AICTE Academic Calendar 2020-21: This is in continuation to AICTE’s earlier communication wherein it was informed that AICTE shall be informing all institutions about a revised calendar of activities for AY 2020-21 in the wake of COVID-2019 pandemic.
AICTE Revised Academic Calendar of activities for AY 2020-21 in the wake of COVID-2019 pandemic
Due to the severity of COVID, the academic year has been delayed this year. Nationwide, Engineering, MBA, MCA, and other professional courses academic session is set to start from 15th September. AICTE has released the revised academic calendar on 2nd July. Earlier the AICTE has announced that 1st-year classes will be starting from 1st September and other year’s classes will be starting on August 1st. While due to the present COVID situation, the organization has rescheduled the academic session dates and announced the new calendar. As per the new schedule, 1st-year classes will be starting from 15th September and the remaining year’s classes will be starting from 16th August. The last date for University affiliation identification has been announced as 15th June earlier; while that has been extended to 30th August for the 1st phase; and 10th September for the 2nd Phase. The remaining seats have to be filled before 15th September. For students of PGCM/PGDM, the classes will be starting from 1st August.
AICTE invited application for grant of approval for the academic year 2020- 2021 in June 2020. The approval process by AICTE requires scrutiny for verification of documents/ inspection by Expert Visit Committee/ compliance of deficiencies verified by Standing Hearing Committee/ Standing Appellate Committee, as applicable, as specified in the Approval Process Handbook (APH). However, due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID- 19), lockdown throughout the nation, the process of approval could not be completed within the timeline as specified in the APH.
Considering the exigency and extra ordinary situation in this particular facts and circumstances, the Executive Committee in its meeting has approved the following calendar for the approval related activities for academic year 2020-21: