HC declines to entertain PIL for charging of only tuition fees by varsities during COVID-19 – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday declined to entertain a PIL seeking guidelines to universities and such institutions to charge only the tuition fee, that too in installments, in view of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, and said “concessions are not a matter of right”. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and … Read more

West Bengal colleges to start UG classes in November – Times of India

KOLKATA: A meeting between Vice- Chancellors of state universities and West Bengal Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Sunday decided to start undergraduate classes in colleges from November 2 after completing the admission procedure in October. A Vice-Chancellor of a prominent state university who attended the virtual meeting told it was also decided to start … Read more

Bengal state varsities doubtful about completing UG curriculum in 9 months – Times of India

KOLKATA: Authorities of state universities in West Bengal have expressed doubts about completing the undergraduate curriculum of the 2020-21 academic year within nine months from November 1, as recommended by the UGC. The 2021-22 academic year is likely to begin from August 30 next year. The authorities, however, said they will have to chalk out … Read more

SFI demands more time, free internet for CU students writing UG final semester exams – Times of India

KOLKATA: The SFI, the students’ wing of the CPI(M), has demanded additional time and free internet facility for all the Calcutta University students who will write their undergraduate final semester examinations from home. The Students’ Federation of India (SFI) has threatened to hit the streets if their demands are not met. The students’ body, in … Read more

Can’t hamper academic year of 2L students: SC asks CBSE-UGC to coordinate – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the CBSE to declare results of compartment exams of around 2 lakh students as soon as possible, so that they could apply in colleges by the cut-off date. A bench comprising Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna urged the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the … Read more

Universities and colleges academic session for 2020-21 to commence on November 1 – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The classes for the first batch of students for the 2020-21 academic session for universities and colleges will commence November 1. The new admissions are to be completed by October 31, 2020. Issuing the guidelines on academic calendar for the first year of undergraduate and postgraduate students of the universities, the University Grants … Read more

Session for freshers from Nov 1; winter, summer breaks, other vacations to be curtailed: UGC – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The delayed academic session for freshers in universities and colleges will begin from November 1, and the winter break this year, the summer vacation in 2021 and other holidays would be curtailed to compensate for the time lost, according to the University Grants Commission. The guidelines by an expect committee, set up for … Read more

SC asks CBSE, UGC to ensure admission of students giving compartment exams – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Tuesday suggested that the CBSE declare the results of compartment examination expeditiously and asked the UGC to ensure that students get admission in colleges saying these are exceptional times. The top court asked CBSE and UGC to work in tandem to ensure that the careers of two lakh students giving … Read more

Calcutta University to allot 2 hours to answer final semester UG exam from home – Times of India

KOLKATA: Calcutta University on Monday said that candidates will be given two hours to answer papers on digital mode for final semester undergraduate exams from their home. Vice Chancellor Sonali Chakraborty Banerjee told reporters after a meeting with principals of CU-affliated colleges that the students will be mailed/WhatsApped the questions just before the start of … Read more

Calcutta University to give 3 hours to write online exams from home – Times of India

KOLKATA: Calcutta University has decided to provide three hours to its undergraduate and postgraduate students to answer papers for online final semester examinations from home, instead of giving 24 hours announced earlier, an official said on Saturday. The university will conduct final semester examinations online from October 1 to 18. “It has been decided that … Read more