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The study in University is based on a semester system. An academic year is divided into two semesters namely Spring and Fall, each of a minimum duration of 16 weeks of teaching. The spring and fall semesters start on the first Monday falling in the month of February and September, in each calendar year. There is a gap of two weeks between both the semesters, and the exact dates are decided in a meeting of Deans/Directors and Chairpersons, taking the factual position (prevalent at that time) into consideration.