The Department of School Education has reduced the duration of the academic year. The new academic year will be limited to 8 months. The new academic year will start in August 2021 and end in March 2022. The Department of School Education has issued a notification to start the new academic year in August, stating that the decision was taken at an inter-provincial education ministers' conference.
The duration of the academic year at the international level is 240 days. But for the past two years, the number of school days has been declining, due to the corona virus. The situation does not look better in the next academic year either.
According to the notification issued by the department of school education, this academic year will be limited to 8 months. Taking into the consideration winter vacations, festivals and other vacations, the academic year will be limited to only 6 months.