likely to start from 1 august to 31 august. Fresh batches may start from 1 September. Sources of UGC has also stated that the new session will continue after conducting previous pending exams. UGC also suggested that at least 40% of the syllabus would be completed through online classes to compensate for the academic loss occurred due to ongoing pandemic.
Since the universities have completed 60-70 percent of the current syllabus through offline teaching mode earlier.
Conducting online classes may compensate for the loss that occurred during this pandemic. As well as they will also ensure the safety and health of students, teachers, and the attached staff.
Some important regulations imposed by UGC are:
- Minimum teaching days in a semester/year. As stated by UGC colleges shall attempt to complete maximum possible courses in less public interaction.
- an Existing model of the teaching process is done through many online sources. Some of these sources are Google classroom, hangout, SWAYAM platform, etc.
- This online interaction will curb the contact from this pandemic. But as many of the schools do not have enough facilities and the capability of organizing such activities. Thus UGC has taken this step to save students’ future.
- The academic calendar for the present session many deemed, state, central universities are advised to cover the remaining syllabus through online mode. hence encouraging social distancing.
- The Defunctioning of practical laboratories has caused many kinds of losses as the researches are discontinued.