Section 3 in The Rashtriya Raksha University Act, 2020.
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,--
(a) "Academic Council" means the Academic Council of the University referred to in section 17;
(b) "affiliated college" means an institution recognised as such by the Executive Council in accordance with the provisions of this Act and the Statutes made thereunder;
(c) "college" means an institution maintained by or admitted to the privileges of the University and includes an affiliated college;
(d) "Dean" means the Dean of the University appointed under section 25;
(e) "department" means an academic department of the University;
(f) "distance education system" means the system of imparting education through any means of communication, such as, broadcasting, telecasting, internet, correspondence courses, seminars, contact programmes or the combination of any two or more such modes;
(g) "employee" means any person appointed by the University and includes teachers, other academic and non-academic staff of the University;
(h) "Executive Council" means the Executive Council of the University constituted under section 16;
(i) "Finance Committee" means the Finance Committee of the University constituted under section 19;
(j) "Fund" means the Fund of University referred to in section 31;
(k) "Governing Body" means the Governing Body of the University constituted under section 13;
(l) "notification" means a notification published in the Official Gazette;
(m) "Pro Vice-Chancellor" means the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University appointed under section 23;
(n) "Registrar" means the Registrar of the University appointed under section 24;
(o) "School" means a school of study of the University;
(p) "Statutes" and "Ordinances" mean, respectively, the Statutes and Ordinances of the University made under this Act;
(q) "student" means a student of the University and includes any person who has enrolled for pursuing any course of study in the University;
(r) "teachers" means professors, associate professors and assistant professors appointed or recognised as such by Statutes for the purposes of imparting instruction in the University or for giving guidance for research or rendering assistance to students for pursuing any course of study in the University;
(s) "University" means the Rashtriya Raksha University established under section 4;
(t) "Vice-Chancellor" means the Vice-Chancellor of the University appointed under section 22.
Title: Establishment and incorporation of University.
(1) The Raksha Shakti University in the State of Gujarat, established under the Raksha Shakti University Act, 2009 (Gujarat Act 14 of 2009), shall be established as a body corporate under this Act by the name of Rashtriya Raksha University.
(2) The Rashtriya Raksha University shall be a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal with power, subject to the provisions of this Act, to acquire, hold and dispose of property and to contract, and shall, by the said name, sue or be sued.
(3) The Headquarters of the University shall be at Gandhinagar in the State of Gujarat. (4) The University may establish and maintain centres and campuses at such other places in India and abroad as it may deem fit.
Title: Effect of incorporation of University.
On and from the date of commencement of this Act,--
(a) any reference to the Raksha Shakti University in any contract or other instrument shall be deemed as a reference to the University;
(b) all property, movable and immovable, of or belonging to the Raksha Shakti University shall vest in the University;
(c) all rights and liabilities of the Raksha Shakti University shall be transferred to, and be the rights and liabilities of, the University;
(d) every person employed by the Raksha Shakti University immediately before the commencement of this Act shall hold his office or service in the University by the same tenure, at the same remuneration and upon the same terms and conditions and with the same rights and privileges as to pension, leave, gratuity, provident fund and other matters as he would have held the same if this Act had not been enacted, and shall continue to do so unless and until his employment is terminated or until such tenure, remuneration and terms and conditions are duly altered by the Statutes:
Provided that if the alteration so made is not acceptable to such employee, his employment may be terminated by the University in accordance with the term of the contract with the employee or, if no provision is made therein in this behalf, on payment to him by the University of compensation equivalent to three months' remuneration in case of permanent employees and one month's remuneration in the case of other employees:
Provided further that every person employed before the commencement of this Act, pending the execution of a contract, shall be deemed to have been appointed in accordance with the provisions of a contract consistent with the provisions of this Act and the Statutes:
Provided also that any reference, by whatever form of words, to the Vice-Chancellor of the Raksha Shakti University in any law for the time being in force, or in any instrument or other document, shall be construed as a reference to the Vice-Chancellor of the University;
(e) every person pursuing any academic or research course in every existing institute or department under Raksha Shakti University, immediately before commencement of this Act, shall be deemed to have migrated and registered with the corresponding institute or department, on such commencement at the same level of course in the University from which such person migrated and shall continue to pursue such academic or research course in the University;
(f) all suits and other legal proceedings instituted by or against Raksha Shakti University, immediately before the commencement of this Act, shall be continued or instituted by or against the University;
(g) all colleges, institutions, faculties and departments affiliated to, or admitted to the privileges of, or maintained by, the Raksha Shakti University shall stand affiliated to, or admitted to the privilege of, or maintained by, the University.
