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UGC Panels Recommend College Session from September Instead of July, Online Exams Wherever Possible

A panel appointed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) has recommended. that session in universities and higher educational institutions can be started from September instead of July in view of the Covid-19 situation in the country, Two committees were constituted by the UGC to look into the issues of academic loss and online education in the wake of the lockdown in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"One panel has recommended that the academic session be started from September than July. The second panel has suggested that universities should conduct online exams if they have the infrastructure and means or wait for the lockdown to get over and then decide a date for pen-and-paper examinations," a source said.

According to HRD Ministry officials, the two reports will now be studied and official guidelines in this regard are expected to be notified by next week.

Source: TV18

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Posted on : Apr 26, 2020