Covid-19: UGC to issue guidelines for universities, colleges soon

A gathering was held on Monday through video conferencing on the (UGC) to talk about the report of professional committee and guidelines on exams, tutorial calendar for universities, the report of professional committee on selling on-line schooling and suggestive implementation plan on its suggestions in view of Covid-19.

“Both reports, guidelines and implementation plan were discussed at length during the meeting and some suggestions were given by the Commission members. After appropriately incorporating all the suggestions given by them, UGC will soon issue the guidelines for universities and colleges,” UGC said.

Meanwhile, the regulatory physique on Saturday had mentioned that the 2 committees which have been earlier shaped have submitted their stories and introduced it can issue guidelines subsequent week to universities and colleges relating to the measures to be taken for the present and subsequent tutorial session.

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“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,” learn a press release.

The first committee below the chairmanship of Professor RC Kuhad, former member UGC and Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Haryana, was given the duty to look into the problems associated to examinations and tutorial calendar.

The second committee below the chairmanship of Professor Nageshwar Rao, Vice-Chancellor, Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU) was requested to look into points associated to selling on-line schooling.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on March 24 introduced a 21-day nationwide lockdown as a precautionary measure to comprise the unfold of Covid-19. The lockdown was later prolonged until May 3.

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