First-year classes in technical courses to begin on September 15: AICTE

AICTE: Classes for all other years will begin from September 1, 2021. The calendar covers all technical courses except PGDM.

First-year classes in technical courses to begin on September 15: AICTE AICTE has allowed institutions to start classes in online or offline or blended mode
Team Careers360 | May 7, 2021 - 3:14 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has released the academic calendar for 2021-22. As per the calendar, the classes for all first-year technical courses except the post graduate diploma in management (PGDM) ones will begin from September 15, 2021.

As per the AICTE academic calendar, the first round of counselling will close on August 31 and classes of technical courses, including BTech in engineering, will commence on September 1, 2021; for first-year students, it will begin from September 15.

The classes for existing and new students in standalone PGDM or PGCM institutions will commence from July 1, 2021.

The AICTE has also fixed the last date to grant affiliation by universities to technical institutions till July 15, 2021. The Council will grant approval to technical institutions, standalone PGDM/PGCM institutions, and institutes offering Open and Distance Learning (ODL) courses or online courses latest by June 30, 2021.

The last date for admission to ODL or online courses for the first session will be September 1 and the second session is till February 1, 2022.

The AICTE has allowed institutions to start classes in online or offline or blended mode (online + offline) following the prescribed COVID-19 pandemic protocols.

It has also directed all the institutions to follow the AICTE or University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines on examinations issued from time to time in view of the pandemic.

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