Section 16 in The South Asian University Act, 2008

Title: Executive Council

Description: (1) The Executive Council shall be the executive body of the University and shall exercise powers to give effect to the directions or decisions of the President and the Governing Board. (2) The constitution of the Executive Council, the term of office of its members and its powers and functions shall be such as may be prescribed by the Statutes.

Title: Academic Council

Description: (1) The Academic Council shall be the principal academic body of the University and shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, the Statutes and Regulations, co-ordinate and exercise general supervision over the academic policies of the University. (2) The constitution of the Academic Council, the term of office of its members and its powers and functions shall be such as may be prescribed by the Statutes.

Title: Constitution of other authorities

Description: The constitution of the authorities under clause (c) of section 15, the terms of the office of the members of such authorities and their powers and duties shall be such as may be prescribed by the Statutes.

Title: Faculties and Departments

Description: (1) The University shall have such faculties as may be prescribed by the Statutes. (2) Each Faculty shall have such Departments or Schools of Studies as are prescribed by the Statutes, and each Department or Schools of Studies shall have such subjects of study as may be assigned to it by Regulations.

Title: Statutes

Description: (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Statutes may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-- (a) powers of the Visitor; (b) powers of the Chairperson of the Governing Board; (c) manner of appointment of the President and its powers; (d) the constitution, powers and functions of the Executive Council, Academic Council and other authorities and bodies of the University; (e) categories of academic staff; (f) appointment of teachers, academic staff and other employees of the University; (g) establishment of faculties of the University; (h) the conditions under which institution may be admitted to the privileges of the University and the withdrawal of such privileges; (i) the conferment of honorary degrees; (j) delegation of powers vested in the authorities or officers of the University; (k) setting up of a machinery for redressal of grievances between employees or the students and the University; and (l) all other matters which by this Act are to be or may be provided for by the Statutes. (2) The First Statutes shall be those as may be made for the operation of the University by the Inter-Governmental Steering Committee of the SAARC. (3) The Governing Board may, from time to time, make new or additional Statutes or may amend or repeal the Statutes referred to in sub-section (2): Provided that the Governing Board shall not make, amend or repeal any Statute affecting the status, powers or constitution of any authority of the University until such authority has been given an opportunity of expressing an opinion in writing on the proposed changes, and any opinion so expressed has been considered by the Governing Board.

The South Asian University Act, 2008