Section 7 in The National Institutes of Design Act, 2014

Title: Institute be open to all races, creeds and classes.

Description: (1) The 1[Every Institute] shall be open to persons of either sex and of whatever race, creed, caste or class, and no test or condition shall be imposed as to religious belief or profession in admitting or appointing members, students, teachers or workers or in any other connection whatsoever. (2) No bequest, donation or transfer of any property shall be accepted by the Institute, which in the opinion of the Governing Council involves conditions or obligations opposed to the spirit and objects of the Institute. 1. Subs. by Act 38 of 2019, s. 9, for "The Institute" (w.e.f. 13-1-2020).

Title: Teaching at Institute.

Description: All 1[teaching at each of the Institutes] and the Institute campuses shall be conducted by or in the name of the Institute in accordance with the Statutes and the Ordinances made in this behalf. 1. Subs. by Act 38 of 2019, s. 10, for "teaching at the Institute" (w.e.f. 13-1-2020).

Title: Visitor

Description: (1) The President of India shall be the Visitor of 1[each of the Institutes]. (2) The Visitor may appoint one or more persons to review the work and progress of the Institute or any Institute campus and to hold inquiries into the affairs thereof and to report thereon in such manner as the Visitor may direct. (3) Upon receipt of any such report, the Visitor may take such action and issue such directions as he considers necessary in respect of any of the matters dealt with in the report and the Institute shall be bound to comply with such directions. 1. Subs. by s. 11, ibid., for "the Institute" (w.e.f. 13-1-2020).

Title: Authorities of Institute.

Description: 1[Each Institute shall have the following authorities] namely:-- (a) the Governing Council, (b) a Senate, and (c) such other authorities as may be declared by the Statutes to be the authorities of the Institute. 1. Subs. by s. 12, ibid., for "The following shall be the authorities of the Institute" (w.e.f. 13-1-2020).

Title: Governing Council.

Description: 1[The Governing Council of every Institute shall consist of] the following members, namely:-- (a) a Chairperson, who shall be an eminent academician, scientist or technologist or professional or industrialist, to be nominated by the Visitor; (b) the Director, ex officio; (c) the Financial Adviser in the Ministry or Department of the Government of India dealing with the National Institute of Design, ex officio; (d) the Joint Secretary, in the Ministry or Department in the Government of India dealing with the National Institute of Design, ex officio; (e) one representative of the Ministry or Department of the Government of India not below the rank of Joint Secretary dealing with Higher Education, to be nominated by the Secretary of that Ministry or Department, ex officio; (f) one representative of the Ministry or Department of the Government of India not below the rank of Joint Secretary dealing with Information Technology to be nominated by the Secretary of that Ministry or Department, ex officio; (g) one representative from the State in which the Institute campus is located, to be nominated by that State Government; (h) five professionals, one each from the fields of architecture, engineering, fine arts, mass media and technology, to be nominated by the Central Government; (i) an outstanding Designer, to be nominated by the Visitor in consultation with the Central Government; (j) a management expert, to be nominated by the Chairperson; (k) a representative of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, to be nominated by the Central Government; (l) three persons to be nominated by the Senate from amongst persons recommended by companies, firms or individuals who have provided financial assistance or contribution to the Institute: Provided that the threshold of financial assistance or contribution and other requirements to qualify for such nomination shall be such as may be provided for in the Statutes; and (m) Dean of each Institute campus, ex officio. 1. Subs. by s. 13, ibid., for "The Governing Council shall consist of" (w.e.f. 13-1-2020).

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