The University of Delhi has updated the DU Academic Calendar 2020-2021 via a notification. Read on to find out.

In a notification by the University of Delhi, the academic calendar for the year 2020-2021. According to the academic calendar issued for postgraduate and graduate courses, dispersal of classes will start from November 28th for odd semesters. Odd semester (I, III, V) examinations will begin from December 12th. Winter break will commence from December 29th.

Furthermore, classes for even semesters (IV, VI, VIII) will begin on January 2nd, 2021. Examinations for the same will take place from 15th May to 29th May 2021.

This revised calendar is a product of the pandemic situation engulfing our country. Classes for Odd semesters usually start from Early July, however, due to Covid-19, the classes commenced from 10th August.

The academic calendar can be found on the DU website here.

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With no mid-semester break and the winter break lasting for only three days. The continuous online classes are to take a toll on students. Delhi University students have already expressed their discomfort with virtual learning. The new academic calendar just proves that the schedule for teachers and students will remain hectic throughout the semester.

The academic calendar notification dated 28.08.2020 is a revision of the previous academic calendars. The academic calendar has to be followed for all undergraduate and postgraduate courses across DU. The University is to issue any further notification regarding the mode of exams.

Moreover, no notification regarding the opening of colleges has been issue. As the pandemic situation in India continues to worsen every day.

Delhi’s St. Stephen’s College released the DU first cutoff 2020 for all its undergraduate programmes on September 15. Candidates who meet the first cut off list of DU 2020. They must complete the document verification process by visiting their respective department/college of Delhi University and paying the admission fee within 24 hours of the admission approval. 

The announcement of DU cutoff 2020 was late this ear to postponement, rescheduling and cancellation of Class 12 Board examinations. While some boards reschedule the examinations in view of COVID-19, some of the examinations was cancel, including CBSE Class 12 exams. CBSE, as well as few of the other state boards, declare the Class 12 Results based on the examinations conducted while some boards have marked the students based on an alternative assessment scheme.

This year approximately 3,53,918 students have registered for admission to DU. This is about one lakh more than last year when 2,58,000 students had register.