UP GOVT RELEASES ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2020-21 FOR UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES IN UP

UP GOVT RELEASES ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2020-21 FOR UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES IN UP

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday released the academic calendar 2020-21 for the state universities and their associated colleges. Accordingly, classes for all students enrolled in various universities of the state, except fresh admissions (first year students) to begin from July 6. Universities have been asked to finish admissions by August 14. Classes of first year students to commence from August 17.

Principal secretary (higher education), Monika S Garg in an order stated that universities to cut down on winter holidays and other off days in order to get more teaching days ensuring timely completion of syllabus. In addition, teachers to increase the number of teaching hours.

Universities and colleges in districts lying under green zone, have also been asked to begin evaluation of answer copies immediately. Answer scripts kept in districts identified under the red and orange zones can be brought to green zone with due discussion from district administration, reads the order.

Garg has sought for a work plan from all universities latest till May 12 on possible transportation of answer copies from red and orange zones to green zones and to conduct pending examinations. She has also suggested universities to increase the honorarium for evaluation from existing Rs 40,000 to rs 60,000 only for this year.

Considering the Covid-19 crisis, the government has also de-centralised the evaluation work. Universities have been directed to opt for de-centralisation for correction of answer copies taking in stock the available resources.

UP’s higher education department also suggested universities to increase the honorarium for evaluation from existing Rs 40,000 to Rs 60,000.

DETAIL

Event Date
Classes for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th year students July 6
Admissions for UG/PG 1st year to end August 14
Classes for 1st year students August 17
Exams for odd semester (except 1st sem) Last week of November
Exams for 1st semester 3rd week of December
Classes for even semester (except 2nd) January 1
Classes for 2nd semester January 15
Practical & Viva Voce Between January 27 to February 20
Annual exams except for 1st year Between March 5 to
April 30
Annual exams for 1st year April 1 to April 30
Exams for even semester except 2nd April 20 to May 20
Exams for 2nd semester May 9 to May 28
Announcement of results June 15

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