AICTE Revises Academic Calendar for 2020-21 Academic Session

AICTE Revises Academic Calendar for Academic Session

As per the revised calendar, classes will begin from December 1, while the last date for admission for first-year engineering courses will be November 30. 

Due to the prevailing conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has revised the academic calendar for the 2020-21 academic session.

According to reports, under the revised calendar, the council will allow students of first-year engineering courses to be admitted to AICTE-approved institutions and universities until November 30 and classes will begin from December 1, 2020.

According to AICTE’s announcement, the revision of the academic calendar has been made “due to prolonged emergent conditions in the Country and requests from various State Governments”.

Apart from the undergraduate engineering courses, the council has also extended the last dates for admission to the diploma lateral entry courses until November 30, 2020. Previously, as per AICTE academic calendar, the last date for admitting students to first-year engineering courses was October 20.

The council has also requested universities to make use of online, offline, or blended (online and offline) learning while following the necessary COVID protocols.

AICTE has also asked its institutions to postpone classes if they have already commenced, and it has requested its affiliated institutions to hold special classes for students who are due to appear for the final-year or final-semester exam.