Section 17 in The Indian Institutes of Information Technology Act, 2014

Title: Powers and functions of Senate.

Description: (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Senate shall be the principal academic body of the Institute and shall have the power to enact, amend, modify Ordinances, governing academic matters and the affairs and well-being of students in the Institute. (2) Without prejudice to the provisions of sub-section (1), the Senate shall have the following powers, namely:— (a) to specify the criteria and process for admission to courses or programmes of study offered by the Institute; (b) to recommend to the Board creation of teaching and other academic posts, determination of the number and emoluments of such posts and defining the duties and conditions of service of teachers and other academic posts; (c) to recommend to the Board about commencement of new programmes or courses of study; (d) to specify the broad academic content of programmes and courses of study and undertake modifications therein; (e) to specify the academic calendar and approve grant of degrees, diplomas and other academic distinctions or titles; (f) to appoint examiners, moderators, tabulators and such other personnel for different examinations; (g) to recognise diplomas and degrees or Universities and other Institutes and to determine equivalence with the diplomas and degrees of the Institute; (h) to suggest measures for departmental co-ordination; (i) to make major recommendations to the Board of Governors on— (a) measures for improvement of standard of teaching, training and research; (b) institution of chairs, fellowships, scholarships, studentships, free-ships, medals and prizes and other related matters; (c) establishment or abolition of departments or centres; and (d) bye-laws covering the academic functioning of the institute, discipline, residence, admissions, examinations, award of fellowships and studentships, free-ships concessions, attendance and other related matters; (j) to appoint sub-committees to advise on such specific matters as may be referred to by the Board of Governors or by itself; (k) to consider the recommendations of the sub-committees and to take such action including making of recommendations to the Board of Governors as may be required; (l) to take periodical review of the activities of the Departments or Centres and to take appropriate action including making of recommendations to the Board of Governors with a view to maintain and improve the standards of instructions, in the institutions; and (m) to exercise such other powers and discharge such other functions as may be assigned to it, by Statutes or otherwise, by the Board.

Title: Finance Committee.

Description: (1) The Finance Committee of each Institute shall consist of the following persons, namely:— (a) the Chairperson, Board of Governors, ex officio, who shall be the Chairperson of the Committee; (b) one representative of the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education handling the matters relating to Indian Institute of Information Technology, ex officio; (c) one representative of the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education handling the matters relating to finance, ex officio; (d) two persons nominated by the Board; (e) the Director, ex officio; (f) the Officer incharge of Finance and Accounts of the Institute, ex officio Secretary. (2) The members of the Finance Committee other than ex officio members shall hold office for a term of three years.

Title: Power and functions of Finance Committee.

Description: The Finance Committee shall examine the accounts, scrutinise proposals for expenditure and financial estimates of the Institute and thereafter submit it to the Board of Governors together with its comments for approval.

Title: Building and Works Committee.

Description: The Building and Works Committee of each Institute shall consist of the following persons, namely:— (a) the Director, ex officio, who shall be the Chairperson of the Committee; (b) one person nominated by Indian Institute of Technology located in the State in which the Institute is situated; (c) one person nominated by the Board from amongst its members; (d) Dean, Planning and Development; (e) a civil engineer not below the rank of superintending engineer in the Government or Government Agency nominated by the Board; (f) an electrical engineer not below the rank of superintending engineer in the Government or Government Agency nominated by the Board; (g) the officer incharge of Estate of the Institute, ex officio Secretary.

Title: Powers and functions of Building and Works Committee.

Description: The Building and Works Committee shall discharge the following powers and functions, namely:— (a) it shall be the responsibility of the Committee for construction of all major capital works after securing from the Board the necessary administrative approval and financial sanction; (b) it shall have the power to give the necessary administrative approval and financial sanction for all construction work and work pertaining to maintenance and repairs, within the grant place at the disposal of the Institute for the purpose; (c) it shall cause to be prepared estimates of cost of building and other capital work, minor works, repair, maintenance and the like; (d) it shall be responsible for making technical scrutiny of each work as may be considered necessary by it; (e) it shall be responsible for enlistment of suitable contractors and acceptance of tenders and shall have the power to give direction for departmental works where necessary.

CHAPTER 3 AUTHORITIES OF CENTRALLY FUNDED INDIAN INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY