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Section 6 – The Visva-Bharati Act, 1951

The Visva-Bharati Act, 1951


Section 6. Powers of the University


The University shall exercise the following powers and perform the following duties, namely:-


(a) To provide for research and instruction in such branches of learning as may be deemed desirable and be found practicable and for the promotion of understanding of cultures between the East and the West and for the advancement of learning and dissemination of knowledge generally;


(b) To maintain schools, colleges and Bhavans (halls) or recognised schools, colleges and Bhavans (halls) not maintained by the University and to withdraw such recognition;


(c) To organise, establish, carry on and maintain, or dissolve give up, new branches, or affiliate, carry on and maintain or disaffiliate associated institutions having objects similar to those of the University.


(d) To co-operate with educational or other institutions in any part of the world having objects wholly or partly similar to those of the University by exchange of teachers, scholars and generally in scuh manner as may be conducive to their common objects;


(e) To provide for the promotion of rural reconstruction, social welfare, development of cottage industries, and all other nation-building activities and works of public benefit;


(f) To hold examinations and grant such degrees, diplomas and other academic distinctions or titles to persons as may be laid down in the Statutes, Ordinances or Regulations;


(g) To institute and appoint persons to professorships, readerships, lectureships, fellowships and chairs or posts of any description;


(h) To frame Statutes, Ordinances or Regulations, and alter, modify or rescind the same;


(I) To receive gifts, donations or benefactions from Government and to receive bequests, donations, and transfers of movable or immovable properties form testators, donors or transferors, as the case may be;


(j) To deal with any property belonging to or vested in the University in such manner as to the University may seem fit for advancing the objects of the University;


(k) To do all such things as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the objects of the University, and in particular the attainment of the objects set out in the First Schedule for which the institution known as Visva-Bharati was founded by the late Rabindranath Tagore.



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