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Hold compulsory exams for final year students by Aug, start new session in Oct: UGC



The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all higher education institutions to complete the final year/semester exams by August 31 and commence new academic sessions by October 1. “Terminal semester or final-year exams will be compulsorily conducted in offline (pen & paper) or online or blended (online + offline) mode by no later than August 31, 2021 following the prescribed protocols/ guidelines related to the Covid-19 pandemic,” a UGC notification read.

“Higher education institutions shall ensure that the admission process for undergraduate courses/programmes for the academic session 2021-2022 commences only after the declaration of results by the CBSE, ICSE and state boards. It is expected that all the school boards will declare their results for the class/grade-12 examinations by 31 July,” the notification further said.

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