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Assam Govt revises academic calendar due to COVID. Check new dates here

The academic calendar in Assam was earlier from December till January, but this year the advent of COVID has necessitated a change

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 Jun 2020 2:00 PM GMT

Guwahati: The Assam Cabinet today approved the decision to revise the annual academic calendar due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the ensuing lockdown that has been keeping students at home.

Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today informed that in order to compensate for the loss of academic days, the Assam Cabinet has decided to revise the academic session of schools from April 1 to March 31 after due consultation with stakeholders. The educational institutions across the state have been closed since March due to the pandemic.

Sarma also said that the academic session of the current academic session shall be up to March 31, 2021. The Academic Calendar of each class shall be decided by the concerning academic authorities after proper consultation keeping in view the local climate and other factors, he added.

This would be the first time that the session would be held in accordance with the academic calendar that is followed by other boards. Currently, the Assam Government conducts the academic session from January-December.

It needs mention here that Sarma has been mulling revising the academic calendar after the pandemic situation brought all academic activities in the state to a grinding halt. Thereafter, it was stated that a decision in this regard would only be taken after consultations with all the stakeholders. Parents of the students were urged to submit their views on the official website of the SEBA Board, Assam.

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