he new University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines make it mandatory for universities to give a full refund in case of cancellation or migration by October 31. If a student cancels their admission by December 31, the fee shall be refunded after deducting not more than Rs. 1,000 as a processing fee. The guidelines were released on Saturday.
“It is expected that all school boards will declare their results for class 12 exams by July 31. If there is any delay in declaration of the result of qualifying exams, the new academic session may begin by October 18,” the UGC said in the new guidelines.
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The commission has clarified that the teaching-learning process must continue in offline, online or blended mode.
This is a special provision made for the academic year starting from October 1 to July 31, 2022 “in view of the financial hardships faced by parents due to lockdowns and the related factors”. The admission process for undergraduate courses will start once all Class 12 results are out by July 31. The guidelines stipulate Undergraduate and Postgraduate colleges to begin the new academic year for the first-year students latest by October 1.