Academic Council: Constitution, Powers and Functions

  • Constitution: The Academic Council shall consist of the following members:-
    • Vice-Chancellor as Chairperson
    • All the Deans of Faculties and Heads of the Institutions
    • Five Professors/Associate Professors of the University nominated by the Chancellor.
    • Controller of Examinations
    • Three educationists of repute from outside the University, nominated by the Chancellor.
    • Three representatives of repute from amongst the Scientists / Educationists/ Technologists / Industrialists for their specialized knowledge co-opted by the Academic Council.
    • The Registrar shall be the Member-Secretary.
  • The Vice-Chancellor may co-opt members, persons having special knowledge or experience in the subject matter of any particular business which may come before the Council for consideration.
  • The members so co-opted shall have all the rights of the members of the Council in regard to the transaction of the business in relation to which they have been be co-opted. The term of the co-opted/ nominated members of the Academic Council will be three years.
  • Two fifth (40%) of the members of the Academic Council shall form the quorum at a meeting.
  • The Academic Council shall ordinarily meet once in two months with minimum three meetings during the year.
  • Any business which may be necessary for the Academic Council to perform, except such business as may be placed before its meeting, may be carried out by circulation of a resolution among all its members and the resolution so circulated and approved by a simple majority shall be effective and binding as if such resolution had been passed in the meeting of the Academic Council.
  • The Academic Council shall be the principal academic body of the University and shall, subject to the provisions of the Act, Statutes, Ordinances, Regulations and Rules, co-ordinate and exercise general supervision over the academic policies of the University.
  • The Academic Council shall exercise the following powers and perform functions:-
    • To promote teaching, research and related activities in the University, inter-alia covering methods of instructions, evaluation, etc. for improvement in academic standards.
    • To make recommendation to the Governing Body through the Board of Management on the proposals received from different faculties of the University for the conferment of degrees or diplomas or certificates or any other distinction or honour of the University.
    • To consider matters of general academic interest either on its own initiative or on a reference made by a faculty or Board of Studies or Board of Management or Governing Body or Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor and take appropriate action thereon.
    • To make proposals to the Board of Management for the institution of fellowships, scholarships, studentships, exhibitions, medals, and prizes and to make and/or approve the rules for their award.
    • To recommend to the Board of Management the creation and abolition of teaching and academic posts.
    • To recognize persons of eminence in their subject to be associated as research co-guides/co-supervisors in various subjects or inter-disciplinary subjects.
    • To recognize the certificates, diplomas and degrees of other universities and institutions and to approve their equivalence.
    • To approve the syllabi of different courses/subjects submitted by the Faculties/Board of Studies and the Departments and to provide for the conduct of the examinations according to the Ordinances made for the purpose.
    • To consider and approve eligibility criteria for student admissions to various programmes offered by various Faculties/Departments of the University.
    • To recommend to the Board of Management the rates of remuneration and allowances related to the examination work.
    • To approve the Academic Calendar.
    • To constitute and delegate any of its powers to the standing committee of Academic Council / Deans as it may deem fit.
    • To report or make recommendations on any matter referred to it by the Chancellor or Governing Body or Board of Management or Vice-Chancellor as the case may be.
    • To recommend to the Board of Management on the Ordinances regarding discipline, residences, attendance and other academic functions of the University.
    • To exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time.
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