GUWAHATI: The Assam Cabinet has decided to change the academic calendar for the schools of the state due to COVID-19-induced lockdown. The cabinet has decided to change the academic year of Assam from January-December to April-March.
The proposal was approved in the cabinet meeting held at Assam Administrative College in Guwahati.
Assam education minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma stated in a social media post, “Due to #COVID19 pandemic, educational institutions have been closed since March 15, 2020. In order to compensate the loss of academic days, after due consultation with stakeholders, the Cabinet has decided to revise the Academic Session of schools from 1st April to 31st March.
Accordingly the current Session is being revised upto March 31, 2021. The Academic Calendar of each class shall be decided by the concerned academic authorities after proper consultation, keeping in view the local climate and other factors.”