As we all know, COVID-19 Pandemic has had a huge effect on every sector in the world. It’s an unexpected problem, particularly in academics. Due to this issue, the Final Semester Examinations. University Grants Commission (UGC) has adopted a number of resolutions to resolve this issue.
In this case, the UGC has been formulated by the Committee of Experts to deal with five major consequences. Modes of instruction, Academic Calendar for 2019-20, Modes of examination, Academic Calendar for 2020-21, and Functional Laboratories.
According to the advice of the Committee of Experts, a range of recommendations have been established to resolve these issues. For examinations, the University should simplify the procedures for examinations such as MCQ / OMR questions, Open Book Examinations, and Open Choice Assignments. In addition, in order to maintain social distance, they were encouraged to conduct online exams, to track numerous students at the same time as they proposed reducing the time of the test. The faculties should communicate properly with the students about all the actions they have taken. Students must be directed individually at least one week before. Due to the health and safety of the student, the assessment is based on 50 percent of the previous semester performance and 50 percent of the internal performance.
Academic Calendar 2019 – 20 has been planned with the time needed for the students to study for the exam. Also, the semester will start from 01.01.2020, online classes from 16.03.2020 to 31.05.2020, completion of assignments/project work from 01.06.2020 to 15.06.2020, holiday time from 16.06.2020 to 30.06.2020. The review will take place for the final year from 01.07.2020 to 15.07.2020, for the intermediate year from 16.07.2020 to 31.07.2020. Evaluation and declaration of results will be announced on 31.07.2020 for the final year and on 14.08.2020 for the intermediate year.
The admission process will begin on 01.08.2020 and end on 31.08.2020. The next fresh batch class will start on 01.09.2020 and the 2nd/3rd year class will start on 01.08.2020. The test will take place from 01.01.2021 to 25.01.2021. Start of class for Even semester on 27.01.2021 and this semester will take place from 26.05.2021 to 25.06.2021. The summer holidays will be from 01.07.2021 to 30.07.2021. The next Academic Session of 2021 – 22 will begin on 02.08.2021.
The Expert Committee is insisted on all the guidelines to the university as well as facility also, how to execute this resolution.