Section 16 in The Lalit Kala Akadami (Taking Over of Management) Act, 1997

Title: Repeal and saving

Description: (1) The Lalit Kala Akadami (Taking Over of Management) Ordinance, 1997 (Ord. 10 of 1997) is hereby repealed. (2) Notwithstanding the repeal of the Lalit Kala Akadami (Taking Over of Management) Ordinance, 1997 (Ord. 10 of 1997), anything done or any action taken under the said Ordinance shall be deemed to have been done or taken under the corresponding provisions of this Act.

Title: Short title and commencement

Description: (1) This Act may be called the Maulana Azad National Urdu University Act, 1996. (2) It shall come into force on such date1 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint. 1. 9th January, 1998, vide notification No. S.O 1(E), dated 1st January, 1998, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, sec. 3(ii).

Title: Definitions

Description: In this Act, and the Statutes made hereunder, unless the context otherwise requires,-- (a) "Academic Council" means the Academic Council of the University; (b) "academic staff" means such categories of staff as are designated as academic staff by the Ordinances; (c) "Board of Studies" means the Board of Studies of the University; (d) "Chancellor", "Vice-Chancellor" and "Pro-Vice-Chancellor" mean, respectively, the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University; (e) "Court" means the Court of the University; (f) "Department" means a Department of Studies; and includes a Centre of Studies; (g) "distance education system" means the system of imparting education through any means of communication such as broadcasting, telecasting, correspondence courses, seminars, contact programmes or the combination of any two or more of such means; (h) "employee" means any person appointed by the University and includes teachers and other staff of the University; (i) "Executive Council" means the Executive Council of the University; (j) "Finance Committee" means the Finance Committee of the University; (k) "Hall" means a unit of residence or of corporate life for the students of the University, or of an Institution, maintained by the University; (l) "Institution" means an academic institution maintained by the University; (m) "recognised Institution" means an institution of higher learning recognised by the University; (n) "Regulations" means the Regulations made by any authority of the University under this Act for the time being force; (o) "School" means a school of Studies of the University; (p) "Statutes" and "Ordinances" mean, respectively, the Statutes and Ordinances of the University for the time being in force; (q) "Teachers of the University" means Professors, Readers, Lecturers and such other persons as may be appointed for imparting instruction or conducting research in the University or in any Institution maintained by the University and who are designated as teachers by the Ordinances; (r) "University" means the Maulana Azad National Urdu University established and incorporated as a University under this Act.

Title: Establishment of the University

Description: (1) There shall be established a University by the name of "Maulana Azad National Urdu University". (2) The headquarters of the University shall be at Hyderabad. (3) The first Chancellor and the first Vice-Chancellor and the first members of the Court, the Executive Council and the Academic Council and all persons who may hereafter become such officers or members, so long as they continue to hold such office or membership, are hereby constituted a body corporate by the name of "Maulana Azad National Urdu University". (4) The University shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and shall sue and be sued by the said name.

Title: Objects of the University

Description: The objects of the University shall be to promote and develop Urdu language; to impart education and training in vocational and technical subjects through the medium of Urdu; to provide wider access to people desirous of pursuing programmes of higher education and training in Urdu medium through teaching on the Campus as well as at a distance and to provide focus on women education.