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The Schedule – The University of Hyderabad Act, 1974

The University of Hyderabad Act, 1974

 

THE SCHEDULE

 

SCHEDULE. THE STATUTES OF THE UNIVERSITY

 

THE SCHEDULE

 

[See section 25 (1)]

 

THE STATUTES OF THE UNIVERSITY

 

1. The Vice-Chancellor.

 

(1) The Vice-Chancellor shall be a whole-time salaried officer of the University.

 

(2) The Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office:

 

Provided that the Visitor may direct that a Vice-Chancellor, whose term of office has expired, shall continue in officer for such period, not exceeding a total period of one year, as may be specified in the direction.

 

(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in clause (2), a person appointed as Vice-Chancellor shall, if he attains the age of sixty-five years d ring the term of his office or any extension thereof, retire from office.

 

(4) The emoluments and other terms and conditions of service of the Vice-Chancellor shall be as follows:-

 

(i) There shall be paid to the Vice-Chancellor a salary of three thousand rupees per mensem and he shall be entitled, without payment of rent, to use a furnished residence throughout his term of office and no charge shall fall on the Vice-Chancellor personally in respect of the maintenance of such residence.

 

(ii) The Vice-Chancellor shall be entitled to such terminal benefits and allowances as may be fixed by the Executive Council with the approval of the Visitor from time to time:

 

Provided that where an employee of-

 

(a) The University; or

 

(b) Any other University or College or Institution maintained by, or affiliated to, that University,

 

Is appointed as Vice-Chancellor, he shall be allowed to continue to contribute to the provident fund to which he is a subscriber, and the contribution of the University shall be limited to what he had been contributing immediately before his appointment as Vice-Chancellor.

 

(iii) The Vice-Chancellor shall be entitled to travelling allowances at such rates as may be fixed by the Executive Council.

 

(iv) The Vice-Chancellor shall be entitled to leave on full pay for one-eleventh of the period spent by him on active service.

 

(v) The Vice-Chancellor shall also be entitled, on medical grounds or otherwise, to leave without pay for a period not exceeding three months during the term of this office:

 

Provided that such leave may be converted into leave on full pay to the extent to which he is entitled to leave under sub-clause (iv).

 

(5) If the office of the Vice-Chancellor becomes vacant due to death, resignation or otherwise or if he is unable to perform his duties owing to absence, illness or any other cause, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, shall perform the duties of the Vice-Chancellor until a new Vice-Chancellor assumes office or until the existing Vice-Chancellor attends to the duties of his office, as the case may be:

 

Provided that if a Pro-Vice-Chancellor is not available, the senior-most Professor shall perform the duties of the Vice-Chancellor

 

2. Powers and duties of the Vice-Chancellor.

 

(1) The Vice-Chancellor shall be ex officio Chairman of the Court, the Executive Council, the Academic Council and the Finance Committee, and shall, in the absence of the Chancellor, preside at the Convocations of the University held for conferring degrees.The Vice-Chancellor shall be entitled to be present at, and to address, any meeting of any authority or other body of the University, but shall not be entitled to vote thereat unless he is a member of such authority or body.

 

(2) It shall be the duty of the Vice-Chancellor to see that this Act, these Statutes, the Ordinances and the Regulations are duly observed, and he shall have all powers necessary to ensure such observance.

 

(3) The Vice-Chancellor shall have the power to convene or cause to be convened meetings of the Court, the Executive Council, the Academic Council and the Finance Committee.

 

3. Pro-Vice-Chancellors.

 

(1) Every Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Executive Council on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor:

 

Provided that where the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor is not accepted by the Executive Council, the matter shall be referred to the Visitor who may either appoint the person recommended by the Vice-Chancellor or ask the Vice-Chancellor to recommend another person to the Executive Council:

 

Provided further that the Executive Council may, on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor, appoint a Professor to discharge the duties of a Pro-Vice-Chancellor in addition to his own duties as a Professor

 

(2) The term of office of a Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall be such as may be decided by the Executive Council, but it shall not in any case exceed five years or until the expiration of the term of office of the Vice-Chancellor, whichever is earlier, and he shall be eligible for re-appointment:

 

Provided that a Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall retire on attaining the age of sixty-five years:

 

Provided further that the Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall, while discharging the duties of the Vice-Chancellor under clause (5) of Statute 1.continue in office notwithstanding the expiration of his term of office as Pro-Vice-Chancellor, until a new Vice-Chancellor or the Vice-Chancellor, as the case may be, assumes office:

 

Provided also that when the office of the Vice-Chancellor becomes vacant and there is no Pro-Vice-Chancellor to perform the functions of the Vice-Chancellor, the Executive Council may appoint a Pro-Vice-Chancellor and the Pro-Vice -Chancellor so appointed shall cease to hold office as such as soon as a Vice-Chancellor is appointed and enters upon his office.

