Section 17 in The National Forensic Sciences University Act, 2020

Title: Terms of office of members of Board of Governors.

Description: (1) Save as otherwise provided in this section, the term of a nominated member of the Board of Governors under clause (g) of sub-section (1) of section 15 shall be three years from the date of his nomination. (2) A nominated member of the Board of Governors shall be eligible for re-nomination for the next term. (3) A nominated member of the Board of Governors may resign from his office by writing under his hand addressed to the Chairperson and his resignation shall take effect from the date it is accepted by the Chairperson. (4) The term of office of an ex officio member of the Board of Governors shall continue so long as he holds the office by the virtue of which he is a member.

Title: Academic Council.

Description: (1) The Academic Council of the University shall consist of the following members, namely:-- (i) Vice-Chancellor--Chairperson, ex officio; (ii) two academicians or professionals to be nominated by the Board of Governors --members; (iii) two academicians or professionals in the field of forensic science to be nominated by the Board of Governors--members; (iv) Director-cum-Chief Forensic Scientist, Directorate of Forensic Science Services, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India--member, ex officio; (v) Campus Directors--members, ex officio; (vi) one Dean or professor or associate professor from each discipline of the School, by rotation, to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor--members, ex officio; (vii) two representatives of industry or industry bodies in related sectors to be nominated by the Board of Governors--members. (2) The Executive Registrar shall be the Secretary of the Council. (3) The term of office of the members nominated under clauses (ii), (iii), (vi) and (vii) of sub-section (1) shall be three years, and the members shall be eligible for re-nomination for the next term.

Title: Powers of Academic Council.

Description: Subject to the provisions of this Act and the Statutes made thereunder, the Academic Council of the University shall exercise the following powers and perform following functions, namely:-- (i) to specify the academic policies of the University and be responsible for the maintenance and improvement of standards of instruction, education and evaluation in the University; (ii) to consider matters of general academic interest either on its own initiative or on a reference from the faculty of the University or the Board of Governors and to take appropriate action thereof; (iii) to review and recommend to the Board of Governors regarding proposals received from the Board for Affiliation and Recognition; (iv) to make Ordinances; (v) to recommend to the Board of Governors, to make such Statutes as are consistent with this Act regarding the academic functioning of the Institute including discipline of students; and (vi) to exercise such other powers and perform such other functions as may be conferred or imposed upon it by the Statutes or Ordinances.

Title: Officers of University.

Description: The following shall be the officers of the University, namely:-- (a) Vice-Chancellor; (b) Campus Directors; (c) Deans; (d) Executive Registrar; and (e) such other persons in the service of the University as may be laid down in the Statutes, to be the officers of the University.

Title: Vice Chancellor.

Description: (1) The Central Government may, in consultation with such State Governments as it deems fit, by notification, appoint the Vice-Chancellor of the University. (2) A person shall be qualified to be appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of the University, if he is— (i) a person of eminence in the field of forensic sciences; (ii) associated in administration of criminal justice, development matters, education, philanthropy, industrial or business development or exemplary administration in the central services, State services, corporations or public bodies at national and international levels. (3) The Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for a period of three years and shall be eligible for reappointment for another term or till he attains the age of seventy years. (4) The other terms and conditions of the Vice-Chancellor shall be such as may be laid down in the Statutes. (5) The Vice-Chancellor may resign from his office by writing under his hand addressed to the Chancellor and such a resignation shall take effect from the date of acceptance by the Chancellor.

CHAPTER 3 AUTHORITIES OF UNIVERSITY