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Annual Academic Calendar 2017 and Holiday List of Schools

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Update: Revised Annual Academic Calendar and Holiday List, 2017

West Bengal Board of Secondary Education
“Nivedita Bhawan”, DJ-8, Sec-II, Salt Lake City, Kolkata – 700091

Memo No. DS(Aca)/355/A/25/1 Date: 07.12.2016

NOTIFICATION

From: The Secretary,
West Bengal Board of Secondary Education

To: The Heads of all recognised Secondary Schools in West Bengal

Dear Sir/Madam,

As directed, I am to upload Annual Academic Calendar 2017 and Holiday list – 2017 for your kind information and taking necessary action.

Your kind cooperation for effective implementation of the same will be highly appreciated.

Encl: as stated

Yours faithfully,
Sd/- SECRETARY


West Bengal Board of Secondary Education
“Nivedita Bhawan”, DJ-8, Sec-II, Salt Lake City, Kolkata – 700091

ANNUAL ACADEMIC CALENDAR OF 2017

FOR ALL RECOGNISED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN WEST BENGAL

THE ANNUAL ACADEMIC CALENDAR IS SPREAD OVER IN THE FOLLOWING STAGES:

1. TIMINGS OF SCHOOL HOURS:

TIME PERIOD TIME PER PERIOD
FROM TO
10-40 HRS. 10-50 HRS. PRAYER/ ASSEMBLY
10-50 HRS. 11-30 HRS. 1st PERIOD 40 MINS. X 4 = 2HRS. 40 MINS.
11-30 HRS. 12-10 HRS. 2nd PERIOD
12-10 HRS. 12-50 HRS. 3rd PERIOD
12-50 HRS. 13-30 HRS. 4th PERIOD
13-30 HRS. 14-10 HRS. TIFFIN
14-10 HRS. 14-45 HRS. 5th PERIOD 35MINS. X 4= 2HRS. 20 MINS.
14-45 HRS. 15-20 HRS. 6th PERIOD
15-20 HRS. 15-55 HRS. 7th PERIOD
15-55 HRS. 16-30 HRS. 8th PERIOD

TOTAL HOURS: 10-40 HRS. TO 16-30 HRS. = 5HRS. 5O MINUTES.

1000 HOURS TEACHING – LEARNING HOURS IN A YEAR – AS PER RTE

TEACHING – LEARNING HOURS = 5 HOURS

5 DAYS (MONDAY TO FRIDAY) – TEACHING -LEARNING HOURS = 5 HRS.X5 = 25 HRS.

SATURDAY – DO – = 2 HRS. 40 MINUTES

TOTAL = 27 HOURS 40 MINUTES + 3 HRS.+ 20 MINUTES (RECESS) = 31 HRS.

2. WORKING DAYS & WORKING HOURS:

365 DAYS (IN A YEAR)
LESS – 52 DAYS (SUNDAYS)
LESS – 65 DAYS (HOLIDAYS)
248 DAYS
LESS – 12 DAYS FOR THREE (3) SUMMATIVE EVALUATIONS
236 DAYS —————i.e. 33.71 WEEKS

TOTAL HOURS PER WEEK – 31 HOURS (INCLUDING TIFFIN HOURS)

TOTAL TEACHING – LEARNING HOURS IN A YEAR = 31 HRS. X 33.71 WEEKS = 1045 HOURS

3. CLASS-WISE PERIODS:

V – 6 PERIODS X 5 DAYS + 4 PERIODS X 1 DAY (SATURDAY) = 34 PERIODS
VI – 7 PERIODS X 5 DAYS + 4 PERIODS X 1 DAY = 39 PERIODS
VII & VIII – 8 PERIODS X 5 DAYS + 4 PERIODS X 1 DAY = 44 PERIODS
IX & X – 8 PERIODS X 5 DAYS + 4 PERIODS X 1 DAY – 44 PERIODS

Sd/- Secretary

  • Periods which are marked * are to be used for project-based learning from classes V to VIII.
  • School Authorities are requested to make necessary provisions for classroom transactions regarding optional elective subjects, wherever required, out of allotted 44 periods.
  • First language also includes Grammar and Rapid Reader wherever applicable.
  • For Class IX & X, the classes for Internal Formative Assessment to be arranged within the allotted number of periods.

Sd/- Secretary

No. DS-355 dated 07.12.2016

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