University Grants Commission commences new academic session from 1st November. But Tripura Higher Education Department yet to notify the UGC direction. Naturally college students are under tension. Last month, the University Grants Commission (UGC) had shared a revised academic calendar in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. As per the amended calendar proposed by UGC, the new academic session of 2020-21 may commence from November 1 for first-year students. Haryana’s academic calendar is expected to be on the lines of the proposed UGC calender. University Grants Commission, UGC in the Academic Calendar released has askd the universities to complete the admission process by October 31. Acordingly, the classes for the odd semester batches, – 1st, 3rd and 5th – are to begin from Noveber 1, 2020. In case of delay, due to various circumstances, the universities have been permitted to begin the odd semesters (intermediate semesters) by November 18, 2020. In the academic calendar released, pursuant to the September 21 meeting, UGC has asked the universities to commence the semesters from November 1, 2020, in case the admissions were completed by October 31. If however, as per UGC, there is a delay in the declaration of reuslts of qualifying examinations, the institutions can delay and push the odd semester classes to begin from November 18, 2020. The Commission has also given the recommendation to conduct classes 6 days a week for the academic session 2020-21 so that the loss of learning hours is compensated. As per the guidelines, merit-based admissions to the first year of the academic session 2020-21 must be completed by the end of October 2020. The last date for universities/ colleges to fill up the remaining vacant seats would be November 30, 2020. Tripura education department already published class 12 result in last july. But yet to publish full merit list. 10,000 students waiting to take admission. As department published class 12 result in july, according to the UGC guideline new academic session already commences from 1st November. But there is no initiative even notification by Tripura Higher Education Department till now.