The Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE) has recently released a tentative academic calendar for the upcoming academic year of 2023-24. The calendar includes 227 working days and 77 holidays, and applies to both general and vocational junior colleges. For the current academic year of 2022-23, summer holidays for all categories of junior colleges will be from April 1 to May 31, as per a TSBIE communiqué.
According to the academic calendar for the upcoming academic year, all junior colleges will reopen on June 1, 2023, after the summer vacation for the first and second-year intermediate courses. Dasara holidays will be from October 19 to 25, and junior colleges will reopen on October 28. Half-yearly examinations will be held from November 20 to 25, followed by Sankranti holidays from January 13 to 16, 2024. The colleges will reopen on January 17.
The pre-final examinations are scheduled from January 22 to 29, 2024, and the practical examinations of the Intermediate Public Examinations-2024 (IPE-2024) will be held in the second week of February 2024. The schedule of theory examinations of IPE-2024 will be in the first week of March 2024, and the last working day for that academic year will be March 31, 2024.
The summer vacation for the academic year 2023-24 will be from April 1 to May 31. The TSBIE has also announced that the advanced supplementary examinations (IPASE)-2024 will be held in the last week of May 2024. All junior colleges will reopen from June 1, 2024.
Of the total 304 days during the academic year of 2023-24, it is proposed that colleges should function for 227 working days with 77 holidays. This includes Sundays, festive holidays, and vacations. The Board has asked the principals and managements of all private and un-aided colleges to strictly comply with the directions relating to the summer holidays, Sundays, and festive days declared by the State government. Additionally, colleges are asked not to commence only as per the admission schedule of the TSBIE. Any deviations from the guidelines will be taken seriously, warns the Board.