The duration of the programme shall be 4 semesters. The duration of each semester shall be 90 working days. Odd semesters from June to October and even semesters from December to April. There shall be one month semester breaks each in November and May. A student may be permitted to complete the programme, on valid reasons, within a period of 8 continuous semesters from the date of commencement of the first semester of the programme.