UGC NEW NOTICE ON 11-05-2020 :UGC urges universities to set up grievances cell for students amid COVID-19
UGC’s guidelines for the new academic calendar
The new academic session for freshers may begin in universities from September and for already enrolled students in August in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, the University Grants Commission (UGC) told universities on Wednesday. Detailing the guidelines for examinations and academic calendar for the universities in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, the commission said the exams for final semester students will be conducted in July.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) issued a circular to all universities asking them to set up a cell for students to address their queries regarding examinations and other academic activities that were on put on halt due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
In wake of the situation arising due to the pandemic, UGC had issued guidelines on Examination and Academic Calendar on April 29. As per the latest guidelines, all universities have been advised to plan their academic activities with a focus on the safety and interest of all stakeholders and prioritizing the health of all concerned
The UGC has also established a task force to monitor grievances of students, teachers, and institutions and to redress them.
“Also dedicated helpline number: 011-23236374 has been set up. Email id also created for handling grievances is email@example.com can also lodge grievances online on www.ugc.ac.in/grievance/student reg.aspx.”5062771_Public-Notice---Redressal-of-Grievances-Related-to-COVID-19-Pan