AICTE to Institutions: Academic session will start from December 1

AICTE to Institutions: Academic session will start from December 1
Team Careers360 | Oct 19, 2020 - 10:45 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The last date for admission and commencement of first year engineering classes have been extended by a month by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The AICTE has allowed all the technical institutions to admit students till November 30.

The AICTE has once again revised the academic calendar for 2020-21, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. As per the revised calendar, the academic session will commence from December 1, earlier scheduled to begin from November 1.

The AICTE notice says: “Due to prolonged emergent conditions in the Country and requests from various state governments and ongoing admission process of llT's and NIT's, the Council has extended the last date of admission to first year Engineering courses (UG and Diploma lateral entry) to 30th November, 2O2O. Accordingly, the last date of commencement of classes of first year is December 01.”

Earlier in July, the AICTE had issued revised academic calendar following the University Grants Commission (UGC) issuing exam-related guidelines on July 6 for all the universities. The AICTE circular then stated that the new batch of PGDM courses would begin from August 10, while those for other technical courses including BTech were pushed to October 15.

Later on August 13, the AICTE further revised the academic calendar where it stated that the last date of commencement of classes for technical courses would be November 1 and the last date for the second round of admission was also fixed to November 1, which has been now pushed to November 30.

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