 

(3) The emoluments and other terms and conditions of service of a Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall be such as may be prescribed by the Ordinances.

 

(4) A Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall assist the Vice-Chancellor in respect of such matters as may be specified by the Vice-Chancellor in this behalf, from time to time, and shall also exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be assigned or delegated to him by the Vice-Chancellor.

 

4. Registrar.

 

(1) The Registrar shall be a whole-time salaried officer of the University.

 

(2) The emoluments and other terms and conditions of service of the Registrar shall be such as may be prescribed by the Ordinances:

 

Provided that the Registrar shall retire on attaining the age of sixty years:

 

Provided further that a Registrar shall, notwithstanding his attaining the age of sixty years, continue in office until his successor is appointed and enters upon his office or until the expiry of a period of one year whichever is earlier

 

(3) When the office of the Registrar is vacant or when the Registrar is, by reason of illness, absence or any other cause, unable to perform the duties of his office, the duties of the office shall be performed by such person as the Vice-Chancellor may appoint for the purpose.

 

(4)

 

(a) The Registrar shall have power to take disciplinary action against such of the employees, excluding teachers of the University and academic staff, as may be specified in the orders of the Executive Council and to suspend them pending inquiry, to administer warnings to them or to impose on them the penalty of censure or the withholding of increment:

 

Provided that no such penalty shall be imposed unless the person concerned has been given a reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the action proposed to be taken in regard to him.

 

(b) An appeal shall lie to the Vice-Chancellor against any order of the Registrar imposing any of the penalties specified in sub-clause (a).

 

(c) In a case where the inquiry discloses that a punishment beyond the powers of the Registrar is called for, the Registrar shall, upon conclusion of the inquiry, make a report to the Vice-Chancellor along with his recommendations:

 

Provided that an appeal shall lie to the Executive Council against an order of the Vice-Chancellor imposing any penalty

 

(5) The Registrar shall be ex officio Secretary of the Executive Council, the Academic Council and the Boards of Schools, but shall not be deemed to be a member of any of these authorities.He shall be ex officio Member-Secretary of the Court.

 

(6) It shall be the duty of the Registrar,-

 

(a) To be the custodian of the records, the common seal and such other property of the University as the Executive Council shall commit to his charge;

 

(b) To issue all notices convening meetings of the Court, the Executive Council, the Academic Council, the Boards of Schools, the Boards of Studies, the Boards of Examiners and of any Committees appointed by the authorities of the University;

 

(c) To keep the minutes of all the meetings of the Court, the Executive Council, the Academic Council, the Boards of Schools and of any Committees appointed by the authorities of the University;

 

(d) To conduct the official correspondence of the Court, the Executive Council and the Academic Council;

 

(e) To supply to the Visitor, copies of the agenda of the meetings of the authorities of the University as soon as they are issued and the minutes of such meetings;

 

(f) To represent the University in suits or proceedings by or against the University, sign powers of attorney and verify pleadings or depute his representative for the purpose; and

 

(g) To perform such other duties as may be specified in these Statutes, the Ordinances or the Regulations or as may be required, from time to time, by the Executive Council or the Vice-Chancellor.

 

5. Finance Officer.

 

(1) The Finance Officer shall be a whole-time salaried officer of the University.

 

(2) The emoluments and other terms and conditions of service of the Finance Officer shall be such as may be prescribed by the Ordinances:

 

Provided that a Finance Officer shall retire on attaining the age of sixty years:

 

Provided further that the Finance Officer shall, notwithstanding his attaining the age of sixty years, continue in office until his successor is appointed and enters upon his office or until the expiry of a period of one year whichever is earlier

 

(3) When the office of the Finance Officer is vacant or when the Finance Officer is, by reason of illness, absence or any other cause, unable to perform the duties of his office, the duties of the office shall be performed by such person as the Vice-Chancellor may appoint for the purpose.

 

(4) The Finance Officer shall be ex officio Secretary of the Finance Committee, but shall not be deemed to be a member of such Committee.

 

(5) The Finance Officer shall-

 

(a) Exercise general supervision over the funds of the University and shall advise it as regards its financial policy; and

 

(b) Perform such other financial functions as may be assigned to him by the Executive Council or as may be prescribed by these Statutes or the Ordinances:

 

Provided that the Finance Officer shall not incur any expenditure or make any investment exceeding ten thousand rupees without the previous approval of the Executive Council

 

(6) Subject to the control of the Executive Council, the Finance Officer shall-

 

(a) Hold and manage the property and investments of the University including trust and endowed property;

 

(b) Ensure that the limits fixed by the Executive Council for recurring and non-recurring expenditure for a year are not exceeded and that all moneys are expended on the purposes for which they are granted or allotted;

 

(c) Be responsible for the preparation of annual accounts and the budget of the University and for their presentation to the Executive Council;

 

(d) Keep a constant watch on the state of the cash and bank balances and on the state of investments;

 

(e) Watch the progress of the collection of revenue and advise on the methods of collection employed;

 

(f) Ensure that the registers of buildings, land, furniture and equipment are maintained up-to-date and that stock-checking is conducted, of equipment and other consumable materials in all offices, Special Centres, specialised laboratories, Colleges and Institutions maintained by the University;

 

(g) Call for explanation for unauthorised expenditure and for other financial irregularities and suggest disciplinary action against persons at fault; and

 

(h) Call for from any office, Centre, laboratory, College or Institution maintained by the University, any information or returns that he may consider necessary for the performance of his duties.

