Section 4 in The National Sports University Act 2018

Title: Objects of University

Description: The objects of the University shall be–– (i) to evolve as an institute of advanced study in the field of physical education and sports sciences; (ii) to provide for research and development and dissemination of knowledge in physical education and sports sciences by providing specially designed academic and training programmes in various areas of physical education and sports sciences and training in advanced technologies of sports; (iii) to strengthen physical education and sports training programmes to promote sports including traditional and tribal sports and games; (iv) to establish centres and institutions of excellence for imparting state of the art educational training and research in the fields of physical education and sports sciences, sports technology and high performance training for all sports and games; (v) to provide professional and academic leadership to other institutions in the field of physical education and sports sciences; (vi) to provide vocational guidance and placement services in physical education, sports sciences, sports medicine, sports technology and other related fields; (vii) to generate capabilities for the development of knowledge, skills and competences at various levels in the fields of physical education and sports sciences, sports technology and high performance training for all sports and games; (viii) to generate capabilities to provide infrastructure of international standard for education, training and research in the areas related to physical education and sports sciences, sports technology and high performance training for all sports and games; (ix) to prepare highly qualified professionals in the fields of physical education and sports sciences, sports technology and high performance training for all sports and games; (x) to serve as a Centre of Excellence for the elite and other talented sportspersons of all sports and games and innovation in physical education and sports sciences and to carry out, endorse and propagate research; (xi) to function as a leading resource centre for knowledge and development in the areas of physical education and sports sciences, sports technology and high performance training for all sports and games; (xii) to provide international collaboration in the fields of physical education and sports sciences, sports technology and high performance training for all sports and games; (xiii) to establish close linkage with sports academies, schools, colleges, sports and recreation clubs, sports associations and international federations for the purpose of teaching, training and research in physical education and sports sciences, sports technology and high performance training for all sports and games; (xiv) to train talented athletes so as to help them to evolve into elite athletes of international level; (xv) to make India become a sporting power; (xvi) such other objects, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, which the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify in this behalf.

Title: Powers and functions of University

Description: (1) The University shall have the following powers and functions, namely:–– (i) to plan, design, develop and prescribe courses of study and conduct appropriate academic and training programmes in physical education and sports sciences including sports technology and to provide for instruction and training in such branches of learning as the University may, from time to time, determine and to make provisions for research and for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge; (ii) to grant, subject to such conditions as the University may determine, diplomas or certificates to, and confer degrees or other academic distinctions on, persons, on the basis of examinations, evaluation or any method of testing, and to withdraw any such certificates, diplomas, degrees or other academic distinctions for good and sufficient cause; (iii) to provide opportunities to the students of the University to participate in the sports tournaments and competitions in co-ordination with established International Sports Federations, National Sports Federations, Indian Olympic Association and Association of Indian Universities; (iv) to have liaison or membership with various international professional organisations or bodies; (v) to establish and maintain, with the prior approval of the Central Government, such Outlying Campuses, Regional Centres, specialised laboratories or other units for research, instruction and training as are, in the opinion of the University, necessary for the furtherance of its objects; (vi) to establish, maintain or recognise Study Centres in the manner laid down by the Statutes; (vii) to establish and maintain Colleges, Institutions and Halls; (viii) to confer honorary degrees or other distinctions in the manner prescribed by the Statutes; (ix) to institute Principalships, Professorships, Associate Professorships, Assistant Professorships and other teaching or academic positions, required by the University and to appoint persons to such Principalships, Professorships, Associate Professorships, Assistant Professorships or other teaching or academic positions; (x) to appoint persons working in any University or academic institution, including those located outside the country, as teachers of the University for a specified period; (xi) to create administrative, ministerial and other posts and to make appointments thereto; (xii) to co-operate or collaborate or associate with any other University or authority or Institution of higher learning, including those located outside the country, in such manner and for such purposes as the University, may determine; (xiii) to provide facilities through the distance education system to such persons and in such manner as may be prescribed by the Statutes; (xiv) to institute and award fellowships, scholarships, studentship, medals and prizes for raising academic standards and research; (xv) to organise and to undertake extramural studies, training and extension services; (xvi) 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; (xvii) to organise and conduct refresher courses, workshops, seminars and other programmes for teachers, evaluators, other academic staff and students; (xviii) to appoint on contract or otherwise visiting Professors, Emeritus Professors, Consultants and such other persons who may contribute to the advancement of the objects of the University; (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 and manage, and to dispose of, with the previous approval of the Central Government, any property, movable or immovable, including trust and endowment properties, for the purposes of the University; (xxvi) to borrow, with the previous approval of the Central Government, on the security of the property of the University, money for the purposes of the University; (xxvii) to conduct innovative experiments and promote new methods and technologies in the fields of physical education, sports sciences, sports medicine, sports technology, sports management and other related fields; (xxviii) to purchase or to take on lease any land or building or sports complex or sports infrastructure and scientific sports research equipment or indoor stadium or works which may be necessary or convenient for the purposes of the University, on such terms and conditions as it may think fit and proper and to construct, alter and maintain any such building or work; (xxix) to start any new allied course or research programme or diploma or training programme and discontinue any course or training programme; (xxx) to invest the funds of the University in or upon such securities and transpose any investment from time to time in such manner as it may deem fit in the interest of the University; (xxxi) to execute conveyances regarding transfers, mortgages, leases, licenses, agreements and other conveyances in respect of the property, movable or immovable, including Government securities, belonging to the University or to be acquired for the purposes of the University, after taking prior permission of the Central Government; (xxxii) to act as a technical advisory body to Government of India and other National Organisations, State Governments and National Sports Federations on all matters related to sports; (xxxiii) to provide training, coaching and other back up to high level sports persons for achieving success in different national and international sports competitions; (xxxiv) to give effect to the procedures and standards provided under the Khelo India Scheme or the National Sports Talent Search and Identification Scheme; (xxxv) to confer autonomous status on a College or an Institution in the manner laid down by the Statutes; (xxxvi) to admit to its privileges any College or Institution in or outside India subject to such conditions as may be laid down by the Statutes: Provided that no College or Institution shall be so admitted except with the prior approval of the Central Government; (xxxvii) to provide for the preparation of instructional and training materials, including films, cassettes, tapes, video cassettes and other software; (xxxviii) to recognise persons for imparting instructions in any College or Institution admitted to the privileges of the University; and (xxxix) 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. (2) The University shall in the exercise of its powers have jurisdiction over the whole of India and to the Outlying Campuses and Study Centres outside India. (3) In exercising its powers referred to in sub-section (1), it shall be the endeavour of the University to maintain an all-India character and high standards of teaching, training and research, and the University shall, among other measures which may be necessary for the said purpose, take, in particular, the following measures, namely:–– (i) admissions of students and recruitment of faculty shall be made on all-India basis through appropriate procedures approved by the Executive Council of the University; (ii) foreign students shall be admitted by the University to various courses and programmes as per the policy and schemes of the Government of India and the procedure approved by the Executive Council of the National Sports University; (iii) inter-University mobility of faculty with portable pension scheme benefits, if any, and protection of seniority shall be encouraged; (iv) semester system, continuous evaluation and choice-based credit system shall be introduced and the University shall enter into agreement with other Universities and academic institutions for credit transfer and joint degree programmes; (v) innovative courses and programmes of studies shall be introduced with a provision for periodic review and restructuring; (vi) active participation of students shall be ensured in all academic activities of the University, including evaluation of teachers; (vii) accreditation shall be obtained from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council or any other accrediting agency at the national level; and (viii) e-governance shall be introduced with effective management information.

