New session to commence from August 10 for existing batches of DU

Delhi University on July 30 issued a notification regarding the commencement of academic session. As per the notification, the academic session will begin from August 10 for students of existing batches of third, fifth and seventh semesters of UG courses and third semester of PG courses.

The University is yet to announce date of commencement of academic session for new students.

DU, in a notification, said:” The academic session 2020-2021 of the university will commence from 10-08-2020 with start of online classes for the 3rd, 5th and 7th semester of UG courses and 3rd semester of PG courses subject to the prevailing pandemic or any other exigency.”

The varsity said that the decision has been taken after University Grants Commission (UGC) issued revised guidelines and will be “subject to the prevailing pandemic or any other exigency”.

DU’s decision comes at a time when UGC guidelines are being challenged in Supreme Court. About 31 students from across the country have filed a plea in SC asking the court to repeal UGC guidelines, “citing safety concerns due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”


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