 

(7) The receipt of the Finance Officer or of the person or persons duly authorised in this behalf by the Executive Council for any money payable to the University shall be sufficient discharge for payment of such money.

 

6. Deans of Schools of Studies.

 

(1) Every Dean of a School of Studies shall be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor from among the Professors in the School for a period of three years and he shall be eligible for re-appointment:

 

Provided that a Dean on attaining the age of sixty years shall cease to hold office as such:

 

Provided further that if at any time there is no Professor in a School, the Vice-Chancellor, or a Pro-Vice-Chancellor if authorised by the Vice-Chancellor in this behalf, shall exercise the powers of the Dean of the School

 

(2) When the office of the Dean is vacant or when the Dean is, by reason of illness, absence or any other cause, unable to perform the duties of his office, the duties of the office shall be performed by such person as the Vice-Chancellor may appoint for the purpose.

 

(3) The Dean shall be the Head of the School and shall be responsible for the conduct and maintenance of the standards of teaching and research in the School.The Dean shall have such other functions as may be prescribed by the Ordinances.

 

(4) The Dean shall have the right to be present and to speak at any meeting of the Boards of Studies or Committees of the School, as the case may be, but shall not have the right to vote thereat unless he is a member thereof.

 

7. Heads of Departments.

 

(1) Each Department shall have a Head who shall be a Professor and whose duties and functions and terms and conditions of appointment shall be prescribed by the Ordinances:

 

Provided that if there is one or more than one Professor in any Department, the Head of the Department shall be appointed in the manner prescribed by the Ordinances:

 

Provided further that in a Department where there is no Professor, a Reader may be appointed as Head of the Department in the manner prescribed by the Ordinances:

 

Provided also that if there is no Professor or Reader, in a “Department, the Dean of the Faculty concerned shall act as the head of that Department.

 

(2) It shall be open to a Professor or Reader to decline the offer of appointment as the Head of the Department.

 

(3) A person appointed as the Head of the Department shall hold office as such for a period of three years and shall be eligible for reappointment.

 

(4) A Head of a Department may resign his office at any time during his tenure of office.

 

(5) A Head of a Department shall perform such functions as may be prescribed by the Ordinances.

 

8. Deans of Students’ Welfare.

 

(1) Every Dean of Students’ Welfare shall be appointed from amongst the teachers of the University, not below the rank of a Reader, by the Executive Council on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor.

 

(2) Every Dean appointed under clause (1) shall be a whole-time officer and shall hold office for a term of three years and shall be eligible for re-appointment:

 

Provided that the Executive Council may, if it is considered necessary, appoint, on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor, a teacher, not below the rank of a Reader, to discharge the duties of the Dean of Students’ Welfare in addition to his duties as such teacher, and in such a case, the Executive Council may sanction a suitable allowance to be paid to him.

 

(3) A person who is appointed as a Dean of Students’ Welfare shall continue to hold his lien on his substantive post and shall be eligible to all the benefits that would have otherwise accrued to him, but for his appointment as the Dean of Students’ Welfare.

 

(4) When the office of a Dean of Students’ Welfare is vacant or when the Dean of Students’ Welfare is, by reason of illness or absence or any other cause, unable to perform the duties of his office, the duties of the office shall be performed by such person as the Vice-Chancellor may appoint for the purpose.

 

(5) The duties and powers of a Dean of Students’ Welfare shall be prescribed by the Ordinances.

 

9. Proctors.

 

(1) Every Proctor shall be appointed by the Executive Council on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor and shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be assigned to him by the Vice-Chancellor.

 

(2) Every Proctor shall hold office for a term of two years and shall be eligible for re-appointment.

 

10. Librarians.

 

(1) Every Librarian shall be appointed by the Executive Council on the recommendation of the Selection Committee constituted for the purpose and he shall be a whole-time officer of the University.

 

(2) Every Librarian shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be assigned to him by the Executive Council.

 

11. Meetings of the Court.

 

(1) An annual meeting of the Court shall be held on a date to be fixed by the Executive Council unless some other date has been fixed by the Court in respect of any year.

 

(2) At an annual meeting of the Court, a report on the working of the University during the previous year, together with a statement of the receipts and expenditure, the balance-sheet, as audited, and the financial estimates for the next year shall be presented.