Title: University to be open to all caste creed race or class

Description: The University shall be open to persons of any 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 such person 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, persons with disabilities or of persons belonging to the weaker sections of the society and, in particular, of the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and the other socially and educationally backward classes of citizens: Provided further that no such special provision shall be made on the ground of domicile.

Title: Central Government to review work and progress of University

Description: (1) The Central Government may, from time to time, appoint one or more persons to review the work and progress of the University, including Outlying Campuses, Colleges, Institutions, Regional Centres and Study Centres maintained by it, and to submit a report thereon; and upon receipt of that report, the Central Government may, after obtaining the views of the Executive Council thereon through the ViceChancellor, take such action and issue such directions, as it considers necessary, in respect of any of the matters dealt with in the report and the University shall abide by such action and be bound to comply with such directions. (2) The Central Government shall have the right to cause an inspection to be made by such person or persons, as it may direct, of the University, its buildings, sports complexes, libraries, laboratories and equipment, and of any Outlying Campus or College or Institution or Regional Centres or Study Centres maintained by the University; and also of the examinations, teaching and other work conducted or done by the University and to cause an inquiry to be made in like manner in respect of any matter connected with the administration or finances of the University, Colleges or Institutions or Regional Centres or Study Centres. (3) The Central Government shall, in every matter referred to in sub-section (2), give notice of its intention to cause an inspection or inquiry to be made, to the University, and the University shall have the right to make such representations to the Central Government, as it may consider necessary. (4) After considering the representations, if any, made by the University, the Central Government may cause to be made such inspection or inquiry as is referred to in sub-section (3). (5) Where any inspection or inquiry has been caused to be made by the Central Government, the University shall be entitled to appoint a representative, who shall have the right to be present and be heard at such inspection or inquiry. (6) The Central Government may, if the inspection or inquiry is made in respect of the University or any Outlying Campus or College or Institution or Regional Centre or Study Centre established or maintained by it, address the Vice-Chancellor with reference to the result of such inspection or inquiry together with such views and advice with regard to the action to be taken thereon, as the Central Government may be pleased to offer, and on receipt of address made by the Central Government, the Vice-Chancellor shall communicate to the Executive Council the views of the Central Government with such advice as the Central Government may offer upon the action to be taken thereon. (7) The Executive Council shall communicate through the Vice-Chancellor to the Central Government such action, if any, as it proposes to take or has been taken upon the result of such inspection or inquiry. (8) Where, the Executive Council does not, within a reasonable time, take action to the satisfaction of the Central Government, it may, after considering any explanation furnished or representation made by the Executive Council, issue such directions, as it may think fit, and the Executive Council shall comply with such directions. (9) Without prejudice to the foregoing provisions of this section, the Central Government may, by order in writing, annul any proceeding of the University which is not in conformity with the provisions of this Act or the Statutes or the Ordinances: Provided that before making any such order, the Central Government shall call upon the ViceChancellor to show cause why such an order should not be made, and, if any cause is shown within a reasonable time, it shall consider the same. (10) The Central Government shall have such other powers, in respect of the affairs of the University, as may be prescribed by the Statutes.

Title: Officers of University

Description: The following shall be the officers of the University, namely:— (a) the Chancellor; (b) the Vice-Chancellor; (c) the Deans of Schools; (d) the Registrar; (e) the Finance Officer; (f) the Controller of Examinations; (g) the Librarian; and (h) such other officers as may be declared by the Statutes to be the officers of the University.

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