Section 7 in The Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development Act, 2012

Title: Functions of Institute

Description: (1) Without prejudice to the provisions contained in section 6, the Institute shall,-- (a) develop a "think tank" by way of carrying out policy research, evaluation and impact analysis on youth programmes and issues of contemporary and future relevance; (b) function as a repository of knowledge pertaining to data on youth; (c) develop documentation, information and publication services for youth training and extension; (d) provide technical advice and consultancy for formulation of youth related policy and promotion of youth programme; (e) build the professional capacity of youth organisations, both in Government and voluntary sector; (f) design, develop and conduct appropriate training and orientation programmes; (g) conduct seminars, workshops and conferences on issues relating to youth; (h) set up centres for dissemination of academic and training programmes; (i) collaborate with national and international university, centres, institutes and such other agencies relating to youth training and youth development; (j) establish programmes of study and research and to provide for instruction in such branches of study as the institute deems appropriate; (k) award, subject to such conditions as the Institute may determine, degrees, diplomas, certificates or other academic distinctions or titles at various academic levels; (l) confer honorary degrees or other distinction awards, fellowships, scholarships, prizes and medals; (m) determine, demand and receive fees and other charges for its courses, programmes and other matters; (n) conduct and coordinate projects and studies relating to youth sponsored by the Government of India and other developmental agencies; (o) create with the prior approval of the Central Government, academic, technical, administrative, managerial and other posts in the Institute and make appointments thereto in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Institute; (p) regulate the conduct of the affairs of the Institute; (q) supervise and control the discipline of all categories of employees and students of the Institute; (r) purchase, hire, lease, exchange or acquire property, movable or immovable and to construct, alter and maintain any building or buildings as may be necessary; (s) set up distance learning or education centres, in collaboration with Open Universities, to provide access to the aspiring young professionals enabling them to take up a career in the field of youth development; (t) establish, maintain and manage halls of residences and hostels for students; (u) lay down conditions of service including a code of conduct for teachers and other categories of employees; (v) supervise, control and regulate the discipline of students of the Institute and to make arrangements for promoting their health and general welfare; (w) coordinate student exchange programmes with reputed International Youth Development Institutions; (x) undertake, assist and promote all such activities conducive or incidental to the attainment of the objectives. (2) The Institute may receive gifts, grants, donations or benefactions from the Government and to receive bequests, donations and transfers of movable or immovable properties from the testators, donors or transferors, as the case may be. (3) The Institute may enter into agreements with international organisations, institutions and universities to broaden the scope of the youth work and to facilitate knowledge development and participatory learning

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

Description: (1) The Institute shall be open to persons of either sex and of whatever race, creed, caste or class, physical ability, and no test or condition shall be imposed as to religious belief or profession in admitting students, appointing teachers or employees 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 Executive Council involves conditions or obligations opposed to the spirit and object of this section

Title: Teaching at Institute

Description: All teaching and other academic activities at the Institute shall be conducted by or in the name of the Institute in accordance with the Statutes and Ordinances made in this behalf.

Title: Visitor

Description: (1) The President of India shall be the Visitor of the Institute: Provided that the President may, by order, nominate any person to be the Visitor and such person so nominated shall hold office for such term, not exceeding five years as may be specified in the order and the person so nominated shall exercise the powers and discharge duties of the Visitor. (2) The Visitor may, from time to time, appoint one or more persons to review the work and progress of the Institute 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 within reasonable time.

Title: Authorities of Institute

Description: The Institute shall consist of the following authorities, namely:-- (a) the Executive Council; (b) the Academic Council; and (c) such other authorities as may be declared by the Statutes to be the authorities of the Institute.