Telangana: Academic Calendar for the year 2015-16 and programmes, activities


Academic  Calendar  for  the  year  2015-16  and  other  programmes, activities for the next academic year

 I.Academic  Calendar  -  Main  schedule  of  activities   

>>Reopening  of  the  schools  –  12th  June,  2015     

>>Syllabus  distribution  –  The  syllabus  for  all  subjects  is  distributed  from  the  months of  June,  2015  to  15th  February,  2015.  The  syllabus  was  demarcated  for  Quarterly, Half  yearly  and  Annual  examinations.

Alternatively the dates for quarterly and half yearly have been discussed to hold 
before the Dasera and Sankranthi festivals i.e. during October and January as given 

 SA1 (quarterly) : 03.10.2015 to 09.10.2015 
 SA 2 (half yearly) : 02.01.2016 to 08.01.2016
However, if we follow the above timetable, the exam dates followed by vacation 
results in no working days during October and January for classroom transaction. 
Therefore, the timetable for the exams as shown in the table will be followed. 

2. Term Holidays
 12.10.2015 to 26.10.2015 : First term holidays (Dasera) 
 24.12.2015 to 30.12.2015 : Christmas holidays (for Christian minority schools)
 11.01.2016 to 17.01.2016 : Second term holidays (Sankranthi) 
 24.04.2016 to 11.06.2016 : Summer vacation

3. New syllabus for the academic year 2016-17 16.03.2016 to 23.04.2016
Rational for starting the next year syllabus from March last week onwards:
 In order to value the answer scripts and declare results, the annual examinations 
are pre-poned and conducted in the first week of April, 2015. In this regard, 
meaningful engagement of the children after exams i.e. for the period 10th to 23rd
April is become an issue and majority Head Masters and private school 
managements complained that children do not come if we do not engage properly. 
 Starting the next year syllabus for a period of one month before closing of schools 
for summer vacation enable children to read the books, doing the projects in the 
summer vacation. This helps the children to acquaint children with next year 
 Children will meaningfully engaged and full attendance may be expected we start 
next year syllabus. 
 The first Formative work i.e. projects, written assignments, book reading and 
review etc. may be completed by the students during summer vacation.

All the CBSE school are following this pattern of starting the next year syllabus 
during March and April. They conduct annual exams and declare results before 
second week of March of every year and start new syllabus from third week of 
March onwards.

II. Training programmes to In-service teachers

(A)Primary teachers: A 6-day programme on English language teaching learning 
process @ 3 days on classroom transaction for classes I and II 3-days for 
classes III to V.

(B) Upper Primary and High Schools: 4-day training programme in all the 
subjects on following areas.
 Content enrichment and clarification of doubts.
 Classroom teaching learning process.
 Assessment (CCE)- Focus on Formative and Summative Assessment and 
preparing question papers duly following the blueprint.
 Co-curricular activities

(C)Training to teachers working in English medium schools (Success 
Schools): Separate training shall be organized for the teachers teaching English 
medium sections in High Schools. This will be on English language 
communication and subject.

(D)Training will be on demand and based on needs of the teachers: The 
trainings are being organized in a non serious way. Certain teachers are not 
interested to attend the training programme and says that they don’t need 
training programmes. Therefore, willingness of the teachers to undergo training 
may be collected through MEOs and Dy.EOs. All the teachers will be 
training amounts etc. and requested for their willingness. Those who wants 
training alone can be invited for the training.