Regulatory Committees

Universities are empowered to appoint committees that act as consultative and advisory bodies on matters relating to administrative policies and programs. The committee system is an effective and efficient tool in achieving university goals. The primary purpose of a committee is to consider and recommend actions and propose policies in the functional areas under their jurisdictions.
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Academic Council:

Academic Council-composition and term of office.

1. Composition of Academic Council

Academic Council-composition and term of office.-

 (a) The Academic Council shall consist of the following, namely: –

(i) the President;

(ii) the Pro-President;

(iii)            the Deans of the Faculties;

(iv) Dean (R&D)

(v) the Heads of the University Department of the status of a professor or an Associate Professor;

(vi)            the Conveners of the Board of Studies; and

(vii)minimum three persons co-opted by the Academic Council possessing special attainments in disciplines covered under the Act and who are not teachers in the University.

(viii) Controller of Examination

 

(b)       The term of office of a member, other than ex-officio member, of the Academic Council, shall be three years.

(c)       No person shall continue to be member of the Academic council in more than one capacity. whenever a person becomes such member in more than one capacity, he shall, within two weeks thereof, intimate to the Member-Secretary, in writing, as to the capacity in which he desires to be such member and vacate the other seat; failing which the seat held by him earlier in point of time shall be deemed to have been vacated.

 

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Faculty Boards:

 It recommends to the Academic Council course(s) of study, curricula and scheme(s) of examination, prepared by the Board of Studies in accordance with the provisions of regulatory bodies.

2. Composition of Board of Faculties

Faculties – Composition and term of office. –

 (a)  Each faculty shall consist of following, namely: –

  • the Dean of the Faculty;
  • University Professors and Associate Professors in the subjects assigned to the faculty;
  • all Heads of the Departments within the faculty;
  • two members co-opted by the faculty concerned from among the teachers of the faculty;
  • three persons not being teachers in the University to be co-opted by the Faculty; and
  • the Conveners of Board of Studies in the Faculty, who are not otherwise included under the foregoing clauses.

(b)     Member of a Faculty other than ex-officio member shall hold office for a period of three years.

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Board of Studies:

It is constituted for each subject or group of subjects. Its main function is to recommend courses of study, curricula and scheme of examinations in its respective subject(s).

3. Composition of Board of Studies

Board of studies, Composition and term of office. –

 

  • There shall be a Board of Studies for each subject or group of subjects.
  • The Board of Studies shall be constituted by the Faculty concerned for a period of three years.
  • The number of the Boards of Studies in each Faculty as also the members of each Board of Studies shall be determined by the Board of Management on the recommendations of the Academic Council and the Faculty concerned.
  • The members of a Board of Studies shall not exceed five, out of which three of them shall be internal members and out of these three one shall be Head of the Department and the remaining members shall be teachers of the Post-graduate departments.
  • There shall be at least one and not more than two external members on each Board of Studies.
  • Board of Studies shall elect a convener from amongst its members.
  • The Convener shall co-opt minimum one member from interdisciplinary subjects.
  • The Convener shall convene meeting of the Board of Studies. The quorum of the meeting shall be one half of the total members.
  • The Dean shall have right to be present and speak at the meetings of the Boards of Studies relating to his faculty but not to vote thereat unless he is a member thereof.

Explanation: – ‘Internal member’ means a member who is a teacher in the University and ‘external member’ means one who is a subject expert and not connected with university in any manner.

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Research Board:

It is responsible to maintain quality and relevance of research in the University.

4. Composition of Research Board

Research Board.-

Composition and term of office:

               (a) The Research Board shall consist of the following, namely :-

(i)     the President;         –           Chairman

(ii)    Chairman of the Ethics Committee – member

(iii)   the Pro-President;   –           Member

       (iv)    Head of each University teaching Department; – member

  • the Deans of Faculties; – Member,
  • the Dean, R & D – Member

                       (vi)     the Registrar.

 (b) One-third of the total members of the Research Board shall form the quorum. In the absence of the President, the Pro-President shall preside at the meeting.

(c) The recommendations of the Research Board shall be submitted to the Academic Council for its consideration.

(d) The Research Board shall meet at least twice in one academic session.

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Publication Board:

It undertakes publication of the University Journal, results of post-graduate studies and research any other work, literary or scientific, considered suitable by the Academic Council.

5. Composition of Publication Board

Publication Board.-

Composition and term of office; –

(a)    The Publication Board shall consist of the following, namely:-

  • the President;
  • the Pro-president;
  • the Deans of the Faculties;
  • the University Librarian;
  • Coordinator of university

 

(b)    The Publication Board shall meet at least once in a year or whenever convened by the President.

(c)    Five members shall form a quorum for the meeting of the Publication Board.

(d)    The President shall be the Chairman of the Publication Board and in his absence the Pro-President shall preside.

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Examination Board:

It undertakes all matters relating to conduct of exams and publication of results.

6. Composition of Examination Board

Examination Board. –

There shall be an examination Board consisting of the following, namely:-

(a) the President or his nominee not below the rank of Dean of a Faculty; – Convener

(b) all Deans of Faculties;  – Members

(c) Controller of Examination – Member-Secretary.

 

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