 

(3) A copy of the statement of receipts and expenditure, the balance sheet and the financial estimates referred to in clause (2) shall be sent to every member of the Court at least seven days before the date of the annual meeting.

 

(4) Twelve members of the Court shall form a quorum for a meeting of the Court.

 

(5) Special meetings of the Court may be convened by the Executive Council or the vice-Chancellor, or, if there is no Vice-Chancellor, by a Pro-Vice-Chancellor, or if there is no Pro-Vice-Chancellor, by the Registrar.

 

12. Quorum for meetings of the Executive Council.

 

Five members of the Executive Council shall form a quorum for a meeting of the Executive Council.

 

13. Powers and functions of Executive Council.

 

(1) The Executive Council shall have the management and administration of the revenue and property of the University and the conduct of all administrative affairs of the University not otherwise provided for.

 

(2) Subject to the provisions of this Act, these Statutes and the Ordinances, the Executive Council shall, in addition to all other powers vested in it, have the following powers, namely:-

 

(i) To create teaching and academic posts, to determine the number and emoluments of such posts and to define the duties and conditions of service of Professors, Readers, Lecturers, and other academic staff and Principals of colleges and Institutions maintained by the University:

 

Provided that no action shall be taken by the Executive Council in respect of the number, qualifications and the emoluments of teachers and academic staff otherwise than after consideration of the recommendations of the Academic Council;

 

(ii) To appoint such Professors, Readers, Lecturers and other academic staff, as may be necessary, and Principals of Colleges and Institutions maintained by the University on the recommendation of the Selection Committee constituted for the purpose and to fill up temporary vacancies therein;

 

(iii) To create administrative, ministerial and other necessary posts and to make appointments thereto in the manner prescribed by the Ordinances;

 

(iv) To grant leave of absence to any officer of the University, other than the Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor, and to make necessary arrangements for the discharge of the functions of such officer during his absence;

 

(v) To regulate and enforce discipline among employees in accordance with these Statutes and the Ordinances;

 

(vi) To manage and regulate the finances, accounts, investments, property, business and all other administrative affairs of the university, and for that purpose, to appoint such agents as it may think fit;

 

(vii) To fix limits on the total recurring and the total non-recurring expenditure for a year on the recommendations of the Finance Committee;

 

(viii) To invest any money belonging to the University, including any unapplied income, in such stocks, funds, shares or securities as it shall, from time to time, think fit, or in the purchase of immovable property in India, with the like powers of varying such investments from time to time;

 

(ix) To transfer or accept transfers of any movable or immovable property on behalf of the University;

 

(x) To provide buildings, premises, furniture and apparatus and other means needed for carrying on the work of the University;

 

(xi) To enter into, vary, carry out and cancel contracts on behalf of the University;

 

(xii) To entertain, adjudicate upon, and, if thought fit, to redress any grievances of the employees and students of the University, who may, for any reason feel aggrieved;

 

(xiii) To appoint examiners and moderators and, if necessary to remove them, and to fix their fees, emoluments and travelling and other allowances, after consulting the Academic Council;

 

(xiv) To select a common seal for the University and provide for the custody and use of such seal;

 

(xv) To make such special arrangements as may be necessary for the residence and discipline of women students;

 

(xvi) To delegate any of its powers to the Vice-Chancellor, the Pro-Vice-Chancellors, the Registrar or the Finance Officer or such other employee or authority of the University or to a Committee appointed by it as it may deem fit;

 

(xvii) To institute fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals and prizes; and

 

(xviii) To exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be conferred or imposed on it by this Act, or these Statutes.

 

14. Quorum for meetings of the Academic Council.

 

Nine members of the Academic Council shall form a quorum for a meeting of the Academic Council.

 

15. Powers of the Academic Council.

 

Subject to this Act, these Statutes and the Ordinances, the Academic Council shall, in addition to all other powers vested in it, have the following powers, namely:-

 

(a) To exercise general supervision over the academic policies of the University and to give directions regarding methods of instruction, co-operative teaching among Colleges and Institutions, evaluation of research or improvements in academic standards;

 

(b) To bring about inter-School co-ordination, to establish or appoint Committees or Boards, for taking up projects on an inter-school basis;

 

(c) To consider matters of general academic interest either on its own initiative or on a reference by a School or the Executive Council and to take appropriate action thereon; and

 

(d) To frame such regulations and rules consistent with these Statutes and the Ordinances regarding the academic functioning of the University, discipline, residences, admissions, award of fellowships and studentships, fee concessions, corporate life and attendance.

 

16. The Planning Board.

 

(1) The Planning Board shall consist of the following members, namely:-

 

(i) The Vice-Chancellor, who shall be the Chairman of the Board; and

 

(ii) Not more than eight persons of high academic standing.

