West Bengal universities expect session to begin in November after Puja break

By - June 25, 2020


June 25, 2020

KOLKATA: The University Grants Commission (UGC) is likely to revise its earlier recommendations on starting the new academic year from September-October. A panel, which was set up by the UGC and headed by Haryana University vice-chancellor R C Kuhad, is revisiting the guidelines issued earlier by the UGC for intermediate and terminal semester examinations as well. Sources indicated that they would recommend scrapping the terminal semester exams.

State-run universities in Bengal, however, are looking at starting the academic session from November due to the pandemic and also considering the closure of all campuses during Durga Puja in October. Vice-chancellors are also pointing at the late publication of the state’s higher secondary examination results as another reason for the delay.

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