UGC Releases Guidelines for Academic Year 2021-22: Check Details

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued guidelines on examinations and academic calendar for 2021-22 for all universities and colleges.

As per the guidelines, admissions to first-year courses for 2021-22 must be completed by no later than September 30, 2021, while the new academic session will have to commence by October 1 following the admission procedure.

• The guidelines issued by the UGC states that universities must complete the Final Year/ Semester Exams by August 31, 2021.

• Higher Education Institutions can commence admission for new session undergraduate courses/programmes after the declaration of results by the CBSE, ICSE, and other state boards.

• The new session for first semester/year students can commence from October 1.

• Universities can fill up the remaining vacant seats till October 31, 2021, and the relevant documents of the qualifying examination can be accepted up to December 31, 2021.

• The UGC further said that for students of the intermediate semester/year, the Higher Education Institutions can start their academic session (in online/offline/blended mode) as early as possible following COVID-19 protocol.

• In case there is a delay in the declaration of results, Higher Education Institutions can plan and start the academic session by October 18.

• A full refund of fees can be given by colleges and universities on account of all cancellations of admissions/ migrations of students up to October 31 as a ‘special case’.

• In case of cancellation/ withdrawal of admissions up to December 31, 2021, the entire fee collected from a student would be refunded after deducting not more than Rs.1000/- as a processing fee.

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