Section 2 in The Nalanda University Act, 2010
Title: Declaration of Nalanda University as an institution of national importance.
Whereas the objects of the institution known as the Nalanda University are such as to make the institution one of national importance, it is hereby declared that the institution known as the Nalanda University is an institution of national importance.
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,--
(a) "Academic Council" means the Academic Council of the University;
(b) "academic staff" means such categories of staff as are designated as academic staff by the Statutes;
(c) "Centre" means a centre established or maintained by the University in any place in India or in East Asia region for the purposes of coordinating and supervising the work of centres in such place or region and for performing such functions as may be conferred on such centre by the Governing Board;
(d) "East Asia region" means the region comprising the territories of the Member States of the East Asia Summit;
(e) "employee" means any person appointed by the University and includes teachers and other staff of the University;
(f) "Faculty" means a Faculty of the University;
(g) "Finance Officer" means the Finance Officer of the University appointed under section 17;
(h) "Governing Board" means the Governing Board of the University constituted under section 7;
(i) "Hall" means a unit of residence, by whatever name called, for students of the University provided, maintained or recognised by it;
(j) "Member States" means the Member States of the East Asia Summit;
(k) "Nalanda Mentor Group" means the group of persons constituted by the communication dated the 28th June, 2007 of the Government of India in the Ministry of External Affairs, inter alia, to examine the framework and structure of International co-operation and partnership which would govern the establishment of the University;
(l) "Ordinances" means the Ordinances of the University;
(m) "prescribed" means prescribed by Statutes, Ordinances or by Regulations;
(n) "recognised institution" means an institution of higher learning maintained or recognised by, or associated with, the University;
(o) "Registrar" means the Registrar of the University appointed under section 16;
(p) "Regulations" means the Regulations of the University;
(q) "School" means a school of studies of the University;
(r) "Statutes" means the Statutes of the University;
(s) "teacher" means professor, associate professor, assistant professor and research staff of the University appointed or recognised by the University for imparting instructions or conducting research in the University or for giving guidance to students for pursuing any course of study of the University and are designated as teachers by the Statutes;
(t) "University" means the Nalanda University established and incorporated under section 4
Title: Establishment and incorporation of Nalanda University
(1) The University of Nalanda in the State of Bihar, established under the University of Nalanda Act, 2007 (Bihar Act 18 of 2007), shall be established as a body corporate under this Act by the name of "Nalanda University".
(2) The first Visitor, the first Chancellor, the first Vice-Chancellor, the first members of the Governing Board and 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, shall constitute the University.
(3) The University shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and shall sue and be sued by the said name.
(4) The Headquarters of the University shall be in the district of Nalanda in the State of Bihar.
(5) The University may establish or maintain centres at such other places in India as it may deem fit:
Provided that the University may, with the approval of the Governing Board, establish study centres outside India
Title: Effect of establishment of University
On and from the date of commencement of this Act,--
(a) any reference to the University of Nalanda 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 University of Nalanda shall vest in the University;
(c) all rights and liabilities of the University of Nalanda shall be transferred to, and be the rights and liabilities of, the University;
(d) every person employed by the University of Nalanda 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 months 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 under section 33, 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 Visitor, Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nalanda in any law for the time being in force, or in any instrument or other document, shall be construed as a reference respectively to the Visitor, Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor of the University;
(e) the Visitor of the University of Nalanda, appointed under the provisions of the University of Nalanda Act, 2007 (Bihar Act 18 of 2007) shall be deemed to have been appointed to be the nominee of the Visitor and such nominee be also the first Visitor under this Act for a period of five years from the date of commencement of this Act;
(f) the Chancellor of the University of Nalanda, appointed under the provisions of the University of Nalanda Act, 2007 (Bihar Act 18 of 2007) shall be deemed to have been appointed as the Chancellor under section 14 of this Act, and shall hold office for a period of three years from the date of commencement of this Act;
(g) the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nalanda, appointed under the provisions of the University of Nalanda Act, 2007 (Bihar Act 18 of 2007) shall be deemed to have been appointed as the first Vice-Chancellor under this Act, and shall hold office for a period of five years from the date of commencement of this Act; and
(h) all Colleges, Institutions, Faculties and Departments affiliated to, or admitted to the privileges of, or maintained by, the University of Nalanda shall stand affiliated to, or admitted to the privilege of, or maintained by, the University
The jurisdiction of the University shall extend to whole of India and to centres established within or outside India.