Academic Council

Article Index

Constitution and powers of Academic Council as per University Act:

13. The Academic Council shall consist of the following persons, namely

I. Ex-officio members:

(i) the Vice-Chancellor;

(ii) the Director, Technical Education Department, Haryana or his authorised representative not below the rank of Joint Director;

(iii) Dean of institutions:

(iv) the Registrar;

(v) the Deans of Faculties;

(vi) the Controller of Finance;

(vii) two Dean of institutions, by rotation on che basis of their seniority;

(viii) the Controller of Examinations;

(ix) the Librarian of the University library.

II. Other members :

(i) one professor appointed by the University from each faculty, by rotation on the basis of seniority;

(ii) one University reader from each faculty, by rotation on the basis of seniority;

(iii) one University lecturer from each faculty, by rotation on the basis of seniority;

(iv) four eminent educationists to be nominated by the Vice- Chancellor from outside the University :

Provided that not more than one of them shall be from the same field; 

(v) four persons from public sector industries of the Central ana State Government in the State having proficiency, in matters relating to industry and research, to be nominated by the Chancellor on the recommendation of the Vice- Chancellor :

Provided that any other Chairman/officers of the University whose association is necessary regarding a particular item may be invited to attend the meeting. However, the special invitee shall not have any right to vote.

III (i) The Registrar shall be the Member-Secretary of Academic Council;

(ii) two-fifth of the members shall form the quorum;

(iii) save as otherwise expressly provided, the members of the Academic Council, other than ex-officio members, shall hold office for a term of two years;

(iv) the method of election shall be by simple majority voting by ballot and the elections shall be conducted in accordance with the rules framed by the Vice-Chancellor;

The Academic Council shall exercise the following powers, namely :—

(a) to exercise general supervision over the academic policies of the University and to give directions regarding methods of instructions, co-operative teaching among institutions, evaluation of research or improvements in academic standards;

(b) to consider matters of general academic interest either on its own initiative or on a reference by the Chancellor, the Vice- Chancellor, the Executive Council or a Faculty and to take appropriate action thereon;

(e) to recommend to the Executive Council, the creation and abolition of teaching posts;

(d) to prescribe syllabi and courses of study for various examinations on the recommendations of the Faculties;

(e) to frame such regulations consistent with the Statutes and Ordinances regarding the academic functions of the University, discipline, residence, admissions, awards of fellowships, Studentships, scholarships, medals and prizes, fee concessions, corporate life and attendance; and

(f) to exercise such other powers and perform such other duties, as may be conferred or assigned to the Academic Council by the Act, the Statutes or the Ordinances.

(2) All decisions of the. Academic Council concerning syllabi, courses of studies and conducting of examinations so far as they are not provided for by the Statutes and Ordinances shall be final.

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