Undergraduate classes for first-year students to begin from November 1 — students cancelling admissions to get a full refund

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  • For the academic session of 2020-21, classes for first-year students will begin from November 1.
  • Students who wish to opt-out of the program or migrate are entitled to a full refund in this session.
  • UGC has asked education institutions not to impose any cancellation charges for refunding the fee till November 30.

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After months of waiting, the University Grants Commission has released an alternative academic calendar for high institutions in India. For the academic session of 2020-21, classes for first year students will now begin from November 1.


All the higher education institutions are advised to teach six days a week to compensate for the learning hours lost due to COVID-19. Institutions have also been asked to cut short the holiday breaks.

Students who seek cancellation or migration to get a full refund

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Students who wish to opt-out of the program or migrate are entitled to a full refund in this session.

“In order to avoid financial hardship being faced by the parents due to lockdown and related factors, full refund of fees be made on account of all cancellation of admissions/ migration of students, up to 30.11.2020, for this very session as a special case," the notification read.

UGC has asked education institutions not to impose any cancellation charges for refunding the fee till November 30.

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“To be crystal clear, the entire fees, including all charges, be refunded in totality (zero cancellation charges) on account of cancellation/ migration up to 30.11.2020. Thereafter, on cancellation/ withdrawal of admissions up to 31.12.2020, the entire fee collected from a student will be refunded in full after deduction of not more than Rs 1000 as processing fee,” the notification read.

Coronavirus has had a severe impact on students graduating high school. Most of the entrance tests, including the Joint Entrance Examination and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, were postponed multiple times due to COVID-19. Due to the pandemic, some of the institutions are yet to conduct final year examinations for students.

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