Public holidays: 29 October 2017 (No holiday – Republic Day), 23 April 2018 (1 day – Children's Day), 1 May 2018 (1 day – Labour Day), 19 May 2018(No holiday – Youth and Sport Day)
Beginning of the academic yearUniversities are autonomous. The autumn
semester begins generally in September or
October and the spring semester in
Teaching activity and holidays of the academic yearUniversities are free to determine their own
periods of teaching activity. As a rule, each
academic year is composed of two
semesters which include at least 14 weeks.
Universities may offer summer schools for
those who fail classes during regular
semesters and who would like to take
classes from next academic semester.
Examinations of the academic yearEach university fixes its own examination
dates. The number of mid-term exams is
decided either by the university senate, or
by the board of each faculty. In addition to
the mid-term exams, there is a final exam
for each particular course at the end of
each semester. The final exams generally
start either right after or one week after the
end of the semester. It takes 2-3 on
average. Those who take classes annually
take one or two midterms and a final exam
End of the academic yearUniversities are autonomous. Generally
autumn semester ends in December and
the spring semester in May or June.
Summer semesters last from the end of
June until mid-August.