Title: Objects of University.
The objects of the University shall be to promote global standards and to provide—
(a) dynamic and high standards of learning and research;
(b) working environment dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of education, research, training and scholarship of the highest quality in the domain of policing including coastal policing, security, law enforcement, criminal justice, cyber security, cyber crime, artificial intelligence and related areas of internal security; and
(c) public safety with a view to build human capital having the highest ideals of citizenship and citizen centric services with special reference to women, weaker sections and minorities, who are endowed with the necessary intellectual acumen, moral commitment and professional competence to meet hands-on, the challenges of crime, justice and public safety in a free society.
Title: Powers and functions of University.
(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the University shall exercise the following powers and perform the following functions, namely:--
(a) to provide instructions and research in such branches of police sciences including coastal policing, security, cyber security, artificial intelligence, cyber crime, risk management, social sciences including studies related to gender sensitisation, minorities and weaker sections, juvenile justice and such other subjects relevant for the Government as well as private sector, as the University may think fit, and for the advancement of learning, research and dissemination of knowledge in such branches;
(b) to plan and prescribe courses of study such as degrees, diplomas and certificates including in-service courses of short and long duration;
(c) to endeavour to design and conduct through its affiliated colleges, integrated courses including post-matriculation in policing related or allied subjects;
(d) to hold examinations and grant degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions;
(e) to confer honorary degrees or other distinctions;
(f) to grant, subject to such conditions as the University may determine, diplomas or certificates to, of evaluation or any other method of testing, and to withdraw any such diplomas, certificates, degrees or other academic distinctions for good and sufficient cause;
(g) to provide facilities through distance education system to such persons as it may determine;
(h) to introduce semester system, continuous evaluation and choice-based credit system and enter into agreements with other Universities and academic institutions for credit transfer and joint degree programmes;
(i) to obtain accreditation from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council or any other accrediting agency at the national level;
(j) to introduce e-governance with an effective management information system;
(k) to fix, demand and receive fees and other charges;
(l) to establish, maintain and manage colleges, institutions and halls in other States and Union territories and hostels for the residence of students;
(m) to establish such centres and specialised laboratories or other units for research and instructions as are, in the opinion of the University, necessary for the furtherance of its objects;
(n) to supervise and control the residence and regulate the discipline of students of the University and to make arrangements for promoting their health, general welfare, cultural and corporate life;
(o) to institute academic and other posts and to make appointments thereto (except in the case of the Vice-Chancellor) as may be necessary for imparting instructions and managing all affairs of the University;
(p) to appoint persons working in any other University or academic institution, including those located outside the country as teachers of the University for a specified period;
(q) to co-operate, collaborate or partner or associate with educational or other institutions and organisations, public and private, including those located outside the country having objects wholly or partly similar to those of the University by exchange of teachers and scholars and generally in such manner as may be conducive to their common objects;
(r) to institute and award fellowships, scholarships, exhibitions, prizes and medals;
(s) to provide for the preparation of instructional material, including related software and other audio-visual aids;
(t) to make provisions for research and development in areas of core competence of the University; b r
(u) to enter into, carry out, vary or cancel contracts;
(v) to provide, control and maintain discipline among the students and all categories of employees and to lay down the conditions of service of such employees including their code of conduct;
(w) to establish and maintain such infrastructure as may be necessary;
(x) to set up campuses across the country and off-shore campuses as per requirement;
(y) to admit foreign students, Overseas Citizen of India card holder, Person of Indian Origin, non-resident Indian, children of Indian workers in Gulf and South East Asian Countries, in such manner and as may be laid down in the Statutes;
(z) to do all such things as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the objects of the University.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), the University shall not dispose of in any manner any immovable property without the prior approval of the Central Government.