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Colleges to follow UGC, PU guidelines

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Amid the Covid-19 threat, district colleges will follow the fresh UGC guidelines. Various colleges have already started online study programme for the students.

As per information, new academic session for already enrolled students will start from August and for freshers, from September. The UGC has issued fresh guidelines.

SCD Government College Principal Dharam Singh Sandhu said the recommendation and guidelines issued by the UGC and the Punjab government will be followed.

“A meeting between the Secretary, Higher Education, Punjab, and vice-chancellors of three universities, was held recently. The final situation will be cleared after the lockdown,” he said.

Dr Sandhu further said the college had already started online studies for students. Once the lockdown ends, the classes would be held for 10-15 days and after that exams would be held, he said.

SAV Jain College Principal Rishi Kesh said the UGC guidelines had been issued in general. According to the guidelines, the final year graduation or post-graduation course examination will be held in month of July.

“There are no clear cut guidelines for the ongoing classes. The UGC has asked the universities concerned to make further plan according to the situation in their respective states. We are waiting for Panjab University guidelines. Once the guidelines are issued by the PU, we will follow these,” he said.

Mukesh Mahajan, Principal of Kamla Lohtia, said they were supposed to follow the guidelines issued by the UGC and Panjab University. He further said, “As per guidelines, the classes for third and fifth semester would start from August. Besides, classes for first semester will be held from September. Whatever final guidelines are issued by the university, we will follow them,” he said.

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