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23. Academic Council.

(1) The Academic Council shall be in charge of the academic affairs of the University and shall, subject to the provisions of this Act and the Statutes, superintend, direct and control, and be responsible for the maintenance of standards of instruction, education and examinations and other matters connected with the obtaining of degrees and shall exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, the Academic Council shall have power

(a) to advise the Vice-Chancellor on all academic matters, including the control and management of the libraries;

(b) to co-opt at its meetings such Heads of Departments as it may consider necessary;

(c) to make recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor for the institution of the Professorships, Associate Professorships, Assistant Professorships and teacherships and other teaching posts and in regard to the duties and emoluments thereof;

(d) to formulate, modify or revise schemes for the constitution or reconstitution of departments of teaching, research and extension;

(e) to make regulations regarding the admission of students to the University;

(f) to make regulations regarding examinations conducted by the University and the conditions on which students shall be admitted to such examinations;

(g) to make regulations relating to courses of study leading to degrees, diplomas and certificates;

(h) to make recommendations regarding post-graduate teaching, research and extension;

(i) to make recommendations regarding the qualifications to be prescribed for teachers in the University;

(j) to exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be conferred or imposed on it by or under the provisions of this Act.

(3) The Academic Council shall consist of

(a) the Vice-Chancellor;

(b) the Deans of the colleges of the University;

(c) the Dean of Post-Graduate Studies;

(d) the Director of Extension Education;

(e) the Director of Research;

(f) the Head of one Department from each college, to be selected by the respective college.

(4) The term of office of the members specified in clause (f) of sub-section (3) shall be two years.

Haryana and Punjab Agricultural Universities Act, 1970 Back

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