Section 4 in The Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya Act, 1996

Title: Objects of the University

Description: The objects of the University shall be to promote and develop Hindi language and literature in general and, for that purpose, to provide for instructional and research facilities in the relevant branches of learning; to provide for active pursuit of comparative studies and research in Hindi and other Indian languages; to create facilities for development and dissemination of relevant information in the country and abroad; to offer programmes of Research, Education and Training in areas like translation, interpretation and linguistics for improving the functional effectiveness of Hindi; to reach out to Hindi scholars and groups interested in Hindi abroad and to associate them in teaching and research and to popularize Hindi through distance education system.

Title: Powers of the University

Description: The University shall have the following powers, namely:-- (i) to provide for instructions in the relevant branches of learning and to make provision for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge for furtherance of its objects; (ii) to grant, subject to such conditions as the University may determine, diplomas or certificates to, and confer degrees or other academic distinctions on the basis of examinations, evaluation or any other method of testing on, persons, and to withdraw any such diplomas, certificates, degrees or other academic distinctions for good and sufficient cause; (iii) to organise and to undertake extra-mural studies, training and extension services; (iv) to confer honorary degrees or other distinctions in the manner prescribed by the Statutes; (v) to provide for facilities through distance education system to such persons as it may determine; (vi) to institute Professorships, Readerships, Lecturerships and other teaching or academic positions, required by the University and to appoint persons to such Professorships, Readerships, Lecturerships or other teaching or academic positions; (vii) to recognise, with the prior approval of the Visitor, an institution of higher learning, within or outside India for such purposes as the University may determine and to withdraw such recognition; (viii) to appoint persons working in any other University or organisation as teacher of the University for a specified period; (ix) to create administrative, ministerial and other posts and to make appointments thereto; (x) to co-operate or collaborate or associate with any other University or authority or institution of higher learning in such manner and for such purposes as the University may determine; (xi) to establish, with the prior approval of the Visitor, such campuses, special centres and specialised laboratories, within or outside India, as are, in the opinion of the University, necessary for the furtherance of its objects; (xii) to institute and award fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals and prizes; (xiii) to establish and maintain Institutions and Halls; (xiv) to make provision for research and advisory services and for that purpose to enter into such arrangements with other institutions, industrial or other organisations, as the University may deem necessary; (xv) to organise and conduct refresher courses, workshops, seminars and other programmes for teachers, evaluators and other academic staff; (xvi) to make special arrangements in respect of the residence, discipline and teaching of women students as the University may consider desirable; (xvii) to appoint on contract or otherwise visiting Professors, Emeritus Professors, Consultants, Scholars and such other persons who may contribute to the advancement of the objects of the University; (xviii) to confer autonomous status on a Department, in accordance with the Statutes; (xix) to determine standards of admission to the University, which may include examination, evaluation or any other method of testing; (xx) to demand and receive payment of fees and other charges; (xxi) to supervise the residences of the students of the University and to make arrangements for promoting their health and general welfare; (xxii) to lay down conditions of service of all categories of employees, including their code of conduct; (xxiii) to regulate and enforce discipline among the students and the employees, and to take such disciplinary measures in this regard as may be deemed by the University to be necessary; (xxiv) to make arrangements for promoting the health and general welfare of the employees; (xxv) to receive benefactions, donations and gifts and to acquire, hold, manage and dispose of any property, movable or immovable, including trust and endowment properties for the purposes of the University; (xxvi) to borrow, with the approval of the Central Government, on the security of the property of the University, money for the purposes of the University; (xxvii) to do all such other acts and things as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of its objects.

Title: Jurisdiction

Description: The jurisdiction of the University shall extend to the whole of India.

Title: University open to all classes, castes and creed

Description: The University shall be open to persons of either sex and of whatever caste, creed, race or class, and it shall not be lawful for the University to adopt or impose on any person, any test whatsoever of religious belief or profession in order to entitle him to be appointed as a teacher of the University or to hold any other office therein or to be admitted as a student in the University or to graduate thereat or to enjoy or exercise any privilege thereof: Provided that nothing in this section shall be deemed to prevent the University from making special provisions for the employment or admission of women, physically handicapped or of persons belonging to the weaker sections of the society and, in particular, of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes.

Title: Residence of students.

Description: The University shall, primarily, be a residential University: Provided that the requirements of residence shall be regulated in such manner as may be prescribed by the Ordinances.

The Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya Act, 1996