Delhi University Academic Calendar 2017

Dushyant Vanaik updated on : 08 Jun 2017
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Delhi University Academic Calendar 2017

The University of Delhi or DU is one of the premier universities in India. The university offers a wide range of academic programmes for students at all levels. Delhi University has Lacs of students enrolled every year in its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, apart from other higher education courses. For the current year 2017-2018 too, there are Lacs of students who are undergoing the application and admission process. Many of these students will be joining their seniors at various colleges and departments at DU.

The Need for DU’s Academic Calendar

While new students have started filing their applications, they are also curious about the schedule of their classes, exams, and holiday breaks that would take place during the year. Similarly, current students may require the Delhi University academic calendar 2017 to make their yearly study plans, as well as schedules for other hobbies or professional activities. The right information at the beginning of the year will help them avoid sudden cancellations or changes in their plans.

To help the new and current students at DU, we are providing below all the required details based on the official Delhi University academic calendar 2017 that has recently been released for the benefit of students. This academic calendar by the university will help them plan their studies and break-time activities smoothly. Explore it if you are also expecting to join DU or have already been studying in one of its courses.

Important Dates of Classes, Exams, and Breaks

The Delhi University academic calendar 2017and the holiday list 2017 have already been announced by the university officially. You can check every detail of the calendar in the below-mentioned table:

S. No.

Academic Calendar 2017-2018

(for DU undergraduate and postgraduate courses)

 

Activities For Semesters 1/3/5/7

Important Dates

Day

1.

The commencement of classes

July 20, 2017

Thursday

2.

Duration of mid-semester break

September 30 – October 6, 2017

Saturday - Friday

3.

Classes restart after mid-sem. break

October 7, 2017

Saturday

4.

The dispersal of classes, leave for exam preparation and start of practical exams

November 16, 2017

Thursday

5.

The commencement of theory exams

November 30, 2017

Thursday

6.

Duration of winter vacation

December 17 – December 31, 2017

Sunday - Sunday

 

Activities For Semesters 2/4/6/8

Important Dates

Day

1.

The commencement of classes

January 1, 2018

Monday

2.

Duration of mid-semester break

March 2 – March 7, 2018

Friday-Wednesday

3.

Classes restart after mid-sem. break

March 8, 2018

Thursday

4.

The dispersal of classes, leave for exam preparation and start of practical exams

April 27, 2018

Friday

5.

The commencement of theory exams

May 9, 2018

Wednesday

6.

Duration of summer vacation

May 20 – July 19, 2018

Sunday -Thursday

 

Using this Delhi University academic calendar 2017, new students can get ready to join the college in July, after completing their admission process once they get selected for it. Other students can enjoy their summer vacation time to travel to homes, make merry, and pursue activities of interest.

Highlights of the DU academic calendar 2017

  • The above-mentioned academic calendar is applicable to students in all UG and PG courses at DU.
  • While the University has announced the official Delhi University academic calendar 2017, colleges may release their own calendars based on the same and provide to students. The university sends a copy of the calendar to all its affiliated institutions. Therefore, students may also check it at their respective institutions.
  • DU has also announced a holiday list, along with the Delhi University academic calendar 2017. Students should also check the official holiday list, which is mostly the same for all universities.
  • Apart from the holidays mentioned in the official list, students may or may not get holidays for specific college days, occasions, foundation days, special emergencies, etc. However, they can be sure of receiving holidays on all common festivities like Holi, Eid, Diwali, national holidays, etc.
  • Students should note that the university might observe the Government Schedule of permissible Restricted Holiday. Thus, they may get five discretionary holidays in addition to the holiday list displayed on the official website of the university.

Following the Schedule in the DU Academic Calendar

While the university has provided the Delhi University academic calendar 2017to its affiliated institutions for being followed strictly, students may use it as a reference while planning their study and personal activities. Sometimes, the schedule may need a change because of unavoidable circumstances. Thus, it is a reference source for every semester that lasts for 6 months, including academic activities and vacations.

Whenever there would be any changes in this Delhi University academic calendar 2017, the university will inform each of its institutions about that change. Thus, students should stay in touch with the notifications issued by their institutions in this regard, so they may stay updated on the academic and break schedules.

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