As per media reports, Gauhati University and its affiliated colleges are set to start their new academic session in November 2020. The new academic session will begin for the first, third, and fifth-semester undergraduate programs. Classes for undergraduate programs at Gauhati University are scheduled to commence on 1 November 2020. According to the official schedule, the classes for the first-semester postgraduate programs, however, will begin on 18 November 2020.
Schedule for New Academic Session
The admissions for 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years for the university’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses are expected to be completed by 31 October 2020. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown in place, Assam’s educational institutions have been shut since March 2020.
The Education Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma on 7 October 2020, announced the reopening of the schools and colleges in the state for physical learning. The minister further stated that the Government of Assam would issue guidelines and standard operating procedures for the reopening of schools and colleges. Detailed guidelines are expected to be released on the official website between 15 October 2020 and 20 October 2020.
Unlock 5.0 Guidelines
The central government earlier issued guidelines for reopening schools and colleges under Unlock 5.0. State governments have to start their preparations in line with the unlock 5.0 guidelines. Educational institutions across the country have been shut down since the month of March. Schools and colleges have been conducting classes in the online mode since then.