Bhubaneswar: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed universities and colleges to grant provisional admission to under-graduate (UG) and post-graduate (PG) programmes for the 2020-21 session.
In a letter to all university vice-chancellors and college principals, UGC Secretary Prof Rajnish Jain said that the admission to the UG and PG programmes for the 2020-21 session may be completed by August 31. However, if the necessity arises, provisional admissions may also be made and relevant documents of qualifying examination may be accepted up to September 30.
He stated that the period for conducting the final year/terminal semester examinations has been extended till the end of September in the UGC’s Revised Guidelines on Examinations and Academic Calendar issued on July 6.
Therefore, in the larger interest of the students, the universities/institutions (including Central Universities) are advised to continue to grant provisional admissions, if the students are otherwise eligible for such admissions as per the norms of the university/institution concerned where the admission is being sought even after September 30 till the revised guidelines on academic calendar are issued by the UGC, he added.
The UGC secretary has further said that the principal secretary/secretary to the Governors of all states and Lt. Governors of all Union Territories, principal secretary/secretary, Department of Higher Education all state governments and Union Territories have been apprised of the decision taken in this regard.