The new academic session in the Universities and colleges of the state would commence from November 1. The students of last year and last semester would have to give examinations and they would be held from August 24 to September 25. The universities would declare the results before October 25. Incidentally the University Grants Commission (UGC) had recently issued a guideline to the universities on examination and start of new session. A meeting of the officials of the higher education department attended by state minister Dhan Singh Rawat and chaired by chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat was held at secretariat. In the meeting discussions on holding examinations and academic session in universities were held. It was also decided in the meeting that the results of students who are not in the final semester would be released before August 5. The results would be based on performance in the internal assessments and students would be promoted to higher classes. New admissions in the universities would start after the results of class XII are declared by various boards and the new session would start from November 1. The online classes of the old students promoted in next classes would start from August 16. The state minister for higher education Dhan Singh Rawat said that about three students are enrolled in different colleges and universities of the state and out of them 80000 students are in final year. He said that there are 25000 students who are from outside the state. These students would have to present in their colleges or universities before August 1. The minister clarified that these students would have to produce Covid-19 negative test report before entry in the state.
In the meeting the principal secretary, Anand Vardhan said that the relaxation provided to the teachers, officers and employees from attending the offices has been taken back by the UGC so all the employees would now have to mark their presence in their respective offices.
Saturday, 11 July 2020 | PNS | Dehradun