The University has been preparing for the commencement of the new Academic Year 2020-21 on 1st July, 2020.

Due to the COVID pandemic lockdowns we are unable to commence the new academic year for our regular graduate and under-graduate programmes on campus. We are committed to maintaining our academic calendar while ensuring that our students, faculty and staff are not exposed to any undue risks arising from the pandemic.

These FAQs will help you prepare for the upcoming term. Please follow this page for regular updates.

When will Academic Year 2020-21 at NLSIU commence?

The MPP 2020 batch will begin by mid-July 2020.

BA LLB 2020 and LLM 2020 will begin by mid-August 2020.

All other cohorts will commence term on July 1, 2020. Classes will begin online on July 6, 2020.

All cohorts will realign to a common academic calendar by the October 2020 term.

When can students travel back to campus?

There are three levels of clearances to secure before students may travel back:

— The GOI must permit residential Universities to reopen

— The GOK must permit residential Universities to reopen

— The GOK will have to relax institutional quarantine rules to permit student travel.

As soon as we secure these clearances, NLSIU will invite students to return. Till such time, the University will continue and enhance its teaching and learning online on our existing platform and newer additions to be rolled out this term.

Is the NLSIU campus ready to receive students?

Over the last few months, the University has been working on preparing a COVID ready campus:

Classrooms: Physical distancing measures are in place in all classrooms in the old and new academic block

Hostels: Once students vacate their rooms and provide access, we will sanitize, paint and upgrade all hostel rooms. Room allocations will be made following professional medical protocols

Medical Arrangements: Before students enter campus we will negotiate and settle a comprehensive COVID treatment plan with select hospitals in Bangalore. This plan will include on-campus testing services, a COVID care centre, as well as an off-campus hospital and ICU care.

When will classes commence for the July 2020 term?

From July 1 – July 5 we will complete all Repeat examinations pending from previous terms.

Online classes will commence from July 6. Your time table will be available on Edchemy by July 3, 2020.

When will fee details be announced?

The University will issue a fee notification for AY 2020-21 in the first week of July 2020.

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