 

(2) The members of the Planning Board shall be appointed by the Visitor and shall hold office for such period as he may determine.

 

(3) The Planning Board shall, in addition to all other powers vested in it by this Act, have the right to advise the Executive Council and the Academic Council on any academic matter.

 

(4) On the date determined by the Visitor under sub-section (3) of section 23, this Statute shall cease to have effect.

 

17. Schools of Studies and departments.

 

(1) The University shall have such Schools of Studies as may be specified by the Ordinances.

 

(2) Every School shall have a School Board.The members of the first School Board shall be nominated by the Executive Council and shall hold office for a period of three years.

 

(3) The powers and functions of a School Board shall be prescribed by the Ordinances.

 

(4) The conduct of the meetings of a School Board and the quorum required for such meetings shall be prescribed by the Ordinances.

 

(5)

 

(a) Each School shall consist of such Departments as may be assigned to it by the Ordinances.

 

(b) No Department shall be established or abolished except by these Statutes:

 

Provided that the Executive Council may, on the recommendation of the Academic Council, establish Centres of Studies to which may be assigned such teachers of the University as the Executive Council may consider necessary.

 

(c) Each Department shall consist of the following members, namely:-

 

(i) Teachers of the Department;

 

(ii) Dean of the School or Deans of the Schools concerned;

 

(iii) Honorary Professors, if any, attached to the Department; and

 

(iv) Such other persons as may be members of the Department in accordance with the provisions of the Ordinances.

 

(d) The functions of a Department shall be prescribed by the Ordinances.

 

18. Boards of Studies.

 

(1) Each Department shall function as a Board of Studies.

 

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in clause (1) the Academic Council may establish, by an Ordinance, such Board of Studies, as may be considered necessary for inter-disciplinary research.

 

(3) The function of the Board of Studies shall be prescribed by the Ordinances.

 

19. Finance Committee.

 

(1) The Finance Committee shall consist of the following members, namely:-

 

(i) The Vice-Chancellor;

 

(ii) A Pro-Vice-Chancellor appointed by the Executive Council;

 

(iii) Three persons nominated by the Executive Council, out of whom at least one shall be a member of the Executive Council; and

 

(iv) Three persons nominated by the Visitor.

 

(2) Five members of the Finance Committee shall form a quorum for a meeting of the Finance Committee.

 

(3) All the members of the Finance Committee, other than ex officio members, shall hold office for a term of three years.

 

(4) A member of the Finance Committee shall have the right to record a minute of dissent if he does not agree with any decision of the Finance Committee.

 

(5) The Finance Committee shall meet at least twice every year to examine the accounts and to scrutinise proposals for expenditure.

 

(6) The annual accounts and the financial estimates of the University prepared by the Finance Officer shall be laid before the Finance Committee for consideration and comments and thereafter submitted to the Executive Council for approval.

 

(7) The Finance Committee shall recommend limits for the total recurring expenditure and the total non-recurring expenditure for the year, based on the income and resources of the University (which, in the case of productive works, may include the proceeds of loans).

 

20. Selection Committees.

 

(1) There shall be Selection Committees for making recommendations to the Executive Council for appointment to the posts of Professor, Reader, Lecturer, Librarian and Principals of Colleges and Institutions maintained by the University.

 

(2) The Selection Committee for appointment to the posts specified in column 1 of the Table below shall consist of the Vice-Chancellor, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor or if there are more than one Pro-Vice-Chancellor a Pro-Vice-Chancellor appointed by the Executive Council, a nominee of the Visitor and the persons specified in the corresponding entry in column 2 of the said Table and, in the case of appointment of a Professor, Reader or Lecturer in a Department where there is no Head of the Department, shall also consist of a person nominated by the Planning Board from amongst its members:

 

TABLE

 

1 2 Professor (i) The Head of the Depratment concemed, if the is a Professor (ii) One Professor to be nominated by the Vice—Chancellor (iii) Two Persons not in the service of the University, nominated by the Executive Counil, Out of a panel of names recommended by the Academic Council for their speacil knowledge Of or interest in the subject with which the Reader or Lecturer will be concerned. Librarian (i) Two persons not in the service of the University, who have special knowledge of the subject of Library Science or Library Administration to be nominated by the Executive Council. (ii) One person, not in the service of the University, nominated by the Executive council. Principal of College or Institution maintained by the University. Three persons not in the service of the University of whom two shall be nominated by the Executive Council and one by the Academic Council for their special knowledge of or interest in a subject in which instruction is being provided by the College or Institution.

 

NOTE

 

1. Where the appointment is being made for an inter-disciplinary project, the Head of the project shall be deemed to be the Head of the Department concerned.

 

NOTE 2. The Professor to be nominated shall be a Professor concerned with the speciality for which the selection is being made and that the Vice-Chancellor shall consult the Head of the Department and the Dean of School before nominating the Professor.

