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Academic Calendar



11 Jan-9 Feb, Thu-Fri

Winter Session 2018
16-17 Feb, Fri-Sat Losar, the Bhutanese New Year – (Holidays)
12-14 Feb, Mon-Wed Supplementary Examinations for Semester I, III & V
19 Feb, Mon New Faculty report to college at 9:30 AM
19-20 Feb, Mon-Tue, and 24 Feb, Sat Orientation for new faculty
21-23 Feb, Wed-Fri Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King – (Holidays)
26 Feb, Mon All returning faculty report to the college at 9:30 AM; Opening Meeting
26-28 Feb, Mon-Wed Semester planning by faculty; Student Leadership Workshop (SG Members, RA’s and Club Coordinators)
28 Feb, Wed All resident students report to Residence Halls
01 Mar, Thu Classes begin for all students; Results of Supplementary exams will be declared
01 Mar-06 Mar, Thu-Tue Residence Hall, dining, and tuition fees due
11 April, Wed Blood Donation organized by Student Government
25 April, Wed Death Anniversary of Zhabdrung (Zhabdrung Kuchoe)- (Holiday)
26-30 Apr, Thu-Mon Mid-term examinations
02 May, Wed Teachers’ Day Activities
23 May, Wed Student Government Elections
29 May, Tue Lord Buddha’s Parinirvana- (Holiday)
22 Jun–30 Jun, Fri–Sat Semester-end (Final) Examinations
23 Jun, Sat Birth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche - (Holiday)
01 Jul, Sun Residence halls/dining hall close after breakfast (except for the 3rd Year and the volunteers for graduation); Students leave for vacation (Resident students must vacate their Residence Halls at this time and completely move their belongings from their rooms when they leave)
01 Jul, Sun Seventh Graduation Day
05 Jul, Thu All SE grades submitted.
06 Jul, Fri Meetings of the Program Board of Examiners
07 Jul, Sat Declaration of the semester results; Semester review and Semester Closing
08 Jul-27 Jul, Sun-Sun Summer vacation for faculty



25 Jul, Wed

New Faculty & Program Leaders Report to college at 9:30 am

25-27 Jul, Wed-Fri 

New Faculty Orientation

26-28 Jul, Thu-Sat

Leadership Workshop for members of Student Government and Resident Assistants; they will also assist to prepare for orientation of incoming first year students.

Supplementary Examinations for Semester II, IV, VI & VIII

28 Jul, Sat

All returning faculty report to the college at 9:30 AM; Opening meeting

28 Jul-01 Aug, Sat-Wed 

Semester planning by faculty

30 Jul, Mon

Semester I students (Regular) report for registration; Resident students check into their residences (9-12 AM); Orientation starts after lunch.

30 Jul-01 Aug, Mon-Wed

Orientation for Freshmen

01 Aug, Wed

Returning resident students report to Residence Halls; Orientation for CE students

02 Aug, Thu

Classes begin for all students. Results of Supplementary Exams declared.

02-07 Aug, Thu-Tue

Residence Hall, dining, and tuition fees due

15 Aug, Wed

RTC Club Fair

20 Aug, Mon

Elections of First Year Representatives

22 Aug, Wed

Prize Award Day

05 Sep, Wed

Blood donation organized by Student Government

21 Sep, Fri

Last Day of Thimphu Tshechu (Holiday)

23 Sep, Sun

Blessed Rainy Day (Holiday)

27 Sep –01 Oct, Thu-Mon

Mid-term Exams

19 Oct, Fri

Dasain (Holiday)

31 Oct, Wed

Descending Day of Lord Buddha (Holiday)

01 Nov, Thu

Coronation Day (Holiday)

11 Nov, Sun

Birth Anniversary of the 4th Druk Gyalpo (Holiday)

24 Nov-01 Dec, Sat-Sat

Semester-end (Final) Examinations

02 Dec, Sun

Residence Halls/dining hall close after lunch; students leave for vacation (All students are expected to leave their residence halls during the winter break)

06 Dec, Thu

All SE grades submitted.

07 Dec, Fri

Meetings of the Program Board of Examiners

08 Dec, Sat

Declaration of the results; Semester review and closing dinner



1. The College follows a semester system with 15 weeks of teaching, a week for examinations, and a week for evaluation and results (for faculty only). This will mean an approximate term length of 16 weeks for students and 17 weeks for faculty. There will be a winter vacation of 11 weeks and a summer vacation of three weeks

2. Faculty members report to the college at least a week before the reopening day for planning and orientation in each semester and will be asked to stay up to two weeks after official closure for any planned staff development activities. The actual dates for such activities and the vacation will be communicated to the faculty at the start of every academic session.