Section 4 in The Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University Act, 2014

Title: The University

Description: (1) There shall be established a University by the name of the "Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University". (2) The headquarters of the University shall be at Jhansi in the State of Uttar Pradesh and it may also establish campuses at such other places within its jurisdiction as it may deem fit: Provided that the University shall establish two colleges in the State of Madhya Pradesh and two colleges at Jhansi in the State of Uttar Pradesh in the Bundelkhand Region. (3) The first Chancellor and the first Vice-Chancellor and the first members of the Board, 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 the Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural 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— (a) to impart education in different branches of agriculture and allied sciences as it may deem fit; (b) to further the advancement of learning and conducting of research in agricultural and allied sciences; (c) to undertake programmes of extension education in Bundelkhand in the districts of the States under its jurisdiction; (d) to promote partnership and linkages with national and international educational institutions; and (e) to undertake such other activities as it may, from time to time, determine.

Title: Powers of the University.

Description: The University shall have the following powers, namely:— (i) to make provisions for instructions in agriculture and allied sciences; (ii) to make provisions for conduct of research in agriculture and allied branches of learning; (iii) to make provisions for dissemination of the findings of research and technical information through extension programmes; (iv) to grant, subject to such conditions as it may determine, diplomas or certificates to, and confer degrees or other academic distinctions on the basis of examination, evaluation or any other method of testing, on persons, and to withdraw any such diplomas, certificates, degrees or other academic distinction for good and sufficient cause; (v) to confer honorary degrees or other distinctions in the manner prescribed by the Statutes; (vi) to provide lectures and instructions for field workers, village leaders and other persons not enrolled as regular students of the University and to grant certificates to them as may be prescribed by the Statutes; (vii) to co-operate or collaborate or associate with any other University or authority or institution of higher learning in such manner and for such purpose as the University may determine; (viii) to establish and maintain colleges relating to agriculture, horticulture, fisheries, forestry, veterinary and animal science, dairying, home-science and allied sciences, as necessary; (ix) to establish and maintain such campuses, special centres, specialised laboratories, libraries, museums or other units for research and institution as are, in its opinion, necessary for the furtherance of its objects; (x) to create teaching, research and extension education posts and to make appointments thereto; (xi) to create administrative, ministerial and other posts and to make appointments thereto; (xii) to institute and award fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals and prizes; (xiii) to determine standards of admission to the University which may include examination, evaluation or any other method of testing; (xiv) to provide and maintain residential accommodation for students and employees; (xv) to supervise the residential accommodation of the students and employees of the University and to make arrangements for promoting their health and general welfare; (xvi) to lay down conditions of service of all categories of employees, including their code of conduct; (xvii) to regulate and enforce discipline among the students and the employees and to take such disciplinary measures in this regard as it may deem necessary; (xviii) to fix, demand and receive such fees and other charges as may be prescribed by the Statutes; (xix) to borrow, with the approval of the Central Government on the security of its property, money for the purpose of the University; (xx) 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 its purposes; (xxi) 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: (1) The jurisdiction and responsibility of the University with respect to teaching, research and programmes of extension education at the University level, in the field of agriculture shall extend to whole country and priority shall be laid on the issues related to Bundelkhand region. (2) All colleges, research and experimental stations or other institutions to be established under the authority of the University shall come in as constituent units under the full management and control of the officers and authorities and no such units shall be recognised as affiliated units. (3) The University may assume responsibility for the training of field extension workers and others and may develop such training centres as may be required in various parts of Bundelkhand under its jurisdiction

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 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.

The Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University Act, 2014