The University Grants Commission (UGC) released the academic calendar for 2021-22 and examination guidelines. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the academic system has suffered a lot in almost every part of the world.
Let’s have a look at the key points of the new UGC guidelines.
Key Points From New UGC Guidelines
1.The Universities/Higher education institutions must complete the final year/semester exams by 31 August 2021.
2.Universities/Higher education institutions can start their admission procedure for first-year students only. After this announcement.
And declaration of the Std 12 board exams result by All types of central and state boards.
3. By July 31st, the results of all state and central boards must be released . As ordered by the Supreme court of India.
4.The new session for the new first-year students will commence from 1st October 2021.
5.Universities can fill up the remaining vacant seats only till October 31. The relevant documents for the qualifying examinations can be accepted up to 31 December 2021.
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6.For students of Intermediate Semesters/year, the Higher Education Institutions can start their academic session as early as possible.(in Online/offline/blended mode)
7.The government mentioned that if there is a little delay in the declaration of results from the qualifying institutions. Then the higher education institutions can plan and immediately start the academic session of the students by October 18, 2021.
8.Due to covid-19 pandemic, a lot of financial hardships have also been raised for many parents.
So, the government planned for a full refund of fees. And this should be made on account of all cancellations of admission or the migration of students up to October 31, 2021.
So all the above key points are the description of the latest UGC guidelines of Academic calendar 2021-22. After referring to this you don’t need to see any other article.
Effects of covid-19 pandemic on Higher Educational institutions in India
Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in many negative as well as positive impacts on the Higher Educational institutions.
The negative impacts include that crores of students did not attend classes in Universities.
The shift in the mode of education from classroom mode to online mode made several changes in a student’s life. And change perspective to grab knowledge and studies.
Also, it affected the mental health of the students as the environment of the classroom. And learning with friends with different co-curricular activities were not available in online education.
Also due to financial troubles, many parents suffered and struggled to apply for admissions for their children in expensive dream institutions.
Also the continuous shifting in dates of important competitive exams and cancellation of the recent board exams gave mental stress to the student.
Now let us discuss a few positive effects of this pandemic on the Higher education system.
At very first the Higher Educational institutions were introduced to the modern technology in the field of education. And that is Online mode.
Also students experienced it fully during the lockdown period.
With advancements in technology, these kinds of facilities were not much popular before the covid-19 pandemic in the field of education. But now it is the new normal.
Also, students preparing for different competitive exams got much more time. So, that they can brush up on their subjects properly.
Keeping the Covid-19 in our minds we have to continue our other process.
As you know, health is more important than everything.
Ultimately, you are doing everything to achieve a comfortable life. And if there is no life then the rest of the things are useless.
So, strictly follow the guidelines and proceed further.
Stay safe! Move ahead!