NEW DELHI: Engineering and technical establishments have to start courses for freshers from October 25 and for current college students from October 1, in keeping with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) revised educational calendar authorised by the Supreme Court on Monday.

The calendar was ready retaining in thoughts the Covid-19 pandemic and the delay in declaring the Class 12 outcomes of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and different state boards. The outcomes are anticipated to be introduced by July 31.

The AICTE calendar was authorised by a bench of justices L Nageswara Rao and Aniruddha Bose who stated that an exception is being made to the schedule solely on account of the pandemic.

While dates of the doorway examination by varied establishments are but to be introduced, AICTE has requested all technical establishments to finish the primary spherical of counseling by September 30, and second spherical by October 10. Those who want to search cancellation of seats within the first semester will get a full charge refund in the event that they apply earlier than October 15. Institutions can have time until October 20 to refill these vacancies.

In standalone establishments offering post-graduate diploma in administration (PGDM) or certificates programs in administration, the final date for admissions shall be August 11. For open and distance studying programs or programs taught via the web medium, admissions will shut on September 10 for the primary session and February 1, 2022 for the second session, as per the AICTE’s revised schedule.

The revised calendar for the current educational session 2021-22 was offered to the highest court docket in an software by AICTE via advocate Harish Pandey. Admission to engineering and technical programs observe an educational calendar mounted by the Supreme Court again in December 2012 that can’t be modified with out permission of the highest court docket.

As per this order, courses for engineering and technical programs are to begin from August 1 yearly and vacancies, if any, are to be stuffed up by schools/establishments earlier than August 15.

Last 12 months additionally, this schedule couldn’t be adopted as admissions had been delayed as a result of onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. The AICTE revised the schedule thrice throughout the earlier 12 months – first in August, then in October and lastly in November. Eventually, the deadline for graduation of courses final 12 months was December 1 and college students had been allowed to hunt cancellation of admission with full charge refund until November 30, 2020.

This 12 months, the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic compelled AICTE to submit a revised calendar for approval to the court docket. Appearing for the AICTE, extra solicitor normal (ASG) KM Nataraj instructed the apex court docket that technical establishments had been capable of begin courses for 2020-21 solely in January 2021 and even the second semester exams obtained delayed as a result of pandemic.

For recent admissions, the outcomes of the Class 12 Board exams, typically out by June first week, have been delayed until July 31, ASG Nataraj stated. Due to lockdown in a number of states, AICTE couldn’t full inspection of establishments that sought grant of approval or affiliation.

The court docket allowed AICTE time until July 15 to grant approval to technical establishments, standalone PGDM establishments and different establishments providing open, distance studying and on-line medium programs. The deadline for approving affiliation by any college or board to any technical establishment was additionally prolonged to August 10, 2021.


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