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12. Powers and functions of the Academic Council.-

Subject to the provisions of 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, coordination of teaching among the Constituent Colleges, evaluation of research and maintenance and improvement of academic standards;

(b) to promote co-ordination between Faculties, Departments, University Institutes and independent Centres, collaboration between the University and Constituent Institutes and establish such committees, boards or schools as may be deemed necessary for these purposes;

(c) to consider matters of general academic interest either on its own initiative, or on a reference by a Faculty, University Institute, independent Centre or Constituent Institute or the Executive Council, and to take appropriate action thereon;

(d) to advise the Executive Council on all academic matters, including-

(i) matters relating to the examinations conducted by the University;

(ii) the qualifications required to be possessed by persons imparting instruction in particular subjects for the degrees of the University; and

(iii) matters referred to it for advice by the Executive Council;

(e) to consider and approve proposals submitted by the Boards of Studies through the Boards of Faculties or by University Institutes or independent Centres or Constituent Institutes in respect of courses of study and research degree programmes;

(f) to recommend for the consideration of the Executive Council the principles and criteria on which examiners and Inspectors for various kinds of inspection of the University Colleges, Constituent Institutes and Constituent Colleges may be appointed; and

(g) to frame such regulations and rules consistent with the Statutes and the Ordinances regarding the academic functioning of the University, discipline, residence, admissions, award of fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals and prizes, fees, concessions, corporate life and attendance.

University of Allahabad Act, 2005 Back

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