 

(3) The Vice-Chancellor, or in his absence, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor or if there are more than one Pro-Vice-Chancellor, the senior-most Pro-Vice-Chancellor, shall preside at the meetings of a Selection Committee.

 

(4) The meetings of a Selection Committee shall be convened by the Vice-Chancellor or in his absence, by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor or if there are more than one Pro-Vice-Chancellor, the senior-most Pro-Vice-Chancellor.

 

(5) The procedure to be followed by a Selection Committee in making recommendations shall be laid down in the Ordinances.

 

(6) If the Executive Council is unable to accept the recommendations made by a Selection Committee, it shall record its reasons and submit the case to the Visitor for final orders.

 

(7) Appointments to temporary posts shall be made in the manner indicated below:-

 

(i) If the temporary vacancy is for a duration longer than one academic session, it shall be filled on the advice of the Selection Committee in accordance with the procedure indicated in the foregoing clauses:

 

Provided that if the Vice-Chancellor is satisfied that in the interests of work it is necessary to fill the vacancy, the appointment may be made on a purely temporary basis by a local Selection Committee referred to in sub-clause (ii) for a period not exceeding six months.

 

(ii) If the temporary vacancy is for a period less than a year, an appointment to such vacancy shall be made on the recommendation of a local Selection Committee consisting of the Dean of the School concerned, the Head of the Department and a nominee of the Vice-Chancellor:

 

Provided that if the same holds the offices of the Dean and the Head of the Department, the Selection

 

Committee may contain two nominees of the Vice-Chancellor:

 

Provided further that in case of sudden casual vacancies in teaching posts caused by death or any other reason, the Dean may, in consultation with the Head of the Department concerned make a temporary appointment for a month and report to the Vice-Chancellor and the Registrar about such appointment.

 

(iii) No teacher appointed temporarily shall, if he is not recommended by a regular Selection Committee for appointment under these Statutes, be continued in service on such temporary employment, unless he is subsequently selected by a local Selection Committee or a regular Selection Committee, for a temporary or permanent appointment, as the case may be.

 

21. Special mode of appointment.

 

(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in Statute 20, the Executive Council may invite a person of high academic distinction and professional attainments to accept a post of Professor in the University on such terms and conditions as it deems fit, and on the person agreeing to do so, appoint him to the post.

 

(2) The Executive Council may appoint a teacher or any other academic staff working in any other University or organisation for undertaking a joint project in accordance with the manner laid down in the Ordinances.

 

22. Appointment for a fixed tenure.

 

The Executive Council may appoint a person selected in accordance with the procedure laid down in Statute 20 for a fixed tenure on such terms and conditions as it deems fit.

 

23. Recognised teachers.

 

(1) The qualifications of recognised teachers shall be such as may be prescribed by the Ordinances.

 

(2) The manner of recognising teachers and withdrawal of such recognition shall be prescribed by the Ordinances.

 

(3) The period of recognition of a teacher shall be determined by Ordinances made in that behalf.

 

24. Committees.

 

Any authority of the University may appoint as many standing or special committees as it may deem fit, and may appoint to such committees persons who are not members of such authority.Any such committee may deal with any subject delegated to it subject to subsequent confirmation by the authority appointing it.

 

25. Terms and conditions of service of University teachers.

 

(1) All the teachers of the University shall, in the absence of any agreement to the contrary, be governed by the terms and conditions of service as specified in these Statutes, the Ordinances and the Regulations.

 

(2) Every teacher of the University shall be appointed on a written contract, the form of which shall be prescribed by the Ordinances.A copy of the contract shall be deposited with the Registrar.

 

26. Seniority List.

 

(1) Whenever, in accordance with these Statutes, any person is to hold an office or be a member of an authority of the University by rotation according to seniority, such seniority shall be determined according to the length of continuous service of such person in his grade, and, in accordance with such other principles as the Executive Council may, from time to time, prescribe.

 

(2) It shall be the duty of the Registrar to prepare and maintain, in respect of each class of persons to whom the provisions of these Statutes apply, a complete and up-to-date seniority list in accordance with the provisions of clause (1).

 

(3) If two or more persons have equal length of continuous service in a particular grade or the relative seniority of any person or persons is otherwise in doubt, the Registrar may, on his own motion and shall, at the request of any such person, submit the matter to the Executive Council whose decision thereon shall be final.

 

27. Removal of teachers.

 

(1) Where there is an allegation of misconduct against a teacher, or a member of the academic staff, the Vice-Chancellor may, if he thinks fit, by order in writing, place the teacher under suspension and shall forthwith report to the Executive Council the circumstances in which the order was made:

 

Provided that the Executive Council may, if it is of the opinion, that the circumstances of the case do not warrant the suspension of the teacher or a member of the academic staff, revoke such order.

 

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in the terms of his contract of service or of his appointment, the Executive Council shall be entitled to remove a teacher or a member of the academic staff on the ground of misconduct.

