The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has announced to start its academic session 2020-21 for the existing and new students from August 1 and September 1, respectively.

As per the reports, the varsity will complete the admission process for various courses by August 31. The admission and departmental tests are rescheduled in July/early August.

The decision came in a meeting chaired by Vice-Chancellor Tariq Mansoor, with Deans of various faculties and other officials.

Online teaching, examinations and academic calendar for 2019-20 and 2020-21 sessions were also discussed.

To strengthen the online teaching, e-content/e-lab experiments will be prepared by the teachers concerned and uploaded on the university website.

To encourage use of ICT and online teaching tools, it was decided that teachers must strive to complete about 25 per cent of the syllabus through online and 75 per cent through regular classes.

Each student will be assigned a faculty advisor to maintain regular communication with them.

According to Mujib Ullah Zuberi, Controller of Examinations, online teaching for the session 2019-20 will continue up to May 31, and the period from June 1 to June 15 shall be used for finalisation of dissertation/project work/e-labs/completion of syllabus/internal assessment/assignment/reports.

The period of lockdown will be treated as ‘deemed to be attended’ by all students and their attendance will be computed accordingly.

(With inputs from IANS)