AICTE Releases Engineering Academic Calendar-2021: Doubts over implementation due to Covid surge
Admissions to Engineering Colleges by the end of June: University affiliation by July 15: First phase by August 31, Second phase by September 9 Counseling: Engineering and Pharmacy classes from September 15: Doubts over academic calendar issued by AICTE
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has released the Academic Calendar for the 2021–22 academic year for Engineering and Pharmacy courses. AICTE covers all the issues like issuance of permits to colleges, deadline for completion of admissions, commencement of classes.
It has made it clear that admissions to engineering and pharmacy educational institutions across the country should be completed by September 9 and classes for first-year students should begin by the 15th. It has been revealed that classes for students other than the first year should start from September 1. On the other hand, classes in PGDM / PGCM courses should start from July 1 and admissions should be completed by July 10.
Did it happen according to schedule?
Classes across the country had to start teaching in October last year due to the corona. Now the corona second wave is intense. A large number of cases are being reported.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has ordered the postponement of exams this month. The National Testing Agency (NTA) has postponed the JEE Main exams, which are scheduled to be conducted online last month, and the JEE Main, which is scheduled to be held this month. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
There is no condition to manage them unless the corona is in custody. In this context, the sets have to be conducted in the respective states depending on the state-wise situation. Will the academic calendar issued by AICTE be implemented under these circumstances? That is doubtful.
Last year, the academic calendar was issued to start classes from September 1, but it had to be changed several times. Corona finally launched online classes in October. Faculty groups say the situation will remain the same if corona cases are not brought under control this time around.
Incomplete teaching yet ..
Currently online education continues in the state as well as in other states. Classes are not over yet. It is likely to be completed by the end of next month. Yet they have to conduct tests depending on the circumstances. Under these circumstances, AICTE said classes should start from September 1 for all years except the first year from September 1.
However they claim that it is not possible for them to start teaching within the AICTE prescribed time. Santoshkumar and Balakrishna Reddy, leaders of the faculty, said the orders issued by the AICTE were confusing. Allegedly issued the academic calendar without thinking about the future of the students.
No exams in months: UGC
The UGC has said it will suspend tests to be conducted in the coming months in the wake of the corona outbreak. In the case of online exams as well as offline, the center said, they should proceed as per the guidelines issued by them. It was made clear that the health of the students was paramount and that all examinations to be held in the month of May should be discontinued under these circumstances.
This is the Engineering, Pharmacy Academic Calendar.
30–6–2021: Deadline for admissions to technical education institutions
15–7–2021: Deadline for completion of affiliate recognition of universities
31–8–2021: First phase counseling, seat allocation, admissions completed
1–9–2021: Classes begin for all except the first year.
9–9–2021: Second installment counseling, seat allocation, admissions completed
10–9–2021: Full fee refund for those whose seats have been cancelled
15–9–2021: Completion of student admissions in the remaining vacancies in the first year
15–9–2021: Deadline for start of classes for first year students
20–9–2021: Lateral entry admissions completed in the second year