 

(3) Save as aforesaid, the Executive Council shall not be entitled to remove a teacher or a member of the academic staff except for good cause and after giving three months’ notice in writing or on payment of three months’ salary in lieu of notice.

 

(4) No teacher or a member of the academic staff shall be removed under clause (2) or under clause (3) until he has been given a reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the action proposed to be taken in regard to him.

 

(5) The removal of a teacher or a member of the academic staff shall require a two-thirds majority of the members of the Executive Council present and voting.

 

(6) The removal of a teacher or a member of the academic staff shall take effect from the date on which the order of removal is made:

 

Provided that where a teacher or a member of the academic staff is under suspension at the time of his removal, the removal shall take effect from the date on which he was placed under suspension.

 

(7) Notwithstanding anything contained in these Statutes, a teacher or a member of the academic staff may resign by giving three months’ notice in writing to the Executive Council or on payment to the University of three months’ salary in lieu thereof.

 

28. Removal of employees other than teachers of the University.

 

(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the terms of his contract of service or of his appointment, an employee, other than a teacher or a member of the academic staff, may be removed by the authority which is competent to appoint the employee-

 

(a) If he is of unsound mind or is a deaf-mute or suffers from contagious leprosy;

 

(b) If he is an undischarged insolvent;

 

(c) If he has been convicted by a court of law of any offence involving moral turpitude and sentenced in respect thereof to imprisonment for not less than six months;

 

(d) If he is otherwise guilty of misconduct;

 

Provided that no employee shall be removed from his office unless a resolution to that effect is passed by the Executive Council by a majority of two-thirds of its members present and voting.

 

(2) No employee shall be removed under clause (1) until he has been given a reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the action proposed to be taken in regard to him.

 

(3) Where the removal of such employee is for a reason other than that specified in sub-clause (c) or sub-clause (d) of clause (1), he shall be given three months’ notice in writing or paid three months’ salary in lieu of such notice.

 

(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in these Statutes, an employee, not being a teacher or a member of the academic staff, shall be entitled to resign,-

 

(i) If he is a permanent employee, only after giving three months’ notice in writing to the appointing authority or paying to the University three months’ salary in lieu thereof;

 

(ii) If he is not a permanent employee, only after the giving one month’s notice in writing to the appointing authority or paying to the University one month’s salary in lieu thereof:

 

Provided that such resignation shall take effect from the date on which the resignation in accepted by the appointing authority.

 

29. Honorary degrees.

 

(1) The Executive Council may, on the recommendation of the Academic Council and by a resolution passed by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting, make proposals to the Visitor for the conferment of honorary degrees:

 

Provided that in case of emergency, the Executive Council may, on its own, make such proposals.

 

(2) The Executive Council may, by a resolution passed by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting, withdraw, with the previous sanction of the Visitor, any honorary degree conferred by the University.

 

30. Withdrawal of degrees etc.

 

The Executive Council may, by a special resolution passed by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting, withdraw any degree or academic distinction conferred on, or any certificate or diploma granted to, any person by the University for good and sufficient cause:

 

Provided that no such resolution shall be passed until a notice in writing has been given to that person calling upon him to show cause within such time as may be specified in the notice why such a resolution should not be passed and until his objections, if any, and any evidence he may produce in support of them, have been considered by the Executive Council.

 

31. Maintenance of discipline among students of the University.

 

(1) All powers relating to discipline and disciplinary action in relation to students of the University shall vest in the Vice-Chancellor.

 

(2) The Vice-Chancellor may delegate all or any of his powers as he deems proper to a Proctor and to such other officers as he may specify in this behalf.

 

(3) Without prejudice to the generality of his powers relating to the maintenance of discipline and taking such action, as may seem to him appropriate for the maintenance of discipline, the Vice-Chancellor may, in the exercise of his powers, by order, direct that any student or students be expelled, or rusticated, for a specified period, or be not admitted to a course or courses of study in a College, Institution or Department of the University for a stated period, or be punished with fine for an amount to be specified in the order, or be debarred from taking an examination or examinations conducted by the University, College, Institution or a Department for one or more years, or that the results of the student or students concerned in the examination or examinations in which he or they have appeared be cancelled.

 

(4) The Principals of Colleges, Institutions, Heads of Special Centres, Deans of Schools of Studies and Heads of teaching Departments in the University shall have the authority to exercise all such disciplinary powers over the students in their respective Colleges, Institutions, Special Centres, Schools and teaching Departments in the University as may be necessary for the proper conduct of such Colleges, Institutions, Special Centres, Schools and teaching in the Departments.

