Section 18 in The Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research Act, 2011

Title: Senate

Description: (1) The Senate shall consist of the following, namely:-- (a) the Director, ex officio, who shall be the Chairperson of the Senate; (b) all Associate Directors, ex officio members; (c) all Deans of the Academy, ex officio members; (d) two Professors from each area of study represented by the Boards of Studies of the Academy, as may be nominated by the Board, ex officio members; (e) two scientists of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, who being the youngest in age; and recipient of Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Award; and who are also Faculty of the Academy, as may be nominated by the Director-General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research; (f) two scientists of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, who being the youngest in age; and recipient of CSIR-Young Scientist Award; and who are Faculty of the Academy, as may be nominated by the Director-General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research; (g) three Directors or distinguished scientists or outstanding scientists of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research laboratories, nominated by its Director-General; (h) three persons, not being the employees of the Academy or the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, to be nominated by the Chancellor in consultation with the Director from amongst educationists of repute, one being from each of the fields of science, engineering and social sciences; (i) such other members of the staff as may be laid down in the Statutes. (2) The tenure of the nominated members under clauses (d) to (h) of sub-section (1) shall be two years: Provided that the Senate shall not, at any time, have less than fifty per cent. of its members from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research scientists teaching in the Academy.

Title: Powers of Senate.

Description: Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Statutes and the Ordinances, the Senate of the Academy shall have the control and general regulation, and be responsible for the maintenance, of standards of instruction, education and examinations in the Academy and shall exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be conferred or imposed upon it by the Statutes and Ordinances.

Title: Chancellor of Academy.

Description: (1) The Chairperson of the Board shall be the Chancellor of the Academy. (2) The Chancellor shall ordinarily preside at the Convocations of the Academy.

Title: Director of Academy.

Description: The Director shall be the principal academic and executive officer of the Academy and shall be responsible for the administration of the Academy and imparting instruction, research and maintenance of discipline.

Title: Appointment and duty of Director of Academy, etc.

Description: (1) The Director shall be appointed, by the President of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, on the recommendation of the selection committee constituted under sub-section (2). (2) The selection committee referred to in sub-section (1) shall consist of— (a) the Chairperson of the Board; (b) the Vice-Chairperson of the Board; (c) the President of the Indian National Science Academy; (d) the Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, Government of India; (e) the Chairman, Space Commission, Government of India. (3) The selection committee referred to in sub-section (2) shall— (a) be constituted within six months before the completion of tenure of the incumbent as the Director; (b) submit its recommendation at least three months before the completion of the tenure of the incumbent Director. (4) The selection committee may evolve its own procedure for the purposes of meetings and making recommendations under sub-section (1) including making recommendations in respect of a person who has not applied for the post of Director. (5) Three members of the selection committee referred to in sub-section (1) shall form quorum for the meeting of the committee: Provided that no person shall be selected or nominated as Director unless such person is an Indian citizen. (6) It shall be the duty of the Director that the decisions taken by the Board are implemented. (7) The Director shall submit an annual report and accounts of the Academy to the Board. (8) The Director shall exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be assigned to him by this Act or the Statutes or the Ordinances. (9) The term of the Director shall be five years.

The Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research Act, 2011