14. Constitution and powers of the Academic Council
(1) The Academic Council shall consist of the following members, namely:-
(i) the Vice-Chancellor, ex officio member;
(ii) all the Deans of the Colleges of the University;
(iii) the Director of Research of the University;
(iv) the Director of Extension Education of the University;
(v) the Director Instruction;
(vi) a Librarian to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor on rotational basis;
(vii) five outstanding teachers to be co-opted from outside the University representing different Faculties;
(viii) seven heads of the Department to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor;
(ix) the Education Officer or his representative to be nominated by the North-Eastern Council set up under section 3 of the North-Eastern Council Act, 1971 (84 of 1971);
(x) the Registrar of the University, ex officio Member-Secretary.
(2) The term of office of the members of the Academic Council other than ex officio members shall be two years.
(3) Subject to the Act, the Statutes and the Ordinances, the Academic Council shall, in addition to all other powers vested in it, have 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 colleges and institutions, evaluation of research or improvements in academic standards;
(b) to bring about inter-college co-ordination to establish or appoint committees or boards, for taking up projects on an inter-college basis;
(c) to consider matters of general academic interest either on its own initiative or on a reference by a college or the Board and to take appropriate action thereon; and
(d) to frame such regulations and rules consistent with the Statutes and the Ordinances regarding the academic functioning of the University, discipline, residences, admissions, award of fellowships and studentships, fees, concessions, corporate life and attendance.