The University Grants Commission has stated that it will release the guidelines for academic measures to be taken by colleges and universities for the current and the next academic session, next week. The guidelines will be based on the suggestions given by the two committees which were formed earlier. These committees have submitted their reports to the Commission.
“UGC constituted two committees to look into the issues being faced by the universities and colleges regarding teaching-learning processes, examinations, admissions, academic calendar and other related issues in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and countrywide lockdown, to avoid academic loss and take appropriate measures for the future of students,” the statement said.
According to the Statement, The first committee under the chairmanship of Prof. R. C. Kuhad, Former Member and Vice Chancellor, Central University Haryana was given the responsibility to look into the issues related to examinations and academic calendar, whereas, the Second Committee under the chairmanship of Prof. Nageshwar Rao, Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) was asked to look into issues related with prompting online education.
“It is further clarified that both the committees have submitted their reports on April 24 to UGC. The reports will be discussed in the UGC Commission meeting and based on the decision of the Commission, UGC will issue guidelines/ advisories, next week, to the universities and colleges regarding the measures to be taken for the current academic session as well as next academic session in the larger interest of the student community,” the statement added.
-India Legal Bureau