Constitution and powers of the Academic Council:
14. (1) The Academic Council shall consist of the following members, namely:-
(i) the Vice-Chancellor, ex officio Chairman;
(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 of Education;
(vi) a Librarian to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor on rotational basis;
(vii) two eminent scientists to be co-opted from outside the University to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor;
(viii) seven Heads of the Departments, at least one from each Faculty to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor;
(ix) the Registrar of the University, ex officio Secretary.
(2) The term of office of the members of the Academic Council other than ex officio members shall be three 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 instruction, co-operative teaching among colleges and institutions, evaluation and improvements in academic standards;
(b) to bring about inter-college coordination and establish or appoint Committee on academic matters;
(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.