I came across a "pharmacology book for practical classes for foreign students". In this book on the first pages (page 3), there is a place where the students should fill their name, course, group, decade, faculty (medicine / dentistry / pharmacology) and teacher's name and finally academic year (2017/2018).
look at the picture below. It is marked by red arrow.
Now, I am not sure about the meaning of the word "decade" in this context, therefore I've consult a Cambridge dictionary which gives one meaning for the word "decade":
"Decade: a period of ten years, especially a period such as 2010 to 2019"
Does it says that the students should write there "2010-2019"? (it seems to me weird because I didn't see it in such context in the past, also I don't understand what it's needed for.) .