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
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.
(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.