The summer vacations will commence from June 1 and go on till June 13.
In a bid to make sure that the delays of the ongoing academic year don't impede the next, the authorities of the Mumbai university have decided to cut short on summer holidays for Mumbai University and its affiliated colleges. The summer vacations will commence from June 1 and go on till June 13, so that the directed schedules can be regularized. Further, the administration has finally issued the academic calendar for 2020-21, after a break of almost a term.
Present academic session to conclude on the 31st of May 2021
The present academic session will conclude on the 31st of May 2021, in contrast to the 30th of April, which is usually the day when the term dissolves. As per the claims of the university, the new academic calendar has been chalked out after an extensive process of brainstorming, in an effort to ensure minimal repercussions of the current year onto the next. However, first-year students whose admissions are ongoing under the umbrella of professional courses, will be exempted from following this calendar.
Due to the pandemic anyway, the existing school year commenced back in August instead of June so it was expected that there might be an extension, in regards to a concluding date. The university officials have also mentioned that they require the backing of all the stakeholders to execute this plan without any glitches and flexibility is the need of the hour, given the external scenario.
As per UGC protocols, colleges should be scheduling a vacation of 10 weeks
Although this decision has been undertaken to reduce uncertainties and hold-ups, the faculty members aren't in approval of the resolution. As per the faculties, the varsity is all set to conduct examinations of the first-year students enrolled in arts, science and commerce programmes, from the first week of January without the completion of the mandatory 90-day teaching period set by the UGC. Further, as per UGC protocols, colleges should be scheduling a vacation of 10 weeks, in a given academic calendar.