 

(5) Without prejudice to the powers of the Vice-Chancellor, the Principals and other persons specified in clause (4), detailed rules of discipline and proper conduct shall be made by the University.The Principals of Colleges, Institutions, Heads of Special Centres, Deans of Schools of Studies and Heads of teaching Departments in the University may also make the supplementary rules as they deem necessary for the aforesaid purposes.Every student shall be supplied with a copy of the rules made by the University and a copy of the supplementary rules shall be supplied to the students concerned.

 

(6) At the time of admission, every student shall be required to sign a declaration to the effect that he submits himself to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the Vice-Chancellor and other authorities of the University.

 

32. Convocations.

 

Convocations of the University for the conferring of degrees or for other purposes shall be held in such manner as may be prescribed by the Ordinances.

 

33. Acting Chairman of meetings.

 

Where no provision is made for a President or Chairman to preside over a meeting of any authority of the University or any Committee of such authority or when the President or Chairman so provided for is absent, the members present shall elect one from among themselves to preside at such meeting.

 

34. Resignation.

 

Any member, other than an ex officio member of the Court, the Executive Council, the Academic Council or any other authority of the University or any Committee of such authority may resign by letter addressed to the Registrar and the resignation shall take effect as soon as such letter is received by the Registrar.

 

35. Disqualifications.

 

(1) A person shall be disqualified for being chosen as, and for being, a member of any of the authorities of the University-

 

(a) If he is of unsound mind or is a deaf-mute or suffers from contagious leprosy;

 

(b) If he is an undischarged insolvent;

 

(c) If he has been convicted by a court of law of an offence involving moral turpitude and sentenced in respect thereof to imprisonment for not less than six months.

 

(2) If any question arises as to whether a person is or had been subjected to any of the disqualifications mentioned in clause (1), the question shall be referred for the decision of the Visitor and his decision shall be final and no suit or other proceeding shall lie in any civil court against such decision.

 

36. Residence condition for membership and office.

 

Notwithstanding anything contained in these Statutes, no person who is not ordinarily resident in India shall be eligible to be an officer of the University or a member of any authority of the University.

 

37. Membership of authorities by virtue of membership of other bodies.

 

Notwithstanding anything contained in these Statutes, a person who holds any post in the University or is a member of any authority or body of the University in his capacity as a member of a particular authority or body or as the holder of a particular appointment shall hold such office or membership only for so long as he continues to be a member of that particular authority or body or the holder of that particular appointment, as the case may be.

 

38. Ordinances how made.

 

(1) The first Ordinances made under sub-section (2) of section 26 may be amended, repealed or added to at any time by the Executive Council in the manner specified below.

 

(2) No Ordinance in respect of the matters enumerated in section 26, other than those enumerated in clause (o) of sub-section (1) thereof, shall be made by the Executive Council unless a draft of such Ordinance has been proposed by the Academic Council.

 

(3) The Executive Council shall not have power to amend any draft of any Ordinance proposed by the Academic Council under clause (2), but may reject the proposal or return the draft to the Academic Council for re-consideration, either in whole or in part, together with any amendment which the Executive Council may suggest.

 

(4) Where the Executive Council has rejected or returned the draft of an Ordinance proposed by the Academic Council, the Academic Council may consider the question afresh and in case the original draft is re-affirmed by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting and more than half the total number of members of the Academic Council, the draft may be sent back to the Executive Council which shall either adopt it or refer it to the Visitor whose decision shall be final.

 

(5) Every Ordinance made by the Executive Council shall come into effect immediately.

 

(6) Every Ordinance made by the Executive Council shall be submitted to the Visitor within two weeks from the date of its adoption.The Visitor shall have the power to direct the University within four weeks of the receipt of the Ordinance to suspend the operation of any such Ordinance and he shall, as soon as possible, inform the Executive Council about his objection to the proposed Ordinance.The Visitor may, after receiving the comments of the University, either withdraw the order suspending the Ordinance or disallow the Ordinance, and his decision shall be final.

 

39. Regulations.

 

(1) The authorities of the University may make Regulations consistent with this Act, and these Statutes and the Ordinances:-

 

(a) Laying down the procedure to be observed at their meetings and the number of members required to form a quorum;

 

(b) Providing for all matters which are required by this Act, these Statutes or the Ordinances to be prescribed by Regulations;

 

(c) Providing for all other matters solely concerning such authorities or committees appointed by them and not provided for by this Act, these Statutes or the Ordinances.

 

(2) Every authority of the University shall make Regulations providing for the giving of notice to the members of such authority of the dates of meetings and of the business to be considered at meetings and for the keeping of a record of the proceedings of meetings.

 

(3) The Executive Council may direct the amendment in such manner as it may specify, of any Regulation made under this Statute or the annulment of any such Regulation.

 

40. Delegation of powers.

 

Subject to the provisions of this Act and these Statutes, any officer or authority of the University may delegate his or its powers to any other officer or authority or person under his or its respective control and subject to the condition that overall responsibility for the exercise of the powers so delegated shall continue to vest an the officer or authority delegating such powers.

 

 

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