The Academic Council

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The Academic Council is the principal Academic Body of the University and coordinate and exercises general supervision over the academic policies of the University

A. The Academic Council comprise the following:

  • The Vice-Chancellor Chairperson
  • The Pro-Vice Chancellor.
  • Two Directors/Heads of Institutions in order of seniority by rotation.
  • Four Deans nominated by the Vice-Chancellor.
  • Eight Heads of academic Department/Constituent Institutions in order of seniority.
  • One Academician from outside the University nominated by the Executive Council.
  • Two nominees of the Chancellor from amongst Scientists, Educationists, Technologists and Engineers.
  • Two nominees of the Foundation from amongst Scientists, Educationists, Technologists and Engineers.

Registrar shall act as the Secretary of the Academic Council.

The tenure of members of the Academic Council, other than of ex-officio members, shall be three years.

Functions and Powers of the Academic Council shall be as follows:

  • Supervise and control admissions of students in the University and the examinations of the University.
  • Frame Regulations for admissions in the University Departments and its Centres, covering eligibility requirements for admission to courses of Study at entry points and selectively for horizontal entry, procedures for selection for admission and any other matter related to admission.
    1. Make broad and also course-specific provisions and Regulations for integration/taking-over, collaboration/association by the University and Institutions/Schools/Colleges/Centres of the Foundation.
    2. Recommend to the Executive Council for consideration and approval, proposals for integration/take-over and collaboration/ association with Institutions/Schools/Colleges/Centres as prescribed in Article 3(10) of the Statutes.
    3. Approve courses, curricula and syllabi for the courses of study  in the Constituent Units of the University.
    4. Recommend to the Executive Council for consideration of Creation or abolition or merger or division of the Constituent Unit of the University and the courses of study to be run by them.
    5. Frame Regulations and Guidelines to declare an Institution, School, College or Centre established, operated, maintained and owned by the Foundation as a Constituent Unit.
    6. Frame Regulations and Guidelines for academic matters including the structure of examination and / or any method of testing for declaration of results.
    7. Recommend to the Executive Council the rates of remuneration and allowances for the examination work.
    8. Control, regulate and maintain the standards of instruction, education, training and research carried on or imparted in the University.
    9. Co-ordinate the working of Boards of Studies, and scrutinize and approve their proposals in regard to the scheme of teaching and examinations in the University.
    10. Promote research activities of the University and scrutinize and approve the recommendations of the thesis examiners of doctoral candidates, to ensure high standards of research.
    11. Advise the Executive Council in regard to the number and qualifications of teachers.
    12. Approve recognition and equivalence of the certificates, diplomas and degrees of other Universities and Institutions.
    13. Make assessments and take periodic review of the academic activities of the University to enhance standards of education and research and take new initiatives.
    14. Consider and make recommendations on such matters as may be referred to it by the Court or Executive Council.
    15. Perform in relation to academic matters all such duties as may be necessary for properly carrying out the provisions of the Act, the Statutes and the Ordinances.
    16. Maintain contact with employer organizations with a view to assess their current and changing needs, the pattern of education required therefor which should be imparted by the University and take necessary action to update and upgrade the course contents.

B. The tenure of members of the Academic Council, other than of ex-officio members, shall be three years.

C. Meeting

  • The Academic Council shall normally meet at least twice a year on the dates decided by the Vice Chancellor and at such other times as the Vice-Chancellor may direct.
  • In the absence of the Vice Chancellor in a meeting, the Pro-Vice Chancellor shall preside at the meeting.
  • Ordinarily twenty one days notice shall be given for all meetings of the Academic Council and the agenda papers shall be issued at least ten days before the date of the meeting.
  • Notice of a motion or resolution which has been given by a member, must reach the Registrar ordinarily three days before the date of the meeting at which the motion or the resolution is to be moved.
  • QuorumOne-half of the Members of the Academic Council including the Chairperson shall constitute the quorum at a meeting.
  • Transaction of Business -In arriving at a decision, if voting becomes necessary, it shall be done in a manner to be decided by the Chairperson. In case of a tie, the Chairperson shall have a second casting vote.