Section 2 in The Central Universities Act, 2009

Title: Definitions

Description: In this Act, and in all Statutes made hereunder, 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 Ordinances; (c) "Board of Studies" means the Board of Studies of a Department of the University; (d) "College" means a college maintained by the University; (e) "Chancellor", "Vice-Chancellor" and "Pro-Vice-Chancellor" mean, respectively, the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University; (f) "Court" means the Court of the University; (g) "Department" means a Department of Studies and includes a Centre of Studies; (h) "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 means; (i) "employee" means any person appointed by the University and include teachers and other staff of the University; (j) "Executive Council" means the Executive Council of the University; (k) "Hall" means a unit of residence or of corporate life for the student of the University, or of a College or an Institution, maintained by the University; (l) "Institution" means an academic institution, not being a College, maintained by the University; (m) "Principal" means the Head of a College or an Institution maintained by the University and includes, where there is no principal, the person for the time being duly appointed to act as Principal, and in the absence of the Principal, or the acting Principal, a Vice- Principal duly appointed as such; (n) "Regulations" means the Regulations made by any authority of the University under this Act for the time being in force; (o) "School" means a School of Studies of the University; (p) "Statutes" and "Ordinances" mean, respectively, the Statutes and the Ordinances of the University for the time being in force; (q) "teachers of the University" means Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors and such other persons as may by appointed for imparting instruction or conducting research in the University or in any College or Institution maintained by the University and are designated as teachers by the Ordinances; and (r) "University" means a University established and incorporated as a University under this Act.

Title: Establishment of Universities

Description: (1)The Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya in the State of Chhattisgarh and Doctor Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya in the State of Madhya Pradesh, established under the Madhya Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya Adhiniyam, 1973 (Madhya Pradesh Act 22 of 1973), and Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in the State of Uttarakhand, established under the Uttar Pradesh State Universities Act,1973 (Presidents Act 10 of 1973), shall be established as bodies corporate under this Act by the same names of "Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya", "Doctor Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya" and "Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University", respectively. (2) The headquarters of Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Doctor Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya and Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, shall be at Bilaspur, Sagar and Srinagar, respectively. (3) The jurisdiction of Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Doctor Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya and Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University shall extend to the Bilaspur, Raigarh and Surguja districts of the State of Chhattisgarh, the Sagar, Tikamgarh, Chhatarpur, Panna, Chhindwara and Damoh districts of the State of Madhya Pradesh, and the Chamoli, Dehradun, Garhwal, Hardwar, Rudraprayag, Tehri Garhwal and Uttarkashi districts of the State of Uttarakhand, respectively. (4) There shall be established, the Universities in the various States as bodies corporate, by such names and territorial jurisdiction, as specified in the First Schedule to this Act. (5) The headquarters of each of the University, referred in sub-section (4), shall be such as may be specified by the Central Government by notification in the Official Gazette. (6) The first Chancellor, the first Vice-Chancellor and the first members of the Court, the Executive Council and the Academic Council of each University, and all persons who may hereafter become such officers or members, so long as they continue to hold such office or membership, are hereby constituted a body corporate by the name of the University. (7) The University shall have perpetual succession and a common seal, and shall sue and be sued by the said name.

Title: Special provision with respect to the State of Jammu and Kashmir

Description: 1[3A. Special provision with respect to the State of Jammu and Kashmir*.--(1) The Central University of Jammu and Kashmir established under sub-section (4) of section 3 shall be known as the Central University of Kashmir and its territorial jurisdiction shall be limited to the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir*. (2) There shall be established a university, which shall be a body corporate, to be known as the Central University of Jammu having its territorial jurisdiction extending to the Jammu Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir*. (3) All assets and liabilities of the Central University of Jammu and Kashmir in respect of the territory of Jammu Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir* shall stand transferred to be the assets and liabilities of the Central University of Jammu. (4) Anything done or any action taken by the University of Jammu and Kashmir in respect of the territory of Jammu Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir* shall be deemed to have been done or taken by the Central University of Jammu. (5) Any suit or legal proceedings instituted or continued by or against the Central University of Jammu and Kashmir in respect of the territory of Jammu Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir* shall be deemed to have been instituted or continued by or against the Central University of Jammu.] 1. Ins. by Act 38 of 2009, s. 2 (w.e.f. 20-10-2009). *. Vide Notification No. S.O. 3912 (E), dated 30th October, 2019, this Act is made applicable to the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the Union territory of Ladakh.

Title: Special provision with respect to State of Bihar

Description: 1[3B. Special provision with respect to State of Bihar.--(1) The Central University of Bihar established under sub-section (4)of section 3 shall be known as the Central University of South Bihar, having its territorial jurisdiction extending to the territory in the south of River Ganges in the State of Bihar, as specified in the First Schedule to this Act. (2) There shall be established a University, which shall be a body corporate, to be known as the Mahatma Gandhi Central University, having its territorial jurisdiction extending to the territory in the north of the River Ganges in the State of Bihar, as specified in the First Schedule to this Act]. 1. Section 3B shall stand inserted (date to be notified) by Act 35 of 2014, s. 2.

Title: Establishment of Central University of Andhra Pradesh

Description: 1[3C. Establishment of Central University of Andhra Pradesh.There shall be established a University, which shall be a body corporate, to be known as the Central University of Andhra Pradesh, having its territorial jurisdiction extending to the whole of the State of Andhra Pradesh, as specified in the First Schedule to this Act] 1. Ins. by Act 15 of 2019, s. 2 (w.e.f. 5-8-2019).

The Central Universities Act, 2009