The University Grants Commission (UGC) held a gathering Monday to debate the suggestions submitted by two knowledgeable committees, together with one on conducting widespread admission exams for tutorial diploma programmes.
The UGC had arrange two committees this month, within the wake of the government-mandated classroom shutdown, to recommend an indicative educational calendar for 2020-21 and methods to advertise on-line studying to make up for the training disruption.
Universities and faculties throughout the nation have been closed since March 16 as one of many measures to include the COVID-19 outbreak.
The committee, led by Haryana Central University vice-chancellor R C Kuhad and tasked with proposing the tutorial calendar for 2020-21, is realized to have urged widespread admission exams on the undergraduate and postgraduate stage.
The advice, sources stated, was made preserving in thoughts the issue candidates could face in travelling to totally different check centres to seem for numerous entrance exams due to journey restrictions in place throughout the nation.
Common admission exams, as proposed by the Kuhan panel, are meant for tutorial programmes and never skilled diploma programmes, for which, widespread entrance examinations are already carried out on the nationwide and state stage.
Till Monday night, the Commission had not determined whether or not the advice on entrance check needs to be accepted.
“We cannot make anything compulsory. At best, we can advise institutions to pool resources to conduct common admission tests for as many academic programmes as possible in the interest of the students,” stated a UGC official who didn’t want to be recognized.
The greater training regulator, in all chance, will settle for the Kuhad Committee’s suggestion on delaying the beginning of the brand new educational session by two months — from mid-July to September.
As first reported by The Indian Express on April 26, the Kuhad committee has urged that the semester-end (odd semester) examination needs to be held in July (July 1-15 for final-year college students and July 16-31 for intermediate yr college students).
The month of June needs to be handled as summer season trip, the report states.
For college students getting into greater training, the committee has urged that the admission course of needs to be held in August and the tutorial session ought to start in September. The new educational session for intermediate yr college students is proposed to begin from August 1.
The UGC is anticipated to launch an “indicative” educational calendar for 2020-21 together with “broad guidelines” on pending semester-end examination by Wednesday.
Universities and schools shall be free to make modifications to the tutorial calendar relying on their native circumstances and lockdown state of affairs.
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