It has come to our notice that some news regarding examinations and academic calendar citing the reports of the UGC Committees have appeared in the media
In this regard, it is clarified that UGC constituted two committees to look into the issues faced by universities and colleges regarding teaching-learning processes, examinations, admissions, academic calendar, and other related issues in view of COVID-19 pandemic and countrywide lockdown, to avoid the academic loss and take appropriate measures for future students.
The first committee under the chairmanship of Prof. R.C. Kuhad, a former member of UGC and Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Haryana was given the responsibility to look into the issues related to academic and examinations calendar, whereas the second committee under the chairmanship of Prof. Nageshwar Rao, Vice-Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University was asked to look into the issues related to online education.
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It is further clarified that both committees have submitted their reports on 24th April 2020 to UGC. The reports will be discussed in the UGC Commission meeting and based on the decision with the commission, UGC will issue Guidelines/Advisories, next week to the Universities and Colleges regarding the measures to be taken for the current academic as well as the next academic session in the larger interest of the student community.
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