Higher Education Minister asks to mandatorily follow the schedule ; SHEC comes out with the common calendar of events for UG, PG

Higher Education Minister asks to mandatorily follow the schedule ; SHEC comes out with the common calendar of events for UG, PG

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Bengaluru: The State Higher Education Council (SHEC) has prepared a common calendar of events for academic activities in universities and degree colleges for the first time. Stating this on Saturday, Dr.C.N.Ashwath Narayan, Minister for Higher Education, has instructed all universities and colleges in the state to mandatorily follow this calendar of events worked out for the academic year 2022-23.

As per the calendar, the admission for degree courses across the state would commence on July 11 and classes would start between Aug 17-24. Likewise, admission for post-graduation would commence on October 15, and classes for the same would start between November 2-14.

So far, every university used to set up its own calendar of events and this was causing inconvenience and confusion among students. By considering the plight of students common calendar of events has been brought out, Minister explained.

This has been finalised after consultations with Vice-Chancellors and Registrars of all the universities in the state in the virtual meeting held two days back (on July 7). This calendar contains the schedule of commencing date of semesters, admission period with/without fine, dates on which classes for respective semester begin, dates on which classes for respective dates end, dates on which examination and valuation commence, and date of announcement of results, details of holidays, etc.

A total of 6 undergraduate courses, 4 post-graduate courses, and 8 semesters of professional courses have been considered while preparing the calendar. It has been instructed, that faculty on vacation should attend the assigned examination work including valuation, Narayan stated.