The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has released the Academic Calendar for sessions 2021-22 on its official site: aicte-india.org. As per the AICTE academic calendar, the last date for the grant of approval for the institutions is June 30 and the affiliation process by the respective universities and boards have to be completed by July 15, 2021.
Accordingly, the last date for completion of the first round of counselling/admission for allotment of seats for technical courses is August 31, 2021 and the classes of technical courses will commence on September 1. The first-year classes for technical courses will start on September 15, 2021.
The commencement of classes for existing and new students in Standalone PGDM/PGCM institutes will be from July 1 and the last date for admission is July 10, 2021. The last date for admission to courses for the first session is till September 1 and the second session is till February 1, 2022.
The classes may be conducted in online or offline or blended mode (online + offline) following the prescribed protocols or guidelines related to the pandemic.
AICTE has asked all the technical institutes and Universities to follow AICTE or UGC guidelines on examinations issued from time to time in view of the pandemic.
AICTE in its notification also mentions that the academic calendar may change subject to the conditions existing due to pandemic and guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Home, and Ministry of Education from time to time.