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Section 19 – The Visva-Bharati Act, 1951

The Visva-Bharati Act, 1951


Section 19. The Samsad (Court)


(1) The Samsad (Court) shall consist of the following persons, namely:-


Class I-Ex-officio members


(i) The Acharya (Chancellor),


(ii) The Upacharya (Vice-Chancellor),


(iii) The Minister of Education in the Government of West Bengal.


(iv) The Artha-Sachiva (Treasurer),


(v) Principals of colleges,


(vi) Heads of departments,


Class II – Life members


(vii) Persons who have been pradhanas of the Visva – Bharati Society immediately before the commencement of this Act,


(viii) Such persons as may be appointed by the Paridarsaka (Visitor) either on his own motion or on the recommendation of the Karma Samiti (Executive Council) to be life members of the Samsad (Court) on the ground that they have rendered eminent service to education.


Class III – Other members


(ix) Representatives of the Alumni Association elected from among its own members,


(x) Persons elected from among their own body by donors of such amounts as may be prescribed by the Statutes to or for the purposes of the University.


(xi) Persons elected by the Shiksha Samiti (Academic Council) from among its own members,


(xii) Representatives of Parliament elected by it,


(xiii) Persons co-opted by the Samsad (Court),


(xiv) Persons nominated by the Paridarsaka (Visitor),


(xv) Persons nominated by the Pradhana (Rector),


(xvi) Persons nominated by the Acharya (Chancellor).


(2) The number of members to be appointed, elected, co-opted or nominated under clauses (viii) to (xvi) of sub-section (1) and the tenure of office of members to be elected, co-opted or nominated under each clause of Class III of that sub-section and the mode of election of members to be elected shall be prescribed by the Statutes.


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