The Jawaharlal Nehru University Act, 1966
13. The Academic Council.-
(1) The Academic Council shall be the academic body of the University, and its constitution and the terms of office of its members, other than ex officio members, shall be prescribed by the Statutes.
(2) The Academic Council shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, the Statutes and the Ordinances, have the control and general regulation, and be responsible for the maintenance, of standards of instruction, education and examination within the University, and shall exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be conferred or imposed upon it by the Statutes.