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New academic calendar for Asom gov educational institutes from Jan

Written by: Staff

Guwahati, Nov 22 (UNI) The Asom Education department today accepted a new academic calendar to be effective from January 1 next year, prepared by the All Assam Students' Union (AASU).

Education Minister Ripun Bora met the AASU leadership, including AASU advisor Sammujal Bhattacharya, president Tapan Gogoi and general secretary Sankar Rai, to inform about the implementation of the academic calendar from the new year.

The new calendar would be effective from the primary to the university level education institutes of the state government.

As per the new academic calendar, colleges would have at least 180 working days and schools 220 days. Vacations, including summer and winter holidays, would be for 45 days.

Mr Bora informed the AASU delegation that the department would ensure the proper implementation of the calendar.

He, however, pointed out that examinations would have to be rescheduled at later dates in the first quarter of next year due to the 33rd National Games the state would host from February 9 to February 17 in 2007.

Moreover, flexibility in the calendar would be maintained in case of natural calamities or other emergency situation.

The calendar was initially submitted to the government during its previous term in 2003 when Mr Pankaj Bora was the Education Minister.

However, it was shelved and the students' body put up the calendar for acceptance again after Mr Ripun Bora assumed office this year.

The new academic calendar will start January 1 and end December 31.


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