DU releases its UG academic calendar 

Delhi University Publishes Undergraduate Academic Calendar 

On Tuesday, Delhi University released its academic calendar for undergraduate programmes. Classes are expected to be initiated on August 1, 2024. This time we have a delayed academic calendar due to a delay in results of CUET UG results. Miranda House Professor Abha Dev Habib said, “Thanks to the NTA [National Testing Agency], admissions to DU’s undergraduate programmes are nowhere in sight.” 

As per the new academic calendar, classes for the new session will continue till 27th October. Then we have a mid-semester break from 27th October to 3rd November. Thereafter classes will again resume from 4th November to 28th November thereby dispersal of classes for practical exams and preparation for semester exams. The theory exam shall begin from 10th December 2024 to 29th December. After the end-of-semester exam, we can observe a winter break till 1st January.  

After the end of the respective semester, the new semester will start from 2nd January 2024. Thereafter we have a mid-semester break from 9th March to 16th March. Then from 17th March 2024 classes will again resume similarly till 30th of April. Then we will have semester breaks as preparation leave and for the conduction of practical exams. The theory examination will begin on 13th May 2025 and will continue till 1st June. This will mark the completion of the year following which we will have a semester break till the 20th of July 

Comparative view

This time in comparison to the previous academic calendar, we can find more rigor. Last year it started from 17th of August thus comparatively we are sooner. However, we can observe that minimal days have been provided as semester breaks.  Students who will get admitted to DU this year shall be the ones who will pursue their education through the new education policy. This means a multi-disciplinary approach will be followed. However, it can be observed that the implications of courses of SEC and VAC are not working from the grassroots level. Therefore we also need reforms here 

Thus in a nutshell we can conclude that after the extension of summer vacations by Delhi University, we can observe a rigorous academic calendar this year. Therefore students will be required to maintain continuity in their academics to deal with this calendar. 

Delhi University’s official website: https://www.du.ac.in/

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