AICTE guidelines: Affiliated B-Schools to commence classes from 1st July and new session from 1st August.

As per the latest AICTE guidelines, all B-Schools that fall under All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) are to commence classes for existing students from 1st July 2020. These apply to all Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and Post-Graduate Certificate in Management (PGCM) institutes affiliated to AICTE.

The corona virus pandemic has a life threatening grip on our nation and the world. Government of India and all its functionaries are doing their best to manage the situation. The aim is to ensure health safety alongside maintaining growth and progress. The end to the lockdown might not be in sight but remedial measures to best function during these trying times are. Keeping this in mind, AICTE guidelines have been released for the commencement of classes for current students and the subsequent batch.

The academic session for the first year (new) students will start on 1st August 2020. 25th July will be the last date for cancellation of seats for PGDM/PGCM courses. And, the admissions will end on 31st July for these courses. Though candidates for open and distance learning courses can be admitted from 15th August, the AICTE informed.

Last week, the Indian Government also opened its door for B-School (MBA) students for internships aimed at finding solutions for the pandemic. The selected interns would work under 11 Special Empowered Groups for eight weeks.

Newly released guidelines from AICTE and UGC combined will end the uncertainty for students, colleges as well as recruiters in timelines for upcoming academic sessions.

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